BJMP urged: Temporarily free political, elderly prisoners

Froilan Gallardo 04/19/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines—A group of human rights lawyers has asked the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology  (BJMP) for the temporary release of non-violent prisoners including the elderly and political prisoners. Lawyer Czarina Golda S.…

MCWD chair speaks out: We are not at fault for water crisis

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/16/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Chairman of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD), Joel Marie Yu, broke his silence on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, a day after Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella terminated the water utility’s Board of…

Mandaue Comelec Officer tells candidates: Control your supporters

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 02/09/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines–While Mandaue City candidates have remained civil with each other, their supporters have become extremely active on social media to campaign for their supported candidates or throw accusations against the other camp. There have been…

POLITICAL VISIT

Morexette M. Erram and Nestle L. Semilla 10/29/2018

President Rodrigo Duterte to preside over a ‘private dinner’ with political allies in Cebu tonight to preside over a ‘private dinner’ with political allies in Cebu tonight President Rodrigo Duterte arrives in Cebu today for a private…

Political maneuvering

Editorial 08/13/2018

Seemingly lost in the din caused by the series of killings that hit Cebu City and other parts of Metro Cebu is the political maneuvering at the Cebu City Council for the revival of the Kawit Island…

Mabatid’s days in office are numbered, says political rival

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/17/2018

Defeated Mabolo barangay captain candidate Daniel Francis Arguedo expressed that Mabolo Barangay Captain Niña Mabatid’s days in office are numbered. Arguedo’s lawyer Amando Ligutan said their camp is optimistic that the court will eventually oust Mabatid, who…

Political will in the era of Build, Build, Build

Jobers R. Bersales 07/11/2018

The recent announcement of a basket of infrastructure solutions for Cebu ought to be welcomed, albeit with much anxiety; for this will spell a lot of sacrifices from all of us commuters. This is what happens when…

Mabatid on Waterfront Hotel incident: ‘It was all political’

Ador Mayol, Nestle L. Semilla 07/09/2018

(UPDATED) – Mabolo Barangay Captain Prisca Niña Mabatid is now subject of controversy after a reported physical assault incident involving her male companion at Waterfront Hotel and Casino, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City last June 19. According to…

Rama’s political brinkmanship

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 07/02/2018

The reported tiff between former Cebu City mayor Michael Rama and incumbent Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella over who will be the opposition standard bearer in next year’s local elections has brought political tensions at their boiling point.…

Electric co-op up against powerful political forces

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 05/28/2018

I got word yesterday that members of the Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative DANECO camped out near the Malacañang Palace to get President Rodrigo Duterte to resolve the war of attrition between the forces that want to…

Political intramurals and transport alternatives

STEPHEN CAPILLAS 05/24/2018

Though it appeared that he didn’t make a big deal out of it, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña’s statement that being snubbed and excluded from the meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte and other local officials was a…

Cayetano: OFW rescue video not a political move

Inquirer.net 05/03/2018

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano denied yesterday that he was using the rescue missions of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to boost his bid for the presidency in 2022. “Bakit,…

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