This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, June 24, 2016.
Employees question Capitol’s ‘good taste’
Capitol workers are questioning new guidelines implemented that is supposed to promote a look of professionalism among workers. The guidelines disallow “purple, black or unnatural shades of lipstick, nail art or overly bright nail color, and see through blouses. The guidelines, issued by provincial administrator Mark Tolentino, also called for “proper undergarment” and disallows “see-through tops or blouses.”
A male employee, who also requested anonymity, said some provisions are too personal, like the color of the lipstick. The employee also wants to know the exact definition of ‘in good taste,’ and who says that one style is in bad taste. Sun.Star Cebu on its report on Capitol’s new guidelines.
Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Caught by surprise, Capitol’s memo on ‘good taste’ leaves bad taste on some workers.
COA finds questionable P963 million cash aid.
The Commission on Audit found 54 deficiencies in Cebu City Hall’s 963 million cash aid and incentives and the reconstruction of the Carbon Market Unit 2. The audit was requested by Acting Cebu City Mayor Margot Osmena when she assumed office and among the recommendations was the cancellation of the P167 million contract with Geety Realty for its failure to finish the Carbon building on time.
The findings are not so good. Of course, any of their findings would disturb us. Acting Cebu City mayor Margot Osmena.
But if there are questions, these should be addressed to the treasurer, accountant and other officials who are in charge. They have suspended me, so I cannot say anything. Suspended Cebu City mayor Mike Rama.
Read: Sun.Star Cebu: COA questions P963 million City Hall expenses.
Cebu Daily News: COA recommends termination of contract for delayed Carbon market building.
Cebu Daily News: City Hall to appeal COA’s disallowance of P800 million aid to barangays
Baruk talks, gives names of protectors to NBI.
Suspected drug lord Alvar “Barok” Alvaro has began naming his protectors to the National Bureau of Investigation, which has tightened the security against him. The NBI said Alvaro has revealed a major syndicate operating in and out of Cebu, and named high-profile individuals involved in the drug trade.
We got the operational information: source of drugs, pipeline going into our areas, and the actors in theri syndicate. His revelations are important considering that he’s an insider. His surrender was really a big help to us. NBI Bohol head Rennan Augustus Oliva.
Read: Cebu Daily News: Baruk exposes drug syndicate in talks with NBI.
Sun.Star Cebu: Baruk says drug links extends to Manila