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Rama No papers, no 2013 budget

January 5, 2013


Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama won’t sign the 2013 budget ordinance until he’s furnished a complete copy of the papers for his review. In yesterday’s noontime press conference, Mayor Rama said he was interested in seeing the breakdown of the P1.5 billion which the City Council cut from his P6.7 billion budget proposal. The council […]

Young calls Rama ‘incorrigible liar’ over face on envelope issue

December 10, 2012


CEBU City Vice Mayor Joy Augustus Young yesterday called Mayor Michael Rama an “incorrigible liar” for having his face imprinted in the envelopes containing the cash gifts of the senior citizens. Young said this was a sign that the mayor couldn’t be trusted. When asked what actions he would take against Rama, Young said he […]

Rama says BO-PK letter ‘pathetic’, mulls response

October 17, 2012


Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama could only laugh off criticism levelled against him by the Bando Osmeña-Pundok Kauswagan (BO-PK) in full-page ads published in local dailies yesterday. The BO-PK open letter addressed to Interior and Local Governments Secretary Mar Roxas, head of the Liberal Party (LP), claimed that Rama’s administration resulted in Cebu City losing […]

2013 City investment plan held off for review

October 16, 2012


Passage of the 2013 annual investment plan (AIP) which lists projects worth P885 million was deferred yesterday by the Cebu City Development Council (CCDC) to allow members to review the list of proposed projects. Busay barangay chairman Eleuterio Sanchez asked to hold off its approval, saying barangay officials may have something “else in mind.” “There […]

Rama off to Rome for Calungsod canonization

October 15, 2012


Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama will leave for Rome on Tuesday to attend the canonization rites of the Blessed Pedro Calungsod. The mayor said he will be with a group but did not elaborate on who is coming with him and who is paying for the trip./ Doris Bongcac, Senior Reporter

Court asks election board to comment on Salud case

October 10, 2012


by Norman V. Mendoza, Correspondent   The motion for reconsideration of boxing promoter and gambling afficionado Rex “Wakee” Salud was given due course by the Regional Trial Court when it asked the Election Registration Board of Cordova town to comment on the matter. RTC branch 28 Judge Raphael Yrastorza yesterday gave the Election Registration Board […]

Independents file bid for mayor, gov

October 3, 2012


  Well-known politicians  like  Mike Rama, Tomas Osmeña, and PJ Garcia aren’t the only ones on the ballot. A 55-year-old businesswoman filed  her certificate of candidacy (COC) for mayor of Cebu City as an independent. It’s the third time for Lea Ong of  barangay Punta Princesa to throw  her hat in the ring. “I want […]

Mayor Sitoy runs again in Cordova

October 2, 2012


by Ador Vincent Mayol, Reporter    MAYOR Adelino Sitoy is seeking reelection in  Cordova town, Mactan Island, Cebu afterall. The former law school dean  filed his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Cordova at around 8 a.m. yesterday. His daughter Mary Therese Sitoy-Cho  is running for vice mayor. “I filed […]

Tomas is LP bet for city mayor

September 21, 2012


IT’s final. Rep. Tomas Osmeña of Cebu City’s south district received his certificate of nomination as the Liberal Party’s mayoralty candidate for the city yesterday. A dismayed Mayor Michael Rama insisted that the role should be his. “I’m the incumbent mayor and I am a bonafide member,” he said. Asked what his fallback was for […]

Rama to form dengue task force

September 10, 2012


Mayor Michael Rama plans to create a task force to eliminate stagnant water in the city to combat dengue fever. Cebu City has for years topped Central Visayas in the number of dengue cases and dengue-caused deaths. Rama said the fight should be brought to the source of the disease – mosquitoes which breed in […]


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