City council agrees on SRP-Inayawan landfill culvert bridge demolition

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council is set to formally request the Office of the Mayor to demolish the six-year-old culvert bridge built across South Road Properties (SRP). Councilor Pastor “Jun” Alcover, Jr., during his…

Rama wants interim “Don Sergio Osmeña, Sr. Park” in downtown Cebu City

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama intends to transform the location of the house where the late president Sergio Osmeña Sr. was born, along Osmeña Boulevard, in downtown Cebu City, into a temporary park…

Margot O wants return of Longlife program, improve Second Chance, CCMC

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City mayoral candidate, Margarita “Margot O” Osmena, of the Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) said she will revive the Longlife Program and improve the Operation Second Chance and Cebu City Medical Center…

Margot O: Improve lives of informal settlers because they deserve it, not for ‘pretty’ view

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City mayoral candidate, former Councilor Margot Osmeña, of the Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK), said that improving the lives of informal settlers should be a priority for the city government because they…

Rama, Osmeña bicker over poverty backdrop of iconic Third Bridge

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/28/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama and former Mayor Tomas Osmeña are now blaming each other for the underdevelopment of Barangay Pasil’s fish port and informal settlers, which now serves as a backdrop of…

Was Bimbo Fernandez upstaged by BOPK in Leni-Kiko rally?

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Behind the sea of pink during the grand rally of Vice President Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo and Senator Francisco “Kiko” Pangilinan in Cebu City on February 24, 2022, tension were also brewing among…

4 former senators, 12 gov’t officials back Robredo’s presidential bid

Christia Marie Ramos 02/22/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Four former senators and 12 former government officials and business executives declared their “unequivocal support” to the presidential bid of Vice President Leni Robredo, who they described as “fearless, action-oriented, inclusive and decisive.” In…

Tommy O gets COVID-19

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmeña has tested positive of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In a Facebook post, Osmeña said, he felt mild chills on Sunday morning, January 16, and had himself…

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…

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