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Roxas’ comments on local politics ‘leaves bad taste in the mouth’ – Rama

November 13, 2012

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CEBU CITY Mayor Michael Rama said he no longer wants to dwell on why the Liberal Party junked him and endorsed Rep. Tomas Osmeña for the city mayorship. “I no longer find it necessary to answer that issue. I am already comfortable where I am,” Rama said. Last Friday, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar […]

Opinion: Flyover frenzy, Election episode

November 12, 2012

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Window by Malou Guanzon-Apalisok The construction of two flyover projects in Cebu City proposed by Cebu north district Rep. Rachel “Cutie” del Mar will push through. The pronouncement of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas must have hit multi- sectoral groups opposed to the plan like a thunderbolt because after it got stuck in […]

Budget body readies review on 2013 budget

November 12, 2012

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The Cebu City Council’s budget committee began its review of the proposed 2013 budget amounting to P6.7 billion along with a proposed supplemental budget. Councilor Noel Wenceslao, acting budget committee chairman, said they decided to tackle the two proposals at the same time to prevent a re-enactment of the P5.4 billion 2012 budget next year. […]

Two annual investment plans set for Cebu City?

November 3, 2012

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About two copies of the proposed annual investment plan for Cebu City were released by the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) last week. The first API copy amounting to P885 million was presented to the Cebu City Development Council (CCDC) in their October 15 meeting. The second worth P12.2 billion was submitted to the […]

Filinvest: Rains caused wall collapse

October 31, 2012

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Heavy rainfall in the past days caused the collapse of the perimeter wall of the old BBRC building in Apas last Sunday dawn, developer Filinvest Land Inc. said yesterday. At Cebu City Hall, Mayor Michael Rama wants the Office of the Building Official to explain if they have been remiss in monitoring the construction. In […]

P6.7 billion Cebu City budget

October 18, 2012

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A “more realistic” budget of P6.7 billion and not P7.2 billion as earlier reported was proposed for approval by Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama to the Cebu City Council on Tuesday. “Mayor Rama would have wanted a bigger budget but we at the Local Finance Committee are honest enough to admit that we can’t raise […]

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 […]

Rama off to Rome for Calungsod canonization

October 15, 2012

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Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama will leave for Rome on Tuesday to attend the canonization rites of the Blessed Pedro Calungsod. The mayor said he will be with a group but did not elaborate on who is coming with him and who is paying for the trip./ Doris Bongcac, Senior Reporter

Starstruck supporters greet Team Rama

October 6, 2012

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STARSTRUCK employees in the Cebu City election office crowded  around as celebrities Eddie Gutierrez and his actor children   accompanied their  mother Annabelle Rama inside to file her Certificate of Candidacy (COC) as congresswoman of the north district. When the visitors got of the airconditioned bus, spectators  screamed. Employees rushed to have their photos taken with […]

Team Rama confirms UNA ties

October 5, 2012

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by Doris C. Bongcac, Chief of Reporters   TEAM Rama members wore new green and yellow jackets yesterday, and showed  their nomination forms from the   United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), an affiliation sealed in time for today’s  filing deadline of candidacies at the Commission on Elections (Comelec)  Cebu City office. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said […]