DILG may charge Tomas for Mayor’s Office issue

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/10/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) said former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña may be charged by the agency for his actions. Secretary Eduardo Año, who is in Cebu to attend the 2nd…

A tale of two seals: Cebu City Mayor’s Seal controversy continues

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Mayor Edgardo Labella was on his second day in the top executive position of Cebu City when his staff found out the mayor’s official seal was missing. Aside from the seal, also removed…

Osmeña’s lawyer says ‘lost’ Mayor’s Seal was used during Labella’s inauguration

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 07/09/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—The Camp of former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña said the Mayor’s Seal was not actually lost but was  instead used by Mayor-elect Edgardo Labella during his inauguration last June 30, 2019. Read more: Labella:…

Tomas, 43 others face Ombuds complaint for ‘demolition’ of Office of the Mayor

Doris C. Bongcac and Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The head of the Building Maintenance Section of the Cebu City Hall has asked the Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas to investigate former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña for allegedly acting…

Labella tells bizmen: Office of the Mayor in shambles

Irene R. Sino Cruz 06/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–Mayor-elect Edgardo Labella elicited laughter when he touched briefly on the “shambles” of the Cebu City Mayor’s Office. Speaking during the Grand Chamber Awards of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry held Friday night,…

Mayor Osmeña celebrates Father’s Day in Malapascua Island

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 06/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Outgoing Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña chose to celebrate Father’s Day in Malapascua Island with his family. In his 10:25 a.m. Facebook post on Sunday, June 16, Osmeña shared a photo of him…

Tomas files additional charges vs cop who accused him of ‘stealing’ motorcycle, expensive watch

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Outgoing Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña has filed additional charges on Friday, May 24, against a policeman assigned the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Central Visayas (CIDG-7) whose motorcycle he ordered impounded,…

Sinas to Osmeña: Refrain from accusing the police of wrongdoings

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Central Visayas police have nothing to do with the death of a colleague, Police Captain Delfin Bontuyan, who was gunned down on Tuesday afternoon while travelling on his way home to Barangay Talamban,…

CA 18th division: Sale of 45-hectare SRP lot to FLI, SM-Ayala Consortium was legal

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Court of Appeals (CA) 18th Division affirmed the decision of the Regional Trial Court in Cebu City to dismiss a petition for declaratory relief and injunction filed by Lawyer Romulo Torres against…

Osmeña clarifies reason for city library temporary closure

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 05/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – – The temporary closure of the Cebu City Public Library (CCPL) is due to water damage from a renovation project being done in the building. Outgoing Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña posted this…

Tomas: Don’t feel sorry for me

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—With his rival still leading the race, incumbent Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña posted a message in his Facebook page early Tuesday, May 14, 2019, asking people not to feel sorry for him. “I do…

Cop accuses Tomas of carnapping , stealing expensive watch

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A policeman from Himamaylan City in Negros Occidental has accused Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña of carnapping and robbery. Patrolman Romil Gelogo alleged that Osmeña took his Honda TMX motorcycle and a Tag…

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