Garcia orders urgent salary release for 4 City Hall employees

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 05/13/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Acting Mayor Raymond Alvin Garcia has directed the new city administrator to promptly pay the six months’ worth of unpaid salaries to four City Hall employees who filed complaints leading to Mayor Michael…

With Rama on leave, Garcia sits as acting mayor of Cebu City

Rashe Zoe Sophia Piquero 11/03/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Vice Mayor Raymond Alvin Garcia said that there will be “no changes” in Cebu City during his 27-day term as the acting mayor. The vice mayor assumed the position after Mayor…

Mayor Rama on leave; VM Garcia is acting mayor until Oct. 15

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 10/09/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Vice Mayor Raymond Alvin Garcia will serve as the acting mayor until Mayor Michael Rama returns. Garcia made this announcement during the city’s weekly flag ceremony at the Plaza Sugbo grounds…

Garcia pushes for ‘Sugbuhanong Bahandi Award’ ordinance

Wenilyn Sabalo 08/05/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Vice Mayor Raymond Alvin Garcia has proposed an ordinance that would establish the “Sugbuhanong Bahandi Award” given by the Cebu City government to individuals with significant contributions to the City. Garcia, who chairs…

Proposed ordinance for cashless mode of payments in Cebu City hall now under review

Wenilyn Sabalo 04/14/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City Vice Mayor Raymond Alvin Garcia has already filed on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, a proposed ordinance for the cashless mode of payments in the city government. Garcia’s proposed ordinance will authorize an electronic…

Proposed ordinance against ‘illicit trade, fake goods’ up for public hearing

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 03/24/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With a favorable review from the Cebu City Council’s Committee on Laws, Ordinance, and Styling, the proposed ordinance of Vice Mayor Raymond Alvin Garcia against illicit trade and fake goods sold in the…

Proposed ‘buy local’ ordinance pushed at Cebu City Council

Wenilyn Sabalo 03/23/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Vice Mayor Raymond Alvin Garcia has proposed an ordinance that calls for the mandatory promotion and procurement of locally-produced goods and services to help micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in…

Raymond Garcia elected as national executive vice president of VMLP

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 02/22/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Vice Mayor Raymond Alvin Garcia has been elected unopposed as the new National Executive Vice President of the Vice Mayors League of the Philippines (VMLP). The election was held during the…

Rama wants P50B budget in 2023 to achieve ‘Singapore-like’ dream for Cebu City

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 10/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has proposed a P50 billion budget for 2023. If approved, this is going to be the biggest budget ever passed in the city’s history. The city now operates…

Raymond Garcia’s promise: Additional benefits for VMLP-Cebu members

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Thankful for the support that he received, Cebu City Vice Mayor Raymond Alvin Garcia, the newly elected president of the Vice Mayor’s League of the Philippines (VMLP) – Cebu Chapter, promised to work…

Rama is back at City Hall after a two-week leave

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is back in Cebu. Rama arrived on Wednesday morning and immediately visited a relocation site in Barangay Cubacub in Mandaue City that is now occupied by families that…

Bonuses to vaxxed Cebu City Hall employees can be obliged in reso — Garcia

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The policy of giving out bonuses only to vaccinated Cebu City Hall employees can be obliged or made into a prerequisite in a resolution. This was the statement of Councilor Raymond Alvin Garcia…

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