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.
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
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.
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