Lot owners told: Secure permits for bleachers

Inna Gian Mejia 01/17/2018

PRIVATE lot owners who plan to put up their own bleachers during the Sinulog celebration are required to secure permits from the Office of the Building Official (OBO). Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak, who chairs the Sinulog…

CCTO enforcer sacked over drug issue

Inna Gian Mejia 01/16/2018

THE traffic enforcer, who was caught with several packs of suspected shabu (crystal meth), has been terminated from his job at the Cebu City Traffic Office (CCTO). This decision was announced by Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña…

Heavier than usual city traffic explained

Inna Gian Mejia, Nestle L. Semilla 01/16/2018

  The Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) has asked the riding public for more patience and understanding amid the heavy traffic happening in the city since the start of the Fiesta Señor celebrations last Friday. Motorists are…

Liquor ban to extend to room service in hotels

Inna Gian Mejia 01/16/2018

EVEN room service in hotels isn’t exempted from Cebu City’s liquor ban which takes effect on Sinulog day next Sunday. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña reiterated this yesterday, saying that hotels and restaurants within the 300-meter radius…

Tom to Apas contingent: Refund solicited cash

Inna Gian Mejia 01/15/2018

CEBU City Mayor Tomas Osmeña urged the contingents of Barangay Apas, recently hailed as the champion during the Sinulog sa Barangay sa Dakbayan, to refund all the money they solicited from business establishments. Osmeña said the accomplishment…

BMO staff fired for alleged ‘extortion’

Inna Gian Mejia 01/12/2018

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña fired outright a member of the Barangay Mayor’s Office (BMO) in Barangay Apas after learning that he asked some business owners to sponsor their contingents for the Sinulog Grand Parade, using the…

Devotee City opens on Friday for at least 3,000 transients

Inna Gian Mejia 01/12/2018

  The Devotee City for transients will open next week on Friday near the Compania Maritima to accommodate an expected 3,000 visitors from towns and cities outside Cebu City province. A total of 120 container vans stacked…

WATCH: Apas BMO not authorized to solicit for Sinulog contingent says Osmeña

Inna Gian Mejia, Nestle L. Semilla 01/12/2018

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña clarified that he never authorized any employees from the Barangay Mayor’s Office (BMO) in Apas to ask for a solicitation for their Sinulog contingents. Osmeña warned that those who will continue the…

BFP urged: Audit old buildings with outdated fire prevention systems

Inna Gian Mejia 01/11/2018

BARUG Team Rama councilors plan to pass legislation requesting the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) to audit and inspect old buildings in Cebu City with outdated and busted fire prevention systems. In a press conference yesterday, the…

Tom: Roaches, rats, ‘crocodiles’ in legislative building

Inna Gian Mejia 01/10/2018

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña said the City Administrator’s office should handle the pest problem at City Hall’s legislative building. He said he will talk about it with City Administrator Nigel Paul Villarete. “We’ll let them solve…

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