This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, April 22, 2016.

FIGHT NIGHT. Nonito Donaire Jr. (left) will defend his belt against Zsolt Bedak in his first fight in Cebu.

Fight day traffic

The Cebu City Transportation Office is advising motorists to avoid Osmena Boulevard and nearby roads starting noon tomorrow as they will be partially closed due to the Nonito Donaire Jr. vs. Zsolt Bedak title fight at the Cebu City Sports Center.

CCTO chairman Jonathan Tumulak said parking on both sides of Osmena Boulevard will be allowed and they will close it should the crowd get bigger. Organizers expect 15,000 people to watch the fight, which is Donaire’s first fight in Cebu.

I’m five steps ahead, that’s what’s differet from then and now. I’m a student, I don’t consider myself a master. I’m constantly learning, that’s what’s different. Nonito Donaire Jr.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Donaire fight to stall downtown Cebu traffic.
Related: Freeman: CCTO urges motorists to avoid downtown area during Donaire fight.

Cebu Daily News: Heavy traffic expected for Donaire fight.

Sun.Star Cebu: Donaire dedicates fight to father

No budget for 3T teachers

With the May 9 elections getting near, the Cebu City government still has no budget for the 3,047 teachers who will serve as a board of election inspector. Each BEI will get P1,500 from the city, which needs P4.57 million for all teachers.

Acting City treasurer Diwa Cuevas said the honorarium is included in the P40 million election reserve for 2016, but the annual budget was revised and returned for the City Council for deliberation. The Cebu City councilors are locked in a debate for the passing of the P6.4 billion budget

We’ll wait for the approval of the annual budget. We are hoping it will be approved before the election. Acting Cebu City treasurer Diwa Cuevas.

Read: Cebu City hall fails to set aside funds for BEIs due to budget impasse

Freeman: No funds for 3,000 teachers on May 9

Duterte’s new dare.

Still reeling from the backlash of his controversial remarks on rape, Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte dared the United States and Australia to sever diplomatic ties with the Philippines should he win as president.

It was not a joke when I uttered it (in 1989). They took it as a joke when I narrated it. These ambassadors are stupid. I was mad when I uttered it. When I narrated it, I was not angry any more. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Digong dares US, Australia to sever ties with Philippines.

More Cebu News.

Sun.Star Cebu: Ex-cop pays P40,000 bribe for son’s entry in police force

Sun.Star Cebu: Ombudsman urged to probe Tudela mayor’s unliquidated P370K advance

Sun.Star Cebu: Rama clears consultant of conflict of interest charge

Freeman: Pelaez to focus on shelter, mass transport if elected as Lapu mayor

Freeman: Gubernatorial bet bats for creation of super highway

Cebu Daily News: Ombud urged to probe Kris Aquino’s use of presidential chopper

Cebu Daily News: Osmena mulls charges vs. election officer

Cebu Business News.

Sun.Star Cebu: Radisson Blu eyes tourists from Europe

Sun.Star Cebu: Malaysian firm hopes to expand presence in Cebu

Freeman: Neda sees need for more water-related projects in Region 7

Freeman: Employment rate in Central Visayas drops by 2.3 percent

Cebu Sports News.

Sun.Star Cebu: Australian boxer excited to fight in front of Cebuano fans

Freeman: Tension brews between Magsayo, Avalos

Cebu Daily News: Cebu’s biggest tennis tournament opens 21st edition next week.


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