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

BATTLE VS. BIG BUSINESS. Tomas Osmena said he will fight SM, Ayala and Filinvest over the sale of the SRP. (Photo from Tomas Osmena's Facebook account)
BATTLE VS. BIG BUSINESS. Tomas Osmena said he will fight SM, Ayala and Filinvest over the sale of the SRP. (Photo from Tomas Osmena’s Facebook account)

Tomas targets consortium, calls Ayala, SM, ‘thieves.’

Incoming Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmena vowed to make Cebu City No.1 again and also reiterated a post-election vow to rescind the P10 billion sale of a 26.3 hectare slice of the Southroad Properties to Ayala Land, Cebu Holdings INc. and SM Prime Holdings.

Tomas, who is returning to Cebu City after a six-year absence, also vowed to deliver free medicines to senior citizens and warned drug dealers and errant City Hall employees that he will be harsh against them.

Gikawat sa SM, Ayala ug Filinvest ang inyong yuta. Maningkamot gyud ko, musukol gyud ko aron mubalik ang kaugmaon sa atong syudad. Tomas Osmena in his inaugural speech.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Tomas vows to go after SM, Ayala and Filinvest over SRP sale.

Related News:
Cebu Daily News: Tomas vows to clean house in new term.

Sun.Star Cebu: Tomas admits Jaguar tried to give him money; likens drug lord to Ayala, SM as entities who only worship money.

Cebu Daily News: Tomas denies protecting Jaguar, says all officials in drug lord’s barangay allied with Rama

Freeman: Tomas asks public help to make Cebu City No. 1 again


Authorities hope pipe work in Mactan bridge won’t affect traffic.

MOTORISTS passing through Mactan-Mandaue bridge better pray that officials are correct with their assessment that the P5.9 million rehabilitation of the MCWD pipeline support under the bridge, which will take six months, won’t worsen the traffic in the area. Florentino Nimor of the Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue, who said he wasn’t aware the work has started, believes it won’t affect traffic but said:

Just in case it will cause traffic confestion, we will intervene. We will tell them to stop the work because that’s obstruction to traffic. Florentino Nimor.

Frank Brazil, the chief of the Lapu-Lapu City Traffic Management Systems, who also admitted the MCWD didn’t coordinate with them for the pipeline repair, sees no problem as long as there is advance notice. MCWD said the repairs would be done at night only.

Wala’y problem na. Kung naay disturbo sa traffic, dapat mo-inform sila one-week advance notice. Frank Brazil.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Officials hope pipe repairs in Mandaue bridge won’t affect traffic.

Freeman: Lapu official sees smooth flow despite pipe repair in Mandaue bridge.

Danao gives NBI Bohol P200K reward for Barok’s surrender

Danao City Mayor Ramon Durano III handed over a P200,000 cash reward to NBI Bohol for the surrender of suspected drug lord Alvaro “Barok” Alvaro, a native of Danao City. Atty. Rennan Augustus Oliva, the chief of NBI Bohol, promised to use the reward money to improve their office.

There are many things I want to improve in Bohol. First, I intend to build a jail for our detainees there; and second, I want to put a roof where people scure their NBI clearances. Atty. Rennan Augustus Oliva.

Read: Cebu Daily News: For nabbing local menace, Danao City gives NBI Bohol P200,000 cash reward

Sun.Star Cebu: Durano gives P200,000 award to NBI Bohol for nabbing Danao’s threat to peace and order

Other Cebu News.

Sun.Star Cebu: Amidst tough anti-drug drive, DOH calls for rehab of dependents

Sun.Star Cebu: Four houses razed in Labangon fire

Sun.Star Cebu: Council of four approves P6-billion Cebu City budget

Sun.Star Cebu: COA calls City Hall’s attention on delays of projects

Freeman: 15-hectare Inayawan landfill reopened

Freeman: Province to release damage assesment of Monad Shoal on Friday

Freeman: VSMCC starts work on new cancer center

Freeman: City Hall workers to get midyear bonus after council approves 2016 budget

Cebu Daily News: PRO 7 put five cops under lifestyle check

Cebu Daily News: Parish priest in Bohol commits suicide

Cebu Daily News: Province approves P5 million supplemental budget to purchase 10 meat vans

Cebu Daily News: Widow dies as fire razes 6 houses in Alcoy

Cebu Business News.

Sun.Star Cebu: Local real estate company forms subsidiaries for different market segments

Sun.Star Cebu: DTI to tap CCCI members’ expertise in Go Negosyo campaign

Freeman: Canadian ambassador seeks trade relations with Cebu as part of Canada celebration

Freeman: Veco reaches out to customers, launches mobile app

Cebu Daily News: GT cosmetics invests P50 million for third manufacturing plant in Liloan

Cebu Daily News: Local sector hopes international tourism fair will bring more tourist revenues to Cebu

Cebu Sports News.

Sun.Star Cebu: Donaire Sr. hopes Ladon, Suarez can deliver gold medal in Rio

Freeman: Lancers lose, Jaguars end skid in Bayugan tournament

Cebu Daily News: Manotoc surprised by Baldwin’s Gilas lineup, says team lacks heart without Abueva

Cebu Daily News: Coach banned for life thankful for second chance

Cebu Opinion.

Carvajal: Some drivers are really stupid

Wenceslao: Turnout in Jaguar funeral is not surprising

Nalzaro: Change? Death and chain are coming under Duterte

Tundag: Will other enthusiasts take a page from skateboarders’ playbook?

Avila: Who implements anti-noise ordinance?

Sanchez: Abu Sayaff still operating with impunity.


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