Cebu News Digest: March 13, 2015: 60-year-old tanod in Carcar dies after trying to break up catfight; Taxi driver to LTFRB: I did not threaten couple with knife

Dave Seyjorca, who accused taxi driver Joel Ramos of threatening him and his wife with a knife, posted an account of their experience on his social media account.

A 60-year-old barangay tanod in Carcar City died when he tried to break up a fight between two women. Cesar Pantonial was kicked in the crotch by one of the women and was declared dead upon arriving at the local hospital. Joel Ramos, 45, driver of SD taxi, was more upset about being lambasted on…

Cebu News Digest: Jan. 13, 2015: LTFRB studies cutting taxi, bus fares; Ex-mayor Soc, Mayor JVR clash over budget cut; Mayor Rama vetoes some budget items

CUT TAXI FARE. There is a petition to cut taxi flagdown rate to P30 from P40 and the charge for succeeding 300 meters to P2.50 from the current P3.50. (Creative Commons photo by Flickr user Jeffrey James Pacres)

After jeepney fares were slashed to P7 in Central Visayas, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will now look into cutting the fares for taxis and buses. In Talisay City, former mayor Soc Fernandez and Mayor Johnny de los Reyes exchanged stinging words over the cut in the budget for the mayor’s office.…