Cebu City to employ ‘corporate-style’ organization to realize long-term plans

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is set to make changes in how the city government will operate so his vision of a Singapore-like Cebu City will be realized. Lawyer Colin Rosell, the emissary…

Reclamation and scarcity of land

Frank E. Lobrigo - @inquirerdotnet 06/20/2022

The rapid urbanization now engulfing the metropolis and other developing cities and municipalities has given rise to a scheme addressing the scarcity of land for urban development or expansion. Some cities and municipalities have resorted to land…

Councilor Ong questions legitimacy of passing P4.5B supplemental budget

Dyrecka Letigio 08/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Franklyn Ong, president of the Liga ng mga Barangay and Kasambagan village chief, has questioned the legitimacy of the passing of the P4.5 billion supplemental budget (SB) on July 28,…

Labella to meet Duterte in Malacañang to discuss need to amend Local Government Code

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella is scheduled to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte at the Malacañang Palace this afternoon, on his capacity as national chairman of the League of Cities, to discuss concerns…

Vice Mayor Rama to head four committees

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 07/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines―In an unprecedented move in the history of the City Council, majority floor councilors of Partido Barug-PDP Laban decided to give committee chairmanships to Vice Mayor Michael Rama. Majority floor leader, Councilor Raymond Garcia, said…

BDO apologizes to clients for closure threat hassles

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Victor Anthony V. Silva 02/06/2017

bank takes precautionary actions BDO Unibank has made the necessary arrangements for its clients in Cebu City to be serviced in alternative locations just in case the threat to close its branches here pushes through. In a…

Release income estimates, Labella tells finance execs

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/16/2016

CEBU City Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella called on the City Accountant’s Office to release the estimates of income to the city’s barangay officials so they can prepare for the annual budget for their respective barangays next year.…

DILG to look into Tom’s order on co-mayors

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 07/27/2016

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) will look into Cebu City Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella’s concern over Mayor Tomas Osmeña’s order appointing a co-mayor in the city while he is on vacation. Labella said having…

Ombud probe sought on sacking of health workers

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 07/24/2016

CEBU City’s barangay officials called on the Ombudsman-Visayas to investigate the unilateral termination of barangay health workers ordered by Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña. In a written complaint, Councilor Phillip Zafra said under the Local Government Code,…

Barangays fail to secure P71.6M real tax share

Nestle L. Semilla 07/18/2016

THE Commission on Audit (COA) questioned the Cebu City government’s failure to release the barangays’ share of real property taxes. State auditors said based on records as of December last year, the city government failed to remit…

No hindrance to service

07/18/2016

It’s a double whammy for the Cebu City police after Mayor Tomas Osmeña decided not only to cancel the cash reward but to cut off their allowances as well in the wake of the Duterte administration’s order…

UV asks to pay P12K, not P2M to Cebu City

Nestle L. Semilla 06/04/2016

CEBU City Hall’s Legal Office will study a request by the University of the Visayas (UV) to waive the accumulated interest and penalty charges of the school’s taxes. The school’s statement of accounts showed that it will…

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