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Rama approves SRP ordinance

August 7, 2012


Despite his stringent opposition, Mayor Michael Rama approved the ordinance that prohibited the sale of South Road Properties (SRP) lots without council approval. The council voiced surprise over Rama’s approval after the mayor insisted there was no need for the ordinance due to existing regulatory provisions in the local government code. Rama has yet to issue […]

Rama to confront councilor over use of Pagcor funds

July 7, 2012


CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama blew his top yesterday when told about insinuations of Councilor Sisinio Andales that part of the city’s Pagcor funds were spent on projects which benefited the Rama compound where he lives. In a press conference, Rama said he will confront Andales on this and would consider filing a libel case […]

Tom: ‘Hakot’ crowd awaits Rama’s SOCA; mayor to talk about budget

July 2, 2012


A “hakot (bused-in)” crowd awaits Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama as he makes his annual State of the City Address (SOCA) before City Hall employees and officials today, his critics claimed over the weekend. Rep. Tomas Osmeña of Cebu City’s south district said he received word from sources that the mayor issued a memo to […]

Rama wants P52.2-M refund, probe on release of payment

June 28, 2012


After securing a Court of Appeals ruling that stopped the auction of the city’s properties, the Cebu City government now wants a refund of more than P56 million it paid to the Rallos heirs. Jade Ponce, legal consultant of Mayor Michael Rama, said they may even probe Rep. Tomas Osmeña of Cebu City’s south district […]

Annabelle ‘Showbiz army’ to back Rama in 2013

June 20, 2012


WITH or without a congressional bid, talent manager Annabelle Rama vowed to flood Cebu City’s north district with her stable of Manila-based showbiz stars in next year’s election. The talent manager and mother of actors Ruffa, Richard and Raymond Gutierrez visited the Sto. Niño Basilicia in Cebu City to offer thanksgiving for her safe US […]

Annabelle Rama to register as voter in Cebu City, eyes north congressional seat to help mayor

May 18, 2012


Celebrity talent manager Annabelle Rama is visiting Cebu City today to register as a voter of the north district. She’s seriously thinking of running for congress in 2013, a spot that will put her on a collision course with incumbent Rep. Rachel “Cutie” del Mar. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama, a first cousin of the […]

Rama If there’s permit, cutting trees is okay

April 24, 2012


THERE won’t be any development without cutting of trees. So said Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama as he described as “preposterous” the expectations by environment officials that there won’t be any cutting of trees in the multibillion-peso Ciudad development in barangay Apas, Cebu City. The mayor reiterated his support to the joint Ciudad project of […]

6-month grace period dangled for Apas settlers

April 20, 2012


A “win-win” solution was proposed by the owner of contested land in sitio San Miguel, barangay Apas, Cebu City, to resolve the demolition threat over 168 household settlers. Roberto Palmares, legal counsel of land owner Mariano Godinez, said they are open to a six-month postponement in implementing the court’s demolition order so settlers can voluntarily […]

Labella Palmares is not my law firm partner

April 18, 2012


CEBU CITY COUNCILOR Edgar Labella yesterday denied any formal partnership with the lawyer of land owner Mariano Godinez, who wants 168 structures demolished in sitio San Miguel, barangay Apas. Labella said there was no truth to accusations by Rep. Tomas Osmeña of Cebu City’s south district that he was trying to earn election funds by […]

Rama, Osmeña support Apas community facing demolition

April 17, 2012


Rival politicians provided side tensions in the impending court-ordered demolition of houses in sitio San Miguel, barangay Apas, Cebu City. Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama and south district Rep. Tomas Osmeña made separate visits to the community of almost 168 households set to be demolished yesterday. Rama visited the area early morning, while Osmeña went […]