Five candidates want to be Cebu City mayor

Morexette B. Erram 10/18/2018

A total of five candidates are vying to be mayor of Cebu City in the May 2019 elections. At least 10 “nuisance candidates” also filed their certificates of candidacy (COCs). Lawyer Marchel Sarno, Commission on Elections (COCs)…

Sir Chief to critics: ‘I’m not just a celebrity’

Morexette B. Erram 10/17/2018

“I’m not (just) a celebrity. I’m also a businessman.” This was the response of Kapamilya actor Richard Yap to his critics, especially Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña. “There is more to us than being celebrities. I guess…

Third challenger in Cebu City mayoral post

Morexette B. Erram 10/16/2018

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña and Vice Mayor Edgar Labella may face a third challenger in the city’s mayoralty race. This afternoon, a certain John Edwin Dayondon filed his candidacy for mayor at the Cebu City north…

Council okays move to allow mayor to negotiate for SRP cases

Morexette B. Erram 10/16/2018

The Cebu City Council approved a resolution requesting Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña to negotiate and enter into settlements in cases involving the South Road Properties (SRP). But the resolution, authored by Councilor Dave Tumulak, did not…

Tumulak, Hontiveros file COCs for councilor post

Morexette B. Erram 10/16/2018

Councilor Dave Tumulak and former Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) player Dondon Hontiveros filed their certificates of candidacy (COCs) simultaneously on Tuesday morning (October 16). Tumulak and Hontiveros are opponents for the councilor post in the city’s South…

Barug-PDP Laban to file COCs on Wednesday

Morexette B. Erram 10/15/2018

Members from the opposition Barug-PDP Laban will file their certificates of candidacy (COCs) on Wednesday, October 17. In a press conference today (October 15), Councilor Erik Espina, who is Barug-PDP Laban’s spokesperson, said a Mass will be…

BOPK candidates file COCs

Morexette B. Erram 10/15/2018

Except for Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak, the candidates of the administration bloc Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) have already filed their certificates of candidacy (COCs) on Monday morning (October 15). Led by Cebu City Mayor Tomas…

Nalzaro seeks inhibition of Cebu City prosecutors over libel raps files by Osmeña’s son

Morexette B. Erram 10/13/2018

Tri-media personality Bobby Nalzaro will ask the Cebu City Prosecutor’s Office to inhibit from handling the libel case filed against him by the son of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña. In a text message sent to Cebu…

Exec: New CCMC building operational by next year

Morexette B. Erram 10/12/2018

Three floors of the new 10-storey Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) building are targeted to be operational by the second quarter of next year or on April 2019. Cebu City Councilor Mary Ann Delos Santos, who was…

4 village chiefs likely to run for councilor

Morexette B. Erram 10/12/2018

FOUR incumbent barangay captains were reportedly included in the lineup of candidates for city councilor in the May 2019 elections. They are Michael Gacasan (Guadalupe), Philip Zafra (Tisa), Kirk Bryan Repollo (Inayawan), and Niña Mabatid (Mabolo). Zafra,…

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