Visayas newsbits for June 18, 2014
CITOM GENERATES P5.6M REVENUES
CEBU CITY – Cebu’s City Traffic Operations Management (CITOM) collected a total of P5.672 million last month from fees for various services and penalties paid by traffic ordinances violators. Such revenue generated was higher April’s collection of P4.989 million. May’s fines and fees included administrative penalty, P1,136,100.00; smoke belching, P1,000.00; testing fee, P148,700.00; travel line fee, P40,800.00; road parking permit fee, P14,200.00; motorcycle for hire permit fee, P15,592.50; motorcycle for hire fine, P29,900.00; trisikad fee, P138,000.00; clamping fee, P371,100.00; impounding fee, P158,950.00; towing fee, P1,500.00; pay parking fee, P3,360,300.00; jaywalking fee, P135,550.00; police report, P78,270.00; bicycle registration fees, P14,060.00; sticker fee, P10,700.00; route plate fee, P250.00; and driver’s/vehicle clearance fee, P15,640. (Mars W. Mosqueda, Jr.)
YOLANDA-HIT CARD-MRI MEMBERS AIDED
TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte (PNA) – The Center for Agriculture and Rural Development–Mutually Reinforcing Institutions (CARD-MRI) has shelled out some P150 million worth of relief assistance and insurance claims and P100- million rehabilitation loans to its typhoon Yolanda-hit members. Dr. Jaime Aristotle B. Alip, founder and managing director of CARD-MRI, which is the biggest microfinance institution in the country, said CARD-MRI will continue with such efforts until yearend, even as 90 percent of affected members are already “back in the system.”
LTO-BAIS AWAITS ORDER ON INCREASED PENALTIES
DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental (PNA) – The Land Transportation Office (LTO) District Office in Bais City, Negros Oriental is awaiting further directive from higher office on the implementation of a new law increasing penalty fees for colorum vehicles. LTO-Bais District Office Chief Janine Lawas on Monday said her office has received word that Joint Administrative Order (JAO) No. 2014-01 of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) had some revisions and scheduled order implementation on June 19 is still uncertain.
BIG SMILES FOR 50 INDIGENTS
BORONGAN CITY, Eastern Samar (PIA) – Some 50 indigent individuals in this city are now sporting big smiles after going through nose, palate, and lip surgical operations provided by Operation Smile Medical Mission (OSI) team led by International OSI Coordinator Mr. James Reid at the provincial hospital here. The medical mission, many members of whom are Americans, stayed at a local hotel for a week while performing such surgical operations.
DISMISSAL SOUGHT FOR DRUGS-POSITIVE EMPLOYEES
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occ. (PNA) – Murcia town Mayor Andrew Montelibano said he will seek the dismissal of municipal employees found positive for illegal drugs. This, after eight of 10 town employees who were re-tested by the Department of Health for drug use were found positive for drugs again. “I will give them due process,” Montelibano said. “An investigating board will be convened to study and make recommendations on penalties to be imposed on the employees.”