This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, August 18, 2016.
Tomas denies cutting support to PNP, wants authority back
CEBU City mayor Tomas Osmena denied pulling out support from the police and said he will ask the National Police Commission to reconsider its withdrawal of his operational command and control over the local police. Osmena, who withdrew his support to the PNP after he felt slighted that he wasn’t consulted in the replacement of the city and regional PNP head, also denied withdrawing his support to the PNP. He said he hasn’t withdrawn any support because he hasn’t given any. The mayor also said his order recalling the vehicles assigned to the police was “misinterpreted” and that he did not plan to recall the vehicles.
You have to analyze precisely what is ibalik. So, sa ato pa, I pulled it out? I did not pull out anything. What did I pull out? Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmena.
FROM THE ARCHIVES: Cebu Daily News story July 28–Tomas to recall police vehicles.
Central Visayas reports 151 percent increase in dengue cases
Dengue cases in Central Visayas reached 9,372 in the first eight months of this year, a steep increase from the 5,632 cases last year. The number of fatalities also increased to 81 from 19 last year. Cebu City reported the highest number with 1,331 cases resulting to seven deaths, while Mandaue City is second with 415 cases and nine deaths.
Manglimpyo gyud ilabi na og mouwan ug moinit. Mao gyud na ang ganahan sa mga lamok. Dr. Nino Ismale Pastor, Cebu Province Health Office head.
City Hall cuts stipend for jail officials
Mayor Tomas Osmena has ordered City Hall to cut the incentive allowance given to BJMP officials after a raid last week discovered drugs, cash and other contraband in the city jail. Under the 2016 budget, 200 officers assigned to the BJMP receive P4,000 monthly from city hall, a total of P9.6 million per year.
I’m going to cancel the allowances of the BJMP as soon as possible. What we are providing to BJMP is an incentive allowance..that’s the money of the people of Cebu City and it’s not serving its purpose, considering what transpired. Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmena.
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