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P5.2B city budget ‘better than nothing’

December 28, 2012

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Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama didn’t get his P6.7 billion budget for next year but he said the P5.2 billion budget approved yesterday by the City Council was “better than nothing.” Rama said he will tap private sector partners to help carry out projects not funded in the annual budget. “Even if the 2012 budget […]

City asked to study privatizing garbage collection system

December 16, 2012

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THE Department of Public Services in Cebu City is asked to study privatizing the garbage collection system so that the city government could reduce its garbage management cost. Councilor Nida Cabrera, the environment committee chairperson, said that privatization might save the city millions that it’s now spending on the acquisition of garbage trucks and gasoline […]

2013 budget ‘unrealistic’ Local Finance Board gets flak from City Council

November 24, 2012

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Cebu City councilors yesterday chided the Local Finance Committee (LFC) for coming up with unrealistic revenue estimates as the City Council started scrutinizing Mayor Michael Rama’s proposed P6.7 billion budget for 2013. Cebu City Treasurer Emma Villarete got flak after she told the budget committee that the city is capable of funding the proposed budget […]

P12.2B Annual Investment Plan gets ok from Council

November 22, 2012

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The Cebu City Council yesterday approved a P12.2 billion Annual Investment Plan which will serve as guide in the implementation of development projects next year. Councilor Margot Osmeña, chairperson of the Budget Committee, said that the council approved the 2013 AIP even if this was almost double the P6.7 billion budgetary outlay proposed by Mayor […]

Cebu City Council cuts P24 million from supplemental budget

November 15, 2012

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After more than a year of dealing with an unfriendly Cebu City Council, Mayor Michael Rama has something to be thankful for. Except for some wrangling on fuel allocations and the honoraria for sanitation workers, the council yesterday finally approved supplemental budget 2. But the council cut out P24.1 million from the original request of […]

Unpaid fiscals, P8M power bill for Cebu City

November 14, 2012

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ASIDE from unpaid power bills and a low fuel supply, Cebu City Hall has to scrounge for additional funds to pay for allowances of Cebu City prosecutors. City Administrator Jose Marie Poblete said the allowances were suspended last June because there was no mor fund to support the increased stipend re granted by the mayor […]

Two annual investment plans set for Cebu City?

November 3, 2012

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About two copies of the proposed annual investment plan for Cebu City were released by the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) last week. The first API copy amounting to P885 million was presented to the Cebu City Development Council (CCDC) in their October 15 meeting. The second worth P12.2 billion was submitted to the […]

Fund Christmas budget, Rama tells council

October 30, 2012

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WHILE the Cebu City Council didn’t approve his request for P75 million for infrastructure master plans, Mayor Michael Rama said he hopes they won’t turn down his other request to brighten the city for the holidays. The mayor proposed spending P2.45 million for traditional Christmas activities in the city like the annual Pasko sa V. […]

City Council tells Mayor Rama to pay Rallos heirs

October 25, 2012

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THE Cebu City Council yesterday passed a resolution asking Mayor Michael Rama to already comply with the Supreme Court decision and already settle the just compensation claims of the Rallos heirs amounting to P133 million. Councilor Augustus Pe Jr., the council’s majority floor leader and acting presiding officer, authored a resolution asking Rama to effect […]

PB wants plans for Sugbu TV outlet

October 23, 2012

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A COMPREHENSIVE plan to structure the Capitol’s media arm was sought by the Provincial Board (PB) to help define and expand its role from its designation as the ruling administration’s propaganda tool. This plan was included in a proposed ordinance entitled “Enhancing the functions of the Provincial Information Office with institutionalization of Sugbu TV, Sugbu […]