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Mayor Suan issues guidelines for Kalag-Kalag celebration in Cordova

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Cordova Mayor Cesar “Didoy” Suan issued the guidelines for the observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on November 1 and 2, respectively. Executive Order No. 17 entitled “An executive order establishing the guidelines and safety protocols during the observance of All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day 2022 […] The post Mayor Suan issues guidelines for Kalag-Kalag celebration in Cordova appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 25th, 2022

Cordova Mayor on SOCA: Encourage kids, stop bullying

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu— Students and children should be encouraged to develop their talents and skills. This was among the calls of Cordova Mayor Cesar “Didoy” Suan to parents and teachers to help kids become better and to make their environment more suitable to their needs. READ:Lapu-Lapu to mark National Children’s Month with congress, SOCA State.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2023

Crime rate in CV dropped 40% during Kalag-Kalag 2023 – police

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The crime rate in Central Visayas dropped by 40 percent during this year’s observance of Kalag-Kalag, Police also described the celebration in the region as generally ‘safe and secured’. “We are very happy to report na this Undas 2023 is one of the safest and most secured celebrations in recent years,”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2023

E-trikes registration now mandatory in Cordova town

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – Owners and operators of electric tricycles (e-trikes) in Cordova town will now be asked to register their units. Last Sept. 27, Cordova Mayor Cesar Suan signed into law Municipal Ordinance No. 2023-111 that requires the mandatory registration of all e-trikes in Cordova town, both privately owned and those that are used.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2023

Tale of two cities (2)

Mayor Eric Olivarez of Parañaque City wants his city to be the first to have an eGovSuper App that would expedite and facilitate the registration of business establishments, enhance transparency, and prevent corruption. The young local chief executive, a doctor of education and registered nurse, is blazing the trail in local fiscal administration by making moves preparatory to the adoption of Commission on Audit’s digital transformation in the review of government financial transactions, being introduced by its Chairman Gamaliel Cordoba. Parañaque City is just settling down from its mood of celebration for many good reasons, after being accorded by the Commission on Audit the unqualified opinion (indicative of the absence of any material misstatements), on the fairness of presentation of its financial statements for the calendar year ending 31 December 2022; after obtaining the unprecedented increase of P10 billion in its asset and equity after 12 months of Dr. Eric’s administration, with the overwhelming optimism of another P10 bIllion increase expected by 31 December 2023. The city is deserving of three awards of recognition: (1) Most Ready to Adopt CoA’s digital accounting and auditing; (2) Best City Accountant, Ms. Marilou Tanael, for her dedication and hard work in cleansing the accounts, eliminating and reconciling discrepancies, thereby clinching the P10-billion increase in asset and equity; and for enabling all the Punong Barangays of the City to prepare and submit promptly their annual audit reports; (3) Best City Auditor, State Auditor V. Robert Limcolioc, for helping the city recover from utter bankruptcy to its present financial resurgence. Auditor Limcolioc has been most outstanding as a representative of the Commission on Audit guiding the management of Parañaque City. The kind words heard from the department heads of the city about the resident auditor was: “He easily sees the problems and he shows us how to solve them.” The overall performance of the Olivarez leadership in managing the accounts and financial operation of the City of Parañaque is in totality a gift to behold, an accomplishment to marvel at, and one marked by humility worthy of emulation. It took 10 years for the Olivarez leadership — from Edwin to the incumbent Eric — to normalize the finances of the city from the agony of paying the huge bank loan, a burden shouldered by the people of Parañaque for many years, the negative entries involving assets and liabilities were daily ugly sights in the books of accounts until cleared with the help of CoA. The activities initiated by Dr. Eric in Parañaque City relating to digitalization are forerunners of digital accounting and auditing approaches that will be forthcoming in the Philippine financial system, pursuant to the recent advocacy of CoA Chief Cordoba. With his experience and expertise in digital technology and communication, Cordoba hopes to usher the Commission on Audit to new heights through the digital transformation of accounting and auditing. The online/no-contact transaction in granting business permits is an activity typical of the eGovSuper App, a mobile application that can provide multiple services, including payment and financial processing, effectively becoming an all-accomplishing self-contained commerce and communication online platform that embraces many aspects of personal and commercial life. In his eagerness to enhance transparency and prevent corruption, Mayor Olivarez coordinated with Undersecretary for e-Government David Almirol of the Department of Information and Communications Technology. The mayor informed the undersecretary of his full support in adopting the e-GovSuper App one-stop platform that will expedite the processing of local government transactions. Meanwhile, it would be wise to keep on repeating, without becoming redundant, especially on a matter that is alien to many Filipino bureaucrats, that the major thrust of CoA Chair Cordoba includes the development of an easy-to-implement and technologically driven government accounting system compliant with international standards to ensure that all revenues and expenditures are recorded accurately and in real-time and enhancing audit guidelines for e-reports to cover contracts entered into via social media platforms. The post Tale of two cities (2) appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2023

