Rama wants ‘substantially reduced human force’ at City Hall in 6 months

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama wants to see a “substantially reduced human force” at the different offices at City Hall in the next six months. In a statement released by the Public Information…

PB approves Capitol’s P18.3B budget for 2022

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Provincial Board here approved the Capitol’s request to allocate around P18.3 billion in public funds as its budget for 2022. Sixth District Board Member Glenn Anthony Soco announced to reporters that the…

Cebu City Council wraps up grueling budget hearing

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The budget hearing for the proposed P10.8 billion 2021 annual budget in Cebu City was not short of colorful banters and conflicts during the past three weeks that councilors scrutinized the budget allocations…

Garcia assures Cebu City 2020 budget will be approved

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Raymond Alvin Garcia, City Council’s majority floor leader, assured the public that the 2020 annual budget proposed by Mayor Edgardo Labella would be approved before the end of the year.…

Rama orders suspension of budget hearing, wants source of funds tackled first

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael “Mike” Rama has suspended the budget hearing for the 2020 annual budget proposed by Mayor Edgardo Labella on Thursday afternoon, November 14, 2019. Rama, who is the presiding…

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Editorial 12/02/2016

ABOUT-FACE During the budget hearing of a local government unit, every department head was given a chance to justify his/her budget. When it was the turn of the public information officer, who is known to be feuding…

Budget hearing shelved anew for lack of quorum

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 04/29/2016

FOR the third time, a lack of quorum forced the Cebu City Council to cancel deliberations on the revised P9.8-billion annual budget for 2016. Councilor Margarita Osmeña, chair of the budget and finance committee, said she was…

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