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CEBU CITY -- Almost 200 houses were burned in the fire that swept through three sitios in Barangays Carreta and Tejero, in this city on Tuesday afternoon, damaging an estimated P1 million worth of properties.
The fire forced employees of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to evacuate their wards from an orphanage and move to their other building across the street.
THE Cebu City Council is inclined to approve only P5.8 billion for next year’s budget, nearly 50 percent short of the P10.5-billion proposal of the executive branch of the City Government.
Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama could not keep his dismay hidden. “Ipa-usap na nila (They can shove it),” he said.
IF YOU feel hot these days, blame humidity, not temperature.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the average temperature in the country is 31 degrees Celsius but the air feels warm due to high humidity.
THE organizers of next year’s Sinulog will increase the prices of all tickets for the grand parade by P200.
This way, the Sinulog Foundation Inc. (SFI) can give financial assistance to contingents who can’t make it to the festival after being affected by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
THE Mandaue City Government yesterday inaugurated the Cubacub-Casili road that serves as an alternative road going to Consolacion.
The two-lane road is called D.L. Bihag Street.
The road project is worth almost P4 million and is funded by the City Government.
It is a 434 lineal meters road which will serve as alternative route from M.C. Briones St. or North Road Jagobiao-Basak going to Consolacion by passing the road of Barangay Cubacub connecting to Casili.
THE Municipality of Bantayan lost P4.3 billion because of Typhoon Yolanda last Nov. 8.
Speaking before the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) briefing at the MIP Lounge of Mactan Cebu International Airport, Municipal Councilor Edgardo Layese and Tourism Consultant Vince Escario said the total damage estimate includes destroyed houses, school buildings, municipal and barangay infrastructure and crops.
For piggery and poultry farms alone, the damage is estimated at P1.2 billion.
Bantayan provides P1.4 million eggs in Cebu per day, Escario said.
BOGART may be gone but snakes that give massages have become the latest attraction at the Cebu City Zoo.
Bogart, a Bengal tiger, was the zoo’s bestseller. But Bogart died early this year.
THE Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) will open tomorrow the financial proposals for the P17.5-billion Mactan-Cebu International Airport expansion project, the first airport public-private partnership (PPP) project of the Aquino administration.
MCIA Authority General Manager Nigel Paul Villarete of Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) said that when the public bidding was conducted by DOTC last Nov. 28, two envelopes were dropped by the seven participating bidders.