Cedric Lee tried to revive botched Cebu project, says governor

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Cedric Lee. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

CEBU CITY, Philippines—A company owned by businessman Cedric Lee, the alleged perpetrator of the mauling of comedian and television host Vhong Navarro, was the frontrunner in developing a waste-to-energy facility in the controversial Balili estate in barangay Tina-an in Naga, Cebu.

The administration of former Cebu governor Gwendolyn Garcia awarded Waste Management Inc. (WMI)  the contract to  build and operate the waste disposal facility two years ago.

But the proposed venture never materialized after the  Balili lot became subject to a graft case against Garcia.

Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III confirmed that he has met with Lee in December last year after the latter tried to revive the waste-to-energy proposal, this time in Danao City.

“I met the guy already. He came to my office last year to inform me of their waste to energy facility. But I checked the records, there was a failure of bidding,” he said.

“There is no contract between his company and the province,” he added.

The waste-to-energy facility was supposed to be one of the structures in the Balili estate, which included in the Tina-an Eco-zone Development Plan.

In February last year, WMI proposed to the province’s Economic Enterprise Council (EEC) to build the waste-to-energy facility in Danao City instead of its original location in the Balili estate after learning that the lot faced legal problems.

However, the EEC deferred WMI’s request to lease a five-hectare property near a residential area.

The proposal also received opposition from environmental groups saying the facility is technically a waste incinerator and would release harmful persistent organic pollutants like dioxins and furans which are carcinogens.

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  • sinopakaya

    Nakakatakot ang mga kuneksiyones ng Cedric LEE na ito. It is in the news. General Abner Cabalquinto, General Luizo Ticman, Jose Antonio Salvacion, Jefferson Soriano, Tyrone One (currently incarcerated), Ferdinand Guerrerro, etc. Wala akong kamalay-malay. Kaya pala napakalakas ng loob. Kaya pala natakot ang David Bunevacz.

  • aSwedishguy

    Somethings just do not add up with Mr Lee, Looking in to this guys history, businesses; twitters, websites etc etc it looks to me as a facade only, He do not look a bit professional as he would like to give shine of

    “Izumo Contractors inc is one of the biggest construction firms in the
    Philippines. Registered in 1998 by the Philippine Security and Exchange
    Commission”

  • aSwedishguy

    This guy is so clever that he even could write a article about pure economic basics

    “Learning To Make Better Financial Management by Cedric Lee”

    You cannot eliminate the need for money; it is an essential component
    of living in today’s world. You must have a good understanding of your
    finances. In this article, I will discuss some important points that
    will broaden your financial knowledge and improve your money-management
    skills.

    Get a good understanding of what you spend money on prior to making
    your budget. You need to know how much money your household brings in
    throughout the month. All the money that is spent during the month needs
    to be recorded. Make sure your outcome never exceeds your income.

    Once you’ve done that, you need to find out how much you are
    spending. Make a list of all your expenditures. Be sure to drill down
    and record even the tiniest expense. Don’t forget to document your
    spending habits. Also, take your quarterly and annual bills, compute
    what they break down to on a monthly basis, and add these figures to
    your budget. Be sure that your list is comprehensive and complete so
    that you have a reliable picture of your expenses.

    Once you are aware of your full income and expenses, you will be able
    to make a budget that will work for you. A good starting point is to
    cut out expenses for items that aren’t necessities. Try comparing how
    much time and money it would take to bring coffee from home instead of
    stopping at a cafe. Not only are you saving money, but you are saving
    the time you used to spend standing in line or sitting at the drive
    through. Exactly what and how much you are willing to compromise is
    completely up to you. Finding expenses where you can easily make changes
    is a great first step.

    Do not spend more money than you actually earn. If you have things
    you want to buy, and you know that buying them will set you back, do not
    buy them. The last thing you want is to get into debt from trying to
    live far beyond your means.

    Try to save more. Consider upgrading various aspects of your home in
    order to lower your utility bills. Purchase new appliances that use less
    energy and water than older style appliances. You can save money on
    your energy bill by using these appliances. Don’t forget to unplug
    appliances when you aren’t using them. By doing this, you will reduce
    your energy bills. Updating your appliances can save you money in the
    long run. The long term savings from more energy efficient appliances
    can pay for their initial cost over time.

    About the Author

    Cedric Lee is a young entrepreneur managing several businesses in the Philippines.

  • Rovingmoron

    Failure of bidding, ha! Bakit kaya? Kaya siguro mainitin ang ulo nito sa taas at sa baba kasi nga nalugi dyan sa Cebu project na yan. No wonder kaya naupakan si Vhong. Ngayon para mabawi nya yung talo nya sa project ay kelangan kumita naman sya sa pag blackmail kay Vhong. Ang siste lang naudlot nga. Di kaya tinakot ni Cedric yung mga members ng Bids and Awards committee kaya napunta sa kanya ang project?

    • jasonbxx

      Failure of bidding because Balili property is underwater. How can you put a project that where the land is under water? If people in Cebu did not discover this then I think Lee’s project under the previous corrupt governor Gwen Garcia could have continued. Its good that Jun Davide the son of former Chief Justice Hilario Davide is now the governor!

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