Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) and Senior Citizens from the 80 Barangays comprising Cebu City will get their financial assistance this weekend.
The city government here led by Mayor Tomas R. Osmeña is preparing for the financial assistance to the more than 60,000 qualified Elderly on March 17 Saturday and to the more than 10,000 PWDs to be distributed on March 18 Sunday.
The Senior Citizens will get One thousand pesos (P1,000) each while the PWDs will receive Two thousand pesos (P2,000) each as their financial assistance from the Cebu City Government.
The distribution will be conducted in the respective Barangay Hall, Sports Complex and other convenient designated places in the respective Barangays from 8 o'clock in the morning until 12 noon.
The city will not honor authorization letters and the disbursing officers coming from the different departments of the city will hand personally to the bedridden beneficiary. (By: Greggy P. Senados/ Cebu City Public Information Office)
“Cebu City is Globally Competitive and Ecologically Balanced City where People are Safe, Healthy, and have Equitable Opportunities for Success and Happiness,” this is the new Vision for the City of Cebu as approved by the Cebu City Development Council (CCDC).
I am very proud to announce that we have a fantastic breakthrough for the SRP! John Gokongwei, who is not just a self-made billionaire but also a fellow Cebuano, has agreed to invest 18 Billion pesos into a 80,000 square meter world-class integrated development that includes restaurants, bars, a mall, convention center, casino, park, theatre, and no less than 3 hotels.
All of this at no cost to the City. In fact, in exchange for a 50 year lease of the land, the City will own 10% of all profits made for the entire duration. After this, when the lease expires, the Cebuanos will own not just 10%, but EVERYTHING on the property.
The 18B being spent is not going to the government, it is going to the economy of Cebu. This is 18 Billion that goes to the construction workers, suppliers, security guards, truck drivers, electricians, and carpenters who will make the pictures you see here become reality. And after it’s done, there will be 5,000 new jobs waiting for the Cebuanos.
This development will be called Isla dela Victoria, named after Jojo dela Victoria, a Cebuano who died protecting our waters from dynamite fishermen. Isla dela Victoria will put the spotlight on the SRP. It will be accessible by sea taxi directly from Mactan Airport. It will be the hub for the ferries and cruise ships that will come, and for the seaplane airline that is already there. It will be the shining beacon of the Visayas.
Unlike a land sale, this not a one time deal. We will get 10% for 50 years. And after that, long after I’m gone, the Cebuanos will OWN everything. We built the SRP for only 2,000 per square meter. Today, it stands at 100,000 plus. Imagine the property value of the SRP after another 50 years of development. One day, perhaps even less than 50 years from now, we will be able to afford to put every Cebuano through college.
This is not a distant dream. We have been working for this long before it was announced. Everything is already set to begin. As soon as the contract is signed, construction will begin in a month. The last hurdle is the opposition in the City Council. Come Tuesday, we shall see if the opposition is willing to sacrifice our tomorrow for their today.
The SRP is like a mango tree. We plant it not just for ourselves, but so its fruits can go to our children and grandchildren - and their grandchildren as well.
The seeds have been planted. Now we will make them grow
-Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña
"Tomorrow must be Better than Today."
The Cebu City Government, thru the Office of Mayor Tommy Osmeña and the Cebu City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CCENRO) will host this year’s observance of Earth Hour on March 24 at the Plaza Independencia.
CEBU CITY, Philippines - The Office of the Cebu City Civil Registrar formally started its month-long celebration following a motorcade and opening ceremony today February 1, 2018 Thursday at the Cebu City Social Hall.
With this year’s theme, “#napapanahongCRVS (Civil Registration and Vital Statistics)”, the office aligned series of activities as it celebrates Civil Registration Month for the entire February this year.
Present during the launching ceremony were staff from Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Regional Office 7 Central Visayas and PSA Cebu Province, Lapu-Lapu City Civil Registrar, Office of the Talisay City Civil Registrar, Mandaue City Civil Registrar and personnel from the Office of the Cebu City Civil Registrar (OCCR) led by Atty. Evangeline Abatayo.
In his inspirational message, Cebu City Councilor Sisinio “Bebs” Andales Deputy Mayor for Labor and Employment who represented Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña emphasized the important role played by Civil Registrar in nation building, citing that the city government has built a new building for OCCR to ensure a safe repository of documents.
Andales said that as legislator he passed Cebu City Ordinance 2449, entitled: “An Ordinance exempting indigent residents of Cebu City from the Birth, Marriage or Death Registration Fee, or Late Birth, marriage or Death Registration Fee imposed, and the payment of filing and certain fees collected by the Office of the City Civil Registrar on Correction or Changes of Records in the Civil Registry,” to help the less fortunate Cebu City constituents.
OCCR chief Atty. Abatayo also shared that various activities are lined up throughout the month-long celebration bringing their services closer to the people and for them to avail it for free right in their respective barangays.
During the opening activity, OCCR also launched the “Adapt a Family Program” which aims to help the Badjao Community in the city to have proper profiling and have their certificates.
“Civil Registry documents enables access to benefits such as Health, Education and Social Protection,” she emphasized.
On-the-spot Essay writing contest and on-the-spot Poster making contest were also conducted during the opening activity.
Abatayo also encouraged everyone to avail of the services of OCCR which will be conducted by cluster in the 80 Barangays comprising the City of Cebu. (Please see the photo for the complete list of activities and the respective venue.) (By: Greggy P. Senados/ Cebu City Public Information Office)