Rule of the minority

Manuel L. Quezon III - @inquirerdotnet 08/04/2021

  A fundamental difference between the democracy we had prior to martial law, and the democracy restored after the fall of the dictatorship, is that the rule of the majority was replaced with the rule of the…

Labella to Barug dads: Do not abuse being City Council majority

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella encouraged his party mates, who are now the majority of the Cebu City Council, to perform well and to never take advantage of their position as majority in…

Rama hints of surprises at City Council’s inaugural session

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 07/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Stay tuned.” This is Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama’s advice to the public as he hints about several changes in the 15th Sangguniang Panlungsod on its inaugural session on Tuesday, July 2.…

Partido Barug sees hope in getting City Council majority

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City’s new administration party, Partido Barug-PDP Laban, has new hopes that soon the party will be getting the majority of the Cebu City Council following the Commission on Election (Comelec) en…

Majority of night market vendors may lose stalls

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/12/2018

Cebu City gov’t takes over management of night market; new policies implemented At least two-thirds of the estimated 100 to 200 vendors at the Cebu City night market, who are not Cebu City constituents, may only have…

Osmeña to reintroduce Kawit project after reclaiming majority in council

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/31/2018

NOW that he has secured the majority in the highly divisive city council, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña announced his plans to reintroduce the P18-billion Kawit Island Property project which was junked last May. Osmeña made the…

Osmeña loses confidence in getting majority of council seats

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/23/2018

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña expressed concern on his plan to secure the majority of the seats in the council. Reports of a massive vote-buying among barangay captains in the city have circulated in time for the…

Fight for majority at the council continues

Rosalie O. Abatayo and Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/30/2018

The fight for the majority in the Cebu City Council continues as Bando Osmeña – Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) and opposition Barug Team Rama- PDP Laban scramble for seats that could tilt the numbers in their favor. Former…

Garganera: Losing majority in council not a problem

Rosalie Abatayo 05/16/2018

Barug PDP-Laban councilors don’t mind losing the majority in the Cebu City Council. Whether they will get the ABC seat, Councilor Joel Garganera said they will continue to fight for what is right and serve the common…

Tommy’s agenda: Get back majority in council

Doris Mae C. Mondragon 03/13/2018

DESPITE efforts from the House of the Representatives to postpone the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections from May to October, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña expressed hope that the Senate would not approve it. “I want…

No shorts, PDA at the library

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 03/13/2018

The Cebu City Public Library may be open 24/7 for the general public to use but that does not mean anyone can just enter wearing what they want. CCPL chief librarian Rosario “Ruth” Chua reminded library users…

Junk food ban

Editorial 01/30/2018

While the Provincial Board may have good intentions to propose a ban on soft drinks and junk food in school campuses, it’s doubtful whether school officials can realistically enforce it. To be honest, there are scores of…

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