Rama on Cebu City traffic jams: It will never happen again

Kim Ablaña 02/22/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Mayor Michael Rama said that they are now brainstorming for solutions to Cebu City traffic issues so that such problems will not occur again. “Never again, anywhere, in Cebu City,” Rama stressed. During…

Rama denies involvement in hit-and-run that killed young player

Kim Ablaña 02/06/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama denies any involvement in the hit-and-run case that killed a young basketball player. In a press conference on Tuesday, February 6, at Cebu City Hall, Rama denied any…

COA flags Cebu City’s ‘excessive’ cash advances for foreign travel

Wenilyn Sabalo 07/25/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Audit (COA) has flagged several lapses in the cash advances of the Cebu City government for foreign travel to Canada in 2022 amounting to P1.992 million. The state auditor is…

Close intersections, U-turn slots at SRP Cebu City Council asks Mayor Rama

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/12/2023

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The intersections and U-turn slots at the South Road Properties (SRP) must be closed, as they pose a risk to motorists and pedestrians, the Cebu City Council has asked Mayor Michael Rama.…

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…

Rama to call for Food Security Summit

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 03/24/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is set to call for a Food Security Summit soon as a measure to address food supply concerns amid the soaring inflation rate in the city and in…

Cebu City Hall employees continue to wait for release of P15,000 Charter Day bonus

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 03/22/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Casual and regular employees of Cebu City Hall may have to wait a little bit more for the release of their P15,000 Charter Day bonus, as the city council is still set to…

Rama asks for P67.5M supplemental budget

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 03/09/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has requested P67,589,480 Supplemental Budget for 2023 to cover urgent and necessary expenses. During its regular session on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, the Cebu City Council referred the…

Cebu City eyes improving revenue measures to achieve tax collection target following Mayor Rama’s veto

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 02/17/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While waiting for the new ordinance that would provide for the revision of the Omnibus Tax Code in Cebu City, the Local Finance Committee (LFC) is gearing towards implementing improved revenue measures for…

Cebu City bids for 2024 Palarong Pambansa 30 years after it first hosted the games

Glendale G. Rosal 02/01/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines– Cebu City is bidding to host next year’s Palarong Pambansa, 30 years since it first hosted the country’s biggest amateur sports event. And the nerve center for most of its activities will once again…

Cebu City Council fails to override Rama’s veto

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 01/25/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, failed to override a mayoral veto of a proposed ordinance granting the council power to investigate “in aid of legislation” and power of subpoena…

Sinulog showdown venue still at SRP, says Mayor Rama

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 01/13/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama on Friday dawn, January 13, 2023,  reiterated that the venue for the Sinulog Grand Ritual showdown will remain at the controversial South Road Properties (SRP) amidst calls to move it…

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