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Additional 10 percent for medicines bigger medicine budget sought by CCMC

December 23, 2012

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MEDICINES sold to patients in the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) carry a 10 percent additional charge even though the facility is a government hospital. CCMC chief Dr. Gloria Duterte told the council’s budget committee this is part of the hospital’s revenue generation efforts. During the budget hearing, Councilor Rodrigo Abellanosa clarified reports that patients […]

Decent dwellings to house Bajao community of 140 households

December 3, 2012

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One hundred forty Bajao families will finally live in decent dwellings after years of living in card boards and tents in sitio Puntod in barangay Alaska Mambaling Cebu City. During the turn-over ceremony of houses last Thursday, an atmosphere of joy was felt among the beneficiaries. One of the beneficiaries, Alfida Chavez, 27, said “Maayo […]

Delivery trucks, lights needed for evac center

December 3, 2012

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Due to inadequate power in the evacuation area in barangay Tisa, Cebu City, fire victims had to walk about two kilometers to the barangay hall just to get food. Dr. Ester Concha, chief of the Department of Social Welfare Services (DSWS), told Cebu Daily News that her office asked that government vehicles be used to […]

80 houses ruined in hillside sitio; electrical lapses suspected

December 2, 2012

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Hundreds of residents of an urban poor resettlement site in barangay Tisa, Cebu City lost their homes in a fire that destroyed around 80 houses yesterday afternoon. No one was reported killed or injured in the hour-long blaze that threatened to engulf the remote hillside community. An electrical short circuit is being eyed as the […]

Court finds eviction of City Center occupants valid

November 30, 2012

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Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama can now proceed with his plan to clear the Citi Center Complex in barangay Kamagayan after the court denied the application for preliminary injunction sought by its occupants. Judge Ma. Lynn Adviento of the Cebu City Regional Trial Court branch 58, said in an order dated Nov. 26 that she […]

Relocation site unsafe, says ex M’daue dad

November 26, 2012

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A former city councilor of Mandaue City is saying the 6.5-hectare relocation site in barangay Paknaan is unsafe for human settlement. Victor Biaño, who will run for mayor next year, said a significant portion of the Paknaan relocation site is actually a mangrove (pagatpatan) area. “When I was still a city councilor, the council didn’t […]

Mandaue relocation site running out of space

November 23, 2012

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ONLY half of the 1,200 families displaced in the clearing of Mandaue City’s waterways will be accommodated in the relocation site in barangay Paknaan. According to Cynthis Suico, community affairs officer of the city’s Housing and Urban Development Office (HUDO), only 1.5 hectares of the 6.5-hectare relocation site is livable. Suico told the reporters yesterday […]

City Council wants to stop Citi Center eviction

November 16, 2012

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THIS time, the Cebu City Council did not mind giving authority to Mayor Michael Rama. The city legislature approved a resolution sponsored by Councilor Alvin Dizon asking the mayor to negotiate a rental agreement with occupants of the Citi Center Complex in barangay Kamagayan, instead of evicting them. The mayor isn’t happy about being told […]

Court freezes eviction order for Citi Center

November 9, 2012

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OCCUPANTS facing eviction in the the Cebu City government-owned Citi Center Commercial Complex in barangay Kamagayan can remain in the property for at most 20 days. A status quo order was issued by the court on Nov. 7. “That is just temporary,” said Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama who expressed confidence it would be lifted […]

Old nursery demolition halted

November 8, 2012

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  The demolition of homes in the old nursery of the Cebu City government in the North Reclamation Area was put on hold yesterday. Families of the seven houses demolished last Tuesday will be provided with tents by City Hall. Dept. for the Welfare of the Urban Poor (DWUP) head Collin Rosell said the demolition […]