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Rama mulls stay of acting treasurer

January 11, 2013

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CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama has developed a liking for Acting Treasurer Emma Villarete whose terms ends on January 17. Although he went to court to stop Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima from replacing Ofelia Oliva by Villarete in July last year, Mayor Rama is now all praises for the acting treasurer. “The lady has been […]

Osmeña Blvd. parade launches 2013 Sinulog

January 11, 2013

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AFTER yesterday’s religious procession, comes the kickoff of the the Sinulog festival. It starts at 2:30 p.m. today with a Mass at the Sto. Niño Basilica and a launch parade to the Cebu City Sports Center for an opening program. Dance troupes from different colleges and univiersities will fill Osmeña Boulevard joined by the reigning […]

Rama okays P5.2 billion budget, but retains veto

January 9, 2013

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While he signed the P5.2 billion budget for Cebu City this year, Mayor Michael Rama said he isn’t finished arguing with the City Council. In a veto letter sent to the council dated Jan. 7 Rama outlined his objections to the council’s reduction of several items he made a priority. “The reduction or putting zero […]

Seven nabbed on gambling operations in Cebu City

January 8, 2013

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OPERATIVES of the City Intelligence Branch (CIB) arrested seven men linked to illegal suertres and masiao last Monday night in separate operations in Cebu City. Among those arrested were suspected financier, Ephraim Borgonia Bortajo and his coordinators, Bernard Ariosa, Prudencia Kilar, and Denise Ariosa in barangay Guadalupe. More than P5,000 believed to be proceeds were […]

Hotel rooms full for Sinulog fest

January 8, 2013

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As early as October last year, most hotels in Cebu City were fully booked for the Sinulog weekend from January 18, Friday to January 20, Sunday for the grand parade and feast day of the Sto. Niño. This is particularly true for mid-size city hotels and pension houses. In Dynasty Tourist Inn, general manager Melanie […]

Six displaced Tejero families to get aid

January 8, 2013

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SIX families who voluntarily dismantled their shanties to give way to a Cebu City government drainage project in barangay Tejero will each receive P10, 000 cash assistance from Rep. Tomas Osmeña of Cebu City’s south district. Osmeña said even if the families live in the north district, he can allocate part of his pork barrel […]

Swat units sent to reinforce Cebu city, province jails

January 7, 2013

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Police yesterday scrambled to secure the Cebu provincial jail and the adjacent city jail after rumors spread that a riot or a jail break would occur apparently to embarrass acting Cebu Gov. Agnes Magpale who was scheduled to visit the penal facility. About 10 members of the Special Weapons and Tactics (Swat) unit of the […]