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Rama okays P5.2 billion budget, but retains veto

January 9, 2013


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 […]

P5.2B city budget ‘better than nothing’

December 28, 2012


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 questions Rama’s realignment of teacher’s fund

December 11, 2012


WITH Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama’s top lieutenants unavailable, it was up to his chief of staff to face a hostile Cebu City Council during yesterday’s budget deliberations. The council questioned the mayor’s decision to realign P29 million out of the P30 million appropriation under the Teachers Assistance Fund as early as March 2012 for […]

Magpale Tomas’ b-day bash is like 2013 LP victory party

July 28, 2012


The 64th birthday party of Rep. Tomas Osmeña was described as an advanced celebration of the “victory” of the Liberal Party in Cebu in the 2013 election. Political allies from barangay captains to Trade and Industry Secretary Mar Roxas, and wellwishers like Rep. Manny Pacquiao packed the SM Trade Hall on Thursday night. “Tonight we […]

Show of force in Tom, Margot O’s birthdays

July 27, 2012


A sea of Type “Os” flooded the SM trade hall last night as Rep. Tomas Osmeña of Cebu City’s south district and his wife Councilor Margot Osmeña celebrated their birthdays with friends, top government officials and political supporters. The night’s biggest surprise for the congressman was a birthday call from President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.  […]

City Council questions police, city health dept budgets

November 21, 2011


CEBU City Hall’s marathon budget hearings continued with questions by the City Council on the amounts allocated for the Cebu City police and the City Health Department. Cebu City Councilor Margot Osmeña questioned the P205 million budget appropriated for the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), saying it’s a huge amount considering they also receive a […]

Council mulls over P165 M deposit

September 1, 2011


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 […]