Petalcorin on Tom’s Comelec control request: Time is our enemy

Gerard Vincent Francisco 05/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Putting Cebu City under the control of the Comelec will not be an easy task. Lawyer Veronico Petalcorin, acting Commission on Election officer in Central Visayas, said this in a press briefing on…

Labella assures IBP: I will show up on May 10 debate with Osmeña

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Cebu City Chapter hs received the assurance of Cebu City Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella, who is running as mayor under Partido Barug-PDP Laban, that he will…

Comelec exec waits for Tom’s request; Garma seeks probe on checkpoint incident

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Commission on Elections (Comelec) said it is aware of the political situation in the city as both the police and the administration have manifested to the Comelec their concerns against…

Garma on Tom’s allegations: He can do whatever he wants, he’s the mayor

Zena V. Magto 05/07/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police Colonel Royina Garma shrugged off allegations on multiple issues thrown at her by Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña on May 7. Garma, Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) director, said in a…

Labella tells Osmeña: Sorry, see you on May 10

Doris C. Bongcac 05/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Vice Mayor Edgar Labella has apologized to the Cebuanos and his opponent, incumbent Mayor Tomas Osmeña, for seeking the postponement of their debate from Monday 6 to May 10 because of…

Cebu City Council calls for executive session today to discuss state of water in the city

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Officials of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) will be appear in an executive session called by the Cebu City Council this afternoon, April 30, to brief legislators of the state of the…

Osmeña: Capitol’s 20-storey building fit for BRT

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The P1.3-billion resource center project of the Capitol complements the P17-billion Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. This was the reason cited by Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña as he expressed his support to…

Tomas tells Garma: We will not back down

Doris C. Bongcac 04/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña is not taking the alleged harassment by the police sitting down. Osmeña posted on his Facebook page at around 1 p.m. today, April 29, 2019, that his lawyers are…

Garma threatens charge vs Tomas, Mary Ann for disregard of a police checkpoint

Gerard Vincent Francisco 04/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —For their disregard of a police checkpoint, Cebu City Police Director Royina Garma said they are now studying the possibility of filing appropriate charges against Mayor Tomas Osmeña and his vice mayoral candidate and…

Mayor Osmeña on ‘Lapu-Lapu’s day’: Soldiers are modern day heroes

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/27/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña compared the soldiers of the country to national Cebuano hero, Lapu-Lapu, on the day of his commemoration on Saturday, April 27. In his speech for the wreath-laying activity…

Garma ups Tom’s offer: P200K for credible witness in ‘police brutality’ claims

Zena V. Magto 04/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police Colonel Royina Garma is offering P200,000 to anyone who can testify as a credible witness and provide evidence of the alleged “police brutality” in the Barangay Carreta operation on April 18. Garma,…

Comelec: Cops have discretion where to set up checkpoints

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The police have the discretion on where to establish checkpoints. Amid questions on the establishment of a checkpoint near the residence of Cebu City reelectionist Mayor Tomas Osmeña, the Commission on Election (Comelec)…

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