Rep. Abellanosa concerned about Cebu City’s lack of vaccine deal

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City South District Representative Rodrigo “Bebot” Abellanosa is concerned about the lack of a vaccine deal for the city’s residents even though majority of the highly urbanized cities in the country has…

Del Mar to DOTr: Speed up BRT completion

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Congressman Raul Del Mar, representative of Cebu City’s North District, is urging the Department of Transporation (DOTr) to speed up the completion of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project in Cebu. He said…

The crowning of Cebu City, the Queen City of the South

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The year was 1936 when then-Congressman Vicente Rama, more known to his people as the Don Vicente Rama, was teased in Congress why the bustling economic leader of the country’s mid-southern islands remained…

House obeys Duterte, elects Cayetano as Speaker

Inquirer.net 07/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives elected Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano as its Speaker on Monday, July 22, in a win for President Rodrigo Duterte who has tightened his grip on the chamber dominated by…

Police to ask congressmen to fund construction of bigger jails in towns

Rosalie Abatayo 07/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) housing almost a thousand inmates more than its capacity, the provincial police are considering asking the district representatives to build bigger penitentiaries for the…

Pilar scores 2nd win in 9th Congressman Red Durano Cup basketball tournament

Jonas N. Panerio 04/28/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Pilar basketball team gave its home fans something to cheer for as they nipped Poro, 75-72, in the 9th Congressman Red Durano Cup basketball tournament on Saturday, April 27, 2019, in a…

Ako Bicol congressman, police escort shot dead

Inquirer.net 12/22/2018

ALBAY ATTACK MANILA, Philippines — Ako Bicol Rep., Rodel Batocabe and his police escort were shot dead in Albay on Saturday afternoon. The 52-year-old Batocabe was attending a gift-giving event for senior citizens and persons with disability…

Mikey Arroyo files candidacy for Pampanga congressman

Inquirer.net 10/12/2018

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Former Pampanga Rep. Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo filed his certificate of candidacy for Pampanga representative on Friday in a bid to return to Congress to replace his mother, former President and Speaker…

Gwen, Pablo John file COCs for governor, congressman

Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/12/2018

Third district Representative Gwendolyn Garcia has formalized her intent to re-claim the highest position in the province as she filed her certificate of candidacy (COC) in time with her birthday yesterday, October 12. Shortly before 2 p.m.,…

Congressman Cortes forming ‘powerhouse’ slate for 2019 elections

Doris C. Bongcac 10/09/2018

The group of sixth district Rep. Jonas Cortes is said to be coming up with a “powerhouse” slate in the May 2019 election. Insiders said that Cortes has managed to unify all political families in the city…

Cocky congressman

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 10/01/2018

Maangas ka raw” (People say you’re cocky,) TV news anchor Arnold Clavio of GMA 7 told ACTS-OFW party-list Aniceto “John” Bertiz III during an early morning interview yesterday. It was obvious that Clavio himself was eager to…

‘Sir Chief’ wooed to be Barug’s bet for congressman in 2019 elections

Morexette B. Erram 09/08/2018

“SIR Chief” as congressman. This would possibly happen if actor Richard Yap, who is known for his role as “Sir Chief” in ABS-CBN’s popular former noon-time drama, “Be Careful With My Heart,” will agree to run as…

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