Congress pays tribute to Raul del Mar

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The House of Representatives bid farewell to well-loved and highly respected Cebu City North District Representative Raul del Mar through a necrological service at the plenary hall inside the Batasang Pambansa Complex in…

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.…

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…

6 Cebuano lawmakers voted in favor of Anti-Terror Bill

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least six House representatives from Cebu voted in favor of the Anti-Terror Bill which Congress passed on Wednesday, June 3. Cebuano lawmakers who voted yes for the passage of the Anti-Terror Bill…

Labella pushes for December 4 holiday in Cebu

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella urged Congressmen Bebot Abellanosa and Raul Del Mar to push for the declaration of a holiday in Cebu every December 4, the birthday of former senator Sergio “Serging” Osmeña, Jr.…

Del Mar: John Gokongwei was a proud Cebuano

Doris C. Bongcac 11/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A proud Cebuano. This was how Rep. Raul Del Mar of Cebu City’s first district remembered businessman John Gokongwei Jr., who died Saturday night, November 9, 2019. “He (Gokongwei Jr.)  never forgot Cebu…

House okays Cebu airport’s second runway bill in final reading

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The second runway for the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) may soon turn into reality with House Bill 149, an act to facilitate its construction, being approved in the House of Representatives for…

Iglesia Ni Cristo endorses mixed slate for Cebu City in 2019 elections

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella, who is running for mayor under Partido Barug-PDP Laban, and his running mate, Michael “Mike” Rama, have been endorsed by the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC), assuring them…

If elected, Barug’s Yap to push for law requiring motorcycle training among riders

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines  — If he gets elected, Richard Yap, Cebu City North District congressional candidate, will push for a law requiring the mandatory training of motorcycle riders. Speaking before students during the Mega Cebu Candidates Forum…

Robredo: We understand local politicians’ silence on backing nat’l candidates

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/28/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — For Vice President Leni Robredo, the lack of ‘visible’ support by local allies in Cebu towards the opposition senatorial candidates should not be a cause of ill feelings among them. The country’s second…

Del Mar files bill renaming MCIA

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/03/2018

  CEBU North District Representative Raul Del Mar is supporting calls to rename the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) to Lapu-Lapu Cebu International Airport (LCIA). Del Mar has filed a bill before the House of Representatives to amend…

Del Mar vows to block moves to divert budget

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/12/2018

CEBU BRT Cebu City officials are ready to wage war if only to ensure that the budget intended for the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) will not be diverted to a similar project in Metro Manila. Cebu…

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