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14 hurt in vehicular collision in Toledo City

January 8, 2013

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FOURTEEN persons were injured when a vehicle-for-hire collided with an L200 pick-up and accidentally hit a tricycle in the national road in barangay Magdugo,, Toledo City, southern Cebu at past 7 a.m today. The V-hire driven by Pepito Pantalaño, a resident of barangay Awihaw, carried 11 passengers from Toledo City bound for Cebu City. The […]

Mayor worried BRT deferment may discourage World Bank

December 4, 2012

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Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said he worried that the World Bank and other funding institutions may start having “reservations” about financing a Bu Rapid Transit system for Cebu City after President Benigno Aquino III deferred action on it. Rama said the bus proposal has to push through next year as planned to avoid the […]

P-Noy approves Mactan airport expansion but defers BRT project

December 2, 2012

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President Benigno Simeon Aquino III had good and bad news for Cebu during his visit yesterday. In a meeting with political alies, he announced the approval by the National Economic Development Authority of the proposed second terminal of the Mactan Cebu International Airport in Lapu-Lapu City. But he said approval of the Bus Rapid Transit […]

Buses, trucks to bring devotees to Calungsod thanksgiving Mass

November 14, 2012

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If you want to attend the Nov. 30 national thanksgiving Mass for St. Pedro Calungsod, better plan ahead. At least 20 shuttle buses will pick up devotees at selected stops and bring them to the open-air venue in the South Road Properties (SRP), where the celebration will take place. Bus stops will be in front […]

Rama wants to complete BRT plan

November 3, 2012

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DESPITE his political difference with Rep. Tomas Osmeña of Cebu City’s south district, Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said he’s determined to pursue completion of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in the city. “I believe in the BRT and I have been supporting it since I became a councilor in 1992,” he said. Rama […]

Cebu bus operators complain of increased terminal fee

November 3, 2012

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Barely two days after new rates took effect, mini-bus operators complained about the P200 fee charged for each bus that uses the Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT), which is double the old rate. Julieto Flores, president of the Cebu Mini-Bus Operators Association (CMBOA), said they will file a petition on Monday to reduce the terminal […]

French PM rides jeepney, tours Fuente, Mactan shrine

October 21, 2012

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AMID tight security, French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and his delegation got a glimpse of Cebu City’s landscape during his four-hour stopover yesterday. Ayrault, his wife Brigitte and his delegation came from Manila and were received by Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza and Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia upon their arrival at the Mactan Cebu International […]

French govt pledges 52-M funding for Cebu City BRT

October 21, 2012

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The French government pledged to allocate US$52 million as counterpart funding for Cebu City’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project during yesterday’s four-hour visit by French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault in Cebu City. Rafael Yap, Cebu City Traffic Operations Management (Citom) chief, said this commitment was made after he and project consultant Colin Brader gave a […]

French PM to ride jeepney, get BRT updates

October 20, 2012

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TWO leased passenger jeepneys were reserved for this morning’s Cebu visit of French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault. Ayrault will ride the passenger jeepney driven by a member of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) that will pass through a kilometer stretch of road from the Fuente Osmeña Circle to the Cebu Capitol grounds. Ayrault, who’s scheduled […]

LTO to roll out new vehicle plates in January 2013

October 20, 2012

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Owners of new vehicles should expect to use new license plates on their cars next year. The Land Transportation Office will implement standardized motor vehicle plate numbers in January 2013. Stakeholders in a forum yesterday asked the LTO to have the new license plates attached in car manufacturing plants and not after the sale of […]