first_imgFREEDOM was short for a female inmate of a jail facility in Palo, Leyte who was among those who took advantage of the onslaught of typhoon Yolanda and fled to Cebu.Miriam Dasacada Garcia, who was facing human trafficking charges, was collared by policeman as she stepped out of a department store in downtown Cebu City after a prison guard from Leyte spotted her.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikePrison guard Jeizen Rey Adona Udtohan who was assigned in the Palo Municipal Jail saw Garcia inside the store. He immediately sought the help of the Carbon Police Station whose operatives effected the arrest. /Correspondent Chito AragonCITY HALL SALARY DELAY HIT Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements  MORE STORIESnewsinfoFirst a cockroach, now a fly disturbs DutertenewsinfoUS gives P2B to boost quality early education in Bicol, W. VisayasnewsinfoRed Cross extends assistance to victims of quake-hit BatanesMORE STORIESnewsinfoFirst a cockroach, now a fly disturbs DutertenewsinfoUS gives P2B to boost quality early education in Bicol, W. VisayasnewsinfoRed Cross extends assistance to victims of quake-hit BatanesThe salaries of Cebu City Hall officials and some employees were delayed for at least two weeks while the city’s 2013 financial assistance to the 80 barangays amounting to P6.6 million each have not been released yet.Councilor Margot Osmeña said delays in the salary of employees should be avoided because they have families to feed.OIC City Treasurer Diwa Cuevas said delays was a result of the late processing of the payroll and has nothing to do with funding availability.Councilor Osmeña raised a concern on delays in the release of their salaries in Monday’s budget hearing. She told Cuevas that while city officials, for example, are supposed to receive a weekly salary from the city, the amount was not transferred to her ATM account when she had it checked on November 3 and 6. Cash was only available when she had it checked again on November 16.ADVERTISEMENT Angara: Investigate DOH’s ‘constipated’ medicine distribution system Osmeña said that her driver who is also getting a weekly pay also experienced delays in his pay. Reports, she said, also reached her office on delays in the payment of salaries of city government paid public night high school teachers. /Chief of Reporters Doris BongcacCCMC FUND-RAISING CARAVAN SETThe Cebu City government is organizing caravans to widen the scope of their “piso-piso” campaign for the construction of a new city hospital.Public Information Officer Carlo Dugaduga said two city hall vehicles equipped with a public address system will go around the city to solicit cash donations from the public.The city government has so far raised P7.6 million from its fund raising campaign.  The bulk of the donation is from Henry Sy of SM Prime Holdings who gave P5 million and Chong Hua Hospital which gave P1 million to the city.“Ato pang gipalapdan karon ang atong “Piso Mo Hospital Ko” campaign aron mas mapadali ang atong pag tigum sa kwarta nga atong gi kinahanglan,” said Dugaduga. /Correspondent Edison delos AngelesRead Next Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal ADVERTISEMENT Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros SMC bags Bulacan airport project BPI nets P13.74B in H1 LEYTE FUGITIVE NABBED IN CEBU View comments Aboitiz Group raises P161M for Yolanda relief operations Cebu Daily News makes 2-peat, bags 3 PPI awards PLAY LIST 02:54Cebu Daily News makes 2-peat, bags 3 PPI awards02:41Bayan Muna seeks new penalties for water concessionaires amid shortage02:41Newbie senators to ‘bless’, Feng Shui their news offices03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Quake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anew LATEST STORIESlast_img read more