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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 […]

Council agrees on P5.2 billion budget for Cebu City

December 27, 2012


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 […]

ABC not expecting P5-million aid from Rama, looks to 2013 allocation

December 21, 2012


THE Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) in Cebu City may no longer be getting the P5 million assistance from Mayor Michael Rama this year, but wanted to make sure they get a bigger allocation than proposed in the 2013 budget. But not all is lost as the Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) dominated City Council […]

Rama vs del Mar conflict derails CDC meeting

December 15, 2012


After a three-hour floor debate, no business was accomplished. “Shame on you for bringing your politics into this body,” said Cathy Ruiz, co-chairman of the Cebu City Development Council. Her comments were directed at Rep. Rachel “Cutie” del Mar and the presiding officer Cebu City Michael Rama, who used up almost two hours of the […]

City Hall workers asked to donate relief goods

December 14, 2012


The more than 3,000 Mandaue City employees will be divided into 10 groups as part of the city’s efforts to donate relief goods to typhoon Pablo victims in Mindanao and Central Visayas. Each group will pool their resources to come up with relief goods to be donated to the affected residents. “May they be casual, […]

Young calls Rama ‘incorrigible liar’ over face on envelope issue

December 10, 2012


CEBU City Vice Mayor Joy Augustus Young yesterday called Mayor Michael Rama an “incorrigible liar” for having his face imprinted in the envelopes containing the cash gifts of the senior citizens. Young said this was a sign that the mayor couldn’t be trusted. When asked what actions he would take against Rama, Young said he […]

Resolve Rallos claims, Filinvest asks Rama

December 9, 2012


THE court lien on parcels of land at the South Road Properties (SRP) which were earmarked for a joint venture with Filinvest Land Inc. (FLI) is making it difficult for the real estate developer to already market condominium projects in adjacent lots. “Although we’re not yet developing and marketing the property (under lien), it is […]

Mayor, Cebu City Council compete in giving Christmas bonus

December 8, 2012


WITH the mayor and Cebu City Council competing to be generous with City Hall employees on Christmas, can the city government afford big bonuses? The mayor said he already directed City Administrator Jose Marie Poblete and the Local Finance Committee to look for the funds. Rama said his plan to give P20,000 to each employee, […]

Mayor mulls P20T bonus for each city gov’t worker

December 7, 2012


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 […]

Cebu City to pay for security, bills

December 4, 2012


Until arrangements are finalized with the Cebu Archdiocese, the Cebu City goernment is willing to secure the templete used in the Nov. 30 Thanksgiving Mass at the South Road Properties to prevent any acts of vandalism. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said the city will provide security and pay for the lights there. Rama, who […]