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…

Mayor Rama on Odette anniversary:  Let’s be prepared, focused for disasters

Wenilyn Sabalo 12/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—On the first anniversary of Super Typhoon Odette on Friday, December 16, 2022, Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama reminded his constituents to continue to prepare against disasters. “I don’t have to think about Odette. I…

Rama to Lot 937 residents: “The city government will be a part of the solution, but according to the Law”

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 11/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama denied claims that the city government is not doing anything to help affected residents of the ongoing court-ordered demolition at the controversial Lot 937 in Sitio San Miguel,…

Cebu City gears up for typhoid, dengue

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government recently launched the War Against Dengue with Mayor Michael Rama issuing an Executive Order (EO) to combat the disease, but the city is also preparing against any other diseases…

Cebu City to employ ‘corporate-style’ organization to realize long-term plans

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is set to make changes in how the city government will operate so his vision of a Singapore-like Cebu City will be realized. Lawyer Colin Rosell, the emissary…

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…

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