This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, April 29, 2016.

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EFFICIENT. Mayor Mike Rama promised that he will streamline the processes for business permits if he gets elected anew. (Photo from Mike Rama’s Facebook page)

Rama to business community: Let’s team up

Re-electionist Mike Rama promised to get the local business community involved if he gets elected to another term as Cebu City Mayor. Mayor Rama told a forum organized by the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry that he would promote participatory governance and will meet with the CCCI to discuss their issues and concerns.

Remove the avenue of corruption, remove bureaucracy and red tape to make it easier for business. It’s the discretion of offices that’s really causing corruption. Mayor Mike Rama.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Rama woos businessmen, vows to tap them as partners.

Comelec identifies 8 election hotspots in Cebu

The Commission on Elections has identied 8 hotspots in Cebu–22 overall in Central Visayas. According to the Comelec these areas have a history of intense political history and additional security will be needed. The eight hot spots in Cebu are Bogo City, Medellin, Daanbantayan, Carmen, San Francisco, Dumanjug, Tuburan and San Fernando.

These areas will receive more than the normal deployment of police officers. Based on the instructions of our regional director, we will be fielding forward deployment or contingency forces to preempt any possible problem that may erupt on election day. Senior Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Comelec names problem areas in Cebu.

3,000 Cebu voters lose chance to vote in malls

Some 3,000 voters in Cebu City would have had the chance to vote in May 9 in the relative comforts of the mall if not for the reversal on the ruling allowing for mall voting.  SM City Cebu and Ayala Center Cebu would have served as voting centers had the moved push through; 1,503 voters from Barangay Luz were re-assigned to Ayala and 1,582 from Barangay Mabolo were re-assigned to SM.

That would have been a pilot project. It would have been a chance to advance our electoral process because we want to reach that point where we are allowed to vote just anywhere. Our voting will be automated. So as of now, we will only have automated counting. Comelec North District officer Atty. Edwin Cadungog.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Cancelled mall voting affects 3,000 Cebu voters.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Cancelled mall voting won’t affect Cebu voters

Other Cebu News Stories

» Sun.Star Cebu: San Nicolas fire razes 6 houses

» Sun.Star Cebu: 300 V-hires refuse to leave temporary terminal at Compana Maritama

» Sun.Star Cebu: Ombudsman reminds workers, officials on last day of filing of SALN

» Sun.Star Cebu: Cops nab 2 minors in Danao for violating gun ban

» The Freeman: Church celebrates 450th Kaplag

» Cebu Daily News: Thousands witness star-studded Kadaugan re-enactment

» Cebu Daily News: Tractor-truck collision causes heavy traffic in San Fernando

» Cebu Daily News: Capitol to distribute El Nino aid with or without Comelec approval

» Cebu Daily News: Wenceslao won’t file another motion to push for coal power plant

Cebu Business News

» Sun.Star Cebu: Despite travel advisories, tourism in PHL to thrive

» Sun.Star Cebu: PSE’s slide can’t be blamed on May 9 elections

» The Freeman: IMF envoy sees need for PHL to liberalized rice sector

» The Freeman: Mortuary group hopes to improve industry standards in annual convention

» Cebu Daily News: Next president should attract more foreign investments

» Cebu Daily News: Cebu Landmasters start 3,200-unit subdivision in Southern Cebu

Cebu Sports News

» Sun.Star Cebu: Former Ateneo de Cebu star leads Batang Gilas in Seaba U18

» Sun.Star Cebu: Cebuano triathletes join Japan event

» The Freeman: Alferez secures 2 quarterfinal spots in Gullas Cup

» Cebu Daily News: USC scraps varsity program for elementary division

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