Filipino LGBT Europe launches European forum on LGBTQ+ rights and health

The first Filipino-European LGBTQIA+ Advocates Forum opened at the Amsterdam Mayor’s Residence in the capital city of The Netherlands on 2 August. The three-day forum, which coincided with the celebration of Amsterdam Pride Week, aimed to shed light on the fight for equal rights for the Filipino LGBTQ+ sectors in both the Philippines and the Filipino communities in Europe. The opening ceremony was graced by Alexander Scholtes, deputy mayor of Amsterdam; Katharina Kacerovsky-Strobl, organizer of Vienna Pride, EuroPride Vienna and Stonewall GmBH; and Jarie Osias; charge d’affaires of the Philippine Embassy in The Hauge. In his welcoming remarks, Chris Santa Brigida Kopp, chair of Filipino LGBT Europe, reiterated his call for worldwide solidarity in the Filipino LGBTQ+ community. He stated that those who have experienced being in places where equal rights are guaranteed must not forget that the same cannot be said for queer siblings in the Philippines. He noted that despite the distance the forum demonstrated sympathy and love for everyone in the community. [caption id="attachment_173978" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Guests at the opening of the first Filipino-European LGBTQIA+ Advocates Forum. | PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF FILIPINO LGBT EUROPE[/caption] Osias noted that in pre-Hispanic Philippine society, equality between all genders was said to be more pronounced than at the present time. He expressed hope that such becomes once again standard in the Philippines. He highlighted the steps that the Philippine government has taken toward that goal including the institutionalization of LGBTQ+ Pride Month by the Supreme Court, the rising number of local legislations that respect equality regardless of sexual orientation, identity and gender expression, and the ongoing formation of a special advisory body for LGBTQ+ issues in the Office of the President. He ended his speech by saying, “We are all human beings. We are all the same. We are equal. We should be equal in the eyes of the law.” This same sentiment was echoed by the Philippine ambassador to The Netherlands, Jose Eduardo Malaya III. He stressed that “when rights are protected, society flourishes.” The presence of guests from different parts of Europe joining hand-in-hand with the Amsterdam-based Filipino LGBT Europe was accentuated by Scholtes in his special address. He noted that the fervor of those that came was a show of the solidarity to the Filipino LGBTQIA+ community in Europe and how they are one with their queer siblings in the Philippines. He reiterated that Amsterdam Pride Week is one in spirit with such endeavor, stating that Pride is an event of celebration, protest and community building. He added that with the first Filipino-European LGBTQIA+ Advocates Forum, Amsterdam Pride Week also became a time to learn. As someone in a position of power, he stated that such an opportunity is valuable to demonstrate that things can still be better. He ended his speech by likening the Amsterdam Filipino LGBTQIA+ community to the tulip, which originated in Asia but bloomed beautifully in the Netherlands. Kacerovsky-Strobl emphasized that the battle for equality is not over yet and that Pride must continue as long as intolerance, fear, and hate exist. Evidence of the strengthening ties between the LGBTQ+ communities in Europe, Vienna will host the second Filipino-European LGBTQIA+ Advocates Forum. Kacerovksy-Strobl stressed that “inclusion is the future.” The opening ceremony of the forum ended with a show of appreciation to Filipino-Dutch couple, Godwin and Wimmo Yosalina-Bouman, who opened their doors to the Filipino LGBTQ+ community in the Netherlands and created a safe space. BAYOTA Community Center, which is now three years old, is a place to share culture, food and companionship. The post Filipino LGBT Europe launches European forum on LGBTQ+ rights and health appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 21st, 2023

13 brgys in Cordova to get 45 solar lights each

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – The Municipality of Cordova plans to distribute solar lights to its 13 barangays under the “Project Kahayag” of Mayor Cesar “Didoy” Suan. Each of the barangays would get 45 solar lights from the municipal government, Suan said. Suan said the distribution of the solar lights was part of his administration’s campaign […] The post 13 brgys in Cordova to get 45 solar lights each appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2023

Birthing centers warned against nonsubmission of registration of live birth to Cordova’s LCR

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – Cordova Mayor Cesar Suan has signed an ordinance that would penalize operators of birthing centers who would fail to immediately submit the registration of live birth to Cordova’s Local Civil Registrar (LCR). Penalties that would include the nonrenewal or the cancellation of the business permits may already be implemented in 15 […] The post Birthing centers warned against nonsubmission of registration of live birth to Cordova’s LCR appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2023

Cordova mayor to business owners: Renew permits on Jan. 31 to avoid penalties

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Cordova Mayor Cesar “Didoy” Suan urged business owners, who have not yet renewed their business permits, to renew these on Jan. 31, to avoid being penalized. Suan made the appeal, because Jan. 31 would be the last day of the business permit renewal. He said that if they would process their […] The post Cordova mayor to business owners: Renew permits on Jan. 31 to avoid penalties appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

Judging for Cordova Christmas decor contest ends; Winners to be announced Dec. 19

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The final judging for the best Christmas decor in Barangay Halls and Schools in the town of Cordova in Cebu ended Wednesday night, December 14, 2022. Cordova Mayor Cesar “Didoy” Suan personally visited the barangay halls and schools, along with the board of judges, during the final judging for the Christmas decor contest. […] The post Judging for Cordova Christmas decor contest ends; Winners to be announced Dec. 19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2022

