This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, June 29, 2016.
Tomas targets consortium, calls Ayala, SM, ‘thieves.’
Incoming Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmena vowed to make Cebu City No.1 again and also reiterated a post-election vow to rescind the P10 billion sale of a 26.3 hectare slice of the Southroad Properties to Ayala Land, Cebu Holdings INc. and SM Prime Holdings.
Tomas, who is returning to Cebu City after a six-year absence, also vowed to deliver free medicines to senior citizens and warned drug dealers and errant City Hall employees that he will be harsh against them.
Gikawat sa SM, Ayala ug Filinvest ang inyong yuta. Maningkamot gyud ko, musukol gyud ko aron mubalik ang kaugmaon sa atong syudad. Tomas Osmena in his inaugural speech.
Cebu Daily News: Tomas vows to clean house in new term.
Authorities hope pipe work in Mactan bridge won’t affect traffic.
MOTORISTS passing through Mactan-Mandaue bridge better pray that officials are correct with their assessment that the P5.9 million rehabilitation of the MCWD pipeline support under the bridge, which will take six months, won’t worsen the traffic in the area. Florentino Nimor of the Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue, who said he wasn’t aware the work has started, believes it won’t affect traffic but said:
Just in case it will cause traffic confestion, we will intervene. We will tell them to stop the work because that’s obstruction to traffic. Florentino Nimor.
Frank Brazil, the chief of the Lapu-Lapu City Traffic Management Systems, who also admitted the MCWD didn’t coordinate with them for the pipeline repair, sees no problem as long as there is advance notice. MCWD said the repairs would be done at night only.
Wala’y problem na. Kung naay disturbo sa traffic, dapat mo-inform sila one-week advance notice. Frank Brazil.
Danao gives NBI Bohol P200K reward for Barok’s surrender
Danao City Mayor Ramon Durano III handed over a P200,000 cash reward to NBI Bohol for the surrender of suspected drug lord Alvaro “Barok” Alvaro, a native of Danao City. Atty. Rennan Augustus Oliva, the chief of NBI Bohol, promised to use the reward money to improve their office.
There are many things I want to improve in Bohol. First, I intend to build a jail for our detainees there; and second, I want to put a roof where people scure their NBI clearances. Atty. Rennan Augustus Oliva.
Other Cebu News.
Cebu Business News.
Cebu Daily News: Local sector hopes international tourism fair will bring more tourist revenues to Cebu
Cebu Sports News.