BOPK endorses Robredo for president

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK), Cebu City’s main opposition party is endorsing Vice President Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo for President in the 2022 elections. Former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña, who leads…

Tommy O backs out of Cebu City South District race, Abellanosa’s son takes his place

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former Cebu City Tomas “Tommy O” Osmeña backed out of the congressional race for Cebu City, paving the way for the son of incumbent Congressman Rodrigo “Bebot” to take his place. Tomas Osmeña…

Tomas and Dino squabble anew over BRT

Dyrecka Letigio 10/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña and Presidential Assistant to the Visayas, Secretary Michael Dino are once again at odds over the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project of the city, blaming each other…

Another Osmeña vs Rama fight brewing in Cebu City South District

Dyrecka Letigio 10/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two household names in the political arena in Cebu City will be fighting head-on for two major positions this coming election: the mayoral seat and the congressional seat for the South District. It…

It was Bebot’s idea to make Margot run for mayor – Tom O

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Bando Osmeña-Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK)’s decision to field former Cebu City councilor Margot Osmeña for the city’s mayoralty race came four days before the filing of candidacy for next year’s elections will close.…

Bimbo Fernandez ‘open’ to run for Cebu City mayor

Mae Fhel Gom-os 09/29/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Former Cebu City Administrator Francisco “Bimbo” Fernandez said he is ‘open’ to run for mayor in the 2022 elections. Fernandez made this statement following the call and endorsement of the sectoral groups in…

Could this be Cebu City’s opposition slate?

Dyrecka Letigio 09/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A photo circulating on social media featuring incumbent Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) president, Councilor Franklyn Ong; former Cebu City mayor, Tomas Osmeña; and incumbent South District Representative Rodrigo “Bebot” Abellanosa has created…

Old and new faces to join 2022 elections in Cebu City

Delta Letigio, Doris C. Bongcac 06/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Old and new faces are expected to file their Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) this October to seek elective posts in Cebu City in the 2022 polls. But nothing is final to date as…

Osmeña: Rama has no authority over SFI

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Fomer Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña, member of the board of the Sinulog Foundation Inc. (SFI), refused to attend the supposed October 6, 2020 meeting called by Vice Mayor Michael Rama to plan…

Osmeña: I cannot be held liable for questioning SRP sales

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña belied criminal liability for the delay of the development of the controversial 45-hectare lot at the South Road Properties (SRP) sold to developer giants in 2015.  Former Barangay Apas…

New 93-1 deal: Cebu City mulls giving SRP lot to province, wants South Bus transferred

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is considering to give up two hectares of the South Road Properties (SRP) to the Province of Cebu for the new 93-1 land swap deal both governments are brewing.…

After hospitalization, former mayor Tomas Osmeña cooks pork cocido

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 11/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Looks like former mayor Tomas Osmeña is back on his feet after being admitted to a private hospital last October 30. READ: Margot: Tommy has UTI, but he is fine Osmeña, who is known to…

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