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MANDAUE CITY MULTI-SECTORAL COALITION
THE Mandaue city goverment called on various sectors to join its “multi-sectoral coalition” that would plan and implement its projects for the city.
City Administrator James Abadia said the program will encourage unity between the city government and its constituents by allowing the city residents to closely monitor the implementation of projects.
“There have been several instances in which the approved projects were not received well by the city residents resulting in their apathy and indifference,” he said.
Abadia said the multi-sectoral coalition would provide city residents with a grievance mechanism and involvement in governance. “The community should understand the city’s project and implementation”, Abadia said.
He said the first meeting of the multi-sectoral coalition will be on Oct. 19 at a still to be disclosed venue. Correspondent Jucell Marie P. Cuyos
LAPU-LAPU CITY KICKS OFF FIESTA
Lapu-Lapu City’s annual Nov. 21 fiesta kicked off with a dinner and dance presentations at the City Auditorium last Friday.
Lapu-Lapu City Rep. Arturo Radaza and his wife, Mayor Paz Radaza with the rest of the city officials, attended the event that starts off more than a month of activities leading up to the feast of the city’s patron, Birhen dela Regla or the Virgin of the Rule.
The Lapu-Lapu City Cooperative Network will hold a fun run today opening the cooperative month at the Lapu-Lapu City Sports Complex.
Activities until Friday this week include a trade fair and livelihood skills training program.
On Saturday, a Mass will be held followed by a caravan that starts from Lapu-Lapu City via Cordova town.
Raffle draws will be held at 2-5 p.m. Radaza said the city government encourages cooperativism as a solution to poverty in the city . Correspondent Norman V. Mendoza
A COVENANT was made yesterday between transport groups and lawyer Aristotle Batuhan that would provide livelihood for drivers and operators of public utility vehicles (PUV).
The covenant was forged during the Cebu City Transport Sector and Stakeholders Dialogue at the social hall of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Cebu City chapter.
Batuhan is running for congress to represent Cebu CIty’s south district as a candidate of Team Rama. He also heads the group Abante Barangay.
He said he will push for the creation of a transport safety board if he gets elected.
He said regulatory agencies like the Maritime Industrial Authority (Marina), the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) cannot be expected to be impartial investigators.
Particpants in the dialogue also called for the representation of PUV drivers and operators in transport agencies and boards like the Cebu City Traffic Operations Management (Citom). Correspondent Jose Santino S. Bunachita