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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

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

COA tells Cebu province to return P40.7-M unspent PDAF

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  State auditors have directed the provincial government to seek authority from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to utilize the P40.7 million unexpended Priority Development Assistance Funds (PDAF) for future projects otherwise, return it to the national treasury. In its 2018 Audit Report, the Commission on Audit (COA) pointed out […] The post COA tells Cebu province to return P40.7-M unspent PDAF appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2019

Boutique hostel opens, gives mid-range option to Cebu travelers

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—A boutique hostel from the neighbouring province of Negros Oriental is expanding in Cebu giving a “mid-range option” for travelers and creative. Adrian Tan, founder of Flying Fish Hostel, said they hope to provide quality accommodation services at affordable rates to travelers. “Depending on your budget, it’s either you’re in a very […] The post Boutique hostel opens, gives mid-range option to Cebu travelers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2019

Detoxifying the millions of drug dependents

In the 2017 national budget, the province of Cebu was allocated around P66 million to upgrade its existing rehab facilities......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 30th, 2016

Cebu City’s disaster office proposes a P350.8-M budget for 2017

Cebu City’s disaster office proposes a P350.8-M budget for 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2016

Labella orders investigation of workers apprehended during curfew

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has ordered the investigation on the police and other city agencies who apprehended workers after curfew hours despite showing their Certificates of Employment. The mayor, on January 27, 2021, ordered the City Legal Office (CLO) to find out why the workers were apprehended, taken to the […] The post Labella orders investigation of workers apprehended during curfew appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News11 hr. 47 min. ago

4 Mandaue traffic enforcers fail drug test

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – Four personnel from the Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (TEAM) tested positive for illegal drugs during a random drug test conducted last January 13, 2021. About 200 TEAM personnel underwent the surprise drug test conducted by the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) two weeks ago. Lawyer John Eddu Ibañez, executive secretary […] The post 4 Mandaue traffic enforcers fail drug test appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News11 hr. 47 min. ago

Tumulak: We need to purchase freezers for vaccines

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak is urging the executive department to consider buying freezers to store the coming vaccines. In his privilege speech during the Council’s regular session on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, Tumulak said that although there are available storage facilities in the city, this is simply not enough. The […] The post Tumulak: We need to purchase freezers for vaccines appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News11 hr. 47 min. ago

Blast fishing blamed for dolphin deaths in Camarines Sur

LEGAZPI CITY—Thirteen of 25 dolphins stranded on the shores of Del Gallego town in Camarines Sur province on Tuesday died from what fisheries officials described as injuries suffered from blast fishing. A necropsy performed on the Fraser’s dolphins showed “hemorrhages in almost entire body and blood oozing from the mouth, eyes and ears,” Nonie Enolva, […] The post Blast fishing blamed for dolphin deaths in Camarines Sur appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2021

182 quarantine violators apprehended in Lapu-Lapu

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Lapu-Lapu City Government said it apprehended 182 quarantine violators on Tuesday, January 27, 2021. Those caught were individuals who were not wearing face masks and didn’t have quarantine passes. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said in his public address on his Facebook page on Tuesday night that he will waive the […] The post 182 quarantine violators apprehended in Lapu-Lapu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2021

P3.4M worth of ‘shabu’ seized in Dumaguete City; HVT arrested

Cebu City, Philippines–A joint buy-bust operation led to the confiscation of P3.4 million worth of ‘shabu’ from a high-value target in Barangay Banilad, Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental on Monday, January 25, 2021.  The operation that led to the arrest of Ronald F. Japon was conducted by operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Regions 6, […] The post P3.4M worth of ‘shabu’ seized in Dumaguete City; HVT arrested appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2021

Market Operations Division nabs individuals not wearing face masks inside markets

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Market Operations Division apprehended over 30 individuals who were caught not wearing face masks while inside different markets here from January 25 to 26, 2021. Market Operations Head Irvin Cabales told reporters in a phone conference that they apprehended the violators from various areas in the Carbon and […] The post Market Operations Division nabs individuals not wearing face masks inside markets appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2021

P2.3 million worth of drugs concealed in ‘undeliverable’ parcels uncovered in Mandaue Post Office

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Some P2.3 million worth of dangerous drugs, mostly regulated anti-depressants and pain relievers concealed in undeliverable parcels were discovered at the Mandaue Central Post Office on January 25, 2021. Agents from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-7, the Philippine National Police-Mandaue in coordination with the Philippine Postal Corporation-7 (PhilPost-7) made the […] The post P2.3 million worth of drugs concealed in ‘undeliverable’ parcels uncovered in Mandaue Post Office appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2021

Rama clarifies he is not ‘acting mayor’ anymore

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama has clarified that he is no longer the acting mayor of the city as Mayor Edgardo Labella has resumed office albeit working from home while recuperating from his ear infection. Rama conducted a press conference on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, and said that there may […] The post Rama clarifies he is not ‘acting mayor’ anymore appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2021

Garcia: Cebu Province in ‘good’ shape amid COVID-19 rise

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia is not a bit worried that only 10 of the 50 towns and cities in the province can be considered as Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) free. The governor said that the Capitol will not be distracted with saturated information on COVID-19 as they are more focused on […] The post Garcia: Cebu Province in ‘good’ shape amid COVID-19 rise appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2021

Cebu Air bares use of proceeds from $250 million stock rights offering

Cebu Air Inc., the operator of budget carrier Cebu Pacific, has bared the intended use of proceeds from its upcoming $250 million fund raising plan......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 25th, 2021

PH firms see busier 2021 but financing tech shift a challenge, says Grant Thornton

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine companies are preparing for economic recovery and are prioritizing the use of technology to meet an expected uptick in business activity this year, but many face a shortage of financial resources needed to meet these new challenges. Thus revealed the latest International Business Report released on Monday by consulting and audit firm […] The post PH firms see busier 2021 but financing tech shift a challenge, says Grant Thornton appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2021