Rama to contest suspension order in Supreme Court, readies legal fight

Pia Piquero 05/11/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama stays firm despite being ordered a preventive suspension by the Ombudsman. He now plans to ask for Supreme Court intervention, believing the decision might be politically motivated. Rama questions…

EXPLAINER: Rama suspension and why the Ombudsman ordered it?

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/09/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama may not be able to report to his office at the City Hall anytime soon. This was because the Office of the Ombudsman slapped the city’s chief executive,…

Tommy Osmeña: Rama could face another suspension, should step down from City Mayors League

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/09/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The former mayor of Cebu City, Tomas Osmeña, has something to say about the latest issue surrounding present mayor Michael Rama. “I’m sad that I might not be able to vote against him,”…

Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama suspended for 6 months

Futch Anthony Inso and Niña Mae Oliverio 05/08/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has been placed under suspension by the Office of the Ombudsman. The state’s anti-graft investigating body on Wednesday, May 8 announced that they ordered to put Rama under…

Water crisis: Rama says this could have been prevented if…

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 05/07/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama believes that the water crisis could have been prevented. The fiasco over the management of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) had “definitely” affected the services of the…

Rama reconsiders, unites with councilors for 2025 midterm elections

Kim Ablaña 03/26/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Despite previously expressing doubts about his confidence in some incumbent councilors due to their cooperation with his vision, City Mayor Michael Rama appears to have reconsidered his stance. He recently announced that these…

Rama on Garcia as tandem in 2025, CBRT dispute: ‘I’m an independent mayor’

Pia Piquero 03/01/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama “is an independent mayor.” This was Rama’s answer when questioned about his political relationship with Vice Mayor Raymond Alvin Garcia amid the ongoing controversy surrounding the Cebu Bus…

Rama calls for removal of CBRT manager Imbong amid ‘crisis’

Pia Piquero 03/01/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama wants the project manager of the Cebu Rapid Bus Transit to be removed from his position, citing mismanagement as the reason for the replacement. “I have enough of…

Rama to Gwen on BRT: Enough is enough

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/29/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has had enough. The mayor hit Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on her orders to stop the construction of the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in province-owned lots along…

Rama slams calls to halt BRT project as ‘most stupid thing’

Pia Piquero 01/13/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama criticized the idea of halting the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (CBRT) project, calling it “the most stupid thing to do.” His response followed councilors Jocelyn Pesquera and James…

Rama on Gwen: ‘She is my friend, not my enemy’

Pia Piquero 01/10/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Despite having different opinions about where this year’s Sinulog Festival should be held, Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama affirms his continued friendship with Governor Gwendolyn Garcia. “She is my friend, not my enemy,”…

Rama’s 2024 resolution: ‘Continue to be better than before’

Pia Piquero and Nina Mae Oliverio 12/26/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama remains committed to his steadfast vision of transforming Cebu City into a place similar to Singapore, but he also wants to incorporate a touch of Melbourne. According to…

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