TOMAS OK WITH INFRA PROJECT DELAYS
After expressing disgust over nationally-funded infrastructure projects not coordinated with City Hall, Mayor Michael Rama may have his way, but for another reason.
Political arch-rival Rep. Tomas Osmeña is amenable to deferring implementation of his pet infrastructure project until after the 2013 election, “when Rama is taken out of City Hall.”
The budget from the Department of Public Works and Highways flyover project Osmeña proposed near the Modesta Gaisano Street in Lahug was realigned to various road improvement projects in the south district..
"Mr. Rama is finding all excuses to stop the implementation of the road projects. But he is the one who is accusing me of being an obstructionist," said Osmeña in a press conference yesterday. /Chief of Reporters Doris C. Bongcac
BAD WEATHER CAUSED VECO FACILITY TO TRIP
The weather disturbance spawned by typhoon Gener damaged a sub-transmission line of Visayan Electric Co. that caused brown-outs in some areas of Cebu City, yesterday morning.
Most of the southern part of Cebu City, such as Ermita, Quiot, Calamba, V. Rama street, Fuente Osmeña, Guadalupe, Banawa, Camputhaw and Cebu Business Center experienced power service interruptions.
Ethel Natera, communication manager of Veco said the power interruption was caused by damaged insulators, after it accumulated sulfur brought by huge waves, in their sub-transmission facility in Quiot, Ermita. /Correspondent Fe Marie D. Dumaboc
GUADALUPE COMPLAINS OVER BUDGET
The barangay Guadalupe chief is complaining about the failure of City Hall to release their share of financial aid and garbage trucks.
Barangay captain Michael Gacasan said their share of the financial assistance worth P17 million has been withheld by City Hall while their garbage truck is languishing in the motorpool.
Gacasan said the limited resources that they have is making it difficult for the barangay to deliver basic services to their constituents, especially in the collection of garbage.
The barangay captain laments that his alliance with the Bando Osmeña Pundok Kagawasan (BOPK) may have something to do with the situation. /Chief of Reporters Doris C. Bongcac