Labella seeks additional P4.4 billion budget

THE Cebu City Council has started deliberations on Mayor Edgardo Labella’s proposed P4.4 billion first supplemental budget (SB1) for 2021. Councilor Raymond Alvin Garcia, budget and finance committee chairman, said the deliberations began on Thursday, June 3, 2021. The proposed budget will be presented to the City Council on June 9, Wednesday after changes suggested […]

Editorial: Tooth and nail

SEN. Franklin Drilon sets out a preemptive strike at what will most likely be a “huge campaign kitty,” the 2022 national budget, but specifically points to what could be the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) proposed P28 billion funding. Drilon said he’d oppose the budget “tooth and nail.” “We should […]

Over 500 villages submit plans for anti-communist development fund

MORE than 500 of 822 villages identified as beneficiaries of the Barangay Development Program (BDP), intended for supposed areas that were previously affected by the communist rebellion, have submitted plans on how to spend their allocations set at P20 million each, according to National Security Adviser Hermogenes C. Esperon, Jr. In a statement on Sunday, […]