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CEBU CITY, Philippines - Cebuanos will enjoy at least three (3) holidays for the whole month of August this year.

August 6 Thursday will be a special non-working holiday for entire Cebu Province pursuant to Republic Act No. 8952 or the Cebu Provincial Charter Day which is now on its 446th year. The holiday included its highly urbanized cities - Cebu and Mandaue and its component cities - Danao, Toledo and Lapu-Lapu. Those who will work on that day will enjoy a 30 percent premium over their rates in the entire Cebu province.

On August 21 Friday, will be a special non-working holiday in celebration of the Ninoy Aquino Day. The holiday was created by Republic Act 9256 commemorating the assassination of former Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr.

Another holiday will be on August 31 Monday as it will be the National Heroes Day. It is declared as a regular holiday pursuant to the Republic Act 9492 which amended Book 1, Chapter 7 of the Administrative Code. Per RA 9492, the celebration of National Heroes Day falls on the last Monday of August. (Cebu City Public Information Office PIO/Greggy Jiggs P. Senados)



Showroom for Luxury Cars Opens

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CEBU CITY, Philippines - Mayor Michael L. Rama graced the Global Star Motors' Showroom Inauguration on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Nivel Hills, Lahug. Global Star Motors Corporation is the local distributor of the luxury car brands Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the Chrysler and Mercedes-Benz showroom. Also included in the Chrysler showroom are famous American brands Dodge, Jeep and Ram. Present during the event were Mayor Michael L. Rama, Vice-Mayor Edgar Labella, Gov. Hilario Davide III, Ambassador Francisco Benedicto, Deputy Head of Missions Michael Hasper from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, President-CEO of Daimler South East Asia Wolfgang Huppenbauer, Country Manager of Fiat Chrysler GD for Asia Pacific Fraser Callum, Global Star Motors Chairman Emiritus Atty. Augusto Go and representatives of Global Star Motors Corporation and Auto Nation Group. 
The opening of the showroom of these luxury cars in Cebu City is a sign that Cebu’s economy is booming. Cebu City will not only be a known tourist destination but also the choice of location of the best automobile brands in the world. (Cebu City Public Information Office PIO/CLKA)

Last Updated on Monday, 27 July 2015 22:47

City launch 'Bayad Center'

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City launch 'Bayad Center'

CEBU CITY, Philippines - Residents of this city's 36 mountain barangays will enjoy an easy access services to pay their bills and utilities, receive and send money, and transact other payable and contribution sans going to the city proper.

This as the one-stop shop "Bayad Center" was officially launched this Friday morning July 24, 2015 inside the "City Hall sa Bukid" located in the 9.2 hectare lot of the Cebu City Resource Management and Development Center (CREMDEC), along Sister Cities Drive, in Barangay Taptap this city.

"Nalipay gyod mi kay dili nami molugsong sa syudad ug mogasto pa ug plete para mobayad sa among kuryente (We are happy because we will not go to the city proper anymore and spend for transportation just to pay our electricity bill)," thus said Felix Cugay, 65, a native of barangay Taptap who was among the early birds who paid his P96 bill from the Visayan Electric Company (VECO).

Cugay further shared that if there is no Bayad Center today he would have spent another P200 for his back and forth transportation in going to the VECO collection office in SM City Cebu where he regularly pays, adding that the transportation expenses is even bigger compared to his due electric bill.

In an interview with the BARUGG News, Orlando "Orly" Palompon head of the Visayas-Mindanao operations of the "Bayad Center" underscored that, "The Cebu City Government tapped us to provide convenience sa mga tawo dinhi sa bukid nga instead of going to the city and spending for transportation to pay their bills and other transactions, karon naa na dinhi duol sa ila ang atong one-stop services."

Palompon further added that among the services they offered are payments for bills from VECO, Metropolitan Cebu Water District and various telecommunication companies, contributions and payments for Government Services such as PhilHealth, Social Security System, PAG-IBIG, National Bureau of Investigation, National Statistics Office, and remittances and payouts through MoneyGram, Xoom Money Transfer, and iRemit, among several others.

The project was made possible through the Office of the Mayor through its Barangay Affairs Unit with the support from the Association of Barangay Council (ABC), Cebu City Hillyland Management Board, Barangay Taptap Officials, and other stakeholders.

