This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, June 24, 2016.

GOOD TASTE LEAVES BAD TASTE.  Some workers are questioning the latest policy meant to promote a look of professionalism among Cebu Capitol employees. (Photo from
GOOD TASTE LEAVES BAD TASTE. Some workers are questioning the latest policy meant to promote a look of professionalism among Cebu Capitol employees. (Photo from

Employees question Capitol’s ‘good taste’

Capitol workers are questioning new guidelines implemented that is supposed to promote a look of professionalism among workers. The guidelines disallow “purple, black or unnatural shades of lipstick, nail art or overly bright nail color, and see through blouses. The guidelines, issued by provincial administrator Mark Tolentino, also called for “proper undergarment” and disallows “see-through tops or blouses.”

A male employee, who also requested anonymity, said some provisions are too personal, like the color of the lipstick. The employee also wants to know the exact definition of ‘in good taste,’ and who says that one style is in bad taste. Sun.Star Cebu on its report on Capitol’s new guidelines.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Caught by surprise, Capitol’s memo on ‘good taste’ leaves bad taste on some workers.

COA finds questionable P963 million cash aid.

The Commission on Audit found 54 deficiencies in Cebu City Hall’s 963 million cash aid and incentives and the reconstruction of the Carbon Market Unit 2. The audit was requested by Acting Cebu City Mayor Margot Osmena when she assumed office and among the recommendations was the cancellation of the P167 million contract with Geety Realty for its failure to finish the Carbon building on time.

The findings are not so good. Of course, any of their findings would disturb us. Acting Cebu City mayor Margot Osmena.

But if there are questions, these should be addressed to the treasurer, accountant and other officials who are in charge. They have suspended me, so I cannot say anything. Suspended Cebu City mayor Mike Rama.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: COA questions P963 million City Hall expenses.

Cebu Daily News: COA recommends termination of contract for delayed Carbon market building.

Cebu Daily News: City Hall to appeal COA’s disallowance of P800 million aid to barangays

Baruk talks, gives names of protectors to NBI.

Suspected drug lord Alvar “Barok” Alvaro has began naming his protectors to the National Bureau of Investigation, which has tightened the security against him. The NBI said Alvaro has revealed a major syndicate operating in and out of Cebu, and named high-profile individuals involved in the drug trade.

We got the operational information: source of drugs, pipeline going into our areas, and the actors in theri syndicate. His revelations are important considering that he’s an insider. His surrender was really a big help to us. NBI Bohol head Rennan Augustus Oliva.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Baruk exposes drug syndicate in talks with NBI.
Sun.Star Cebu: Baruk says drug links extends to Manila

Other Cebu News.

Sun.Star Cebu: PRO 7 creates team to chase drug lords’ properties

Sun.Star Cebu: Jaguar established presence by offering low prices of shabu

Sun.Star Cebu: Another bust nets cops P1.2 million worth of shabu

Sun.Star Cebu: Parents sue school, claims disciplinary action against child was unwarranted

Freeman: Baruk divulges names of protectors to NBI

Freeman: City Hall wants councilman back in jail

Freeman: 7 days before contracts were supposed to end, Mandaue City council finally approves consultants’ contracts

Cebu Daily News: Fearing charges, Sambag 1 barangay captain finally heeds Margot’s memo

Cebu Daily News: Cops nab father and son tandem in drug bust

Cebu Business News.

Sun.Star Cebu: Church looks for partners to help develop idle properties

Sun.Star Cebu: Companies urged to develop social enterprises

Freeman: Peer to peer markets changing economy

Cebu Sports.

Sun.Star Cebu: Trisikad driver prepares for race by quitting smoking, wins first place

Sun.Star Cebu: Depleted Leylam beefs up roster for Aboitiz Cup men’s open defense

Freeman: Fernandez hopes to change PHL sports as PSC commissioner

Cebu Daily News: Ironman organizers warn participants of selling slots

Cebu Opinion.

Carvajal: Duterte shouldn’t ignore Robredo

Wenceslao: Duterte establishes coalition quickly, thanks to sip-sip politicos

Seares: Can anti-mining advocate serve as DENR secretary?

Malilong: Stance on budget may signal shift of political alliance in Cebu City

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