Mayor Suan wants Cordova to be ‘Christmas Village’ 

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Cordova Mayor Cesar “Didoy” Suan wants the town to be known as a Christmas Village, not only in Cebu but in the entire country. How will he do this? Suan said he will propose an ordinance next year that will require all residents in the town to put up Christmas decorations in their […] The post Mayor Suan wants Cordova to be ‘Christmas Village’  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2022

Cordova JO, COS employees to get ‘gift’ for Christmas

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Job Order (JO) and contract of service (COS) employees in the town of Cordova in Cebu are set to receive a gift from Cordova Mayor Cesar “Didoy” Suan. Suan announced that JO and COS employees will receive gratuity within this month. “Ato nang hatagan ug allocation ang tanang JO ug COS aron happy […] The post Cordova JO, COS employees to get ‘gift’ for Christmas appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2022

Cordova mayor: Senior citizens, who did not pass DSWD pension program, will be given P500 monthly aid

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Senior Citizens in Cordova town, who were not enrolled in the Social Pension program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), will now receive a P500 monthly financial assistance from the town. This was announced by Cordova Mayor Cesar “Didoy” Suan during the flagraising ceremony on Monday morning, Dec. […] The post Cordova mayor: Senior citizens, who did not pass DSWD pension program, will be given P500 monthly aid appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2022

Cordova mayor : P1,000 Christmas cash bonus for each of town’s senior citizen

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Senior Citizens in Cordova received their Christmas cash bonus from the town on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. Cordova Mayor Cesar “Didoy” Suan led the distribution of the Christmas cash bonus to all registered senior citizens in different barangays. He was accompanied by Vice Mayor Victor “Boyet” Tago and some Sangguniang Bayan […] The post Cordova mayor : P1,000 Christmas cash bonus for each of town’s senior citizen appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2022

Cordova eyed as permanent starting point of Nuestra Señora de Regla fluvial procession

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Roro Port in Barangay Poblacion, Cordova town is now being considered the permanent starting point for the annual fluvial procession of the miraculous image of the Nuestra Señora de Regla. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said he is considering the proposal of Cordova Mayor Cesar “Didoy” Suan to include […] The post Cordova eyed as permanent starting point of Nuestra Señora de Regla fluvial procession appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2022

Humay-Humay cemetery ready for Kalag-Kalag crowd

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Humay-Humay Catholic Cemetery in Barangay Gun-ob, Lapu-Lapu City is ready for the Kalag-Kalag crowd. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan saw the security and emergency measures were in place at the cemetery. Chan said he was grateful that the police were visible during his visit. He was referring to his inspection […] The post Humay-Humay cemetery ready for Kalag-Kalag crowd appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2022

Kalag-Kalag: Beyond candle lighting and Mass offering

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Bisaya phrase “Kalag-Kalag,” which refers to the dates of October 31, November 1, and November 2 when the country observes All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, should not simply imply a passive kind of celebration involving visiting graves, candle lighting and Mass offering. It must be viewed more […] The post Kalag-Kalag: Beyond candle lighting and Mass offering appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2022

Cordova Mayor Suan reports achievements in SOMA

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Cordova Mayor Cesar “Didoy” Suan has reported to Cordovanhons his different achievements during his First 100 Days report and State of the Municipality Address (SOMA) on Friday evening, October 28, 2022. The activity was held at the Cordova Sports Complex and was attended by department heads, members of the municipal council, representatives from […] The post Cordova Mayor Suan reports achievements in SOMA appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2022

LTO-7 apprehends 14 buses for failure to comply with road worthiness and safety regulations

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas (LTO-7) issued verbal warnings to 14 public utility buses (PUBs) on Thursday, October 27, 2022, a day before the expected influx of passengers for the Kalag-Kalag 2022 celebration. The PUB drivers were verbally apprehended for failing to ensure roadworthiness and compliance with safety regulations, […] The post LTO-7 apprehends 14 buses for failure to comply with road worthiness and safety regulations appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 28th, 2022

Mandaue City police bare security plan for Kalag-Kalag 2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) continues to prepare for the celebration of All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days on November 1 and 2. Police Lieutenant Colonel Franco Rudolf Oriol, MCPO deputy city director for operations, said that they have already conducted pre-coordination meetings for the implementation of their security plan. […] The post Mandaue City police bare security plan for Kalag-Kalag 2022 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 25th, 2022

SOMA of Cordova Mayor ‘Didoy’ Suan set Oct. 28

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Cordova Mayor Cesar “Didoy” Suan will give his State of the Municipal Address (SOMA) on October 28, 2022 at the Cordova Covered Court in Cordova town in Cebu. This was confirmed by Mayor Suan during the flag-raising ceremony at the town hall on Monday, October 17, 2022. Suan said that he will highlight […] The post SOMA of Cordova Mayor ‘Didoy’ Suan set Oct. 28 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2022