A history preserved: Vicente Rama’s memorabilia

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Father of the Cebu City Charter, the late Senator Vicente Rama, is not only a renowned politician and social leader but also an esteemed journalist and historian. This was the revelation of…

Benhur passes on

Morexette Marie Erram 12/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A veteran politician in Cebu has passed away on Thursday, December 24. Former Cebu 4th District Representative Benhur Salimbangon succumbed to a ‘long battle of cancer’ past 3 p.m. on Thursday, his son…

Bayawan City councilor gunned down in daytime ambush 

Florence Baesa 02/18/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental–A retired policeman turned politician was shot dead by assailants on board a motorcycle at around 10:40 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at the National Highway in Barangay Villareal, Bayawan City. The victim…

MASTERMIND NAMED, CHARGED

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Nestle L. Semilla 12/28/2017

True to his words, Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) director Chief Supt. Jose Mario Espino named the person believed to be the mastermind in the ambush and killing of Ermita Barangay Captain Felicisimo “Imok” Rupinta.…

Police vow to go after more “narco-politicians”

Nestle L. Semilla 09/01/2017

  POLICE will run after more alleged narco-politicians. This was the promise of Senior Supt. Jonathan Cabal, chief of the Regional Intelligence Division (RID-7) after their successful arrest of Thelma Nervida Sekiguchi, a barangay councilor of Tuburan…

Politics is personal

Jobers R. Bersales 03/29/2017

We all lament all these deaths and turn emotional at photographs of poor people getting killed or caught in the crossfire of the continuing and relentless drug war in our midst. But I heard neither sigh nor…

Debating Cebu City

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 01/05/2017

(PART 1) The year 2016 saw several changes in the City of Cebu — the biggest of which was the changing of guards at City Hall. After being dealt his first ever political loss in the 2013…

The dream of a benevolent dictator

Raymund Fernandez 11/29/2016

There is a reason why a superhero like Batman or Spiderman don’t run for president. They know: “With great power comes great responsibility.” And political offices like the presidency of any country, even ours, would simply not…

Manny, Pacman, Pacquiao

Hidelito Pascual 10/12/2016

I read somewhere a week or so ago about somebody who is no longer watching the Pacquiao vs. Vargas fight next month, because of his disappointment over the Pambansang Kamao’s performance as a member of the Senate.…

Davide: shifting alliance ‘normal’

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Nestle L. Semilla 06/10/2016

AS local allies of the Liberal Party (LP) made a beeline for the Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Laban ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III decided to buck the trend. However, he said, it…

NEW ALLIANCE

Carmel Loise Matus, Doris C. Bongcac, Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Nestle L. Semilla 06/09/2016

A new alliance, although informal, is shaping in Cebu City between President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and politicians identified with the Liberal Party (LP) and Bando Osmeña-Pundok Kauswagan (BO-PK) not just in their common desire to rid the country…

Local bets kick off campaign

Victor Anthony V. Silva 03/26/2016

RALLIES, motorcades and torch parades will be the highlight of campaign activities as local candidates and their parties kick off  their opening salvos tomorrow. “We will go on with our campaign even without a presidential candidate,” said…

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