2 seats now ‘vacant’ at MCWD board as a result of leadership dispute

Pia Piquero 12/23/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Two seats at the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) have been declared as vacant. Lawyers Danilo Ortiz and Earl Bonachita, who used to represent the civic and education…

Replacement of Daluz as MCWD chair was ‘legal and valid’

Rashe Zoe Sophia Piquero 11/03/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Lawyer Carlo Vincent Gimena, the head of the Cebu City Legal Office, said that the removal of Joey Daluz III as chairman of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) and the appointment of…

New MCWD chairman promises to find additional water supply for consumers

Rashe Zoe Sophia Piquero 11/03/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Melquiades Felciano, the newly appointed chairman of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD), has given the assurance that he would take immediate actions to address the water supply woes under his leadership. In…

Daluz welcomes MEU’s move to withdraw petition for his ouster

Wenilyn Sabalo 06/29/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) Chairman Atty. Jose Daluz III welcomed the recent move of the MCWD Employees Union (MEU), withdrawing its petition for his ouster. “Nagpasalamat ko sa atong workforce for supporting…

MCWD Employees Union withdraws petition calling for Daluz’s ouster

Wenilyn Sabalo 06/29/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The incumbent officers of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District Employees Union (MEU) have passed a resolution withdrawing the September 2022 petition of the previous MEU officers, which demands the removal of the chairperson…

MCWD contradicts claim of PrimeWater that they do not seek to privatize the utility firm

Wenilyn Sabalo 06/27/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) has contradicted the claim of PrimeWater Infrastructure Corp. that their public-private partnership offer was limited to the joint development of water distribution and supply systems through joint…

City Hall pushes for removal of Daluz as chairman, member of MCWD board

Emmariel Ares, Wenilyn Sabalo 06/16/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Legal Office has recommended removing and terminating Lawyer Jose Daluz III as chairman and member of the board of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD). Lawyer Jerone Castillo, city attorney…

Barug-KUSUG’s support for BBM divides coalition

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City’s Partido Barug, Kugi Uswag Sugbo (KUSUG), and Panaghiusa, maybe a formidable coalition for the local elections, but when it comes to their national bets, they are divided. Mayor Michael Rama, the…

Under-the-table transactions within Cebu City Hall?

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A revelation shocked members of the Cebu City Council during their regular session on October 13, 2021, when developer, Ben Aratea, revealed possible corruption in the City Hall. Aratea was invited to the…

Sidewalk vendors to Cebu City gov’t, DILG: Don’t deprive us of livelihood

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Vendors are asking the Cebu City government and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to allow them to continue to occupy the city’s sidewalks. Maria Pino, chairperson of the Cebu City…

Cebu City Councilor Jose Daluz III on return: Six-month suspension “changed my outlook in politics”

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Jose “Joey” Daluz III has returned to his council seat on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 after serving a six-month suspension. Daluz was suspended by the Office of the Ombudsman in…

Two city officials quit for 2016 election run

Marc Eric Cosep 09/03/2015

Two Cebu City officials resigned to prepare for their run in next year’s election. Cebu City Mayor Micheal Rama’s Executive Assistant and former city councilor Joey Daluz will run for councilor in the south district under Team…

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