Second Ukraine mayor abducted by Russian troops

Agence France Presse 03/14/2022

KYIV — A Ukraine mayor was abducted by invading Russian forces on Sunday, the second such kidnapping in days, bringing strong condemnation from the European Union. “The army of the Russian Federation captured the mayor of the…

Rama to ask Duterte for P5B for Cebu City’s recovery

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/23/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama will be asking President Rodrigo Duterte for P5 billion assistance to help the city recover from the devastation of Typhoon Odette.  The President is expected to arrive…

8 mayors, 3 vice mayors vie for Cebu City top posts

Dyrecka Letigio 10/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City’s aspiring candidates for the 2022 elections are a wide array of party-affiliated and independent candidates. At least eight individuals are vying for mayor of the city, of which two are from…

Barug PDP-Laban bets file candidacies on last day

Dyrecka Letigio 10/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The candidates of Barug PDP-Laban in coalition with Kugi Uswag Sugbo (KUSUG) and Panaghiusa have filed their candidacies on the last day of the filing on October 8, 2021. The group was led…

BOPK’s choice: Margot-Franklyn tandem

Morexette Marie Erram 10/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A different name has emerged to lead the mayoralty race of Bando-Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) for next year’s elections.  Former Cebu City Councilor Margot Osmeña on Monday, October 4 confirmed to CDN Digital…

Labella: Warden, guards to lose stipend if smuggling drugs in jail continues

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is not pleased with the recent results of a greyhound operation or surprise inspection at the Cebu City Jail where illegal drugs smuggled into the jail were confiscated.…

Gullas back to work after recovering from COVID-19

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas returned to work after 14 days of isolation for contracting the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The mayor posted on his Facebook page on Thursday, February 25,…

Ginatilan mayor tests positive for COVID-19

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Ginatilan Mayor Dean Michael Singco has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Singco, in a statement issued on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, said he recently received confirmation that he and his wife, Hannah Singco,…

Rama continues to press Labella on health status, denies politicking

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama on Sunday, February 7, continued to press Mayor Edgardo Labella to publicly disclose his health status. Rama, however, denied Labella’s earlier claims that his agenda were rooted…

Former Naga City Mayor Valdemar Chiong acquitted over permit mess

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The anti-graft court cleared former Naga City Mayor Valdemar Chiong on allegations that he violated the anti-graft and corrupt practices law in relation to issuing a permit to a petroleum company.  The Sandiganbayan’s…

Boljoon mayor tests negative for COVID-19 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/09/2020

(Updated 7:53 pm) Cebu City, Philippines—Boljoon Mayor Merlou Derama on Monday, November 9, 2020, told reporters in a phone interview that he tested negative of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.  Derama and 70 employees in Boljoon…

With no new case and one recovery, active cases in Talisay City down to just 5

Delta Letigio 10/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Only five active cases are left in Talisay City after it recorded no new case of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for the last three days.  Of the 982 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city,…

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