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State of Calamity

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(CEBU CITY - Public Information Office) Following the heavy downpours yesterday September 18, 2014 Thursday, the City of Cebu is now under State of Calamity as declared by City Council in their Special Session conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
 

Suspension of Classes

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BREAKING NEWS: Cebu City Mayor Michael L Rama upgraded his declaration for the suspension of classes today September 18, 2014 Thursday now for ALL LEVELS in both Public and Private Schools in the 80 barangays comprising this city because of the bad weather. He also encouraged the Private Offices to suspend work but work in Cebu City Hall remains normal. Keep posted for updates and stay safe.
 

HAZARD PAY EYED FOR CITY'S TRAFFIC ENFORCERS

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(CEBU CITY – Public Information Office) Following the tragic death of two traffic enforcers of the Cebu City Traffic Operations Management or Citom, the city government is now considering on giving a hazard pay for city’s traffic enforcers as premium to their risky job. 

Citom traffic enforcers Armando Abdon Daligdig and Ma. Theresa Bascones died while they were on duty in 2013 and 2014 respectively. The CITOM has currently 298 traffic enforcers manning the city streets by shifts every day. 

BASCONES' CASE

Citom traffic enforcer Maria Theresa Bascones, a resident of Villa Kauswagan in Barangay Basak Pardo, Cebu City died while on duty last July 17, 2014 after being hit by a vehicle driven by a Korean lady.
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She was manning traffic along Governor Cuenco Avenue in Barangay Banilad this city in front of Gaisano Country Mall when a Hyundai Tucson Wagon with plate number YEF614 driven by Heo Sun Kyung hit her.
She suffered severe head injuries and rushed by responding Emergency Rescue Unit Foundation members to the Perpetual Succour Hospital but passed away hours after the incident.
Heo a native of Seoul in South Korea who is temporarily residing at Santa Barbara Condominium in Barangay Apas this city allegedly ran after the incident but was captured by police authorities and detained. 
The Korean lady agreed to shoulder all the expenses in hospital and burial of the traffic enforcer and provide assistance to the family. 
Bascones served the city as Citom traffic enforcer for twelve years. Her family did not file a case to the 49-year old Korean lady. 
The city government of Cebu headed by Mayor Michael Rama has extended helping hands to the bereaved family of Bascones such as burial assistance and other needs. A tribute was also given to the late traffic enforcer.

DALIGDIG'S CASE 

The Cebu City Government headed by Mayor Michael Rama extended helping hands to the bereaved family of Armando Abdon Daligdig, 47, a Citom traffic enforcer who was shot dead last Thursday June 6, 2013 while manning traffic along Gov. M. Cuenco Avenue in Barangay Banilad, this city.

Mayor Rama immediately rushed to the Gullas Medical Center, also located in Barangay Banilad after receiving information about the incident. The People's Mayor ordered all concerned offices to provide all forms of help for the family, and challenged police authorities to immediately solve the case before he left to continue his 22 days vacation leave. 
Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 09:21
 

LBC Closure

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(Cebu City Public Information Office) - Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama ordered the closure of all LBC branches in the city except those who have security guards and branches located inside a mall following the series of robberies involving the said money transfer and courier company.

As of this posting, the City Legal Office headed by Atty. Jerone Castillo is drafting the said closure order and will take effect immediately.

 
 


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