No online sessions for Cebu City Council anymore

By: Delta Dyrecka Letigio - Reporter/CDN Digital | April 18,2020 - 04:20 PM
It is back to the session hall at the Legislative Building for the Cebu City councilors, who decided to stop the online sessions and hold them instead back at the City Hall. | CDN Digital file photo

It is back to the session hall at the Legislative Building for the Cebu City councilors, who decided to stop the online sessions and hold them instead back at the City Hall. | CDN Digital

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council will no longer be holding online sessions. 

Vice Mayor Michael Rama said this after the council’s meeting on Thursday, April 16, 2020.

Rama said they decided not to hold online sessions anymore because technical difficulties had hampered proper discussion. 

Read more: Cebu City Council to hold sessions online

Instead, they will return to the session hall at the Cebu City Hall Legislative Building to hold the regular City Council sessions in person. 

He assured the public that the session would be conducted with respect to social distancing and proper disinfection. 

“It is very difficult to hold session online. People can’t hear each other,” said the vice mayor. 

To make up for backlog in the past week, Rama said they would hold two sessions next week, on April 20 and April 23. 

He said this would only be for the next week because the council would return to their regular schedule every Wednesday in the last week of April. 

Rama said he hoped the council members would stick to the agreed schedule especially at this time of the pandemic where the council’s decisions are essential to the city’s welfare. /dbs

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