2021: A challenging year for Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City saw one of its most challenging years historically in 2021, a year of “loss and disasters.” This was the statement of Mayor Michael Rama when asked to describe the year for…

Casas: Mayor, we feel our boat is sinking

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former Cebu City Administrator Floro Casas, Jr., who was the right hand of Mayor Edgardo Labella in running the city government, said that the mayor’s death has left them in a sinking boat.…

Why do coterminous officials of Labella need to step down?

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Coterminous officials under the administration of the late Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella were asked not to report to work anymore by new Mayor Michael Rama. This announcement did not sit well with…

Labella to get full military honors for funeral tomorrow

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A first for Cebu City that its incumbent chief executive will be laid to rest Mayor Edgardo Labella will get full military honors for his funeral tomorrow, November 26, 2021, as he will…

Rama to coterminous officials: You may not report to work anymore

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama urged the coterminous officials of the City Hall to no longer report to work as the transition between administrations is ongoing. Rama said that all employees and officials…

Mayor Labella comes home to City Hall one last time

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is back at City Hall for the last time.  The remains of the city’s duly elected mayor were brought to the Legislative Building for public viewing on Wednesday,…

Road closures, traffic routes for Labella’s public viewing at Cebu City Hall

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The transfer of the remains of Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella from Crystal Palace to the Cebu City Hall would mean the closure of some roads and expected traffic along the route of…

Rama to continue Labella’s 10-point agenda

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama will continue the projects that Mayor Edgardo Labella has started in his term as Rama assumes the full powers as chief executive over the prolonged leave of…

Cebu City dad promises aid for affected cemetery vendors

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak said he will find a way to help vendors who will be affected by the restrictions set for cemeteries. Last year, Mayor Edgardo Labella had ordered aid for…

DILG Cebu City: Only court can decide if Labella is still fit to serve as mayor

Dyrecka Letigio 09/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Only a court of law or a court of general jurisdiction can decide if Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is still fit to function as chief executive. The Department of Interior and Local…

Rama says he is ready to step in anytime for Labella

Dyrecka Letigio 09/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama said he was ready to step in for Mayor Edgardo Labella anytime should there be a need to while the city mayor would recover from mild stroke…

Charges filed against Labella, Rama, other city execs for Carbon modernization

Dyrecka Letigio 09/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A group of Cebu City residents has filed charges of grave misconduct and corruption against Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella, Vice Mayor Michael Rama, some City Council members, and other city officials over…

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