- Regional director of the Population Commission
- Baby’s timing leads to gifts
WHEN Kyle Olendang is old enough, his parents will have quite the story to tell him about his birthday.
The boy, born at 12:44 a.m. last Sunday in Cebu City, is one of several babies whose births brought the country’s population to 100 million.
The Commission on Population (Popcom) in Central Visayas congratulated Olendang’s parents during a visit to the government-run Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC).
- Pope Francis to see PH in 2015
POPE Francis will visit the Philippines for the first time in January next year, church officials in Manila confirmed yesterday.
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, in a press conference, said that the pontiff will visit the country on Jan. 15 to 19, 2015, but that the itinerary has yet to be finalized.
- Some say Aquino administration lacked programs in education, peace
MANY Cebuanos welcome the Aquino administration’s projects for Cebu but some said they find efforts to address issues related to education, energy, and peace and order lacking.
- ‘70 sitios in city have no power’
THE Cebu City Government wants the Department of Energy (DOE) to provide electrical connection to 70 sitios in 29 barangays in the city.
The request came in the form of a resolution adopted by the City Council on July 23.
The resolution, filed by Councilor Nestor Archival as chairperson of the City Council committee on energy, asks the DOE to energize the sitios through its Electrification Fund.
- Asturias ‘besieged’ by flies
A SWARM of flies has descended on the midwestern town of Asturias, Cebu.
- Palace official to speak at public forum
A PUBLIC forum called “WhadDAP PDAF?!: CriticalPH” will be held at the Provincial Capitol on Aug. 7.
Its purpose is to educate the public on the difference between the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).
- Sinkhole suddenly appears, forces residents to evacuate
THE Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) 7 recommended the temporary evacuation of residents living near a sinkhole in Barangay Langub, Kinatarkan Island, Sta. Fe, Cebu.
- VSMMC assures safety of patients
THE Vicente Sotto Memorial Center (VSMMC) boasted of its state-of-the-art security facility to ensure the safety of their patients.
Dr. Gerardo Aquino, VSMMC medical chief, said VSMMC invested for the setting up of 28 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras, which proved to be useful in thwarting crimes inside the hospital.
- PWRI opposes construction of SM’s wastewater facility
PILIPINAS Water Resource Inc. (PWRI) questioned the construction of a wastewater treatment plant by SM Prime Holdings Inc. at the South Road Properties (SRP).
The move, PWRI said, runs counter to the provisions of the joint venture agreement (JVA) entered into and signed by the Cebu City Government and PWRI in May 2010.