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CITING “WIDESPREAD” customer dissatisfaction, Cebu City Mayor Edgardo C. Labella has terminated the members of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District’s (MCWD) board of directors.
A TASK force composed of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the city’s own Department of Engineering and Public Works has been created to address the longstanding and worsening flooding problem.
THE CEBU City Government will spend over P300 million for road openings, lot acquisition, and site developments before the year ends. Jose C. Daluz III, special assistant to the mayor, said the executive department has proposed P150 million for the opening of 10 kilometers of roads, P100 million for site development, and P57 million for lot acquisition — all under the city’s P2.5 billion Supplemental Budget-2.
THE CEBU City government may now use the P2.5 billion proceeds from the sale of lots at the South Road Properties after the court granted the withdrawal of the civil case questioning the sale’s validity.
AN ORDINANCE mandating the construction of a communal water impounding facility in every barangay has been proposed to help address the water supply problem in Cebu City.
AFTER ALMOST a month since the issue about the destruction of the mayor’s office broke, former Cebu City mayor Tomas R. Osmeña asked that his contractor be allowed to restore the office “to its 2016 condition.”
FORMER CEBU City mayor Tomas R. Osmeña and 44 others are facing criminal and administrative complaints before the Office of the Ombudsman for the “malicious demolition” of the mayor’s office. Mejelito C. Cajes of the city’s Building Maintenance Services filed the complaints Monday with the assistance of City Legal Officer Rey M. Gealon.
THE UNDERPASS project along Natalio Bacalso Avenue, which is seen to ease road congestion in the southern part of Cebu City, will open by June for private vehicles while authorities discuss possible new traffic schemes in the area.
THE CEBU City government could have collected an additional income of P848.7 million as of May last year from real property tax if it had a better collection system for delinquents, the Commission on Audit said in a Feb. 2019 report.
FACED WITH a 15,000-cubic-meter (cu.m.) deficit in water supply daily, the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) is tapping suppliers for additional volume to improve service in several areas experiencing low pressure to no water supply.
THE P638-MILLION underpass along N. Bacalso Avenue in Cebu City is now 87% complete, the Department of Public Works and Highways-Central Visayas (DPWH-7) reported.
SOME DOWNSTREAM parts of Cebu City’s rivers are already considered dead, while several are already too polluted to sustain a healthy ecosystem, according to the Cebu City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CCENRO).
THE CEBU City Council has approved the proposed P8.1 billion budget for 2019. The council’s committee on budget and finance, chaired by Councilor Margarita V. Osmeña, on Tuesday recommended the approval of the annual budget after the various offices under the executive department were able to present and defend the amount allocated to them.
CEBU CITY’s executive department has proposed an P8.1 billion budget for 2019, about a billion higher than this year allocation.
A COMPROMISE agreement was signed Sunday between the local governments of Cebu City and Cebu province for their 15-year land dispute over a 32-hectare property in Barangay Apas in Lahug, Cebu City.
THE CEBU City government will have a trial run of the road traffic system of Leotek Electronics USA LLC to see if it will help address the long-standing congestion problem. Councilor Jerry L. Guardo, chairman of the committee on environment, energy, transportation, communication and other utilities, told reporters that they know of Leotek after their recent official visit in Taiwan, where the company has installed cameras in intersections.
OPPOSITION MEMBERS will file another case questioning the validity of the contract signed by the Cebu City government with Gokongwei-led Universal Hotels and Resorts Inc. for the P18 billion Kawit Island development project.
CEBU CITY is losing billions of revenues from over 10,000 business establishments that are not regularly paying taxes, according to Mayor Tomas R. Osmeña.
THE PROPOSED local law for regulating the operations of habal-habal, motorcycles that are informally used as public utility vehicles, has been rejected by the Cebu City council’s committee on laws, ordinances, and styling.
THE P18-BILLION proposed development on Cebu City’s Kawit Island will be revived at the city council following an opinion from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) that supports such a move.
THE FIVE-man committee of the Cebu City council that reviewed a proposal to build an P18-billion integrated resort on Kawit Island at the South...
A MAJORITY of the Cebu City council has given authority to Mayor Tomas R. Osmeña to negotiate for a P3-billion loan from the Land...