Seares: Markets chief Raquel Arce apologizes to Councilor Archival multiple times for her ‘harsh’ words. P1.2B extra budget ‘on bullet train’; move to delay City Council special session foiled.

TO DELAY SESSION OR NOT. A special session of the Cebu City Council called by Mayor Mike Rama Friday, June 24 approved to refer to the committee on finance supplemental budget #2 for P1.2 billion. That sailed through quickly but the question whether the special session would be improper if not illegal — because it […]

Free rides in Cebu City at rush hour

THE Cebu City Government will provide free bus rides for those who have difficulty getting a ride home during rush hour.Mayor Michael Rama directed Councilor Phillip Zafra to begin the free rides on Friday, June 24, 2022.In a virtual press conference Friday, Rama said the City Government has 19 green buses and two coasters that […]

EQS-News: Shimao Services strives for quality development in 2021: Strong synergies among four core business segments, city services saw leaping growth

EQS-News via SEAPRWire.com / 23/06/2022 / 10:52 UTC+8 Shimao Services strives for quality development in 2021: Strong synergies among four core business segments, city services saw leaping growth   On 22 June 2022, Shimao Services (873.HK) released the audited annual results of 2021. For the year ended 31 December 2021, Shimao Services recorded revenue of […]

Punta fire victims to get cash aid

VICTIMS of the massive fire that hit five sitios in Barangay Punta Princesa, Cebu City on June 11, 2022, will be receiving P10,000 to P20,000 in financial aid from the City Government.Portia Basmayor of the Department of Social Welfare and Services (DSWS) told SunStar Cebu Sunday, June 19, 2022, that their office will be requesting […]

Cebu City to spend P200M for construction of evac, drug education centers in 7 barangays

THE Cebu City Government will be spending around P200 million on the construction of infrastructure projects in seven barangays.Eleazar Lipang of the City Architects Office said on Friday, June 17, 2022, that their office is already crafting the plan for the buildings that are expected to rise this year.Evacuation centers will be built in Barangays […]

Editorial: Surviving is essential

Do not hold your breath. Many Filipinos are not surprised to hear there will be another round of price increase in petroleum products this week.This is the third straight week that gas prices went up and spiked the costs of daily needs, from fare to food.For less than a kilometer, the e-bike fare of Jessa […]

Distribution of Odette cash assistance in Mandaue City extended until June 22

THE Mandaue City Treasurer’s Office has extended the distribution of cash aid for Typhoon Odette (Rai) victims until June 22, 2022.Officials of the city’s treasury made the announcement after they received calls from concerned typhoon victims who claimed that they have yet to receive their cash aid from the Mandaue City government.Julia Ballesteros, Mandaue City […]

Lapu signs deal for P25B skyway

AFTER facing rough sailing at the City Council last year, with allegations of politics hurled into the mix, the P24.8 billion Lapu-Lapu Expressway (LLEX), also known as the skyway project, is expected to begin construction next year.This after the Lapu-Lapu City Government, represented by Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan, and LLEX Corp. president Manuel Gonzales Jr. […]

Gullas’ winning slate takes oath

THE winning slate of Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas Jr. has been formally sworn in as the newly elected officials of the city in an event held on Friday, June 17, 2022, at Talisay City Hall.After a Holy Mass, reelected councilors Ferdinand Rabaya, Ofelia Ylanan, Rodolfo Cabigas, Manuel Cabriana, Gail Restauro and Lester […]

Free rides for provincial buses extended until June 26

THE national government’s Libreng Sakay program will continue in three provinces in Central Visayas, including Cebu, until June 26, 2022.The announcement was made by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in Central Visayas (LTFRB 7) on Friday, June 18.Eduardo Montealto, LTFRB 7 director, told SunStar Cebu that only provincial buses operating in Cebu, Bohol […]

5 Lapu-Lapu brgys with highest number of vaxxed individuals receive awards, cash

FIVE of Lapu-Lapu City’s 30 barangays were awarded for garnering the highest percentage of fully vaccinated individuals against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) during the city’s 61st Charter Day celebration on Friday, June 17, 2022.The Lapu-Lapu City Government, in coordination with the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (Rafi), initiated the award-giving ceremony to recognize the work of […]

2 dead in Danao motorcycle-bus collision

A MOTORCYCLE driver and his backrider died after they were hit by a Ceres bus in Barangay Dunggoan, Danao City, Cebu Wednesday evening, June 15, 2022.The Danao City Police Station identified the fatalities as Christian Warren Perez Bendaña, 35, and Jephy Navales, 37, residents of Barangay Suba, Danao City.Initial investigation revealed that the motorcycle and […]