This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today September 2, 2016.

WELCOME TO THE STINKY CITY OF THE SOUTH.  Students of UC use face mask to ward off the foul stench of the Inayawan dumpsite.  (Foto from Nuel Crucio's Facebook page)
WELCOME TO THE STINKY CITY OF THE SOUTH. Students of UC use face mask to ward off the foul stench of the Inayawan dumpsite. (Foto from Nuel Crucio’s Facebook page)

Stinky dumpsite leads to 60 percent drop in sales

RESIDENTS, students and workers near the reopened Inayawan landfill are complaining of the foul smell of the dumpsite. With Cebu City councilors still debating on the dump site operations, members of the business community have sought the help of Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino, who will raise the matter with the Department of Environment. Businessmen reported a 60 percent slide in sales when the dumpsite reopened.

I know it’s really bad. But you know, the anapog (limestone) will help. But the council is sitting on that because the council wants us to spend P20 million a month to help the Consolacion dumpsite. I will not help them. We’re not going to clsoe it. We’re going to try to mitigate the smell. They will spray it. Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmena.

I will probably deliver a privilege speech or I will file a reso immediate closure of the landfill but I’ll give them 15 days to look for another alternative kung aha ilabay. Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Tomas blames Council for sitting on ‘anti-stench’ solution for stinky dumpsite.

Sun.Star Cebu: Osmena cites P20 million monthly expenses in reopening of Inayawan dumpsite.

Freeman: UC students wear masks to battle Inayawan stench.

Dawn fire leaves three dead in Mandaue City

Tragedy struck three members of the Ouano family in the first day of September as a dawn fire in their ancestral house killed three members. The fire, which started at 5:30 a.m., killed Nestor Ouano, Maria Lyn-Ouano King and 16-year-old May Crislyn Ouano-King, who were trapped inside the house.

Nestor tried to save himself by hiding inside the bathrrom. We believed that he died due to suffocation. SFO2 Cirpriano Codilla Jr.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Three members of Ouano family die in dawn fire.

Freeman: 30-minute blaze kills 3, injures 1 in Mandaue.

Cebu Daily News: Quisumbing promises aid to Mandaue City fire victims.

Davide fights back at Garcia, points out ex-gov’s lapses

Gov. Hilario Davide said former governor Gwen Garcia’s threat of a house probe in the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center could trigger a backlash. Garcia, who is now a representative, said in a speech in congress of the “troubling and frustrating developments” at the jail and requested for a congressional inquiry.

Itug-an nako didto sa congreso nga ilang gihimong gatasan ang CPDRC sa dihang si Gwen ug Byron pa ang gaduma sa prisohan. Itug-an nako didto nga ang problema sa drogas nakaugat na kana sa panahon pa sa mga Garcia. Gov. Hilario Davide III.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Davide willing to face house probe on provincial jail.

Sun.Star Cebu: Davide reminds Gwen: 133 inmates died under your watch.

Other Cebu Stories.

Sun.Star Cebu: 2 notorius pushers follow script; dies in shootout with cops

Sun.Star Cebu: City Hall orders work stoppage on Labangon condo developer

Sun.Star Cebu: Gov’t mulling closure of ‘redundant offices, agencies’

Sun.Star Cebu: Cops arrest five in drug busts

Freeman: 3 heads of barangay councils want barangay elections to push through

Freeman: Tomas hires ex LTO 7 head, refuses to reveal job details

Cebu Daily News: LTFRB suspends new applications for Uber, Grab

Cebu Daily News: Congresman Del Mar lobbies DILG to restore Tomas’ police powers

Cebu Daily News: Obmudsman suspends ‘overworked’ Alcoy registrar, who holds four other jobs

Cebu Daily News: Cops, LGU urge public to help in war against crime

Cebu Business News.

Freeman: International investors now buying condo units in Cebu

Sun.Star Cebu: Lack of alternative in inter-island travel a setback for Visayas business

Sun.Star Cebu: More foreign banks eye investments in PH banking sector

Cebu Daily News: Mandaue Chamber says efficient collection should go with tax reforms

Cebu Sports News.

Freeman: Donaire to defend title in Pacquiao undercard

Sun.Star Cebu: Cobras survive Lancers in Cebu Classico

Sun.Star Cebu: 50 riders join Motorcycle Time Attack in Cafe Racer

Cebu Opinion.

Sun.Star Cebu Editorial: PRO 7 should go deeper into probe on killings

Freeman Editorial: PNP needs to improve custodial processes

Cebu Daily News Editorial: Team Rama’s political survival

Orlando P. Carvajal: Duterte is not the enemy we have to stop.

Bong Wenceslao: Church critics forget the efforts of workers everywhere who help the poor

Pachico Seares: It’s OK to bury a non-hero, just not a scoundrel

Frank Malilong: Political turncoatism is alive and well in PHL

Korina Sanchez: Defeating Abu Sayaff will be a big boost to PHL

Jerry Tundag: Obama better be careful in meeting Duterte

Bobit Avila: Yellow trolls using fake news to confuse netizens

Leo Lastimosa: Digong, biktima sa ‘gugmang giatay’

Stephen Canillas: Is it the end of Team Rama?

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