Here is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, February 5, 2016.

ONE-WAY SCHEME. Starting Feb. 8, 2016,vehicles going to Lapu-Lapu City from Mandaue may only pass through the old bridge, while vehicles going to Mandaue City may pass through the Marcelo Fernan Bridge. (Photo courtesy of
ONE-WAY SCHEME. Starting Feb. 8, 2016,vehicles going to Lapu-Lapu City from Mandaue may only pass through the old bridge, while vehicles going to Mandaue City may pass through the Marcelo Fernan Bridge. (Photo from

LTFRB 7 director Rey Elenar said jeepney fares in Central Visayas may be reduced by as much as P1 starting next week due to the continued drop in fuel prices.

The minimum jeepney fare in Central Visayas was reduced to P7 on the recommendation of Elnar last Jan. 9, 2015, however there is a pending petition by former Cebu City Councilor Jun Pe to lower the minimum fare.

I think the board may decide on the petition filed by Pe. It could be that the board will grant the P.50 reduction he is asking for, but it is also possible that the reduction would be greater. LTFRB Region 7 director Rey Elnar.



One-way traffic on old bridge to Lapu-Lapu

Only motorists heading to Lapu-Lapu City will be able to use the old bridge starting Feb. 8. Those from Lapu-Lapu City who want to go to Mandaue City must pass through the Marcelo B. Fernan Bridge.

Mandaue will adopt the new traffic scheme to address the expected congestion once repair of the bridge starts. Aside from the bridge repair, DPWH Mandaue is starting the four-month rehabilitation of A. Soriano Ave.

To minimize traffic congestion on UN Avenue, we can possibly extend the truck ban from 6 a.m to 9 a.m., instead of until 8 a.m. only; and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., instead of until 8 p.m. Glenn Antigua, Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue chief for operations.


Talisay City Council declares mayor delos Reyes’s son persona non grata

The conflict between the Talisay City Council and city administrator John Yre delos Reyes, who is also the mayor’s son, has taken a turn for the worse with the body declaring him persona non grata.

Councilor Aldin Diaz authored a resolution declaring delos Reyes persona non grata because of what he said during his radio program and the move was approved by the majority.

All I can say it’s all about politics. And such action is unreasonable and irrelevant. It is a clear abuse of authority. Thus, the action made by the council is unconstitutional and without basis. Talisay City administrator John Yre delos Reyes.

Sun.Star Cebu: Council punishes Talisay City mayor’s son for conduct in radio, social media.

Other Cebu News:

Sun.Star Cebu: Jealous lesbian lover kills three in Bohol

Sun.Star Cebu: Man holds fellow passenger hostage for two hours in Mandaue City

Sun.Star Cebu: Cops nab ex-jeepney barker with P1.8M worth of drugs

Freeman: DILG officer says Mike Rama can’t hide behind Aguinaldo doctrine

Freeman: LTFRB to grant two more franchises to My Bus

Freeman: Dismissed ex-chief of police of Bantayan nabbed for rape

Cebu Daily News: Labella turns down Sun Cellular’s request, orders Probe to remove cell site

Cebu Daily News: City Council to let PNoy decide on restaurant’s fate

Cebu Daily News: DILG set to decide on resumption of Mike Rama’s hearing

Business News:

Sun.Star Cebu: Closed rural bank’s clients worry over deposits

Sun.Star Cebu: Visayas, Mindanao to boost franchising business in the Philippines

The Freeman: Agency posts P333.5M in premiums for farmers’ insurance in 2015

The Freeman: Stock merger to boost capital market

Cebu Daily News: Mandaue City collects P1.7B, falls short of P2.1B target for 2015.

Cebu Sports News:

Sun.Star Cebu: ALA Promotions eyes epic match between world champions Donnie Nietes and Juan Francisco Estrada

Freeman: Vivian Padawan grabs lead in 17th Sinulog Open Bowling tournament

Cebu Daily News: Members of team Cebu City taekwondo eye spots in national team

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