This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, October 13, 2016.

ACT NOW. Floods hit downtown Cebu again after a heavy rainfall. Pagasa Mactan is urging LGUs to implement drainage projects because Cebu will experience abnormal rainfall until March.
ACT NOW. Floods hit downtown Cebu again after a heavy rainfall. Pagasa Mactan is urging LGUs to implement drainage projects because Cebu will experience abnormal rainfall until March.

Pag-asa warns LGUs, act now vs floods

PAG-ASA Mactan officer-in-charge Engr. Alfredo Quiblat is urging LGUs to fast-track their drainage projects as more rains–like the ones that induced flooding in recent days–are expected for the next few months. Heavy rainfall affected the towns of Cordova, Consolacion, Lilo-an, Compostela, Minglanilla and Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu and Talisay cities. Quiblat said Cebu is expected to experience “near to above normal” from October until March.

Downtown Cebu was hit by heavy flooding during recent days and the solution of mayor Tomas Osmena is to hire a technical staff to study putting up a five-storey catchment basin under the Cebu City Sports Center football field and Fuente Osmena.

We have to hire a technical staff to study it. That place is, my best guess,to meet our objectives, which includes saving on right of way cost, which will be the costliest part. Mayor Tomas Osmena.

Freeman: Tom wants study in putting up of catchment basin under Fuente Osmena, CCSC football field.

Related: Cebu Daily News: Pagasa warns Cebuanos to expect heavy rains this week.

CA urges Cebu City officials to talk anew and find solution to Inayawan dumpsite

The Court of Appeals urged parties fighting over the Inayawan landfill issue to talk and come up with a win-win solution. CA Cebu executive justice Gabriel Ingles deferred in issuing a Temporary Environmental Protection Order to pave the way for both parties to find a common ground.

The Court’s viewpoint on this issue is also impelled by the concern that any precipitate issuance of a TEPO would have far-reaching consequence on the collection of garbage in the entire city. It would certainly be counter-productive if by issuing a TEPO to close the Inayawan landfill, it would then be the whole of Cebu City that would suffer as a result due to the lack of an alternative solution to the waste disposal problem. Court of Appeals resolution.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: CA urges contesting parties in Inayawan dumpsite to find solution.

Corruption still rampant in Cebu

AN SWS survey on businessmen showed that corruption is still rampant in Cebu, with the Bureau of Customs identified as one of the most corrupt. The survey was conducted in the closing months of President Aquino’s term. However, Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Glenn Soco is hopeful the new administration can end the corrupt practices in the public sector.

We are optimistic that he can do it because of his no-nonsense and strong-willed approach. MCCI president Glen Soco.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Corruption rampant in final days of Aquino admin

Other Cebu News.

 The Freeman: Talisay boosts security for fiesta

 The Freeman: Osmena blasts squatters, says its not good policy to reward illegal settlers

 The Freeman: Congressman Abellanosa says hundreds of scholars can testify for him

 The Freeman: DOH 7 blasts Cebu Province’s move in declaring dengue outbreak

 Sun.Star Cebu: Cebu City to avoid using chemicals in fight vs. dengue

 Sun.Star Cebu: Name of Cebu cop in Duterte drug list pops up in drug bust

 Cebu Daily News: Radaza open to Osmena’s proposal to ban private cars in bridge

 Cebu Daily News: Operators of ‘happy ending’ spa to face charges

Cebu Business News

 Sun.Star Cebu: Cebu chamber to send investment mission to Japan

 Sun.Star Cebu: Businessmen blasts Cebu LGUs lack of sincerity vs. corruption

 The Freeman: Despite Du30’s tirades, foreign investors still consider PHL as ideal destination

 Cebu Daily News: Cebu retailers start preparing for Christmas rush


Cebu Sports News

 The Freeman: UV vs. USC game to decide SWU’s fate in Cesafi

 Cebu Daily News: Melindo to banner Pinoy Pride 39 in November

 Sun.Star Cebu: 3 Cebuanos try luck in Hong Kong


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