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

RECOVERY. An increase in the government spending in infrastructure is expected to boost Region 7's economy this year.
RECOVERY. An increase in the government spending in infrastructure is expected to boost Region 7’s economy this year.

Construction sector to boost Central Visayas’ growth.

NEDA says Central Visayas, the fourth largest economy in the country, will grow with as the Duterte administration promised to increase spending in infrastructure, and the agriculture and manufacturing sectors expected to rebound. Central Visayas’ growth rate dropped from 7.8 percent in 2014 to 4.8 percent in 2015.

The Central Visayas economy is expected to continue to be the fourth largest economy, with a rebound in manufacturing, exports, construction and increased public sector in infrastructure under the new administration. Neda Central Visayas director Efren Carreon.

Read: Cebu Daily News: After dropping in 2015, Central Visayas growth rate expected to grow

Sun.Star Cebu: From No. 1 in 2010, Central Visayas economy drops to No. 10 in 2015.

Rise in drug killings signal return of vigilantes.

The Cebu City Police Office is looking into the entry of vigilante groups after three suspected pushers were shot by motorcyle-riding men last Thursday in Labangon, Mambaling and Lorega. Aside from the vigilante angle, the CCPO is also investigating the possibility that drug pushers are killing each other to cover their tracks.

We are not encouraging them. Abi pa lang ni-tolerate mi nila. Dakpon gihapon sila. CCPO deputy director for administration Supt. Artemio Ricabo.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Local police to verify info on vigilantes’ presence.

Cebu Daily News: 4 die in suspected vigilane killings in Cebu.

Freeman: Cops urge public, let police handle anti-drug operations.

Dole 7 to help teachers displaced by K12.

College teachers who lost their jobs due to the K12 program will get assistance from the Department of Labor. In Region 7, 1,994 teachers are expected to be displaced, including an additional 744 non-teaching personnel. Dole is eyeing three to six months financial support to the displaced personnel.

Those who can avail of our services will generally be all displaced HEI personnel, regardless of tenure and position. Dole Region 7 director Exequiel Sarcauga.

Read: Freeman: DOLE Region 7 ready to help teachers displaced by K12


Other Cebu News.

Sun.Star Cebu: Cebu solon files bill granting emergency powers to Du30 to solve traffic mess

Sun.Star Cebu: Cebu City working on sale of SRP lots

Sun.Star Cebu: Residents of 3 barangays oppose 100-hectare reclamation project in Minglanilla

Sun.Star Cebu: 50 individuals defy Osmena memo to return firearms

Sun.Star Cebu: Lim’s counsel ridicules NBI’s probe of death of 2006 inquiry witnesses

Sun.Star Cebu: Residents get free oil as van with P11 million worth of oil meets accident

Freeman: 10 inmates die in CPDRC in two months

Freeman: POEA ans deployment of workers to four Saudi firms for non-payment of wages

Freeman: Consulate backs Korean Association of Cebu president amidst drug lord tag

Cebu Daily New: Tomas to recall police vehicles

Cebu Daily News: New PDEA head says he has list of big targets.

Cebu Daily News: Tomas hires 500 casuals for trash collection.

Cebu Daily News: Cop nab suspect in love-triangle slay in Mandaue

Cebu Business News.

Sun.Star Cebu: Local firm eyes horizontal housing instead of condos

Sun.Star Cebu: Tourism stakeholders welcome DOT’s plan to scrap travel tax

Freeman: PLDT assures cheaper, faster internet with infra migration

Freeman: Private sector can help spend for Miss Universe hosting

Cebu Sports News.

Sun.Star Cebu: Tepora eyes 18th straight win in Who’s Next

The Freeman: Former Olympian Barriga ready to make pro debut

Cebu Daily News: Tapales ready to join ALA promotions

Cebu Opinion.

Sun.Star Cebu Editorial: Police chief takes correct stance on vigilantism

Orlando P. Carvajal: Tabunok, Barili public markets to get upgrades

Bong Wenceslao: Instead of Con-Con, congress to use Con Ass

Cheking Seares: The deputy mayors and acting mayors of Cebu City

Jerry Tundag: What John Kerry is not saying

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