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Cebu Province proposes P15B for 2021 budget, up by 25%

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Province proposed a record-breaking P15 billion as its budget for 2021, a 25 percent increase to the P12 billion allotted for this year. The proposed budget was approved in its first reading by the Provincial Board (PB) during their regular session on Monday, October 26, 2020, then immediately referred to […] The post Cebu Province proposes P15B for 2021 budget, up by 25% appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 26th, 2020

Labella insists on using SRP sales as source for 2021 annual budget

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has insisted on using the proceeds of the 2015 sale of South Road Property (SRP) lots as a source of funds for the 2021 annual budget. The mayor has proposed sourcing P3 billion from the remaining P5 billion funds of the SRP sales for the P10.8 […] The post Labella insists on using SRP sales as source for 2021 annual budget appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Labella defends P30M intelligence funds, Dizon opposes

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella defended the allocation of P30 million intelligence funds in the proposed 2021 annual budget. The mayor said that the Office of the Mayor’s intelligence funds should not be more than 30 percent of the Peace and Order Programs budget. The city’s allocation of the Peace and […] The post Labella defends P30M intelligence funds, Dizon opposes appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2020

Garcia: We will look for other sources of funds aside from SRP

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City proposed 2021 annual budget has been heavily scrutinized by the opposition councilors during the ongoing budget hearings done with the committee as a whole since November 24, 2020. Councilor Raymond Alvin Garcia, the chairperson of the committee on budget and finance, said that the budget hearings have been […] The post Garcia: We will look for other sources of funds aside from SRP appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2020

2021 Cebu City budget is a little late, but it will be passed — Garcia

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The second week of November 2020 is ending, but the budget hearing for the 2021 annual budget has yet to start. Despite this, Cebu City Councilor Raymond Alvin Garcia, majority floor leader of the City Council, assured the public that the P10.8 billion annual budget for 2021 will be passed on […] The post 2021 Cebu City budget is a little late, but it will be passed — Garcia appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

Seniors, health get big chunk of Cebu City’s proposed P10.8B 2021 budget

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has proposed a P10.8 billion budget for the city for 2021 with the bulk of it dedicated to health. Councilor Raymond Garcia, City Council’s chairperson for the committee on finance, said that they were now reviewing the P10.8 billion annual budget from the mayor which placed […] The post Seniors, health get big chunk of Cebu City’s proposed P10.8B 2021 budget appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2020

2021 Cebu City budget needs to source funds from SRP — Garcia

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City’s P10.8 proposed 2021 budget may be partly sourced from the proceeds of the sales from the 2015 sale of the lots in the South Road Properties  or the SRP. Councilor Raymond Garcia, chairperson of the City Council’s committee on budget and finance, said in a press conference on October […] The post 2021 Cebu City budget needs to source funds from SRP — Garcia appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2020

Subway® Slashes Marketing Budget To Unleash the New Meat Stack sub

MANILA, October 9, 2020 – From October 5, 2020 to January 5, 2021, Subway® will be providing customers with a fully loaded Subway meat stack sub that’s worth your every peso! With layers of chicken strips, pepperoni, sliced chicken, and salami, the new Meat Stack sub is going to be the perfect choice for meat […] The post Subway® Slashes Marketing Budget To Unleash the New Meat Stack sub appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Bambol proposes P510 million additional budget for elite sports

        By Kristel Satumbaga     Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President and Tagaytay City Rep. Bambol Tolentino sought an additional P510 million budget for the elite sports for 2021 believing the country has a potential of winning multiple medals at the rescheduled Tokyo Games. “Tokyo could be that host city where the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 15th, 2020

How a reenacted budget can cripple COVID response

MANILA, Philippines — A reenacted budget in 2021 will exact a “huge” toll on the economy and the government’s coronavirus response to the tune of P1.23 trillion in forgone infrastructure spending and P67 billion in unfunded programs to manage the pandemic, according to economist and Marikina Rep. Stella Luz Quimbo. This could be the grim […] The post How a reenacted budget can cripple COVID response appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2020

