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Six displaced Tejero families to get aid

January 8, 2013

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SIX families who voluntarily dismantled their shanties to give way to a Cebu City government drainage project in barangay Tejero will each receive P10, 000 cash assistance from Rep. Tomas Osmeña of Cebu City’s south district. Osmeña said even if the families live in the north district, he can allocate part of his pork barrel […]

Tomas says Garcia can be removed, isolated

January 3, 2013

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USING the police to physically remove suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia from her office at the Capitol is an option. Cutting off electric power and water to the office, and cracking odwn on the security detail are other options, said Garcia’s chief critic Rep. Tomas Osmeña of Cebu City’s south district. But Osmeña said Chief Supt. […]

Officials talk of peace, giving and missing Christmas lights

December 24, 2012

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  CEBU City south district Rep. Tomas Osmeña may be the family’s cook this Christmas, but political issues cannot seem to escape him as he touched on alleged missing Christmas lights. “Margot, Miguel and I share the hope that our city will be brighter in our hearts even though the P10 million in Christmas lights […]

Osmeña New lady governor ‘is in control’

December 21, 2012

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  WHO’S calling the shots? Rep. Tomas Osmeña said he was taking a back seat in handling the impasse at the Capitol where his political nemesis, suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia is holding out. “Governor Magpale is very much in control of this emerging development. You can experience her command of the situation in the extensive […]

Osmeña, lone Cebuano senator, absent in voting

December 18, 2012

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Cebuano senator Serge Osmeña III followed the footsteps of his younger brother, Tomas, by not showing up at the session hall last night as the Senate passed on third and final reading the Reproductive Health bill. Serge and Sen. Lito Lapid were marked absent as the Senate voted 13-8 with no abstention on the controversial […]

Resolve Rallos claims, Filinvest asks Rama

December 9, 2012

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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

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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

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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 […]

Osmeña faces graft case over Rallos lot payment

December 6, 2012

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A member of the Rallos family yesterday filed a complaint against Rep. Tomas Osmeña for releasing government funds to pay for a property that was donated to the Cebu City government. Jack Rallos, who claims to be a relative of the lot owner, asked the Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas to investigate Osmeña, […]

Mayor worried BRT deferment may discourage World Bank

December 4, 2012

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Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said he worried that the World Bank and other funding institutions may start having “reservations” about financing a Bu Rapid Transit system for Cebu City after President Benigno Aquino III deferred action on it. Rama said the bus proposal has to push through next year as planned to avoid the […]