We’ll deal with flooding, Sec. Villar assures Cebu leaders

MAKING WAVES. Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino signs an oar or bugsay to symbolize Mega Cebu’s campaign of Making WAVES or Wholesome, Advanced, Vibrant, Equitable and Sustainable. With him are (from left) DPWH 7 Director Ador Canlas, Cebu Business Club president Gordon Alan Joseph, DPWH Sec. Mark Villar, and Roberto Aboitiz, Mega Cebu co-chairman. (Photo by Princielo Vuelban of USJ-R)

The government of President Rodrigo Duterte will be responsive in dealing with calamities like the recent widespread flooding in Cebu, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Sec. Mark Villar told Cebu leaders earlier today. Villar was in Cebu on Wednesday, July 6, to attend a consultation with local leaders at the Eduardo Aboitiz Development… Continue reading We’ll deal with flooding, Sec. Villar assures Cebu leaders

Cebu News Digest for Feb. 15, 2016: 2012 study shows traffic in Cebu costs P132M/day; Congress fails to tackle Mega Cebu bill; Bus firm eyes new routes for Robinsons.

COSTLY TRAFFIC. A study by JICA done in 2012 shows traffic in Cebu is worth P132 million per day in lost man hours. COSTLY TRAFFIC. A study by JICA done in 2012 shows traffic in Cebu is worth P132 million per day in lost man hours.

A study by a Japanese agency done in 2012 found that traffic in Metro costs businesses P132 million in lost man-hours. The four-year old study, done by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, only highlights the effect of the traffic situation at present, which has been worsened by various road projects in Mandaue City.

Number coding in Cebu? LTO offers to help solve Mandaue traffic; Church monitors priest accused of molesting girl: Cebu News Digest: July 21, 2015

IS NUMBER-CODING THE SOLUTION? The chief of the Lapu-Lapu City traffic office is proposing number-coding or color-coding to deal with the traffic gridlock in Metro Cebu. (Creative Commons photo by Dominique Bergeron)

The head of the Lapu-Lapu City Traffic Management System (CTMS) suggested trying number-coding or color-coding to deal with the traffic gridlock in Metro Cebu. CTMS Chief Frank Brazil also suggested increasing regulations on the sale of vehicles. “More people are buying cars but our roads are not getting wider.” — CTMS Chief Frank Brazil, according… Continue reading Number coding in Cebu? LTO offers to help solve Mandaue traffic; Church monitors priest accused of molesting girl: Cebu News Digest: July 21, 2015

Businessman shot dead in downtown Cebu City ambush; Rama asks: how do we solve traffic? Cebu News Digest: July 15, 2015

COLON AMBUSH. Businessman Jaime Blas Villaceran was killed in an ambush at the intersection of Colon St. and Osmeña Blvd. past 7 a.m. yesterday. (Photo posted on Facebook by FB user Rik Rik Onartsipac)

Businessman Jaime Blas Villaceran was killed in an ambush at the intersection of Colon St. and Osmeña Blvd. past 7 a.m. yesterday, shortly after he dropped of his two daughters at school. He was 36. Villaceran was driving a Toyota Hi-Ace Grandia and was about to stop for a red light when two men on… Continue reading Businessman shot dead in downtown Cebu City ambush; Rama asks: how do we solve traffic? Cebu News Digest: July 15, 2015

Workers ask for P145/day salary increase in Central Visayas: Cebu News Digest – July 14, 2015

TOKEN INCREASES. The Cebu Labor Coalition accused the Central Visayas wage board of merely granting workers token pay increases. (Creative Commons Photo by Jocelyn Kelly)

A labor group filed a petition yesterday for an across the board P145 increase in the daily wage of Central Visayas workers. The Cebu Labor Coalition (CELAC) filed the petition with the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) 7. The wage board last increased salaries in Central Visayas in November 2014, according to a… Continue reading Workers ask for P145/day salary increase in Central Visayas: Cebu News Digest – July 14, 2015

Cebu News Digest: March 7, 2015: Taxi flagdown rate reduced to P30 starting Mar. 9; Tiu open to settlement in Ungab case, wants apology; Road repairs may not be finished by APEC events in August

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) ordered a P10 cut in the flagdown rate for taxis nationwide.

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) ordered the drop of the flagdown rate for taxis nationwide from P40 to P30 starting Monday. Commuters welcome the move but taxi operators plan to go to court to stop the rollback. Lawyer Jiecel Tiu, according to her spokesperson lawyer Rex Fernandez, is amenable to enter into… Continue reading Cebu News Digest: March 7, 2015: Taxi flagdown rate reduced to P30 starting Mar. 9; Tiu open to settlement in Ungab case, wants apology; Road repairs may not be finished by APEC events in August

Cebu View: Watching backs of cars all day, what are we to do with traffic?

When you think of Cebu, do you think of coconut trees, huts and white sand beaches? True, it is that. But often, this is your most common view in Cebu. Traffic has gone worse by the day. Earlier this week, The Freeman warned in its editorial, “Cebu is imploding from a traffic mess.” What should… Continue reading Cebu View: Watching backs of cars all day, what are we to do with traffic?

Cebu News Digest: Jan. 12, 2015: Cebu imploding from traffic mess, what can be done? Biz leaders want minimum PUJ fare cut to P6; BRT proponents study social impact

The failure to solve the traffic problem "driving Cebu City to the brink of economic stagnation," warned The Freeman. (Creative Commons Photo by Flickr user Chad M)

Traffic in Metro Cebu is getting worse and The Freeman has sounded a clarion call – the “lack of imagination and inspired leadership” in solving the city’s traffic problem is driving it “to the brink of economic stagnation.” Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) president Teresa Chan, meanwhile, said the minimum fare should be… Continue reading Cebu News Digest: Jan. 12, 2015: Cebu imploding from traffic mess, what can be done? Biz leaders want minimum PUJ fare cut to P6; BRT proponents study social impact