Opposition council bloc shoots down renewal of admin consultants

Doris Mae C. Mondragon 01/30/2018

  THE opposition bloc in the Cebu City Council blocked two proposed resolutions that would allow the mayor’s office to hire consultants during Tuesday’s session. Councilor Joy Pesquera said this year’s budget doesn’t cover consultants. “Consultancy is…

Cambodia’s top court orders opposition party dissolved

AP 11/16/2017

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Cambodia’s Supreme Court ordered the main opposition party to be dissolved on Thursday, dealing a crushing blow to democratic aspirations in the increasingly oppressive Southeast Asian state. The decision clears the way for…

Opposition backs review of anti-drug campaign

Inna Gian Mejia, Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Norman V. Mendoza 10/12/2017

SOME Barug Team Rama councilors supported yesterday the decision of Cebu City barangays to temporarily suspend the labeling of “drug-free” houses pending review. While they were mixed over the campaign initiated by Barangay Ermita, the opposition bloc…

4 opposition dads support Tom’s plan to ease up on biz permits

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 09/01/2017

CEBU City Mayor Tomas Osmeña’s plan to ease up on the business permits gained support from some Barug Team Rama councilors. For one, they said this would ease the bureaucratic red tape for business entities dealing with…

DOTr assures BRT for Cebu despite opposition from Dino

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 07/27/2017

PROPONENTS of the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) are now trying to convince their biggest critic—Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino—to support the project. Department of Transportation (DOTr) Assistant Secretary Arnold Fabillar said they have already…

Opposition councilors question proposed budget for garbage

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 07/12/2017

By the end of this year, Cebu City Hall will be spending close to P400 million for garbage disposal. The amount, which is almost four times more than the yearly budget from previous years, has surprised Cebu…

Council shakeup

Editorial 06/22/2017

With the new Cebu City Council majority, perhaps the administration can no longer blame the opposition for whatever failures it may commit in the course of its tenure in the next three years. After City Councilor Jerry…

Aguirre stands by order to probe opposition; ready for Senate grilling

Inquirer.net 06/11/2017

IT’S my responsibility. Undismayed by criticisms, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Sunday stood firm on his order to investigate the purported role of opposition lawmakers in the terrorist attack in Marawi City in a bid to…

Lingering opposition

Editorial 05/23/2017

Last Wednesday’s public hearing on the planned earthballing of trees and cutting of some aging ones still produced some lingering opposition, but it remains to be seen if it would gather momentum and steamroll into a viable…

USC joins opposition to death penalty and EJKs

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 03/16/2017

  THEY pounded on drums and urged passing motorists to honk their horns. “Busina, busina, para sa hustisya!” they yelled in protest, hoping to catch everyone’s attention or anyone who cared to listen. Others brought signs which…