Here’s what you need to know today, June 23, 2016.

Rama urges Osmeña couple to finish construction of CCMC building

After Acting Cebu City Mayor Margot Osmeña suspended the construction of the 10-storey Cebu City Medical Center, outgoing and suspended mayor Mike Rama is asking Osmeña to reconsider her decision, saying the building is essential to the poor. Osmeña suspended the construction because the project does not have a building permit.

CCMC should be helped by all. I wish it should not be stalled because time is of the essence to address the plight of the poor. I hope that instead of looking for faults, the City Government should be helping rectify the deficiencies for as long as it will not compromise the integrity of the building. former Cebu City mayor Mike Rama

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Mike hopes Osmena will reconsider decision on CCMC building.

Cebu Daily News: Rama asks, don’t stall CCMC project.

FOR THE POOR. Outgoing Cebu City mayor Mike Rama hopes construction of the CCMC will continue as the new hospital will benefit the poor. (Photo from Mike Rama's Facebook page)
FOR THE POOR. Outgoing Cebu City mayor Mike Rama hopes construction of the CCMC will continue as the new hospital will benefit the poor. (Photo from Mike Rama’s Facebook page)

Police expect suspected drug personality who surrendered to divulge information

PRO 7 director Patrocinio Commendador hopes Alvaro “Barok” Alvaro, the right-hand man of the slain Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz who surrendered to the NBI in Manila, will divulge what he knows of Jaguar’s drug operations. Alvaro was with Diaz when he was slain by policemen in Las Pinas and turned himself in to NBI Bohol four days later. He was brought to Manila before getting escorted by the NBI back to Cebu.

If there is any revelation, then we welcome any revelation. On that matter, I just hope this will not be used for political ends. PRO 7 director Patrocinio Commendador.

We’re just lucky that he surrendered to us and with this, we are hoping for a succesful operation in the campaign against illegal drugs. He surrendered to us because he wants to help the government. Atty. Rennan Augusto Oliva of NBI Bohol.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Authorities anticipate confession of Jaguar’s right-hand man.

Cebu Daily News: NBI, Police await vital info from Barok.

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Man gets 20 years for sex trafficking

Seven years after he was arrested, Gaudisio Gerra was found guilty for selling four girls in Lapu-Lapu City for sex. Gerra was convicted by Lapu-Lapu RTC Branch 27 judge Toribio Quiwag and sentenced to 20 years and was also ordered to pay a fine of P1 million.

It is a manifestation of one of the most flagrant forms of violence against human beings…It is exploitation, coercion, decelption, abduction, rape, physical, mental and other forms of abuse. Judge Toribio Quiwag in six-page decision convicting Gerra.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Court sentences man to 20 years in jail for selling four girls.

Other Cebu Stories

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» Sun.Star Cebu: Grade 2 pupils spot classmate with shabu

» Sun.Star Cebu: Suspect in killing of pastor killed in shootout

» Sun.Star Cebu: Death of Jaguar, intensified anti-drugs campaign lead to increase in price of shabu

» Sun.Star Cebu: CHR asks PRO 7 for copy of report on Jaguar’s death

» Sun.Star Cebu: Council changes heart, revives P6 billion budget

» The Freeman: Court asks CDN to respond to Castro’s libel complaint

» The Freeman: Cebu City Task Force on street children launches program for street kids

» The Freeman: Capitol eyes P1 million savings in going paperless

» Cebu Daily News: Shabu found in shoe of grade 2 pupil in Mandaue

» Cebu Daily News: Expert assesses damage to Monad shoal

Cebu Business News

» Sun.Star Cebu: PHL won’t be affected by Brexit

» Sun.Star Cebu: DTI announces new rules on controlled chemicals

» The Freeman: Business leaders urge repeal of law prohibiting foreign vessels from moving cargoes, people between island

Cebu Sports News

» Sun.Star Cebu: Coach sees K12 improving quality of high school competition

» The Freeman: Cebuana makes international gymnastics debut

» The Freeman: Citing NCR, Visayas dominance, Milo organizers scrap national finals for Little Olympics

» Cebu Daily News: SWU double-checks high school team’s eligibility to avoid last year’s fiasco

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