Casas fights back: Accuses Osmeña of ‘overpricing’

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Administrator Floro Casas Jr. released documents showing the purchase of “overpriced” sardines and other canned goods during the administration of former mayor Tomas Osmeña. Casas alleged that Osmeña authorized the procurement of…

Rama, 4 others face graft raps over ‘garbage’ services

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former Cebu City mayor, now Vice Mayor Michael Rama and four former members of the Bids and Awards Committee are facing charges of graft and corruption at the Sandiganbayan for procuring waste disposal…

The crowning of Cebu City, the Queen City of the South

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The year was 1936 when then-Congressman Vicente Rama, more known to his people as the Don Vicente Rama, was teased in Congress why the bustling economic leader of the country’s mid-southern islands remained…

Osmeña files raps against Labella, LWUA for terminating MCWD board

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Former Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmeña filed cases of usurpation of authority and grave misconduct against Mayor Edgardo Labella and and Jeci Lapus, the acting administrator of the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA), for “illegaly”…

7,000 teachers in Cebu City receive 10k financial assistance

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/20/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — This Christmas is merrier for Cebu City teachers as they have received their P10,000 financial assistance. At least 7,000 teachers gathered at the Cebu City Sports Complex on Friday morning, December 20, 2019.…

Opposition councilors intervene in sale of SRP lots

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The opposition councilors of the Cebu City Council from the Bando Osmeña-Pundok Kauswagan (BO-PK) have filed in court an intervention for the withdrawal of a petition for declaratory relief for the sale of a 45-hectare…

Cebu City’s P10.4 billion budget awaits council approval

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Less than a month until the new year, the Cebu City Council is yet to approve the 2020 budget proposed by Mayor Edgardo Labella. Councilor Raymond Garcia, majority floor leader, said the budget…

Rama: Osmeña is my opponent

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña’s filing a case of graft and corruption against Vice Mayor Michael “Mike” Rama has put to rest rumors that the old allies have been rekindling their political…

Rama ready to face graft, corruption cases for SRP sale in 2015

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael “Mike” Rama said he was ready to face the charges of graft and corruption that former mayor Tomas Osmeña planned to file against him for selling the 45-hectare…

Remembering Serging: A selfless public servant

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The late Senator Sergio “Serging” Osmeña, Jr. was the best president the Philippines never had. This was the statement of Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella during the commemoration of Serging’s 103rd birth anniversary on…

Fluvial procession in Lapu-Lapu may be cancelled if bad weather persists

Norman V. Mendoza 11/11/2019

LAPU-LAPU City, Philippines — The fluvial procession tomorrow November 12 in Lapu-Lapu City may be cancelled if bad weather will persist. This has been the arranged plan of the Tourism Office of Lapu-Lapu City and the Lapu-Lapu…

Prosecutor junks cyber libel case filed by Osmeña, Inayawan captain against Garganera

Rosalie Abatayo 10/20/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Office of the City Prosecutor has cleared Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera of the two counts of cyber libel case filed by former City Mayor Tomas Osmeña and Inayawan Barangay Captain lawyer…

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