As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR), GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation donated in April four classrooms to Ibo Elementary School in Lapu-Lapu City.
Reyna Bulakna 2015 candidates paid a courtesy call on Mayor Paz C. Radaza and Councilor Harry Radaza earlier this week.
The search for Reyna Bulakna is one of the highlights of the month-long Kadaugan sa Mactan, which is held to commemorate the battle between Mactan chieftain Datu Lapu-Lapu and Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan in 1521.
Reyna Bulakna has been portrayed in the Kadaugan celebrations as the wife of Lapu-Lapu.
Leaders and members of the ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation held a workshop on strengthening women’s participation in the peace process.
Mayor Paz C. Radaza and Vice Mayor Marcial Yong of Lapu-Lapu City attended the workshop together with Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos-Deles.
The mayor said that in Lapu-Lapu, she has put emphasis on women and their contribution to the city. Believing they shouldn’t be limited to managing households, she created a women’s group as one way of developing their talents and skills.
The Lapu-Lapu City Fire Division participates in Fire Prevention Month 2015. This year’s theme: “Kaligtasan sa sunog alamin, gawin at isabuhay natin.”
Mayor Paz C. Radaza and Fire District chief Oscar Mayol celebrated the start of the month with a simple ceremony. Mayol said his department has prepared several activities in March to promote fire safety awareness in Lapu-Lapu City.
A center for abandoned and orphaned kids in Lapu-Lapu City received furniture, appliances, a vehicle, and other equipment from maritime and seafaring community.
The Norwegian Seafarers’ Union, International Transport Workers’ Federation, and other groups recently turned over kitchen table and chairs, computer table and chairs, printer, LCD projector and screen, double deck beds, cabinets, a multicab, and water tank with pump to the Home Care Center of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Lapu-Lapu.
The center houses 47 children, 18 of whom are boys while 29 are girls. Of the 47 children, 32 are students.
Student athletes representing the Lapu-Lapu City Schools Division joined the Central Visayas Regional Athletics Association (CVIRAA) 2015 in Balamban, Cebu. The winners of the regional meet will compete in the Palarong Pambansa as Central Visayas representatives.
The venue of the games was the Esperanza Binghay Memorial Sports Oval.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.