Cebu News Digest: April 20, 2015: Rama wants more roads, bridges in SRP; Despite plane crash, Sta. Fe to make skydiving tourist attraction

SRP photo taken on August 21, 2013. (Creative Common photo on Flickr by Kathy Woolbright Darza)

Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama wants six infrastructure projects, which include building of bridges and widening of roads, at the South Road Properties (SRP). Sta. Fe town in Bantayan will continue to make skydiving its newest attraction to foreign and domestic tourists, despite a weekend accident involving a chartered plane. Are you planning to buy…

Cebu News Digest: April 15, 2015: P116.2 million for security of 2 international events; cedulas worth P50,000 missing from Cebu City Hall

SECURITY. The Cebu City Police Office says equipment and mobility will be “very important” in preparation for the International Eucharistic Congress and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit that will be held in Cebu in the coming months. (Creative Commons Photo by the US Defense Department)

Cebu News Digest: April 15, 2015: P116.2 million for security of 2 international events; cedulas worth P50,000 missing from Cebu City Hall The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) is asking the Cebu City Government for P116.2 million to fund security preparations for two international events that will be held in Cebu in the next few…

Cebu News Digest: April 14, 2015: P5 billion worth of Cebu City projects approved, endorsed; mountain of trash threatens Inayawan houses

Photo credit: Jeffrey James Pacres (Creative Commons photo on Flickr)

More than P5 billion worth of projects were approved and endorsed by the Cebu City Development Council. Several National Government agencies want to implement these projects in the city next year. Fifteen people were rescued from a banca that capsized between Camotes Islands and Danao City yesterday. Meanwhile, once the agreement is signed in the…

Cebu News Digest: March 26, 2015: DBM: Cebu City exceeded cap for debt payments; Palma to PNoy: Apologize to Filipinos for Mamasapano incident

INSPECTION. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama inspects construction of the new Lorega public market. (Photo taken from Cebu City Government website)

For Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma, there is nothing wrong if President Benigno Aquino III has to apologize for his role in the tragic incident in Mamasapano, Maguindanao almost two months ago. Cebu City, meanwhile, exceeded the limit on debt payments in its 2015 budget, according to the Department of Budget and Management. The Commission on…

Cebu News Digest: March 24, 2015: 6 armed men rob P1.9M from bingo club; Police to heighten security during Holy Week; Concreting of A.S. Fortuna St. to be completed on May 26

The E-Bingo Club in City Time Square along Mantawi Drive in Mandaue City was robbed last night by six armed men. (Photo taken from City Time Square Facebook page)

In less than 25 minutes under broad daylight, six armed men robbed an electronic bingo outlet in City Time Square on Mantawi Drive in Mandaue City. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 7 announced that the concreting in A.S. Fortuna Street will be completed on May 26. Expecting rise of local and foreign…

Cebu News Digest: March 14, 2015: P550M church structure for IEC next year ‘halfway done’; Citom serves warrants to drivers with unsettled traffic violations

TOP STORIES. The front pages today of Cebu's 3 English dailies.

Church officials said the construction of the pavilion for the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) that will be held in Cebu City next year is “halfway done” and that the construction work is “ahead of schedule.” Cebu City Traffic Operations Management (Citom) has 307 bench warrants for private and public vehicle drivers with unsettled traffic…

Cebu News Digest: March 3, 2015: Lady lawyer denies being mistress, presents more proof against wife of Ronda vice mayor; 11-year-old CVIRAA athlete accuses coach for molesting him

CHASED, RAMMED. Lawyer Jiecel Tiu said Pearl Ungab, the wife of Ronda Vice Mayor Jonah John Ungab, rammed her car and attacked her with a baseball bat. (Photo posed on Facebook by TV 5 reporter Ryan Sorote)

Lawyer Jiecel Tiu presented additional proof against Pearl Ungab, the wife of Ronda Vice Mayor Jonah John Ungab. Pearl allegedly rammed Tiu’s Toyota Vios with a pick-up then hit her with a baseball bat in Barangay Cogon-Ramos. At the same time, Tiu denied Pearl’s accusations of her being Ronda Vice Mayor’s mistress. A young participant…

Cebu News Digest: March 2, 2015: Woman caught with P1.3M shabu; COA casts doubt on validity of Cebu City’s asphalt procurement

TOP CEBU NEWS STORIES. Today's front pages of Cebu's English dailies.

