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Cebu mayor wants Capitol police, barriers removed for Sinulog

January 4, 2013

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Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said he wants the police to remove metal barriers from the Provincial Capitol and pull out uniformed policemen before the Jan. 11 kickoff of the annual Sinulog Festival. “I do not want (people) to be seeing the Capitol like a garrison or to have the impression that the city is […]

Foundation starts sale of Sinulog tickets

January 4, 2013

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Tickets for the Sinulog Grand Showdown on Jan. 20 are available for sale at the Sinulog Foundation office in Cebu City Sports Complex. Preparations for the grand parade are already 80 percent complete, said organizers. Many spectators have bought tickets to watch dance contingents perform on stage and compete for cash prizes and trophies. Edilita […]

City Hall still to refund P2.5M to Sinulog Foundation

January 3, 2013

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Almost a year after the last Sinulog, the Cebu City government still has to refund P2.5 million as its pledged assistance to the Sinulog Foundation Inc. City Hall charged the amount to its Pagcor assistance fund. The Sinulog Foundation has yet to collect the P2.5 million amount which it used to stage the Sinulog grand […]

Retired police official killed in freak New Year’s day accident

January 2, 2013

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A retired police official who once served as warden of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC), died when his car, a multicab, exploded and caught fire while cruising  Trans-Central Highway, Cantipla 2, barangay Tabunan, Cebu City around 6 p.m. on New Year’s Day. Retired Col. Salvador Sanchez, of his 60’s, of Lahug, Cebu […]

Nation observes 116th Rizal Day

December 31, 2012

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Rizal Day was commemorated yesterday with the traditional laying of floral wreaths in the hero’s monuments in Cebu and other parts of the country. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama led the commemoration of the 166th death anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal at the monument in City Hall. In Mandaue City, Mayor Jonas Cortes led the […]

‘Let kids, Gwen dance Sinulog’

December 30, 2012

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As soon as the New Year opens, preparations will heighten for the next big event in Cebu – the Sinulog on Jan. 20. In schools and neighborhoods, Sinulog dance troupes will be practicing their steps and cheers for the grand parade and competition where the first prize is a trophy and P1 million. Cebu City […]

Public school teachers wait all day for release of P10,000 aid

December 29, 2012

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Teacher Myrna lined up at the Labangon Elementary School as early as 6:30 a.m. yesterday, eager to receive the P10,000 cash assistance promised by Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama. It was already 5 p.m. when staff from the City Treasurer’s Office arrived to start distribution. In Zapatera Elementary School where teachers assigned in public schools […]

Councilor wants ACT delisted from city scholarship

December 29, 2012

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CEBU City Councilor Jose Daluz III said he would like to see the Asian College of Technology (ACT) removed from the list of colleges and universities accredited for the city government’s scholarship program until an anti-graft case against its owner, Councilor Rodrigo Abellanosa, is resolved. Daluz said he worried that the scholarships of about 4,000 […]

P5.2B city budget ‘better than nothing’

December 28, 2012

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Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama didn’t get his P6.7 billion budget for next year but he said the P5.2 billion budget approved yesterday by the City Council was “better than nothing.” Rama said he will tap private sector partners to help carry out projects not funded in the annual budget. “Even if the 2012 budget […]

Council agrees on P5.2 billion budget for Cebu City

December 27, 2012

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CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama will have to maximize the P5.2 billion budget agreed upon by the Cebu City Council which will pass an ordinance for this purpose in a special 9 a.m. session today. The annual budget is P1.5 billion short of Rama’s proposed P6.7 billion which was already scaled down from his original […]