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Cebu City’s Night Market

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(CEBU CITY - Public Information Office) Now on its 8th year, the third schedule of Night Market in Cebu City will open this Wednesday evening September 3, 2014 at the Colon Street.

The Night Market is a project of Cebu City Mayor Michael L Rama which he started way back in 2007 during his stint as the City Vice Mayor. It aims to bring back the old glory of the oldest street in the Philippines - the Colon Street which was used to be the center of trade, commerce, and industry decades ago.

Mayor Rama also wanted to ensure safety and security for everyone, thus police visibility, security personnel and intelligence network will be on prowl for the bad elements.

The program is handled by the Cebu City Downtown Revitalization Project headed by its director George Chu.

In an interview with the BARUGG News, Chu underscored that they will introduce new layout to focus on human traffic like a mall system as more crowd is expected flock in the area.

Chu further shared that the Night Market will run from September 3 to 30 from 6 in the evening until 2 dawn time along the areas of City Savings Bank Colon Branch to the Gaisano Main Mall.

At least 200 vendors and traders confirmed to partake in the activity that will offer various items such as souvenir items, school supplies, kitchen utensils, household needs, garments, toys, foot-wears, other dry goods, fruits, and street and finger foods and other delicacies, among several others.

The activity, furthermore, is conducted four times yearly to wit, every month of January as part of the Sinulog celebration; every month of June as part of the Business month celebration and opening of the classes; every month of August or September in time of Ramadan celebration; and in every middle of November until December for the Christmas celebration. (By: Greggy Jiggs P. Senados, PIO Staff)

City's Inter-Department Sportsfest to kick off this Saturday!

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City's Inter-Department Sportsfest to kick off this Saturday!

(CEBU CITY - Public Information Office) To develop sportsmanship and camaraderie among its thousands of employees, the Cebu City Government headed by Mayor Michael L Rama will formally open this year's Inter-Department Sports Festival come Saturday this week August 30. 

sports1The activity will start with a Holy Mass that will be held at the Plaza Sugbo Grounds fronting Cebu City Hall's Legislative Building at 6 o'clock in the morning. 

Right after the mass, a grand parade for both athletes and non-athletes from the 22 Departments comprising the Cebu City Government which will be color-coded will follow. The route will be from the Plaza Sugbo Grounds to the Cebu City Sports Complex.

The Opening Day Program will start at 7:30AM at the Cebu City Sports Complex which will be highlighted by various competitions. This included the Pahugyaw sa Sayaw, Raising of Team Banners, and Search for the Sportsfest Muse, among others. 

Several sporting events will also be competed by the participating teams that will be held after the office hours, weekends and even during holidays until the championship games. 

The annual event which is a program of Mayor Rama is spearheaded by the city's Human Resource Development Office and the Sports Commission. (By: Greggy Jiggs P. Senados/Cebu City PIO)

CCYDC to hold 15th Bangga sa Kinaadman!

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(CEBU CITY - Public Information Office) Bearing the theme, "Matinud-anong Pagtuon...imong Kaugmaon," the city government of Cebu headed by Mayor Michael L Rama through the Cebu City Youth Development Commission or CCYDC will conduct the 15th Bangga sa Kinaadman on August 19, 2014 Tuesday. 

The annual "Battle of the Brains" event which aims to develop the intellectual capacity of students and to foster social interaction among the participants will be conducted at the Conference Hall of the Department of Education or DepEd Cebu City Division. 

In an interview with the BARUGG News, Jocelyn Briones Avila, the new executive director of CCYDC has shared that, "We invited all public and private High Schools and Colleges in Cebu City to send participants, we are expecting around 300 participants in the High School and College category."

Avila underscored that for High School category the questions will be from English, Math and Science subjects, while for College category it will be more from General Information and Current Events. 

She added that from all participants at least 10 finalists will be selected in 3 elimination rounds that will compete for the final round for the two categories.The top 3 will receive cash prizes amounting to Php6,000, Php4,000 and Php3,000 for the first, second and third placers for both categories, respectively. 

All winners will also receive certificates and plaques of recognition, while consolation prizes of Php1,000 will be given to the finalists. 

Furthermore, the activity is pursued in cooperation with the Cebu City Department of Social Welfare and Services, Department of Manpower Development and Placement, Commission on Higher Education, DepEd, Boy Scouts of the Philippines Cebu Council and the Cebu Jaycees. (By: Greggy Jiggs P. Senados/Cebu City PIO)

Mga kawani sa dakbayan gidasig ni Mayor Rama

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(CEBU CITY – Public Information Office) Gidasig ni Cebu City Mayor Michael L Rama ang liboan ka mga empleyado sa Cebu City Government nga magtinarong sa ilang tagsa-tagsa ka mga trabaho.

Kini atol sa regular nga Flag Raising Ceremony sa mga kawani ning dakbayan kaganinang buntag Agosto 18, 2014 adlawng Lunes.

flagGitataw sa mayor nga gikinahanglan ipakita ang show of super service kon SOSS nga maoy bag-ong hagit alang sa mga empleyado sa city hall karong tuiga diha sa paghatag ug paspas ug dekalidad nga serbisyo subay sa tinarong ug limpiyo nga pang-gobiyerno.

Gisaysay usab niini nga ang iyang pag-adto sa Amerika dili alang sa usa ka bakasyon kun dili alang sa pagpangayo ug tabang sa mga Filipino Communities alang sa subling pagpabarug sa Cebu City Medical Center.

"I don't to be labelled as professional beggar," asoy pa niini ngadto sa mga kawani sa City Hall. Gipaambit usab niini ang dakong pasalamat sa mga migahin ug hinabang alang sa CCMC nga mikabat na ug kapin sa 900 Mil pesos.

Karon usab ang unang higayon sa pagtambong sa mayor sa Flag-raising ceremony sukad sa iyang pagbalik sa dakbayan sa Sugbo niadtong Agosto 12 ning tuiga gikan sa tulo ka semanang pag-adto sa Amerika. (Ni: Greggy Jiggs P. Senados/Cebu City PIO)



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(CEBU CITY - Public Information Office) The Cebu City Department of Manpower Development and Placement or DMDP has announced that the scheduled Local Job Fair that will supposedly to be conducted tomorrow August 16, 2014 Saturday at Barangay Lahug Elementary School Gymnasium is cancelled.

Jean Marie Brual, head of Local Employment Division of DMDP said that the cancellation is due to the Senior Citizen's financial assistance distribution tomorrow, citing that the supposed venue of the job fair will be used for the said distribution in Barangay Lahug.

Cebu City Government employees from its 22 departments will also be utilized in facilitating and as disbursement officers for the financial aid distribution of the city's elderly in the 80 villages. It will be held simultaneously for the city's North and South Districts.

Meanwhile, the incoming Cebu City Local Job Fair will be on August 30 at Barangay Poblacion Pardo Sports Complex; on September 13 at Barangay Talamban Sports Complex; and on September 27 will be the 68th Cebu City Mega Job Fair at the Cebu City Sports Center. (By: Greggy Jiggs P. Senados/Cebu City PIO)


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