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‘Anti-spanking ordinance not biased vs poor’

July 4, 2012

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The anti-spanking ordinance isn’t anti-poor contrary to claims by critics like Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama, one of its four proponents said yesterday. Councilor Leah Japson said the ordinance doesn’t penalize first-time offenders with a P5,000 fine or imprisonment. Only repeat violators are meted these sanctions, she said. “The ordinance isn’t that strict,” Japson said. […]

Suroy suroy ordinance tabled, mayors lukewarm?

July 3, 2012

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THE Cebu Provincial Board deferred yesterday the passage of an ordinance institutionalizing the Suroy suroy tourism program, a pet project of the governor. The sponsor, PB Member Arleigh Sitoy said he already called two public hearings after the ordinance was passed on first reading but that they yielded few responses from the mayors. His staff […]

Let ‘positive discipline’ replace outmoded corporal punishment

July 3, 2012

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A NON-GOVERNMENT organization (NGO) known for its advocacy for children and social welfare officials welcomed the Cebu City Council anti-spanking ordinance, saying it could serve as a model for other local government units. Noemi Truya-Abarientos of the Children’s Legal Bureau (CLB) said that with the ordinance, society should end corporal punishment as an outmoded practice, […]

Rama to veto anti-spanking ordinance as ‘anti-poor’ law

July 3, 2012

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Describing it as “anti-poor”, Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama announced his rejection of the City Council’s newly approved anti-spanking ordinance in his State of the City Address (SOCA) at the Plaza Sugbu yesterday. The mayor said the P5,000 fine for violators was too expensive for poor people. Rama, who has veto power is expected to […]

Mayor has reservations about spanking ordinance

July 1, 2012

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by Ador Vincent Mayol and Edison delos Angeles   CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama voiced reservations about a proposed city ordinance banning  corporal punishment on children. The mayor said he will review the final draft of the ordinance passed by the Cebu City Council last June 27. Rama said he doesn’t see anything wrong with […]

Spanking ordinance in Cebu City passed

June 28, 2012

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Slapping or even pinching a child’s ears will now be prohibited in Cebu City after the City Council approved last Wednesday an ordinance which penalizes such act and other acts that will cause pain and humiliation to a child. Violators will be meted with a maximum fine of P5, 000 and/or imprisonment for a maximum […]

Cebu Anti-Discrimination Ordinance pushed

April 23, 2012

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CEBU City may be the first city in the country to have a policy against the discrimination of minority sectors of the society with the proposed Anti-Discrimination Ordinance. City Councilor Alvin Dizon said they are currently holding consultations with different sectors on the proposed Anti-Discrimination Ordinance. The proposed ordinance he said not only cover lesbians, […]

Ordinance for park near Kawasan Falls under study

April 23, 2012

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A WEEK after it was closed, the Kawasan Falls in Badian town are cleared of all illegal structures. Despite this, Badian Mayor Robert Librando said the falls is still closed to tourists and even locals. The Badian municipal council is also scheduled to enact an ordinance designating a municipal park near Kawasan Falls for the […]

Whale shark tours Pinoy, non-Pinoy rates

April 12, 2012

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THE municipality of Oslob will go ahead with its new tour rates for whale shark watching on Sunday, April 15. Filipino visitors will be paying the same P300 fee but foreigners will have to pay a higher amount of P500. Oslob Mayor Ronald Guaren said new color-coded tickets have already been printed in green, yellow […]

Oslob hikes fees for diving, swimming with whale sharks

April 4, 2012

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    Fees for swimming or diving with whale sharks in Oslob town, south Cebu, will go up almost double on April 15. The price hike is supposed to “discourage” crowds of visitors from going near the giant fish, said a town official. Oslob Mayor Ronald Guaren said the current P300 fee “is too affordable, […]