This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, March 31, 2016.

Mandaue mayoralty bets face charges.

THE two candidates for Mandaue City mayor are facing complaints before the office of the Ombudsman-Visayas. Rep. Luigi Quisumbing of the sixth district is facing a complaint over the purchase of P4 million worth of multicabs alegeldy from his family’s company, while Councilor Emmarie Ouano-Dizon is also facing raps over her alleged failure to give true details of her statement of assets, liabilities and net worth.

Both are first-time candidates as mayor of Mandaue City, which has 190,000 voters.

At this point however, the general pubic, the people of the sixth district and particularly the Mandahehanons, deserve to know the truth behind this harassment case filed against him. Elaine Mae Bathan, Luigi Quisumbing’s lawyer.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Mandaue City mayoralty bets face raps before Ombudsman.

Freeman: 2 residents want Lolypop suspended for failing to declare P20M sale in SALN.

Cebu Daily News: Lolypop ready to answer complaint over SALN.

Don’t use gov’t vehicles in campaigns.

The office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas reminded politicians not to use government vehicles in their political sorties. After photos of government vehicles used in campaign were posted in Social Media, the office of the Ombudsman said it would impose sanctions on those found guilty of misuse.

We are monitoring and evaluating this report. Should we find basis to conduct fact-finding investigation, it will be done discreetly. Atty. Ma. Corazon Naraja, Visayas Ombudsman spokesperson.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Ombudsman warns politicos on use of gov’t vehicles in campaigns.

Sun.Star Cebu: Rama reminds officials on proper use of government vehicles.

City Hall allocates P15.8M for Comelec.

The Cebu City Council approved a P15.8 million budget for the Comelec for the May 9 elections. It will be charged under the City-sponsored activities, which has an allocation of P42 million, since Cebu City is operating under a reenacted budget.

The 15.8 million will be used to defray election-related expenses such as food, accommodation and honorarira for the training of the third members of the clustered precints and the retraining of the board of election inspectors. Cebu City councilor Margot Osmena.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: City Hall sets aside P15.9M for Comelec.

Other Cebu News.

Sun.Star Cebu: Proponents of Cebu City coal plant face question from environmentalists.

Sun.Star Cebu: Cops nab 13-year-old girl in Compostela drug bust.

Sun.Star Cebu: PWDs to get P7,000 increase in cash aid.

Freeman: 4 towns, 1 city on alert after Kanlaon eruption.

Freeman: Capitol reports P370M increase in income for 2015.

Freeman: Ludo Power Corp. presents benefits of coal power plant in public hearing.

Cebu Daily News: One Cebu allies endorse Marcos.

Cebu Daily News: Families under Mactan bridge still have no relocation spots.

Cebu Business News.

Sun.Star Cebu: Globe to spend bulk of $750M capex to speed up connectivity.

Sun.Star Cebu: DTI to launch US roadshow to promote PHL tourism.

Freeman: Globe CEO blames red tape on slow deployment of cell sites.

Freeman: BSP says consumer loans in 2015 reached P997.2 billion.

Cebu Daily News: Local business, tourism to benefit from new Cebu-Dubai flights.


Cebu Sports News.

Sun.Star Cebu: Local coaches praise Azkals for comeback win over North Korea.

Freeman: Abarquez advances to Girls 18-Under finals.

Cebu Daily News: Group holds fun run to fund scholarship program.


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