Osmeña: Paying SRP loan is not justification for squandering city funds

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña took a jab at the plans of incumbent Mayor Michael Rama on paying in full the remaining balance of the South Road Properties (SRP) loan. The city…

Tommy O on substitution: I did not run for Congress because I wanted to stay in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — He would rather stay in Cebu City. The inconvenience of having to leave his family and fly to Manila where the House of Congress is located are among his reasons for deciding to…

Tommy O: Serging loved Cebu City to his last breath

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña said his father, the late Sergio “Serging” Osmeña Jr., was more than just a Filipino. “He was a Cebuano.” “He loved Cebu City more than most. Few…

Osmeña to supporters: Don’t vote for Bimbo for VM, don’t divide votes for BOPK or else Garcia wins

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña is asking Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) supporters not to vote for his friend, former undersecretary, Francisco “Bimbo” Fernandez for Vice Mayor. He said that as much…

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…

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