This is the roundup of stories that came out in local papers today, June 30, 2016.

WHY CONFESS NOW? Mike Rama, who denied coddling Jeffrey "Jaguar" Diaz asked why Tommy Osmena didn't have Jaguar arrested if he had proof the slain drug lord was committing a crime. (Photo from Mike Rama's Facebook page.)
WHY CONFESS NOW? Mike Rama, who denied coddling Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz asked why Tommy Osmena didn’t have Jaguar arrested if he had proof the slain drug lord was committing a crime. (Photo from Mike Rama’s Facebook page.)

Rama asks: Why did Tomas fail to have Jaguar arrested?

OUTGOING Cebu City mayor Mike Rama turned the table on his rival, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña, who insinuated that he protected slain suspected drug lord Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz. Osmeña said in his speech last Tuesday that all the officials in the barangay where Jaguar’s compound is located are allied with Rama, who also chose the police chief at a time Jaguar operated. Osmeña also admitted that Jaguar tried to give him money to support his campaign.

He (Osmeña) really should decline the offer. But why didn’t he arrest Jaguar supposing that’s already a crime…supposing he (Jaguar) was involved in an illegal activity, then why didn’t he tell the whole truth? Nganong karon pa man siya ni angkon? He should have said that before. Ang mga tawo di motuo ana oy. Pabilib ra na sya. Now the truth will come out in due time. Ayaw siya pahinambuga. Outgoing Cebu City mayor Mike Rama.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Rama denies protecting Jaguar.

Delos Santos pledges to finish CCMC construction

Cebu City councilor Mary Ann delos Santos assured the public that the construction of the 10-storey Cebu City Medical Center will push through once all the requirements are met. Construction of the billion-peso building was halted after it was found out that the contractor has yet to secure a building permit. Engr. Josefa Ylanan, head of the Office of the Building Official, also said there is no mechanical and electrical plans nor a complete design and detail of the building.
Delos Santos said she woulnd’t mind waiting for a year to address the deficiences.

Another truth is that, once the mistakes and lapses will be corrected, the CCMC project will continue and will push through without any violations being committed so as not to waste government time, effort and money. Mary Ann delos Santos.

Read: Freeman: Delos Santos says deficiences need to be corrected before CCMC construction resumes.

Sun.Star Cebu: Delos Santos says City considering ‘new design’ for CCMC to solve encroachment problem.

Cebu Daily News: Councilor says delay in CCMC construction meant to save government time and money.

Smile, you’re on Mandaue’s traffic camera

Mandaue City will use traffic cameras for its no-contact apprehension policy under the administration of Mayor Luigi Quisumbing, who hopes it can help ease traffic as enforcers no longer need to stop violators to issue a ticket. Mandaue spent P39 million for 42 CCTV cameras as part of the modernization of its traffic signal system.

We will be implementing the ‘no contact apprehension.’ That means, ma dakpan ka sa camera, padad-an ka og ticket, pa dad-an ka og fine. Mandaue mayor Luigi Quisumbing.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Mandaue City warns motorists it will implement ‘no contact apprehension’ policy.

Other Cebu News

» Sun.Star Cebu: Outgoing councilors wish colleagues luck in new term

» Sun.Star Cebu: LP’s silent majority asks Roxas: What now?

» Sun.Star Cebu: DOH 7 sees surge in demand for drug rehab centers

» Sun.Star Cebu: Cops score some more in latest anti-drug ops

» Sun.Star Cebu: CIDG nabs five men in drug bust in Lapu-Lapu City

» Sun.Star Cebu: UP president urges graduates to take leadership roles

» The Freeman: Roxas thanks Cebuanos for 600,000 votes in last election

» The Freeman: Traffic head, 29 enforcers lose job under Tomas admin

» The Freeman: DILG Cebu reminds elected officials to set aside politics, uphold cooperation

» The Freeman: Controversial fiscal Castro not open to settlment with police in harrassment case

» Cebu Daily News: Margot issues no segregation, no collection policy

» Cebu Daily News: Cops to intensify anti-drugs campaign

» Cebu Daily News: MCWD says water supply now at normal levels

» Cebu Daily News: Workers rush work on Tomas’ eight-floor office

Cebu Business News

» Sun.Star Cebu: Man behind Deca homes honored as Entrepreneur of the Year

» Sun.Star Cebu: Local cosmetics company hopes to expand business in Southeast Asia, Oceania

» The Freeman: Regional tourism spots gets boost from domestic tourists

» Cebu Daily News: Gaisano Capital opens 1,500-seat convention center in Lapu-Lapu

Cebu Sports News

» Sun.Star Cebu: Cebuanos start hunt for medal in Korea taekwondo tournament

» The Freeman: FEU crushes UV to win Bayugan tournament

» Cebu Daily News: UST to join Recoletos Cup

Cebu Opinion

» Publio Briones: Enough of Jaguar

» Cheking Seares: Jaguar was not a social bandit

» Ele Espinoza: Osmena confession on Jaguar shows narco-politics is here

» Bong Wenceslao: Are we setting too high an expectation on Duterte?

» Cherry Ballescas: June 30 is thanksgiving day for PNoy

» Bobit Avila: Finally, PNoy administration has come to an end

» Aven Piramide: Political will needed to solve road travel delays

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