The arms deal fiasco

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 09/10/2018

President Rodrigo Duterte is so furious over the failed arms deal with Israel and Jordan that upon his arrival in Davao City he let off steam by castigating his critics like Senator Leila de Lima, the US,…

Bernaldez confident of junking of cases vs Kawit Is. deal

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/30/2018

CEBU CITY legal officer Joseph Bernaldez has expressed confidence that the two petitions for injunction against the P18 billion Kawit Island development deal will eventually be dismissed. He said that the filing of the two cases constitute…

The Kawit Island deal

Editorial 08/27/2018

With the signing of the Kawit Island joint venture deal between the Cebu City government and Universal Hotels and Resorts Inc. (UHRI), there is little chance that the opposition bloc can stop the project other than a…

Complainant against Kawit Island deal skips court hearing

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/23/2018

Busay Barangay Councilor Amilo Lopez did not show up in Thursday’s hearing of the petition for injunction which he filed to stop the implementation of the Kawit Island Development project. Instead, Lopez through his counsels Floro Casas…

Isla dela Victoria deal inked

Rosalie O. Abatayo and Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/17/2018

WILL the casino, amphitheater, convention centers, hotels and the promised 5,000 jobs materialize on Kawit Island soon? Yes, as far as Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña and the Gokongwei-led Universal Hotel and Resorts Inc. (UHRI) are concerned.…

No TRO yet against joint venture deal

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/16/2018

A temporary restraining order against the signing of the P18-billion Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) to develop Kawit Island into an integrated resort had yet to be issued by a court. As of 5pm on Thursday (August 16),…

Opposition team says Kawit deal a “fundraising Project” for 2019 elections

Morexette B. Erram 08/16/2018

A fundraising project for the May 2019 elections? This was how members from the opposition United Barug Team Rama described the eagerness of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña to sign the P18-billion Kawit Island development project with…

Kawit deal to hit snag snag ?

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/15/2018

Busay councilman asks court to stop city gov’t-UHRI JVA signing Developing eight hectares of Kawit Island in the South Road Properties (SRP) into an integrated resorts, called Isla dela Victoria, may be put to a halt once…

Council to deliberate on Kawit deal, landfill project

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/14/2018

The Cebu City Council will deliberate on the validity of the two resolutions covering the P18-billion Kawit Island development joint venture and the proposed Binaliw landfill project in their Tuesday session. Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella, earlier said…

Council committee approves proposed deal between city gov’t and Angkas drivers

Morexette Erram 08/11/2018

The Committee on Laws of the Cebu City Council approved the request of Cebu City Administrator Nigel Villarete to pilot test the viability of the proposed joint venture project using hailing applications in providing Angkas services for…

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