Tom O pledges to defend cops; IT industry struggles with talent-retention; Margot files charges vs. defiant officials–Cebu News Digest for June 3, 2016.

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Published on June 3, 2016
REWARD. Cebu City mayor elect Tomas Osmena handed out P155,000 to a team of policemen who killed notorious drug pusher Rowen Secretaria in Bohol. (Photo from Tommy Osmena's FB page)

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, June 3, 2016.

REWARD. Cebu City mayor elect Tomas Osmena handed out P155,000 to a team of policemen who killed notorious drug pusher Rowen Secretaria in Bohol. (Photo from Tommy Osmena's FB page)
REWARD. Cebu City mayor elect Tomas Osmena handed out P155,000 to a team of policemen who killed notorious drug pusher Rowen Secretaria in Bohol. (Photo from Tommy Osmena’s FB page)

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

 

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