Cutie Del Mar puts to rest rumors of shifting alliances

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/07/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City North District Congresswoman-elect Rachel “Cutie” Del Mar, a member of the opposition party, Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK), denied rumors that she will be jumping to Barug PDP-Laban, the city’s current…

Rama: Barug does not abandon its members

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Reelected Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama denied the allegations that Barug-PDP Laban turned its back on North District Congressional candidate, Councilor Prisca Niña Mabatid. In a post conceding the result of the elections,…

Rama, Garcia lead in Cebu City partial count

Delta Dyrecka Letigio, Wenilyn Sabalo 05/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Barug PDP-Laban candidates are leading the Cebu City polls as of 11 p.m. on May 9, 2022. According to the data from the Comelec Transparency Server as of 10:17 p.m., incumbent Mayor Michael…

Barug candidates woo INC members

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama hopes to get the endorsement of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) this coming elections.  The mayor was joined by councilorial candidates, Vice Mayor Donaldo Hontiveros,  Councilor Joel Garganera,…

Ace Durano sees better chances of winning Cebu governor’s seat

Vhenna Marie Mantilla 03/25/2022

DANAO CITY, Philippines – Cebu gubernatorial candidate Joseph Felix Mari “Ace” Durano is optimistic of his chances of winning the governor’s seat for Cebu Province in the coming elections. Durano, who is also a former secretary of…

KUSUG has yet to name a presidentiable to support

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City’s Partido Kugi Uswag Sugbo (KUSUG) led by vice mayoral candidate, Councilor Raymond Garcia, has yet to name a presidential candidate to support.  This despite the pronouncement of Rama-led Partido Barug supporting…

Barug-KUSUG’s support for BBM divides coalition

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City’s Partido Barug, Kugi Uswag Sugbo (KUSUG), and Panaghiusa, maybe a formidable coalition for the local elections, but when it comes to their national bets, they are divided. Mayor Michael Rama, the…

Panaghiusa to push for two more districts in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Daluz-led Partido Panaghiusa is pushing for two more districts here.  This is one of the visions they plan to pursue with their coalition with the Garcia-led KUSUG, and Rama-led Barug parties.  Panaghiusa President, Jose…

Who will be filing their COCs and when?

Delta Dyrecka Letigio, Futch Anthony Inso, Mary Rose S. Sagarino 09/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There is no definite schedule yet as to when Cebu’s top political officials and aspiring candidates will be filing their Certificate of Candidacies (COC) in the next coming days, but some of them…

Barug, Kusug, Panaghiusa join forces anew for 2022

Derycka Letigio 09/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After breaking up in recent months, Partido Barug renews its alliance with Partido Kugi Uswag Sugbo (KUSUG) led by Councilor Raymond Garcia and Partido Panaghiusa of Jose Daluz, III, as the three parties…

Cebu City Legal Office to withdraw declaratory relief case from court

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/27/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Legal Office is preparing to withdraw the case of declaratory relief to void the 2015 sale of a 45-hectare South Road Properties (SRP) lot following the approval of the Cebu…

Labella to Barug dads: Do not abuse being City Council majority

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella encouraged his party mates, who are now the majority of the Cebu City Council, to perform well and to never take advantage of their position as majority in…

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