This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, July 25, 2016.
Tomas’s latest move: Seek clearance before meeting City Council.
Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena issued another memo requiring department heads and heads of officies to seek his clearance before attending any activities. Osmena said this is his way of preventing the Cebu City Council, dominated by members of his rival party Team Rama, from conducting any witch-hunt.
…I will allow them to talk to the media because I think you are more reasonable. Ila man grandstanding is witch hunting, you know. But I will allow media to talk to them anytime. They are not under any restrictions for the sake of public transparency. But the council, no. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena.
Official seeks Ombudsman’s help in sacking of 500 barangay health workers.
ABC president Philip Zafra is seeking the help of the Ombudsman to probe the termination of more than 500 barangay health workers by Tomas Osmena. Osmena, citing the need to cut expenses, terminated the services of the BHWs in a July 4 memo. However, he met some of the workers last Friday to announce a one-month extension of their services and that they could reapply after their termination.
It is also worth noting that subsequent news reports purport that a certain councilor allied with the political party of the city mayor was encouraging terminated BHWs to approach City Hall to reapply. What then is the purpose of the BHWs termination if they were also encouraged to reapply. ABC president Philip Zafra.
Apas residents sue Capitol over lots.
Twenty-two residents of Barangay Apas sued the Cebu Provincial Government for failing to void the title issued to a private individuals over two lots that they occupy. In 2014, 157 homes in the two lots were demloshed by the court, which said it was owned by Aleth Suico-Magat and her siblings. However, the houses of the 22 residents were spared.
We would like to inform you that sooner or later, we will be a subject of demolition if and when the Province of Cebu will not take steps in protecting its properties. Complaint filed by 22 residents.
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