This is the roundup of top Cebu news stories today, July 21, 2016.

FREE WIFI. Sixth district board member Jonkie Ouano wants Cebuanos to get free WiFi access in public areas owned by the Capitol.
FREE WIFI. Sixth district board member Jonkie Ouano wants Cebuanos to get free WiFi access in public areas owned by the Capitol.

Good news for Cebu, Capitol to offer free WiFi access all over province

SIXTH district board member Thadeo Jovito “Jonki” Ouano wants Cebu Province to provide free WiFi access in all public places in Cebu. The proposed ordinance, which will get a P5 million funding if approved, hopes to establish free WiFi hotspots in areas owned by Cebu Province, including health centers, hospitals, state colleges, libraries, gymnasiums and terminals.

I see the need for it, especially now where most of us get our information from the internet, from the weather, traffic and news updates. Personally, I get 90 percent of the information that I need through the internet. Sixth District Board member Thadeo Jovito Ouano.

Read: Cebu Province eyes free WiFi access in public areas.


Mayor Osmeña says no to offer to head Metro Cebu board

Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmeña declined Liberal Party ally and Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III’s offer to head the Metro Cebu Development and Coordinating Board, saying the post is too time consuming. The offer was Davide’s reaction to Osmeña’s announcement that he will have Cebu City pull out of MCDCB, saying the Mega Cebu program is a “waste of time and resources.”

I don’t want to be part of that. Six years, what projects have they done? I just want to tell you something that the biggest players in the Philippines responded because what I have to say make sense. What I see out of Mega Cebu is all dreaming. It’s a wish list. Floating in the Sky. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena.

Read: Freeman: Tomas says no to offer to be MCDB chairman.

Sun.Star Cebu: Tom spurns offer to head Metro Cebu board.


Chinese tourist caught with shabu in Mactan airport

A Chinese tourist from Hunan City, on her third visit to Cebu since January this year, was caught with 11 packs of shabu worth P6.2 million in her luggagge. Speaking through an interpreter, Zhou Liming claimed she had no idea the drugs were in the luggage as a friend only requested that she bring it with her and hand it to a Filipino couple.

I think the challenge now is to strengthen the capability to detect illegal drugs for departing passengers. It’s easier to detect drugs from arriving passengers because of the Customs X-ray and PDEA k-9 dogs. Paul Villarete, MCIA general manager.

Read: Freeman: Chinese tourist from Hong Kong nabbed with P6 million worth of shabu in luggage.

Cebu Daily News: Cops to probe Chinese tourist’s contacts in Cebu.


Other Cebu News

» Sun.Star Cebu: 75 police station chiefs in region 7 face relief over failure to meet target in war against drugs

» Sun.Star Cebu: Suspected pusher shot dead in front of friends

» Sun.Star Cebu: Three fall in drug busts in Lapu-Lapu, Cebu City

» Sun.Star Cebu: 229 surrenderees in Sogod to undergo rehab

» Sun.Star Cebu: Swat cop accused of manhandling worker denies allegations

» The Freeman: Cebu City can’t order reblocking of Capitol area affected by fire

» The Freeman: Lawyer assaulted by vice mayor’s wife determined to pursue case

» The Freeman: Team Rama councilors host forum to gather people’s sentiments vs. Tomas

» Cebu Daily News: COA chides Capitol—why spend P1 million for food?

» Cebu Daily News: Malacanang sa Sugbu to reopen in October

» Cebu Daily News: PRO 7 orders 126 police precints to restart Oplan TokHang

» Cebu Daily News: Couple convicted for trafficking own children

Cebu Business News

» Sun.Star Cebu: DOT to reconvene tourism council to address industry issues

» Sun.Star Cebu: Smart promotes satellite services

» The Freeman: Investors’ confidence on Duterte good for PHL economy

» The Freeman: DOE urges NPC to address electric coops’ concerns

» Cebu Daily News: Gov’t urge to reduce greenhouse gases in other areas.


Cebu Sports News

» Sun.Star Cebu: Mr. Coffee holds first football cup at DBTC on Aug. 21

» The Freeman: Wekaf world championships start today in JCenter Mall

» Cebu Daily News: Y101 Cup to offer new format, bigger prizes


Cebu Opinion

» Sun.Star Cebu Editorial: Power play at Cebu City Hall

» Publio Briones: Why not follow law on plastic ban?

» Bong Wenceslao: Despite Supreme Court acquittal, Arroy can’t claim she is spotless

» Checking Seares: Aguilar’s simple solution not so simple

» Freeman Editorial: Osmena should be the leader he was elected to be

» Atty. Josephus Jimenez: PHL should stop sending domestic helpers abroad

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