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Cebu City mayor sacks water district board directors

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.

Cebu City creates task force with DPWH to address flooding

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.

Cebu City gov’t allocates P300 million to open new roads, improve...

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.

Court paves way for Cebu City’s use of P2.5B SRP lot...

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.

Water impounding facility eyed in each Cebu City barangay

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.

Cebu City plans to tap P2B from SRP lot sale

AFTER WITHDRAWING the case questioning the sale of lots at the South Road Properties (SRP), the Cebu City government now plans to tap the P2-billion consigned payment from developers that was blocked under the former administration.

Osmeña offers to restore gutted mayor’s office; city lawyers say no...

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.”

Cebu City gov’t files complaint vs Osmeña, 44 others for ‘malicious...

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.

5 abattoirs in Cebu City to be closed

AT LEAST five slaughterhouses in Cebu City will be closed by the city government next week for failing to meet international standards on structure and operations.

Cebu City underpass to open in June for private vehicles

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.

CoA says Cebu City could have earned P848M more in real...

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.

Cebu City water distributor taps suppliers to plug daily deficit

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.

P638M underpass in Cebu City targeted for completion by end-May

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.

Manila Bay clean-up to be replicated in Cebu City

THE ONGOING Manila Bay clean-up may soon be replicated in Cebu City.

Urban development takes its toll on Cebu City’s rivers and creeks

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).

Globe improves network coverage in Cebu

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. on Tuesday said it has boosted mobile network coverage in two barangays in Cebu City.

Cebu City council approves P8.1-B budget for 2019

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 proposes P8.1-B budget for 2019, up P1B from 2018

CEBU CITY’s executive department has proposed an P8.1 billion budget for 2019, about a billion higher than this year allocation.

Cebu City, provincial officials ink compromise deal on disputed land

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.

Cebu City to test US firm Leotek’s traffic management system

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.

Cebu City incurs P1-B losses in SRP loan

AFTER 22 years, the Cebu City government has incurred P1 billion net foreign exchange loss in paying for the South Road Properties (SRP) loan.

Opposition members to pursue legal action vs P18B Kawit project after...

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 mayor revives campaign vs business tax evaders

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.

Cebu City council committee junks proposed habal-habal regulation

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.

UHRI-Cebu City gov’t Kawit development plan to be refiled

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.

Changes recommended in UHRI-Cebu gov’t Kawit Island project deal

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...

Bus, light rail can co-exist in Cebu City — mayor

CEBU CITY Mayor Tomas R. Osmeña said while he is not against the Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, he will not allow the Bus...

Osmeña gets council nod to negotiate for proposed P3-B Landbank loan

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...

Real estate hotspots outside Metro Manila

Metro Manila in recent years has become the Philippines’ pride and glory. In addition to being the hub of Philippine culture and commerce, the...