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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 […]

Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu seniors to receive P1,000 cash gifts

December 7, 2012


HERE’s some Christmas cheer for senior citizens, persons with disabilities (PWDs) and government employees in the cities of Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue. Yes, they will receive cash gifts this month. Mandaue City ‘s regular employees will receive an extra one month salary as a Christmas bonus. Job order workers will receive P10,000 bonus while clean and […]

Delisted senior citizens assured of cash gift

November 23, 2012


KEEP calm. Everything will be fine. A City Hall official yesterday assured elderly residents of the city who found their names missing from the list of beneficiaries of the city government’s cash assistance program for senior citizens that the error can easily be rectified. “There is no malicious intention here,” said Rolando Llagono, head of […]

Seniors happy, but mayor hit for grabbing credit

July 4, 2012


At least 25,840 senior citizens or 93 percent of Cebu City’s 34 south district barangays received the P3,000 cash aid promised to them by the city government in the last day of distribution yesterday. The City Treasurer’s Office said 21,813 in the 46 barangays of Cebu City’s north district were given their share. This left […]

Senior citizens park eyed across Cebu City Hall

March 8, 2012


(Last Update: 3:59 p.m.) Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama aired his dream on a senior citizen’s park across Cebu City Hall. He said the Cebu Ports Authority (CPA) agreed on his proposal that the ruins of Compania Maritima building be made a part of a heritage and tourism zone. However there is still no budget […]

Senior citizens get cash with no envelopes

September 23, 2011


CASH bills amounting to P2,000 were handed without envelopes to senior citizens yesterday in barangays Kalunasan and Apas, Cebu City. Mayor Michael Rama said he decided to do away with the envelopes all together after being accused of political self-promotion in using envelopes with his photo and name on them, which triggered a graft complaint […]

Osmeña decries ‘illegal’ self-promotion by Cebu City mayor

September 21, 2011


Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama was accused of doing what he himself once denounced—self-promotion paid by taxpayers’ money. His face, name and words of greeting appear on cash envelopes of government financial aid to senior citizens. “That’s illegal,” said his no. 1 critic, Rep. Tomas Osmeña. “That’s why I’m filing a complaint. He will have […]

Ombud to probe ‘ghost senior citizens’

June 10, 2011


THE Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas will investigate the discovery of fake claimants of senior citizen’s financial aid Cebu City. Assistant Ombudsman Virginia Palanca-Santiago said she docketed a complaint based on the Cebu Daily News banner story yesterday about “ghost senior citizens”. “Why would it be difficult for concerned parties to determine whether […]