This is the roundup of top Cebu news stories today, Aug. 2, 2016.
Taxi operators: ‘We don’t want change, stop Uber, Grab.’
AS more and more people are taking to ride-sharing apps like Uber, Grab and U-Hop for convenience, a group of taxi operators want the DOTC and LTFRB to stop issuing certificates of public convenience to transportation network firms like Uber, Grab and U-hop. The petition, signed by Richard Cabucos, Richard Corominas, Chiquito Obeso, Cardinal Lim, Peter Coromoinas, Mariano Terence Blanco, Paul Corominas, Mayo Perez, Michael Lee and Glenn Batiancila, said the issue a matter of “life and death for the riding public.”
What is at stake here is not only the right of petitioners, but also the welfare nad safety of the public, as well as the integrity and sanctity of the fundamental law of the land…Indeed, the ruling of this court on this case will practically be a matter of life and death for petitioners, and in the long-term, the public. Petition signed by taxi operators.
Cebuano lola wins P272 million jackpot.
A 60-year-old lola based in Cebu got the break of the lifetime after picking the right numbers in the PCSO 6/55 draw, and becoming the solo winner of the P272,868,832 jackpot price The winning combination of 13, 35, 24, 09, 06 and 53 was purchased at a lotto outlet at Ayala Center Cebu.
Use the money wisely. Mo-share pud but not necessarily mopahibawo ikaw ang nakadaog. PCSO Cebu general manager Glen Jesus M. Rada.
For fear of vigilantes, City Council wants military in the streets.
The Cebu City council will pass a resolution asking the AFP to work with the PNP to keep the peace in the streets. Councilor David Tumulak says the move will also show the city will not tolerate the presence of death squads, who have been blamed for the death of pushers in recent days.
This is part of the AFP’s community relations. We’re happy that they’ll be partners with PNP. This is also one way to assure the public that order and safety can be maintained…We’re calling out to those identified themselves as members of the death squad to entrust to the police the law because it can’t be used for personal interest. We’re also fearing for the civilians who might be dragged into the situation. Cebu City councilor Dave Tumulak.
You know, I don’t really think there’s such a thing as a death squad. But there’s such a thing as death squats. These are people who are suyaon. Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmena.