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Roxas: It’s LP Cebu bets all the way

November 11, 2012

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“Nobody, nobody, nobody but Junjun Davide and Agnes Magpale,” said Liberal Party chairman Mar Roxas on Friday. He also said the party’s support for Rep. Tomas Osmeña as mayoral candidate in Cebu City was clear. Roxas, Secretary of the Interior and Local Government, said President Aquino would come to Cebu to campaign for these candidates. […]

Ruffa follows dad, brother, signs up as voter in Cebu City

October 31, 2012

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Amid the rush to beat today’s 3 p.m deadline, late registrants of Cebu City expect yet another visit from the celebrity children of talent manager and congressional candidate Annabelle Rama at the city Commission on Elections (Comelec) office. This after actress Sharmaine “Ruffa” Gutierrez, eldest of Annabelle’s six children to former actor Eddie Gutierrez, signed […]

Cebuano lands DILG post

October 20, 2012

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Another Cebuano has been appointed to the Aquino administration. Franciso “Bimbo” Fernandez, former Cebu City administrator, was named Undersecretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) over the weekend. As DILG undersecretary, Fernandez is tasked to serve as liaison to basic sectors in line with his long experience as a community organizer. “I […]

Gwen elated over Sonny’s PJ prediction

October 18, 2012

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Although they belong to opposite sides of the fence, former senator John Henry “Sonny” Osmeña did Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn a favor with his “fearless” prediction of her younger brother’s victory in next year’s elections. In Tuesday’s 888 News Forum, Osmeña said he believes Rep. Pablo John Garcia would win over rival Hilario Davide III of […]

Rama says BO-PK letter ‘pathetic’, mulls response

October 17, 2012

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Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama could only laugh off criticism levelled against him by the Bando Osmeña-Pundok Kauswagan (BO-PK) in full-page ads published in local dailies yesterday. The BO-PK open letter addressed to Interior and Local Governments Secretary Mar Roxas, head of the Liberal Party (LP), claimed that Rama’s administration resulted in Cebu City losing […]

Comelec officials told: Act mindful in public

October 12, 2012

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Commission on Elections (Comelec) supervisors were reminded to be circumspect in their conduct and dealings with the onset of the election season that will last until the middle of next year. Comelec Regional Director for Central Visayas Timie Lambino issued the reminder in light of the controversies surrounding two top Comelec officials in Cebu Ci […]

Palace: No free zone in Cebu

October 11, 2012

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THERE won’t be a free zone in vote-rich Cebu because President Benigno Aquino III will support all Liberal Party (LP) candidates in the province, the Palace said yesterday. Presidential Political Adviser Ronald Llamas issued the clarification in response to a local daily story (not Cebu Daily News) where he was quoted as saying that Cebu […]

LP: Comelec exec made One Cebu victory sign

October 11, 2012

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    by Ador Vincent Mayol, Reporter   For reportedly trying to comfort a child, a ranking Commission on Elections (Comelec) official finds himself in the hot seat. The Liberal Party (LP)-Cebu chapter raised a howl over a hand gesture made by Comelec provincial officer Marco Lionel Castillano that appeared to be a One Cebu […]

Mayor Cortes not alone; Biaño shows up to challenge Mandaue reelection

October 6, 2012

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by Fe Marie D. Dumaboc and Jucell Marie P. Cuyos, Correspondents   It would have been an easy reelection for  Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes with no challenger in 2013. However, a few minutes before the close of the filing of  certificates of candidacy yesterday, lawyer Vic Biaño filed his  bid with Benjamin Luage for […]

Martinez-Salimbangon battle repeats itself in 4th district

October 3, 2012

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by Carmel Loise Matus, Correspondent   IT will be a double rematch between the Martinez and Salimbangon clans in the  4th  district in northern Cebu. Celestino “Tining” Martinez III, who was belatedly declared the winner of the 2010 congressional race but never got to sit in office,  will run against Rep. Benhur Salimbangon. In Bogo […]