Rama awaits names of persons behind Odette financial aid anomalies

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The fact-finding committee of lawyers assigned to probe the Odette financial aid irregularities are wrapping up their investigations. Mayor Michael Rama said in a phone interview with reporters on June 22, 2022, that…

Rama to Cebu City police: Don’t apprehend face mask violators, focus instead on other crimes

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has instructed the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) not to apprehend individuals who are violating the face mask policy in the city. Rama said that while the city…

Face mask requirement stays in Cebu City 

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Keep your masks on when in Cebu City.  Mayor Michael Rama said he will not yet be adopting the Executive Order (EO) of Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia that no longer requires the wearing…

Rama, Osmeña bicker over poverty backdrop of iconic Third Bridge

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/28/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama and former Mayor Tomas Osmeña are now blaming each other for the underdevelopment of Barangay Pasil’s fish port and informal settlers, which now serves as a backdrop of…

Banning of political events in Plaza Independencia: A solution or an excuse?

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Plaza Independencia or Independence Park is among the civic spaces in Cebu City where the public can freely conduct activities. It is one, if not the largest park in the city and has…

Fuente Christmas tree lit up, symbolizes hope amid pandemic

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 12/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The giant Christmas tree at the Fuente Osmeña Circle has been officially lighted, looking to bring hope amid the pandemic. The approximately 100-foot tree was lit on Wednesday night, December 1, 2021, in…

DISASTER FUND USED FOR MAYOR’S CAR

Nestle L. Semilla 06/03/2016

Mike went around in a P2.2M ‘emergency response vehicle’  For nearly four months, now suspended Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama was going around in a brand new high-end vehicle that was bought using the city’s disaster fund.…

RAMA UNAWARE

Doris C. Bongcac, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/23/2016

Despite his promise to give an explanation regarding the City’s financial status, suspended Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama did not tackle the matter during his press conference yesterday. Interviewed last night, Rama said he allowed City Treasurer…

State auditors question P21.5 million incentives to village officials

Doris C. Bongcac, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/18/2016

THE Commission on Audit (COA) issued a disallowance on the P21.5 million which the Cebu City government released as incentives to barangay officials, treasurers and secretaries last year. State auditors are now asking the recipients of the…

City distributes police cars, land titles

Jameela Antoniette I. Mendoza 05/04/2016

The Cebu City government turned over 10 Toyota Fortuner and 10 Mitsubishi Adventure vehicles to the different police stations in the city last Monday at the Plaza Sugbu. The recipients of the new vehicles were the Cebu…

SRP DEBT RISING

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 02/11/2016

The Cebu City government faces a penalty of nearly P2 million a day if it fails to pay the amortization for the South Road Properties (SRP) loan on Feb. 20. “There would be penalties and charges. It…

Rama says “sorry” for selfie during IEC closing mass

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 02/03/2016

Suspended Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama issued an apology to Cebuanos who were bothered when he took a “selfie” during the Statio Orbis, the final Mass of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress at the South Road Properties…

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