City among 43 LGUs cited for good financial housekeeping

Lapu-Lapu City is one of 43 local government units in Cebu that received the 2014 Seal of Good Governance: Good Financial Housekeeping (GFH) from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
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It is one of five cities and 38 towns in Cebu Province that were recipients of the recognition, one of three core assessments for an LGU to receive the seal of good governance, formerly the seal of good housekeeping, from the DILG.

The other two are disaster preparedness and social protection.
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Senior citizens receive cash aid from City Government

Senior citizens in Lapu-Lapu received as much as P3,000 in social pension for the third and fourth quarters of 2014 from the City Social Welfare Office.
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The cash was distributed to senior citizens who showed up last February 20 at the Lapu-Lapu City Sports Complex.

Seniors who are 77 years old and above have availed themselves of the social pension from the City Government.

Causeway makes travel to island barangays convenient

Travel to the island barangays of Caohagan and Pangan-an has been made more convenient with the opening of the newly rehabilitated Marigondon causeway.

Rep. Aileen Radaza and her mother, Mayor Paz Radaza, inaugurated the structure earlier this month. It is now open to the public.
Marigondon causeway
The 70-meter Marigondon Causeway Rehabilitation Project in Barangay Marigondon cost P12 million.

The causeway gives passengers a place to hang out as they wait for motorized outrigger boats that would bring them to Lapu-Lapu City’s satellite islets.

MEZ 2, CLIP identified as labor laws compliant zones

TWO special economic zones in Lapu-Lapu City were declared “Labor Laws Compliant Zones” by the Department of Labor and Employment.
Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz and Mayor Paz C. Radaza led the unveiling of markers identifying two Lapu-Lapu City economic zones as labor laws compliant
Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis Baldoz led the unveiling on Monday, December 22, of markers identifying the Mactan Economic Zone (MEZ) 2 and Cebu Light Industrial Park (CLIP) as being 100 percent compliant with labor laws. She was accompanied by Mayor Paz C. Radaza as well as representatives of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) Cebu, MEZ II, CLIP, and eco-zone locators.
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City creates eco-tourism park in Olango

Olango Island has been picked as the site of an ecological park that will serve as one more tourist attraction in Lapu-Lapu City.

Mayor Paz C. Radaza launched the Island Eco-Tourism Park in Sitio Asinan, Barangay Sabang, Olango over the weekend.
Eco-Tourism Park in Olango Island
Among the objectives of the park will be to develop Olango as a tourism destination and provide livelihood to some of the island residents.
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Disaster management office releases list of evacuation centers

Here is a list of evacuation centers in Lapu-Lapu City, as released by the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, for typhoon Ruby.

The list identifies the buildings in the barangays that have been prepared into evacuation centers. It also identifies the person in charge and his or her contact details.

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Mayor opens Skate Park in Lapu-Lapu

(This speech was delivered by Mayor Paz C. Radaza during the Skate Park Grand Opening and Open Skate and Music Festival last November 16, 2014.)

Dili pa lang dugay we stood on this site for the ground breaking of this project.
Mayor Paz C. Radaza leads the ribbon-cutting ceremony during the opening of the Skate Park in Lapu-Lapu City.
I can imagine how eager you are to have your own place where you can play and enjoy your sports safely.

This time you don’t have to go to the streets or under the new bridge where lately you have yourself made obstacles confiscated just because others see your game to be a disturbance.

I hope that you are all aware that constructing this project has sparked mixed feedback from our people and those from other cities and maybe the whole country nga naabtan sa balita nga magbuhat ta aning skatepark para kaninyo.
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Saving oceans through her beauty: Miss Scuba Philippines

By Helena Inah Membrillas

Amanda Arbitrario of Panglao, Bohol bags the title “Ms. Scuba Philippines 2014” during a pageant held at Pacific Cebu Resort in Suba Basbas, Lapu-Lapu City.

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Amanda Arbitrario of Panglao, Bohol wins Miss Scuba Philippines 2014

Along with Reygin Brion (1st runner-up) and Princess Jayme (1st runner-up), the I.T. student from Informatics-Bohol will be competing in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia for the upcoming Miss Scuba International.
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Babag students explore space science

Text by Audrey R. Masbang
Photos by Jessema G. Ong

A space science roadshow was held at Babag National High School recently.

Students listen to one of the talks during the space science roadshow held recently at Babag National High School.
Students listen to one of the talks during the space science roadshow held recently at Babag National High School.

Students were treated to space exploration talks, science exhibits, film showing, planetarium visits, rocket launching simulation, and much, much more.

The roadshow was made possible with the help of the Science Association of Outstanding Young Disciples (SAYOD) in cooperation with the NC Educational Resources and Interactive Event Services (NCERIES).
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Oponganons must inculcate culture of hospitality: mayor

By Marielle Shayne Palaubsanon

In promoting Lapu-Lapu City’s beautiful resorts, five-star hotels, and famous white sand and sea, it has created its own brand that differentiates it from other areas.

This brand will serve to identify Oponganons and highlight the illustrious past of their city.

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City Hall employees provide entertainment during the Lapu-Lapu City Fiesta Kick-off Nite. (Photo by Ariel Berdon)

Lapu-Lapu City’s Fiesta Kick-Off Nite was a blast. Department heads, government workers, and guests enjoyed themselves at the party held on October 3, 2014 at the Lapu-Lapu City Auditorium.

As the City launched its campaign to promote Lapu-Lapu as a world-class destination, City Hall employees wore their official uniforms with four colors which symbolize the colourful and wonderful perspectives of Oponganons.
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