Neighboring areas complain against ‘Imperial Cebu’

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Published December 10, 2005

Cebu, according to Dumaguete City Mayor Agustin Perdices, is “becoming like Imperial Manila.” Perdices and Siquijor Gov. Orlando Fua complained in yesterday’s Regional Development Council meeting that Cebu is cornering most of the projects approved for Central Visayas.

Here’s Sun.Star’s story on the issue:

DUMAGUETE CITY – Tired of hearing about so many infrastructure projects for Cebu, government officials from Siquijor and Oriental Negros griped about the lack of attention to their provinces’ needs.

Siquijor Gov. Orlando Fua, who has long raised the need for an airport to improve access to his province, questioned yesterday the proposed resolution on the construction of a parallel runway at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA).

Dumaguete City Mayor Agustin Perdices accused Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 7 Director Juanito Abergas of giving in to “the pressure from officials in Cebu.”

By Max Limpag

Max is a journalist and blogger based in Cebu. He has written and edited for such publications as The Freeman, The Independent Post, Today, Sun.Star Cebu, and Cebu Daily News. He is also a mobile app and web developer and co-founded InnoPub Media with his wife Marlen, who is also a journalist.

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