‘No partisan politics for foreigners’

Ador Vincent S. Mayol and Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/16/2018

An official of a European Union (EU) political party who was deported after arriving in Cebu last Sunday voiced alarm over the Duterte administration’s hostility towards critics of its war on illegal drugs. “We are with you.…

Davide accepts Magpale’s decision to quit politics

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 03/15/2018

Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III is now looking for another running mate who has the same competence as Vice Governor Agnes Magpale after she announced that she has no plans of being re-elected in the next local…

POLITICS BEHIND TOLEDO HOSPITAL MESS

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/11/2018

Yapha: Council only follows ‘one person’; acting mayor is to blame, counters Osmeña Dodong (not his real name) was surprised when he brought his mother, Lealyn to the Toledo City Hospital on Saturday for treatment. Only one…

Passion for politics and the TINGOG Carolinian Party

Mike Acebedo Lopez 03/02/2018

When I was told by some friends that a certain operator of a senator was convinced that I am paid by the President to defend him, I did not even bother confronting him to defend myself. You…

Member of Osmeña political clan vies for congressional seat in California

Inquirer 02/13/2018

OAKLAND, California — In a David-and-Goliath battle, a relatively little known but gutsy political newcomer, a Filipina American, is challenging a veteran incumbent for the 14th District of California’s Congressional seat. The challenger, Cristina Osmeña, is a member…

Dad to Mayor Tom: Focus on work not politics

USC Intern Therese Alegado 01/26/2018

We should focus more on our work now as city officials instead of engaging in politics. Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera, a member of the Barug Team Rama, made this call amid claims that the Barug Team…

The politics of burning

Gerard Pareja 01/14/2018

Usa ka kanta nga milutaw sa akong bagulbagol pagkasunog sa Metro Ayala mao ang Burning Down the House sa Talking Heads. “Watch out you might get what you’re after/Boom babies strange but not a stranger/I’m an ordinary…

Duterte’s plan to bring back cops in drug war backed

Morexette B. Erram 11/29/2017

SEVERAL local government officials in Cebu province have shown their support on President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to bring back the Philippine National Police (PNP) in the government’s war against illegal drugs. Gov. Hilario Davide III said bringing…

‘DON’T MALIGN THE DEAD’

Inna Gian Mejia, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 11/28/2017

The Barug Team Rama councilors marched into yesterday’s Cebu City Council session with black ribbon in their arms to mourn the death of Ermita Barangay Captain Felicisimo “Imok” Rupinta, as they raged against allegations by Mayor Tomas…

Ejercito: Emergency powers to solve PH traffic woes

Inquirer.net 11/28/2017

SENATOR JV Ejercito stressed on Tuesday his hopes to urgently pass the bill granting President Rodrigo Duterte emergency powers to solve the country’s perennial traffic crisis. “I’m still hoping that it (Emergency Powers bill) would be passed.…