Posted on July 1, 2010


I SWEAR. Margot Osmeña is sworn in as councilor by Associate Justice Portia Hormachuelos. Her husband, Rep. Tomas Osmeña and son Miguel witness the solemn oath/ Junjie Mendoza

Tomas Osmeña swore in as Cebu south district congressman before Associate Justice Portia Hormachuelos while his sister Ma. Victoria "Minnie" Stuart, son Miguel and wife Margot (behind Miguel) witness the solemn moment/ Junjie Mendoza

Cebu City North District Rep. Rachel Marguerite "Cutie" Del Mar hugs her father, former Rep. Raul Del Mar who swore her into office./ Junjie Mendoza

NEW MAYOR. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama recites his oath of office flanked by members of the Rama clan, including his cousin Annabelle Rama and her son, TV host Raymund Gutierrez. The mayor's daughter Michelin holds his folder./ Junjie Mendoza

RE-ELECTED. Cebu Vice Gov. Gregorio Sanchez took his oath of office before RTC Executive Judge Meinrado Paredes, his family in attendance/ Tonee Despojo

NEW MANDAUE CITY OFFICIALS. A boy documents the oath taking ceremony of their new Mandaue City officials in Mandaue City Sports Complex./ Tonee Despojo

NEW CEBU CITY OFFICIALS. Newly elected Cebu City officials (from left to right) councilors Jose Daluz III, Roberto Cabarrubias, Richard Osmeña, Raul Alcoseba, Edu Rama, Margot Osmeña, Roberto Abellanosa, South District Rep. Tomas Osmeña, Mayor Michael Rama, Vice Mayor Joy Young, North District Rep. Raul Del Mar, councilors Lea Japson, Nida Cabrera, Augustus Pe Jr., Alvin Arcilla, Edgardo Labella, Sisinio Andales, Alvin Dizon, Noel Wenceslao pose for the camera after their oath taking ceremony/ Junjie Mendoza


By Chris A. Ligan and Fe Marie Dumaboc

In his first official speech as Cebu City mayor, Michael Lopez Rama yesterday vowed that his administration would attend to basic services.

“Within 100 days of my mayorship, we ask the City Council, the 5,000 employes of City Hall, the private sector, NGOs, that together we will institute action to address asphalting, street lighting, drainage, garbage, traffic health and peace and order,” Rama said. Read More.

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