Zafra, Hontiveros: We are staying with Partido Barug

Doris C. Bongcac 11/01/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – They won’t be leaving  Partido Barug after all. In a joint statement released on Sunday, October 31, Cebu City Councilors Phillip Zafra and Donaldo Hontiveros said that they have “acceded to the call…

Zafra, Hontiveros to stay as independent candidates

Dyrecka Letigio 10/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Reelectionist Cebu City Councilors Philip Zafra and Donaldo Hontiveros attended the official launch of candidates of the Barug PDP Laban on Tuesday, October 5, as the group’s guest candidates. But they were the…

Recounting of votes for the late Amay Abella moved due to appeal of Zafra, Osmeña

Dyrecka Letigio 09/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The recounting of votes for the late Cebu City councilor candidate, Marie Velle “Amay” Abella will have to be postponed after incumbent Councilors Philip Zafra and Renato Osmeña, Jr., filed a motion for…

Zafra, Hontiveros to run as ‘independent’ candidates in 2022 polls?

Dyrecka Letigio 09/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Independent!” Councilors Philip Zafra and Donaldo Hontiveros posted the same cryptic message on their social media accounts Friday night, September 3. Zafra admitted to CDN Digital in an interview that he is now…

Bomb threat suspends Cebu City Hall operations 

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A bomb threat disrupted operations at the Cebu City Hall on Friday, August 27, 2021.  City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) administrative head Ramil Ayuman said they received a text of…

Fiesta Señor 2021 plans: Province-wide motorcade of Sto. Niño eyed

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Organizers of the Fiesta Señor 2021 are expected to roll out major and minor changes in the event with threats of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) still prevalent. And included in their plans…

In Photos: Loose soil covers Tagba-o road

Doris C. Bongcac 07/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Loose soil covered a barangay road in the mountains of Tagba-o in Cebu City at dawn today, July 14. Mayor Edgardo Labella and Councilor Philip Zafra visited the barangay this morning to oversee…

Comelec favors disqualification case filed by BOPK ally vs candidate with same surname in May polls

Doris C. Bongcaca and Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) is expected to get a boost in numbers after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) First Division ruled on the cancellation of the certificate of candidacy of Sherwin…

Tisa barangay chief on closure of siomai house: City should help small businesses, not close them down

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The closure of a siomai house in Barangay Tisa, Cebu City on Thursday afternoon, May 23, 2019, surprised and saddened incumbent village chief, South District Councilor-elect Phillip Zafra. The siomai house, which is considered as…

ABC should not be blamed on honoraria distribution delay, says Zafra

Rosalie Abatayo 03/29/2018

The Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) Cebu City President Phillip Zafra urged Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña to appoint a single person who will focus on distributing the tanod honoraria to avoid delay. Osmeña has delegated yesterday…

Barug Team Rama councilors boycott council session

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/03/2017

Barug Team Rama councilors did not show up in today’s scheduled regular session of the Cebu City Council. Eight BO-PK councilors and Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella are the only ones present in the session. In a letter…

Zafra denies Osmeña’s claims ABC not coordinating on tanod honorarium

Inna Gian Mejia 09/26/2017

CEBU City councilor Margarita Osmeña said the Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) has failed to coordinate with her office on the release of honorarium to barangay tanods. Osmeña said she has been trying to coordinate with ABC president…

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