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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Council questions Rama’s realignment of teacher’s fund

December 11, 2012

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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 […]

Mayor mulls P20T bonus for each city gov’t worker

December 7, 2012

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Christmas will be merry for thousands of Cebu City Hall employees if Mayor Michael Rama’s plan to give them a windfall bonus pushes through. The mayor yesterday said he is thinking of giving out bonuses of as much as P20,000 for each employee, double what they received last year. Rama said the Christmas bonus would […]

Mayor’s use of ABC fund served same beneficiary

November 28, 2012

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THE Cebu City budget office defended the mayor’s use of funds intended for the Association of Barangay Council to purchase fuel. The beneficiary of the fuel expenses is the same, said Marieta Gumia, assistant budget officer. She said the money taken from the P5-million financial assistance to the ABC was used to buy fuel for […]

Mayor’s secretary wants to be excused from budget hearing

November 28, 2012

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THE Secretary of Mayor Michael Rama had excused herself from the City Council budget hearing yesterday. Belinda Navasquez, secretary of the mayor’s office told the City Council she needs to attend a workshop yesterday. She added that personnel of the mayor’s office are busy with the preparations for the national thanksgiving Mass of San Pedro […]

Brgy captains to sue Rama for ‘unauthorized’ fund use

November 27, 2012

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The Association of Barangay Councils of Cebu City wants Mayor Michael Rama investigated for the “unauthorized” use of their share of P5 million in financial assistance from City Hall. ABC president Michael Ralota said he found out last week that only P500,000 of their P5 million assistance was left after the mayor had the remaining […]

City Council probes delisting of senior citizens

November 22, 2012

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CEBU City Councilor Rodrigo Abellanosa yesterday asked the City Council to summon certain city officials to explain the delisting of over a thousand elderly residents from the list of beneficiaries of the city government’s cash assistance program for senior citizens. In his privilege speech at yesterday’s City Council session, Abellanosa said about 1,300 senior citizens […]

P12.2B Annual Investment Plan gets ok from Council

November 22, 2012

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The Cebu City Council yesterday approved a P12.2 billion Annual Investment Plan which will serve as guide in the implementation of development projects next year. Councilor Margot Osmeña, chairperson of the Budget Committee, said that the council approved the 2013 AIP even if this was almost double the P6.7 billion budgetary outlay proposed by Mayor […]