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…

LWUA claims Rama has no authority to remove MCWD directors

Rashe Zoe Sophia Piquero 11/08/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Lawyer Jerone Castillo, the former city legal office chief and now city budget and finance officer, said that the letter from the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) did not hold “any legal weight”;…

Rama wants Franklin Ong to be re-elected as ABC president

Rashe Zoe Sophia Piquero 11/04/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama wanted Franklyn Ong to keep his seat in the City Council and remain as the president of the Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) by running for re-election for…

Rama on leave to attend a forum in Australia

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 10/10/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is on leave to attend a forum in Australia from October 11 to 13, 2023. Rama said in a live program in Sugboanon Channel on Tuesday, that he…

Cebu Daily Newscast: Father gets 14 years in jail for killing autistic twin sons

CDN Digital 08/17/2023

Listen to Cebu Daily Newscast and get the latest stories in and around Cebu. Here’s what you need to know on Thursday, August 17. Father gets 14 years in jail for killing autistic twin sons The man…

Mayor Rama vetoes ‘Cebu City Heritage District Ordinance of 2023’

Wenilyn Sabalo 07/26/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has vetoed and returned to the City Council the unsigned City Ordinance (CO) 2690, which designates the downtown area of the city as a heritage district and creates…

Mayor Rama sets out policy direction for second year

Wenilyn Sabalo 07/04/2023

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The ongoing construction of the long-overdue Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC), the delay in paying job-order employees at city hall, and the recurring issues of flooding, garbage, and graffiti are among the…

Still no new model for updating real property tax rates in Cebu City

Wenilyn Sabalo 06/14/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Four months after Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama vetoed City Ordinance No. 138-2022, which increases the real property tax (RPT) rate, the city’s executive department has yet to introduce a new model for…

Crime rate in Cebu City dropped significantly – CCPO

Wenilyn Sabalo 06/13/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The crime rate in Cebu City has significantly declined in the past weeks, the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) said. In a news forum on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, CCPO chief Police Col.…

Cebu City Sports Center closes temporarily for renovation

Wenilyn Sabalo 05/19/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government announced on Thursday, May 18, 2023, the temporary closure of the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC) beginning Thursday for renovation. In a social media post, the city’s Public Information…

Rama to Cebu City police: Eliminate vandalism, reduce crime by June 12 or no allowance

Wenilyn Sabalo 05/18/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is giving the police until Independence Day or June 12 to eliminate vandalism, street dwellers and reduce criminality or he will withhold their monthly allowance. Rama issued this…

Mayor Rama mulls “Gabii sa Kagikan,” a heritage tour of city’s old cemeteries

Wenilyn Sabalo 05/09/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is planning to launch a heritage walk to some of Cebu City’s old and historic cemeteries, which he called “Gabii sa Kagikan.” In his message after the regular…

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