Cebu News Digest: April 24, 2015: Underground pass on N. Bacalso Ave.?; Water supply critical due to dry spell

Shown on the map is the general area of the proposed underground pass on N. Bacalso Avenue.

To solve the worsening traffic in Cebu City, there are plans to build a P750-million underground pass on N. Bacalso Ave. It will be a four-lane pass for two-way traffic stretching 700 meters from Muslim Mosque on N. Bacalso Ave. to the corner of Cabreros St. Still in Cebu City, work on S. Osmena Blvd.…

Cebu News Digest: Jan. 24, 2015: Rama threatens to close SRP to vehicle traffic; Sinulog 2016 street parties to be spread out in other cities

SRP ROAD. Mayor Michael Rama has threated to close SRP to vehicle traffic unless safety measures are put in place.

Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is all over the news today: threatening to close the south coastal road if traffic measures to prevent accidents are not in place; threatening to bar vehicles from Talisay City from passing the SRP if the city does not allow Cebu City to dump garbage there; proposing other LGUs to…

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.…