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/ 01:47 PM May 05, 2011


MAYOR Michael Rama said he will tackle drugs, garbage and other environmental problems in his first meeting as chair with members of the Regional Development Council in Central Visayas on Friday.


He said that Cebu City will host the meeting which will be attended by the mayors and governors in the region.

He will brainstorm with fellow leaders about solid waste management.


He added that they will also tackle drug related problems and come up with better solutions.

Rama said he is optimistic that the different regions will cooperate./CORRESPONDENT Fatrick Tabada


THE Lapu-Lapu City Council passed a resolution urging President Benigno Aquino III to declare and proclaim their golden Charter Day on June 17 a special non-working holiday.

“In order to allow the maximum time and effort to ensure the success of this celebration and give due respects to the achievement of the city, it is but fitting and proper to have the golden year anniversary date be declared as a special non-working holiday for the City of Lapu-Lapu.”

The resolution was sponsored by city councillor Harry Don Radaza.

This June 17, Lapu-Lapu City will celebrate its 50th anniversary after it was proclaimed a city on June 17, 1961 when the late president Carlos P. Garcia signed into law Republic Act No. 3134./REPORTER JUCELL MARIE P. CUYOS



BARANGAY captain Victor Quijano of barangay Calamba, Cebu City may have won the last Oct. 25, 2010 elections but in the recounting of ballots done in court, he lost by 32 votes to opponent Esther Concha.

Municipal Trial Court in Cities Judge Monalilia Tecson of Branch 1 has yet to issue her decision on the election protest by Concha against Quijano. The recounting of ballots was witnessed by the parties.

In an interview yesterday, Acosta said the recounting was supervised by her clerk of court. The judge said there are some ballots which are being questioned by the parties.

Acosta said she was supposed to decide on the case but the Comelec has prohibited her from conducting further proceedings.

Quijano asked Tecson to dismiss the election protest filed against him but the judge denied his request. Quijano sought the intervention of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) which issued an injunction order to stop the court from conducting any proceedings. /REPORTER ADOR VINCENT S. MAYOL

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