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Urban Land Reform

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In line with the Urban Land Reform policy or known as the "land to the landless" program of Mayor Michael L.Rama and the Cebu City government, the Land Management Council (LMC) is slated to distribute 103 titles to the landless beneficiaries this coming Monday, October 20, 2014 at the Plaza Sugbo.

Mayor Rama together with Vice Mayor Edgardo C. Labella will lead the ceremonial distribution of titles to the beneficiaries from (6) six barangays in the city right after the regular flag raising ceremony.

There are 32 original certificate of titles (OCT) from the Residential Free Patent (RFP) under (RA. 10023) to be distributed to its beneficiaries from Brgy. Tinago and Brgy. Duljo Fatima and this will be considered as second batch under the RFP after some 62 titles distributed last February for the said barangays.

While 29 individuals will receive titles under the City of Cebu for beneficiaries from Brgy. Bulacao and another 17 individual titles for beneficiaries from Sitio Panagdait in Brgy. Kasambagan.

There are also 25 beneficiaries for the Slum Improvement Resettlement (SIR) program for beneficiaries from Brgy. Pasil and Alaska Mambaling.

Copies of these titles are now deposited at the General Services Office while there are about 200 titles still under process by the Land Management Office (LMO) at the DENR-CENRO VII and the local Register of Deeds. (elite)


Cebu City to celebrate Children's Month!

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(CEBU CITY - Public Information Office) Bearing the theme, "Bata Apil Ka, Tungod Kay Mahinungdanon Ka," the Cebu City Government led by Mayor Michael L Rama through its Commission for the Welfare and Protection of Children or CCWPC has set at least four major activities for the Children's month celebration this month of October this year.

A grand launching will be conducted at 1 o'clock this Saturday October 11 at the Plaza Sugbo. It will kick off with a grand parade from Plaza Independencia to the Plaza Sugbo where the formal program will be held.

At least two activities are lined-up next Saturday October 18 such as the "On the Spot Recycled Material Exhibit" during the morning, while the "Search for Little Mr. and Ms. Children's Month" during the afternoon. Both will be held at the Cebu City Social Hall.

The Children's Summit, a convention of child representatives in the barangay, academe, non-government-organization, etc, will culminate the celebration on October 27-28. The summit will highlight important topics which affects the child as a whole.

Furthermore, the activities aims to promote positive attitude of the child, enrich the forgotten Filipino values and tradition, enliven awareness of sociopolitical issues in a positive manner, create a child community with a heart of responsible citizen and imbibe a God-fearing attitude towards life challenges.(By: Greggy Jiggs P. Senados, PIO Staff)



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(CEBU CITY - Public Information Office) Hundreds of residents in Barangay Kamagayan, one of the eighty villages comprising this city has availed of the free services through the 'City Hall at Your Doorsteps' program of Cebu City Mayor Michael L Rama held Friday October 3, 2014. 

Lola Benilda Ocampo, 69 years old, one of those who benefited in the program who availed of the medical consultation enthuses, "Maayo ang programa ni Mayor Rama kay daghan ang naka-avail sa mga serbisyo kay libre na gud ug naa na dinhi sa among barangay (This is a very good program of Mayor Rama because many people availed of the services and aside from it is free it is also accessible right here in our barangay)."

For Maria Cecilia Paller, 45 years old who availed of the blood typing and blood sugar testing, she shared to the BARUGG News that, "Pasalamat mi ni Mayor Rama ug sa mga empleyado sa city hall nga gibisita mi sa among barangay aron paghatag sa mga libreng batakang serbisyo kana pay among gastohan nga naa may libre nga serbisyo sa gobiyerno (We are thankful to Mayor Rama and to all city hall employees for visiting our barangay and providing free basic services, instead of spending for it we just avail of the free services of our government)."

Paller further hopes that the activity will be regularly conducted to help many people especially the less fortunate in all barangays in the city. 

Meanwhile, the program aims to bring the basic services from the twenty-two Departments comprising the Cebu City Government closer to the people and avail it for free.

Mayor Rama who is in Spain during the activity has emphasized about the program that, "This is a rare activity that is part of our Vision for Cebu City to bring the services of Cebu City Hall closer to the people." 

Kamagayan village chief Raquel Avila also thanked everyone who made the City Hall at Your Doorsteps in their barangay turned out to be a big success for the second time around, adding that in July 2013 the City Hall at Your Doorsteps was already held in the barangay. 

The free services included medical services by City Health; Real property consultation by City Assessor; Repair and installation of street lights and artesian wells by Public Services; Cedula issuance by City Treasurer; Seedling distribution by City Agriculture; Pet registration and vaccination by Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries; Pre-screening on Job Fair and Employment referral by Department of Manpower Development and Placement; Drainage and road maintenance by Department of Engineering and Public Works; and Traffic issues and concerns consultation by the Cebu City Traffic Operations Management. 

Also rendered services today were Blood typing, blood sugar testing, and internal medicine distribution by Cebu City Medical Center; Nutrition feeding and parent effectiveness seminar by Department of Social Welfare and Services; Cutting and trimming of trees by Parks and Playgrounds Commission; Urban poor related issues consultation by Division for the Welfare of the Urban Poor; Seminar and orientation of drug related issues by Cebu City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention; Information dissemination by Public Information Office; Police visibility by Cebu City Police Office; and Fire safety orientation by the Bureau of Fire Protection, among several others. (By: Greggy Jiggs P. Senados, PIO Staff)

Wanted: TESDA Scholars

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(CEBU CITY - Public Information Office) The Cebu City Department of Manpower Development and Placement or DMDP has announced the opportunities for free construction related training through the Training for Work Scholarship Program or TWSP of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authorities or TESDA.

The scholars needed for the available programs included the following: 135 for Carpentry NC II, 175 for Masonry NC II, 75 for Reinforced Steel Bar Installation NC II, 15 for Scaffold Erection NC II, 20 for HEO Wheel Loader NC II, 35 for HEO Rough Terrain Crane NC II, 25 for HEO Tower Crane NC II, 20 for HEO Hydraulic Excavator NC II, 25 for HEO Road Roller NC II, 25 for HEO Bulldozer NC II, and 25 for HEO Forklift NC II.

The training duration is good for 21 days for all programs, except for Masonry with at least 33 days.

The minimum qualifications are, i.) At least high school graduate (for Heavy Equipment Operation trainees) or at least high school level (for other construction related programs); ii.) At least 18 years old; iii.) Physically and mentally fit; iv.) With good moral character; and v.) Can perform basic mathematical computation and mensuration.

Successful applicants will have their training at the Primary Structures Educational Foundation Incorporated, SKILLS Campus, located along General Maxilom Avenue this city.

Furthermore, for those interested, inquiries can be made at DMDP office located at the 2nd Floor Ramos Public Market Building or at telephone number 254-4348 and from Primary Structures Educational Foundation, Inc.with telephone number 234-6102. (By: Greggy Jiggs P. Senados, PIO Staff)



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(CEBU CITY - Public Information Office) There is an ongoing "Bloodletting" activity today October 2, 2014 Thursday at the Cebu City Social Hall, Fourth Floor of Legislative Building in Cebu City Hall. The activity is in line with the week-long anniversary of Brigada News FM in coordination with the Philippine Red Cross and the Cebu City Government. Those who want to donate blood may drop by at the said venue anytime today.

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