The Cebu City Liquor Licensing Commission or its enforcement arm should be strict in implementing the laws that prohibit the selling of liquor and beverages in areas within 100 meter radius from the schools, hospitals, churches and public plaza.
Mayor Michael Rama had already announced that he will not give special permits for those wine shops and other establishments that did not comply the provisions of City Ordinance 1413, or the Liquor Ordinance of Cebu City that was enacted way back in the late 1990’s.
A few months ago, Lucille Mercado of the Liquor Licensing Commission had announced that they will close the operation of a beer joint situated along Sanciangko corner Pelaez Street because the place is within 100 meter radius from the University of San Carlos (USC).
However, the establishment continues to operate until now even if several minor students of the nearby schools are frequently entering the said beer joint.
The mayor was also informed about the operation of a popular establishment which is also selling and serving beer products to its customers and allowed them to drink outside of its store which is situated within the building of University of the Visayas (UV).
Several other food establishments situated within 100 meters away from the Basilica del Santo Niño and other food outlets near Churches and hospitals still remain untouchables.
The ordinance empowers the mayor to issue special permits to applicants for a period of one year upon the payment of P6,000 fee to the city, but Rama said he will not grant special permits.
Under the ordinance in Cebu City, those who want to sell and serve liquor to their customers even if it is outside the prohibited areas are still required to secure permit for their operation but only until 10 p.m.
If they wish to operate beyond 10 p.m. the concerned operators are required to secure another special permit to allow them to operate until 3 a.m. and pay P2,000 for a year.
Tuman Cebu, Pwede Kaayo! Campaign Launched
MEGA CEBU, in partnership with Land Transportation Office (LTO), launched Tuman Cebu, Pwede Kaayo! campaign last February 9, 2018 at the Plenary Hall of RAFI-EADSC to promote the importance of road safety among drivers, commuters, and pedestrians. The launching was graced by the newly appointed Regional Director of LTO Region 7, RD Victor Emmanuel Caindec.
To welcome the esteemed speakers and guests, Metro Cebu Development and Coordinating Board – Research, Program, and Organizational Development – Program Management Office (MCDCB-RPOD-PMO) Director Ms. Evelyn Nacario-Castro pointed out that traffic in Metro Cebu has become an everyday encounter. Something has to be done in order to eliminate the inconvenience this situation has given to motorists and commuters.
In his speech, Mr. Caindec said that “Traffic is the job of everyone. We are all stakeholders to the problems that we face today particularly on the problem we are facing on the road.” He emphasized that to solve the worsening traffic situation of Metro Cebu, all stakeholders must do their part of the job.
Besides Mr. Caindec, also present during the launching were Cebu City Northern District Representative Cong. Raul Del Mar and Cebu 1st District Representative Cong. Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas, who took time off their busy schedules being congressmen to support the campaign. Both congressmen offered the same advice to strictly enforce the rules and regulations.
Several local chief executives including Naga City Mayor Kristine Chiong and Cordova Mayor Therese Sitoy-Cho were present during the launching to support the campaign. Mr. Peter Go, president of Cebu Road Heroes (CRH), said they are happy to take part in the campaign specifically in educating motorists on disciplined driving. Through different platforms, they are willing to extend their help in order to address the problem on traffic.
Deputy Presidential Assistant Mr. Mike Pato of the Office of the Presidential Assistant to the Visayas (OPAV) even assured that the campaign has the full support of their office. To signify the commitment of every group represented, a Bugsai signing ceremony was done, led by RD Caindec himself. Representatives from different transport groups, the private sector, and NGAs were also present and took part in the ceremony.
CCCI GMM and Annual Election
The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry will hold its General Membership Meeting and Annual Election on February 23 at 11:00 am at the Ballroom B & C, Summit Galleria Hotel, Cebu City.
This event is in partnership with UnionPay International (UPI), a global payment network with a wide range of world-class payment products and services. UPI is committed to providing access to value and secure payment solutions that are tailored to the needs of the local market, to enable choice and ease of payment for consumers and businesses alike.
With over 7 billion UnionPay cards issued in 48 countries and regions, over 51 million merchants and 2.57 million ATMs accepting UnionPay cards in 168 countries and regions, UnionPay serves the world’s largest cardholder base and is one of the fastest growing payment networks in the world.
Bannering the theme “Land & Air Transport Updates for Cebu”, this month’s GMM will be graced by the presence of Department of Public Works and Highways Regional Director Ador Canlas and GMR Megawide Chief Executive Advisor Andrew Harrison as esteemed speakers of the event.
For this year’s CCCI Annual Board of Trustees Election, there are eleven (11) positions to be filled. In the service sector, there are four (4) open positions; three (3) for industry; two (2) for trade; one (1) for sectoral and one (1) for the ICT.
All CCCI members are enjoined to actively participate in this coming General Membership Meeting and Annual Election. CCCI members are further encouraged to cast their votes by submitting their filled out and signed ballots on or before 12NN of February 23.
For more inquiries, one may call CCCI at 232 1421 local no. 111 and look for CCCI Membership Development Division Head Joy Lorena Amador.
Family of Slain Minglanilla Cop to Receive Financial Assistance from the Cebu Provincial Government
The family of slain Minglanilla cop PO2 Evie Espina will receive P50,000 financial assistance from the Cebu Provincial Government, said Gov. Hilario P. Davide III during the 1st quarter meeting of the Provincial Peace and Order Council this morning.
Davide, who is also the chairman of the Regional Peace and Order Council in Central Visayas, extended his condolences to the family of Espina and commended the policeman for his bravery.
Espina was shot to death by a drug suspect during a buy-bust operation last Monday in Sitio Bacay, Barangay Tulay in Minglanilla.
Sun Shimura, chairman of the committee on public safety, peace and order, said in a text message, that he will endorse his resolution for the cash assistance to the Provincial Board on Monday.
Capitol Strengthens Fight Against Illegal Fishing, Environment Protection
With the continued efforts of the Cebu Provincial Government in eradicating illegal fishing and in protecting our environment, around 250 fish wardens received a set of tools that will help them in coastal law enforcement.
Around 50 municipalities and cities of the province each received a set of medical kit, megaphone, binoculars, and flashlights, while life jackets were handed over to each fish warden.
The fish wardens and other law enforcers also took their pledge of commitment.
Among those present during the program were Gov. Hilario P. Davide III, 6th District Provincial Board Member Hon. Thadeo Jonkie Ouano, chairman of environment protection and natural resources, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma, National Bureau of Investigation 7 Director Patricio Bernales Jr., and representatives from the 15 institutions who signed a Memorandum of Agreement.
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