Ace still hoping for Sara to run for president

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Aspiring Cebu governor Joseph Felix Mari “Ace” Durano is still keen on supporting Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio should she decide to run for president in the 2022 polls. Durano made this announcement…

Sara and BBM endorse Gwen’s reelection bid

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia has gained the backing of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and former Senator and aspiring President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. in Garcia’s bid to be reelected as the province’s local…

1 week before COC filing: One Cebu gains more support from mayors

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – With only a week left before the filing of certificates of candidacy (COCs), the Garcia-led One Cebu political party has gained more support from local officials, including relatives of the Durano family of…

Abellanosa pays tribute to Del Mar in House Plenary

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The House Plenary session in Congress was solemn on Tuesday, November 15, 2020, as the country’s legislators dedicated silence for the passing of veteran solon, Cebu City North District Representative Raul del Mar.…

Suspended Mayor Chiong: ‘I was only fair’

Rosalie Abatayo 09/05/2019

NAGA CITY, CEBU — “I did not step on anyone’s rights.” This was the firm stand of suspended Naga City Mayor Valdemar Chiong as he took the city’s 12th Charter Day celebration as an avenue to explain…

Gealon: ‘I’m not afraid of Tomas Osmeña’

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 07/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines―I am not afraid of former mayor Tomas Osmeña. This was the statement of Cebu City Legal Officer Rey Gealon after he learned of the plans of Osmeña’s camp to request a redress from the…

Osmeña’s camp to Cajes: Retract statement or face criminal, administrative charges

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—A warning from the camp of former Mayor Tomas Osmeña to Engineer Mejilito Cajes: “Retract your false statements or face criminal and administrative charges.” Cajes is the complainant of the alleged corruption and theft cases…

Cebu City Legal Office mulls corruption, theft charges against Osmeña

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Legal Office is preparing to file charges against former mayor Tomas Osmeña for “destroying” the Mayor’s Office in the executive building of the City Hall. Lawyer Rey Gealon, the Cebu City legal…

Mayor Labella’s 10 goals for Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines ―Cebu City’s new mayor, Edgardo Labella, addressed the City Council for the first time since his inauguration last Sunday, June 30. On Tuesday afternoon, July 2, the new mayor made his inaugural speech to…

Mabatid: “I am not leaving Partido Barug”

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City North District Councilor-elect Prisca Niña Mabatid said that despite her dispute against fellow party member, incumbent Councilor Pastor Alcover, Jr., she will not leave Partido Barug-PDP Laban. Mabatid said she no…

Cebu City Council declares state of calamity in Barangay Mambaling in the midst of political confusion

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council has declared a state of calamity in Barangay Mambaling five days after a fire razed 105 houses in Sitio Puntod on May 31, which displaced 156 families or 615…

Davide calls for June 10 meeting with incoming PB members

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Elected members of the Cebu Provincial Board will convene on Monday, June 10, to discuss their house rules ahead of their first regular session on July 1. Lawyer Pulchra Marie Acevedo, secretary to…

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