Around P1.3 million worth of illegal substance was confiscated from a mother of three, an alleged big-time drug pusher, at Sitio Buli, Barangay Duljo-Fatima, Cebu City, early morning yesterday. According to the Commission on Audit (COA), the Cebu City Government has procured P61.2 million worth of asphalt materials allegedly in violation of existing laws. To…

Cebu News Digest: Feb. 26, 2015: Capitol endorses study on opening old Philippine Railways as alternative road from Naga to Cebu City

CEBU HEADLINES. The front pages of Cebu's 3 English dailies today.

With the hope of decongesting Natalio Bacalso Ave., the Cebu Provincial Development Council (PDC) endorsed the proposal to study the opening of an alternative road. For the construction of the Cebu City Medical Center, City Councilor Noel Wenceslao asked the Cebu City Council to authorize Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama to avail of a grant…

Cebu News Digest: Feb. 25, 2015: 4 face murder raps for Talisay fastfood shooting; CITOM buys P5M towing truck for campaign against illegal parking; 10-wheeler collision with 6 vehicles causes heavy traffic in Mandaue

CEBU HEADLINES. Today's front pages of Cebu's three English dailies.

Four suspects—three under police custody, the other still at large—were charged yesterday with murder and frustrated murder after the shooting inside a fastfood outlet in Barangay Tabunok, Talisay City last week. The Cebu City Traffic Operations Management (Citom) yesterday acquired a new towing truck that will enable them to continue its operation of towing illegally-parked…

Cebu News Digest: Feb. 14, 2015: To prevent traffic congestion, drivers told bring chalk for road marking during accidents; Vidal supports call for Aquino to resign

TOP STORIES. The front pages of Cebu's 3 English dailies today.

The Cebu City Traffic Operations Management (Citom) is asking vehicle drivers to bring chalk that they can use to mark the position of their vehicles in case they get involved in a road accident. Archbishop Emeritus of Cebu Ricardo Cardinal Vidal joined the National Transformation Council’s call for President Benigno Aquino III to “step down.”…

Cebu News Digest: Feb. 12, 2015: Cebu City requires contractors to hire workers near project sites; 2 men steal laptop from church; Archdiocese to hold prayer gathering for SAF 44 in March

UNEMPLOYMENT ISSUE. A Cebu City Council ordinance now requires all private contracts and subcontractors with projects in the city to hire at least 10 percent of their workers from the barangays where the projects will be implemented. (Creative Commons Photo by Flickr user Steel Wool)

All contractors of government infrastructure projects in Cebu City will be required to hire part of their workforce from the barangay where the projects will be built. The Archdiocese of Cebu will hold a gathering next month in time for the 40 days of the 44 Special Action Force policemen who died in an encounter…

Cebu News Digest: Feb. 11, 2015: Dumanjug mayor calls dolphins, whales, sharks ‘parasites,’ recommends killing some; colorum vehicles proliferating in SRP, says Labella

COMPETING WITH PEOPLE. Dumanjug Mayor Nelson Gamaliel Garcia called dolphins, whales and sharks “parasites” and recommended that some of the should be killed. (Creative Commons photo on Flickr by Nico Kaiser)

The government has received reports of colorum vehicles operating along the SRP route from Senior Citizens Park to Kasadya sa SRP to Talisay City. They reportedly collect P10 per passenger. Meanwhile, in San Fernando, a teenage boy died in a vehicular accident last Monday. In an environment summit, Dumanjug Mayor Nelson Gamaliel Garcia suggested controlling…

Cebu News Digest: Feb. 9, 2015: Lapu-Lapu, Danao, Carcar good areas for future development, says study; 2 Cebuano SAF policemen buried

HONORING THE FALLEN. Family, friends and colleagues pay tribute to PO2 Windel Candano, one of the SAF commandos slain in the Maguindanao clash. (Photo by the Cebu Provincial Government)

Two Cebuanos of the 44 Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (SAF) policemen were laid to rest yesterday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Cebu. Meanwhile, cops and civilians shave their head to show sympathy for the relatives of SAF commandos. Are you planning to live in Liloan? How about buying a vacation house there? Primary Homes, which…

Cebu News Digest: Feb. 5, 2015: Cebu experiences coldest day for 2015; Australian national, parents in Cordova ‘porn ring’ to face trial

COLDEST FOR THE YEAR. The northeast monsoon is bringing cold mornings to Cebu. The weather bureau said warmer days will start in March yet. (Creative Commons Flickr photo by Marek Papala)

Charges have been filed against an Australian national, his underage girlfriend and parents involved in trafficking and pornographic activities of children in the municipality of Cordova last year. Meanwhile, Pagasa Mactan, Cebu station recorded this year’s lowest temperature in Cebu on Feb. 4, 2015. Are you thinking of buying a house or investing in one?…