Over P8 million in special cash advances were granted to Cebu City’s elected officials, contrary to the Commission on Audit’s (COA) rules.
City hall pursued about P60 million worth of transactions that did not pass through a pre-audit. These were among the findings in COA’s review of the City Government’s transactions and finances in 2009.
(The Freeman, page 9 | Sun.star Daily, page A4 | November 18, 2010)
Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama will bring to the attention of the Malacañang the gripe of local hog raisers over the influx of cheap imported meat in the local markets.
Rama said matters of national concern like this must be dealt with first by the national government because it has the greater power to regulate the traffic of imported products such as pork and other meat sold in the local market.