Cebu News Digest: Jan. 21, 2015: Talisay Mayor JVR, council face off over budget; Cebu City struggles with garbage collection; Fuente parking rules changed

Talisay Mayor Johnny de los Reyes. (Photo taken from Talisay PIO Facebook page)

With elections just a year away, political posturing has started in Talisay with Mayor Johnny delos Reyes accusing the City Council of trying to sabotage his administration by cutting his P1-billion budget by almost half. In Cebu City, delays in garbage collections have worsened after the closure of the Inayawan sanitary landfill. The problem has…

TBT: Fuente Scandal

Fuente Osmeña. This Cebu City landmark was built in 1912 to mark the opening of Osmeña Waterworks, now known as the Buhisan Dam. This photo was taken in 1915, close to the time of the murders discussed in this article. (Photo used with permission of the Cebuano Studies Center of the University of San Carlos)

It’s hard to imagine today but the Fuente Osmeña circle was considered dangerous in the 1900s because it was far from the city center. Fuelling the fear in that period was what author Lucy Urgello-Miller described in her book “Glimpses of Old Cebu” as a “scandalous, melodramatic case” that happened in the area. On the…