This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, June 3, 2016.
Tomas unfazed by critics, vows fight against drugs
Cebu City mayor elect Tomas Osmena assured police of his support after the Commission on Human Rights launched a probe on their operation in Bohol that killed alleged drug lord Rowen “Yawa” Secretaria. Osmena, who handed out P155,000 to the police team led by Senior Insp. Henrix Bancoleta, also took a swipe against CHR as “Criminals Have Rights” in a Facebook post.
“You know, I’m focused in fighting drugs. I’m not focused about scoring pogi points. I don’t care whether people will like or hate me. I’m only fighting drugs. Never mind the what ifs. Never mind the scenario. Bahala na. That’s it.” — Cebu City mayor elect Tomas Osmena.
Read: Cebu Daily News: Tom O vows to help cops amidst CHR probe on Sectaria shooting
Cebu Daily News: CHR unfazed by criticisms from Tommy
Talent-retention still among top IT-BPM concerns
Due to the lack of qualified applicants, attracting and keeping talents remain the number one concern in the billion-dollar information technology-business process management sector in the country. IT an Business Association of the Philippines executive director Penny Bonagto said only eight or nine out of 100 applicants are qualified, posing a challenge to companies.
“Our competitors are global and if they’re not happy, they can transfer to another country.” — IBPAP executive director Penny Bongato
Read: Sun.Star Cebu: IT Business Process industry needs more qualified applicants to compete globally
Margot files carnapping charges against defiant captains
Acting Cebu City mayor Margot Osmena filed criminal and administrative charges against 47 barangay captains who failed to heed her order to return the city-issued vehicles. Margot, who filed carnapping and gross insubordination charges among others, also included in the complaint officials who returned their vehicles after the May 24 deadline.
“It’s because the deadline was already given. If I just use a comparison, it’s just like the calamity aid. You know, some councilors paid it back. Even Joy Pesquera paid for Mike Rama, but it didn’t matter anymore sa case.” — Acting Cebu City mayor Margot Osmena.
Read: Cebu Daily News: Margot says ‘please’ didn’t work, files charges against defiant officials.
Other Cebu News.
Sun.Star Cebu: Margot terminates 60 more job order employees
Sun.Star Cebu: Citing fear of Duterte presidency, hired killer surrenders to cops
Sun.Star Cebu: Arrested pusher prefers to stay in jail, fears getting killed
Sun.Star Cebu: Farmers receive post-harvest equipment from Capitol
Sun.Star Cebu: Cops nab 4, P100,000 worth of drugs in Lapu, Mandaue operations
Sun.Star Cebu: Mandaue police hold robbery simulation exercise
Cebu Daily News: Cebu Citizen’s Press Council condemns Duterte’s statement
Cebu Daily News: Osmena says manual recount shows minimal discrepancies
Cebu Daily News: LTFRB to inspect school buses during class opening
Cebu Daily News: Davide to stick with LP, but expects mayors to jump to PDP Laban.
Cebu Business News
Sun.Star Cebu: With labor groups watching, IT companies urged to take care of employees’ welfare
Sun.Star Cebu: After purchasing SMC assets, Globe, PLDT expected to improve service
Sun.Star Cebu: Cebu Business Month to promote Digital Cebu
Cebu Daily News: PHL economy to keep growing under Duterte admin
Cebu Sports News
Sun.Star Cebu: Kids motivate Joy’s Olympic dream
Sun.Star Cebu: Casimero eyes pound-for-pound king Gonzalez in unification bout
Cebu Daily News: SWU beats USC, advances to Partner’s Cup semis
Cebu Daily News: Magsayo to train in Wild Card Gym