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Rama No papers, no 2013 budget

January 5, 2013

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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 […]

City Hall workers to get P10,000 bonus

December 20, 2012

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THE Cebu City Council passed Supplemental Budget 3 amounting to P73.8 million yesterday. This covers the bonus of City Hall’s 5,000 employees for the amount of P10,000, instead of P20,000 as promised by Mayor Michael Rama. Additional bonuses will be released on December 26 and not during the City Hall employees Christmas party on Friday. […]

Political color at Pacman telecast

December 10, 2012

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  YESTERDAY’S live telecast of the Pacquiao-Marquez fight in Cebu City gave contending local parties a chance to campaign among residents ahead of next year’s elections. A free live showing in barangay Tinago hall was sponsored by Team Rama which hung their tarpaulins all over the place. One of Team Rama’s council candidates Bobbi Kintanar […]

Cebu City Council wants other lots for land-swap deals

December 4, 2012

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THE Cebu City Council called on the executive department to identify other city-owned lots for disposal to preserve Block 27 of the North Reclamation Area and the Lahug lot. In yesterday’s budget hearing, Vice Mayor Joy Augustus Young said Block 27 and the Lahug lot should be preserved for the city government’s future lot swap […]

2013 budget ‘unrealistic’ Local Finance Board gets flak from City Council

November 24, 2012

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Cebu City councilors yesterday chided the Local Finance Committee (LFC) for coming up with unrealistic revenue estimates as the City Council started scrutinizing Mayor Michael Rama’s proposed P6.7 billion budget for 2013. Cebu City Treasurer Emma Villarete got flak after she told the budget committee that the city is capable of funding the proposed budget […]

Unpaid fiscals, P8M power bill for Cebu City

November 14, 2012

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ASIDE from unpaid power bills and a low fuel supply, Cebu City Hall has to scrounge for additional funds to pay for allowances of Cebu City prosecutors. City Administrator Jose Marie Poblete said the allowances were suspended last June because there was no mor fund to support the increased stipend re granted by the mayor […]

Roxas’ comments on local politics ‘leaves bad taste in the mouth’ – Rama

November 13, 2012

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CEBU CITY Mayor Michael Rama said he no longer wants to dwell on why the Liberal Party junked him and endorsed Rep. Tomas Osmeña for the city mayorship. “I no longer find it necessary to answer that issue. I am already comfortable where I am,” Rama said. Last Friday, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar […]

Opinion: Flyover frenzy, Election episode

November 12, 2012

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Window by Malou Guanzon-Apalisok The construction of two flyover projects in Cebu City proposed by Cebu north district Rep. Rachel “Cutie” del Mar will push through. The pronouncement of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas must have hit multi- sectoral groups opposed to the plan like a thunderbolt because after it got stuck in […]

Supplemental budget still stuck in council

November 8, 2012

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The Supplemental Budget 2 proposed by Mayor Michael Rama again hit a snag in the City Council yesterday. The majority bloc of the Bando Osmeña Pundok Kagawasan (BO-PK) said they should not be blamed for this. Councilor Leah Japson asked why Rama’s SB2 doesn’t include an appropriation for the release of the P10, 000 additional […]

Pe seeking ‘job’ in south district

October 25, 2012

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Resigning from his post as city councilor representing Cebu’s north district won’t disqualify him from “seeking employment” in the south district. So said a reply issued by Cebu City Councilor Augustus Pe Jr. to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) that he submitted in response to a recent petition for his disqualification. In his reply to […]