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Council mulls over P165 M deposit

September 1, 2011

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INSTEAD of a bank loan, the Cebu City government can terminate its P165 million time deposit with the Philippine Veterans Bank (PVB) to help fund the P1.147-billion Supplemental Budget no. 2. Councilor Margot Osmeña suggested this option in yesterday’s budget hearing at the City Council that was attended by City Hall department heads. “Wouldn’t it […]

NBI-7 can reopen probe on vigilante killings if…

September 1, 2011

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No one was arrested or brought to trial for the rash of vigilante killings of suspected hoodlums in Cebu City in 2005. The National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) ceased its investigation over six years ago but an official yesterday said it was willing to reopen its inquiry after the issue of extrajudicial […]

Cebu City clears Ciudad project

September 1, 2011

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The developer of the proposed Ciudad project in a province-owned lot along the Banilad-Talamban corridor already secured a locational clearance from the Cebu City Planning and Development Office (CPDO). City Planning Officer Alipio Bacalso confirmed yesterday that a locational clearance was already issued to project developer Fifth Avenue Development Corp. last Aug. 19. “The project […]

RULING ON USURPATION DEFERRED

September 1, 2011

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THE Department of Interior and Local Government in Central Visayas yesterday deferred ruling on the usurpation case that the late Cebu vice governor Gregorio Sanchez Jr. filed against Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia. The deferment followed the manifestation of Garcia’s lawyer Christina-Codilla Frasco that they want to file a motion for reconsideration and offer new evidence. “What […]

‘REMOVE THOSE FACES’

September 1, 2011

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CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama ordered Engineer Rolly Ardosa of the General Services Office to remove the faces of past and present councilors and Rep. Tomas Osmeña of the city’s south district on some Kaohsiung buses. “I asked them to totally remove it pursuant to the request of the President,” he said. President Benigno Aquino […]

‘No one arrested, but supporters still liable’

August 31, 2011

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NO one ever got arrested for executing suspected hoodlums at the height of “vigilante” killings in Cebu City. Nevertheless, the creation of death squads is illegal, said Associate Justice Gabriel Ingles of the Court of Appeals 19th division yesterday. In a phone interview, Ingles said an investigation should be conducted into the WikiLeaks report to […]

Rama dares Tom Prove you left city with P1-B surplus

August 26, 2011

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Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama yesterday challenged Rep. Tomas Osmeña (Cebu City south district) to show proof that Osmeña left the city P1 billion in surplus funds when his term as mayor ended in June 2010. Rama also dared Osmeña to report to the Cebuanos his accomplishments as congressman instead of criticizing him. “Don’t judge […]

LOAN SOUGHT FOR P1-B CITY BUDGET

August 24, 2011

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No way, council says; Young says revenue targets ‘bloated’ A bank loan worth more than half a billion pesos may be in the offing for Cebu City should local officials wish to fund most of its identified projects under its P1.147-billion second supplemental budget. Cebu City Treasurer Tessie Camarillo said the city is short of […]

Cebu biz leaders bat for return of Durano in tourism

August 14, 2011

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Several Cebu business group leaders said they would like to see Joseph “Ace” Durano back in the Department of Tourism (DOT) as top honcho. Sources in Malacañang, however, said the post of Secretary will most likely go to a Ramon Jimenez, a veteran Manila-based advertsing executive who helped the presidential campaign of Benigno Aquino III. […]

‘Recall vs Danao mayor sufficient in form’

August 11, 2011

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DANAO City Vice Mayor Ramon “Nito” Durano III yesterday expressed jubilation over what he calls winning the first round in his campaign to unseat his elder brother, the mayor. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has certified his petition seeking the recall of Mayor Ramon “Boy” Durano Jr. as “sufficient” in form. Copies of the Aug. […]