Cebu City eyes ‘Sinulog Philippines’ for 2024

Nestle Semilla 01/23/2023

CEBU CITY — From a province-wide event to a national celebration. This was the city officials’ plan for the Sinulog Festival, one of the country’s prominent and most attended festivals. City Mayor Michael Rama said the local…

SINULOG FOUNDATION: SRP final Sinulog venue

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 01/13/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Sinulog Foundation Inc. (SFI) announced in a social media post on Friday morning, January 13, 2023, that the final venue for the Sinulog 2023 Ritual Showdown would be at the City de…

Rama orders “aggressive and massive” restoration of sidewalks and setbacks

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 10/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — His plan to make Cebu City just like Singapore is far from over. This time, Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said he will issue an Executive Order (EO) that will focus on the…

Rama wants heads of nat’l government agencies to come in Cebu City for proper project coordination

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Aside from operationalization of inactive city ordinances creating coastal management board and river management councils in Cebu City, Mayor Michael Rama sees the need for proper coordination between the City and various national government agencies…

Rama recalls personal encounters with FVR

Wenilyn Sabalo 08/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines– “Interesting, nice to be with, and a source of wisdom.” This was how Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama described the late President Fidel V. Ramos (FVR). In a virtual press conference on Tuesday, August2…

Rama orders intensified vaccination, booster shot campaigns

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has directed the City Health Department, through its Vaccination Operations Center, to intensify COVID-19 vaccination campaign under the city’s PaBakunaTa program and ensure that eligible individuals receive booster…

Rama plans to ‘simplify’ requirements for seniors cash aid

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Senior citizens in Cebu City will soon be qualified to received cash aid from the city government irregardless of their registration status with the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Mayor Michal Rama said he…

Cebu City going all out for Palarong Pambansa Boxing VisMin Cup

Dale Rosal 06/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) and Cebu City Government will leave no stone unturned in preparing for the Palarong Pambansa Boxing VisMin Cup slated July 12 to 15, 2022, at the Cebu City Sports…

53 out of 60 SOCEs filed in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Out of the 60 candidates in Cebu City, at least 53 have submitted their Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) as of 7 pm on June 8, 2022. Marilou Paredes, the North District…

Rama invites BBM to Sinulog 2023

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has extended an invitation for President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to attend the Sinulog festival in January 2023. Rama said he took advantage of their brief encounter at…

Rama determined to hold Sinulog 2023 at SRP

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama getting re-elected for another term, the plan to move the Sinulog festival to the South Road Properties (SRP) may push through. Rama said that in order for…

P277M cash assistance to be distributed to 49K Cebu City beneficiaries on May 13

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Treasurer’s Office is now preparing the pay roll-out for the P277 million cash assistance, aid, and honoraria to 49,802 beneficiaries on May 13, 2022. Mayor Michael Rama, who just received…

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