Meanwhile, the project launching highlighted the "City Hall at Your Doorstep" held in the same venue. The 22 departments from the Cebu City Government offered their free basic services which benefited the thousands of residents from the city's upland villages.

The event kicked off with a holy mass led by an Indonesian missionary priest Father Larry Sudaryanto, OAD, the Priest in charge of Barangay Lusaran this city.

Present during the activity were City Councilor Noel Wenceslao, officers and members of the ABC led by its President Phillip Zafra, personnel from the Barangay Affairs Unit led by Andy Borres and Ronnie Caminade, consultant on Barangay Affairs and Public Services former City Councilor Edwin Jagmoc, some members of the media and the general public, among others.

For the uninformed, the city government led by Mayor Michael Rama has established the "City Hall sa Bukid" which was officially opened to the public last October 25, 2013 offering primary services such as Front-line, Support, Income Generation, and Policies and Planning, among others to immediately address the concerns and needs of the city's constituents living in the upland barangays sans going to the Cebu City Hall. (Cebu City Public Information Office PIO/Greggy Jiggs P. Senados)


"Tugbong Tabo" nagpadayon

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CEBU CITY, Philippines - Gatosan ka mga miyembro sa Cebu City Farmers Federation ang padayong natabangan sa "Tugbong Tabo" nga programa ni Mayor Michael Rama pinaagi sa City Agriculture Department kon CAD.

tugbong_tsboTungod sa maong programa direkta na nga makapamaligya sa ilang mga produkto sama sa mga prutas, utanon, lagotmon, buwak, ug uban pa ngadto sa mga kosumidor ang mga mag-uuma ning syudad sa Sugbo ug dili na moagi pa sa mga komprador ug negosyante.

Si Mayor Rama nangunay gyod sa pag-atiman sa mga panginahanglanon sa mga katawhang Sugbuanon hilabina sa kabukirang barangay ning dakbayan nga layo sa sentro sa syudad ug sa dugayng panahon nahikawan sa mga kaayohan ug mejoras.

Ang 36 ka mga kabukirang barangay sa 80 ka mga barangay ning dakbayan gipalambo sa Mayor pinaagi sa pagbubo ug mga proyekto ug programa hilabina sa imprastraktura ug agrikultura. Sa ekonomiya sa syudad sa Sugbo, dako nga porsyento ang natampo sa sektor sa agrikultura nga mokabat sa 20 porsyento.

Sa pakighinabi sa BARUGG News, matod pa ni Mr. Joey Baclayon ang hepe sa CAD nga, "Dili lang ang pagpadangat sa mga bag-ong teknolohiya sa mga kabukiran kun dili apil ang paghatag ug kahigayonan sa mga mag-uuma nga maka-display ug makapamaligya sa ilang mga agricultural products ngadto sa mga areas sa Tugbong Tabo."

Dugang gipasabot ni Baclayon nga ang mga areas sa Tugbong Tabo naglangkob sa Cebu Business Park sa Ayala, Apas, Mabolo, Mambaling, San Roque, Sambag 1, Quiot, Talamban, Plaza Sugbo ug lakip na sa Cordova.

"Sa Plaza Sugbo aduna tay Tugbong Tabo o Agro Fairs kung adunay okasyon ug adunay kini ordinansa nga regular kining ipahigayon. Miabot pod ta sa Cordova gumikan sa request sa mga mag-uuma ug mamalitay," dugang pa sa hepe sa CAD.

Gibutyag usab ni Baclayon nga hugot usab ang pagsuporta ni Mayor Rama sa 'Alternative Marketing for Farmers' ug lakip na sa 'Farmer's Entrepreneurship Program' diin ang mga mag-uuma gitabangan sa pag-ugmad ug pananom ug mga in-demand nga produktong agrikultural uban sa pag-abag sa mga institutional buyers ug mga stakeholders sa programa.

Gikalipay usab sa mga mag-uuma ning Syudad ang paglusad sa naasoyng programa gumikan sa oportunidad nga mapalapdan pa ang ilang kitaan ug aduna na silay laing pwesto diin sila makapamaligya. (Cebu City Public Information Office PIO/Greggy Jiggs P. Senados)

Last Updated on Friday, 24 July 2015 09:01

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