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Friday, January 21, 2011

3 proposed Cebu flyovers bucked

01/21/2011 - CEBU CITY (PNA) — Cebu City officials have expressed objections to the plan of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 7 to build three new flyovers in the different areas of the city.

The three flyovers will reportedly be built along Gen. Maxilom Ave., Gorordo Ave. near Asilo dela Milagrosa
Church and M.J. Cuenco near Carreta Cemetery.

Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama, Cebu City Traffic Operations Management (Citom) chairman Sylvan Jakosalem and Metro Cebu Traffic Council chairman Bunny Pages said the DPWH 7 should first finish the flyovers that have been left incomplete, such as the flyover on Archbishop Reyes Ave.

City collects P400-M taxes
CEBU CITY (PNA) — The Cebu City Treasurer's Office (CTO) has collected over P400 million in business taxes from thousands of taxpayers who trooped to City Hall to beat the deadline for the payment of business taxes Thursday.

The amount includes tax payment from schools who entered a compromise deal with the city, according to City Treasurer Ofelia Oliva.

She said their inventory shows there are at least 28,000 business establishments in the city and that their office has assessed more than 25,000 business establishments with P1.3 billion in tax fees.

Aquino's sister hands school aid
CEBU CITY (PNA) — A foundation led by a sister of President Aquino turned over Friday five pre-school buildings to local officials in Cebu.

“Let’s start right when they enter Grade I,” said Pinky Aquino Abellada, the chairperson of "Aklat, Gabay, Aruga Tungo sa Pag-angat at Pag-asa" (Aggap).

Gabriel Cruz, Cebu representative of Aggap, said they are building 100 classrooms in a year and another 1,000 classrooms in six years.

Two of the five school buildings in Cebu are in Mandaue City. Abellada said they are building classrooms to reduce dropout rates of pupils.

'Spiderman' on top of bridge
LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — A man nicknamed “Spiderman” created a stir in this city when he climbed to the top of the tower of the Marcel Fernan Bridge here and still had not decided to go down as of press time despite pleas from the police and the public.

He had been on top of the tower for more than 48 hours already. Initial investigation said the man climbed the pier to steal copper wires and was adamant to go down for fear that he might be arrested by the police.

The man was armed with two bolos. (Mars W. Mosqueda Jr.)

Seaweed exporter selling property
MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Shemberg Manufacturing Corp., the country's top carrageenan manufacturer and exporter, announced Friday that it is selling its 18-hectare prime property in Basak, Mandaue City and is now aggressively looking for potential buyers, preferably those who are engaged in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector, the company's top official said.

Shemberg Manufacturing Corp. Chief Executive Officer Benson Dakay said proceeds of the sale will be used to fund for the relocation of its seaweed processing facilities to Indonesia, as well as building modern seaweed processing factories in Cebu, and Zamboanga, which would all total approximately P1.5 billion in cost (Manila Bulletin)

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