Labella eyes P10B for Cebu City 2021 annual budget

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is considering only P10 billion for Cebu City’s 2021 annual budget. Labella said this on Saturday, October 10, 2020, a day after the P22.3 billion Annual Investment Plan (AIP) was endorsed by the Cebu City Development Council (CCDC)  The mayor said that even if the annual […] The post Labella eyes P10B for Cebu City 2021 annual budget appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2020

DENR: Dolomite in Manila Bay will not totally wash out

MANILA, Philippines — The crushed dolomite laid over a portion of Manila Bay will not totally wash out despite strong waves, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) assured Friday. During the Senate deliberations on the 2021 budget of DENR, Undersecretary Jonas Leones assured that there had been “engineering interventions” put in place to […] The post DENR: Dolomite in Manila Bay will not totally wash out appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

SC ‘considering’ online Bar exams in 2021 – Chief Justice Peralta

MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court is considering to have the Bar examinations administered online next year, Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta told senators Thursday. During the Senate hearing on the proposed 2021 budget of the judiciary, Senator Francis Tolentino inquired whether the Supreme Court is looking into holding online Bar exams similar to several states […] The post SC ‘considering’ online Bar exams in 2021 – Chief Justice Peralta appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2020

PH to conduct study on antigen test for border screening

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) will conduct a study in a selected city to ascertain whether or not antigen tests can be used for border screening for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Health  Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire revealed during the DOH’s 2021 budget briefing before the House Appropriations Committee. “There would be […] The post PH to conduct study on antigen test for border screening appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2020

P3K allowance for teachers as aid to online teaching pushed

MANILA, Philippines — A lawmaker proposed the provision of a P3,000 monthly allowance for teachers to aid in their teaching as the country shifts to online learning amid the coronavirus pandemic. During the hybrid hearing of the House committee on appropriations on DepEd’s budget proposal for 2021, Camarines Sur 3rd District Rep. Gabriel Bordado echoed […] The post P3K allowance for teachers as aid to online teaching pushed appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2020

Cebu City prepares budget for ‘future COVID-19 vaccine’

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said the city is preparing funds for a vaccine against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) once it becomes available. Labella said that the city is prioritizing the allocation of funds for a vaccine expected in 2021 since the national government said it can buy vaccine for […] The post Cebu City prepares budget for ‘future COVID-19 vaccine’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2020

Duterte OKs P4.5 trillion 2021 national budget

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the proposed P4.506 trillion national budget for 2021, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said Sunday. In a statement, the DBM said that Duterte approved the budget during a special meeting with the Development Budget Coordination Committee last July 30. The proposed budget, according to the DBM, […] The post Duterte OKs P4.5 trillion 2021 national budget appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020

Cebu governor says no projects will be sacrificed for COVID-19 response

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Despite unplanned expenses for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response, Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia assures the public that the Capitol has enough funds to pursue its planned projects for 2020. Garcia assured that none of the programs, particularly the infrastructure projects, that were allocated for in the province’s P12 billion budget for […] The post Cebu governor says no projects will be sacrificed for COVID-19 response appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2020

Garcia grills DPWH for ‘compensating’ low budget in roundabouts with expensive road expansion

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The busy intersections of Minglanilla, Consolacion and Talisay City’s Cebu South Coastal Road (CSCR) will be the pilot areas for the Department of Public Works and Highways in Central Visayas’ (DPWH-7) study on the probability of converting them into roundabouts. During the first meeting of the province’s Traffic Management Board on […] The post Garcia grills DPWH for ‘compensating’ low budget in roundabouts with expensive road expansion appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2019

All-Time High: Gwen wants P12 B budget in 2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia endorsed to the Provincial Board an all-time high budget of P12 billion for 2020. The amount almost tripled this year’s budget of P4.69 billion. In her endorsement letter to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) dated October 16, 2019, Garcia said the “historic” budget “reaffirmed the Province of Cebu’s […] The post All-Time High: Gwen wants P12 B budget in 2020 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2019

Labella proposes P10.4-B budget for Cebu City in 2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has submitted to the City Council a proposed P10.4-billion annual budget for 2020, lower by nearly P5 billion from the earlier budget recommended by the Cebu City Development Council (CCDC). Councilor Raymond Alvin Garcia, the city council’s majority floorleader and chairman of the committee on budget, […] The post Labella proposes P10.4-B budget for Cebu City in 2020 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2019