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Cebu City is Child-friendly LGU!

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CEBU CITY, Philippines - This Queen City of the Philippines has achieved another milestone with the recognition in the national level as child-friendly local government unit.

The City of Cebu was conferred with the 'Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance' by the Council for the Welfare of Children of the Department of Interior and Local Government or DILG for its commitment in promoting child rights such as survival, development, protection and participation.

In an interview with the BARUGG News, DILG Cebu City chief lawyer Danilo Almendras shared that the recognition was given last September 17, 2014 to various LGUs nationwide and that they only get the framed-certificate early this month of April from the DILG Main Office.

Almendras further enthuses that they did not receive any invitation to get the award during the awarding ceremony, adding that they opted and handed it to the Cebu City Government through the Cebu City Commission for the Welfare and Protection of Children headed by its executive director Engr. Ma. Suzanne Ardosa last April 8 this year.

Now on its second year, the 'Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance' bore the theme, “Child-Friendly Philippines: A Caring and Protective Society For, By, and With the Children”.

Being one of the awardees, this city will compete for the Presidential Award for Child-Friendly Cities under the independent component city category this year. (Cebu City Public Information Office PIO/Greggy Jiggs P. Senados) Photo credits posted with permission: DILG Cebu City


Rama orders immediate evacuation of families living in landfill

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CEBU CITY - Mayor Michael L Rama ordered the immediate evacuation of people living in the premises within the closed Inayawan Landfill within 24 hour period after seeing the necessity to secure their lives from any eventualities.

"I already directed that within 24 hour, we will be getting all these people out from the danger zone, we cannot wait because nature (disaster) can just come anytime" Rama said.

Rama stressed that the area is already under emergency crisis situation like a "volcano ready to erupt" or there is an element of clear and present danger thus action has to be undertaken right away.

He immediately created a task force addressing this "imminent danger" which is to be lead by Engr. Rolando Ardosa with Atty. Jade Ponce, Atty. Collin Rosell and Capt. Lutherlee Ignacio-Soon with a representative from the City Legal Office.

Rama cited provisions from Republic Act 10121 or the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010" how calamity situation will have to address with a mayor can pursue a decisive action and not to wait for eventualities to happen.

Rama enumerated possible evacuation center to be considered like the barangay sport center, schools and open spaces in the barangay but it will be for the task force to determine where they can be accommodated. (elite)


2 Job Fair set this week!

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CEBU CITY, Philippines - Job seekers will now have the chance to shop and apply for various job vacancies available in a one-stop application process. This as the the city's Department of Manpower Development and Placement or DMDP will hold at least two Job Fair this week.

On April 15 Wednesday, the Cebu City Job Fair for the Persons with disabilities or PWDs will be conducted at the Sports Complex of Barangay Cogon Ramos, while on April 18 Saturday the Cebu City Barangay Job Fair is set in Barangay Tisa II Elementary School Gymnasium.

The two job fair which will both start at 8 o’clock in the morning and will end until everyone will be served will be participated by various local companies and agencies offering thousands of job vacancies. It is pursued in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment or DOLE Region 7.

Job applicants are advised to prepare with their updated resume, wear appropriate attire and bring along with their employment certifications (For Previously Employed), High School Diploma (For High School Graduate), and Transcript of Records (For College Graduate).

For inquiries and pre-registration, job applicants can visit the city’s DMDP Office located at the 2nd Floor of Ramos Multipurpose Building, along F. Ramos Street, in Barangay Cogon Ramos or contact at Telephone numbers 253 – 9212 and 254 – 4348. (Cebu City Public Information Office PIO/Greggy Jiggs P. Senados)


MOU Signing between Cebu City and Yokohama City

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Cebu City and Yokohama City, Japan signed a MOU on technical cooperation for sustainable urban development at the Cebu Provincial Capitol on Wednesday,April 08, 2015.
Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2015 10:24

Cebu City nominated for the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2016

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The Embassy of the Republic of Singapore has nominated the City of Cebu for the Lee Kuan Yew World city Prize 2016 (LKYWCP). The LKYWCP is a biennial international award that honours the outstanding achievements and contributions to the creation of liveable, vibrant and sustainable urban communities around the world.


The LKYWCP is Co-organized by the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore and the Centre for Liveable Cities.


Last Updated on Monday, 13 April 2015 10:07
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