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Cebu City as landlordTO BETTER appreciate the Cebu City Government’s offer to buy around 4,300 home
Cebu City as landlord
Sun Star / Posted 21 hours ago
TO BETTER appreciate the Cebu City Government’s offer to buy around 4,300 home lots from the Province, we have to look back to nine years ago. The Capitol, under then-governor Gwendolyn Garcia, was on the brink of asking 1,000 occupants to abandon... Read more
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88% of brgy. chiefs allied with Team RamaSEVEN barangay captains previously identified with the Bando Osmeña Pundok Kaus
88% of brgy. chiefs allied with Team Rama
Sun Star / Posted 21 hours ago
SEVEN barangay captains previously identified with the Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) in the north district officially defected to Team Rama headed by Mayor Michael Rama. That means 70 of the 80 barangay captains in the city are now allied... Read more
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Cebu City, Cebu province ready agreement on PHP500-M lot buy September 2, 2015 5:58 am CEBU CITY, Sept. 1 — The Cebu City government and
Cebu City, Cebu province ready agreement on PHP500-M lot buy
Balita / Posted yesterday
September 2, 2015 5:58 am CEBU CITY, Sept. 1 — The Cebu City government and the Cebu provincial government have prepared a memorandum of agreement (MOA) that will cover the PHP500-million... Read more
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Pedestrian paths ‘blocked’ by 15 structures along Gorordo Ave.AT LEAST 15 structures along Gorordo Ave., Cebu City may have to destroy a port
Pedestrian paths ‘blocked’ by 15 structures along Gorordo Ave.
Sun Star / Posted 4 days ago
AT LEAST 15 structures along Gorordo Ave., Cebu City may have to destroy a portion of their property that encroached on sidewalks. The structures are located between a church in Barangay Lahug and JY Square, said Eli Espina of Kahayag Group, which... Read more
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Pedestrian paths ‘blocked’ by 15 structures that encroached on Gorordo Ave.AT LEAST 15 structures along Gorordo Ave., Cebu City may have to destroy a port
Pedestrian paths ‘blocked’ by 15 structures that encroached on Gorordo Ave.
Sun Star / Posted 5 days ago
AT LEAST 15 structures along Gorordo Ave., Cebu City may have to destroy a portion of their property that encroached on sidewalks. The structures are located between a church in Barangay Lahug and JY Square, said Eli Espina of Kahayag Group, which... Read more
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PRO-Central Visayas probes packed meals for Apec copsARE policemen assigned to maintain peace and order during the Asia-Pacific Econ
PRO-Central Visayas probes packed meals for Apec cops
Sun Star / Posted 5 days ago
ARE policemen assigned to maintain peace and order during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) meetings in Cebu getting fed right? The Police Regional Office (PRO)-Central Visayas launched an investigation into the packed meals distributed... Read more
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Rama on P22.8B worth of infrastructure workAS FAR as Mayor Michael Rama is concerned, Cebu City did not get any major proj
Rama on P22.8B worth of infrastructure work
Sun Star / Posted 6 days ago
AS FAR as Mayor Michael Rama is concerned, Cebu City did not get any major project from the National Government and had to settle for piece-by-piece road maintenance work, while other local government units in Cebu got projects worth billions. Rama... Read more
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Pre-paying SRP loanTHE Cebu City Council has given Mayor Michael Rama the authority to negotiate w
Pre-paying SRP loan
Sun Star / Posted 6 days ago
THE Cebu City Council has given Mayor Michael Rama the authority to negotiate with the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) for the payment of the P2.4-billion balance of the loan the City availed of to fund the development of the 300-hectare South... Read more
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Council lets Rama move forward on SRP paymentTHE Cebu City Council authorized Mayor Michael Rama yesterday to negotiate with
Council lets Rama move forward on SRP payment
Sun Star / Posted 7 days ago
THE Cebu City Council authorized Mayor Michael Rama yesterday to negotiate with the state bank for the pre-payment of the P2.4-billion balance for the South Road Properties (SRP) loan. The authority to negotiate with the Land Bank of the Philippines... Read more
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Owners of building want tax credit in exchange for demolitionOWNERS of a Chinese temple are seeking a tax credit from the Cebu City Governme
Owners of building want tax credit in exchange for demolition
Sun Star / Posted 7 days ago
OWNERS of a Chinese temple are seeking a tax credit from the Cebu City Government in exchange for their demolition of a portion of their temple, which encroaches on the road at the North Reclamation Area (NRA). Mayor Michael Rama is usually not in... Read more
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Truckers fret, but heed banALTHOUGH there were some complaints about the truck ban on some roads in Metro
Truckers fret, but heed ban
Sun Star / Posted 7 days ago
ALTHOUGH there were some complaints about the truck ban on some roads in Metro Cebu, local organizers of the APEC meetings assured they have reached an agreement with truckers and exporters. “With inputs from them, we were able to find a solution... Read more
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Rama ‘eager’ to pay off SRP loanCEBU City Mayor Michael Rama ordered the local finance committee (LFC) to fast-
Rama ‘eager’ to pay off SRP loan
Sun Star / Posted 8 days ago
CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama ordered the local finance committee (LFC) to fast-track compliance with documentary requirements for the pre-payment of the P2.4-billion remaining loan for the South Road Properties (SRP). He also directed the City... Read more
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Mayor strips Mary Ann of postsCEBU City Mayor Michael Rama ordered the revocation of all his appointments of
Mayor strips Mary Ann of posts
Sun Star / Posted 8 days ago
CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama ordered the revocation of all his appointments of Councilor Mary Ann delos Santos in the different committees or commissions under the executive department following her decision to transfer to the other political... Read more
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Mary Ann now with BOPKFOUR days after resigning as minority floor leader of the Cebu City Council, Co
Mary Ann now with BOPK
Sun Star / Posted 11 days ago
FOUR days after resigning as minority floor leader of the Cebu City Council, Councilor Mary Ann de los Santos yesterday announced her defection to the Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK). De los Santos described her move as a “huge milestone” in... Read more
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Mary Ann’s awkward transferTRANSFERRING from one party to another is not unique to Cebu City Councilor Mar
Mary Ann’s awkward transfer
Sun Star / Posted 11 days ago
TRANSFERRING from one party to another is not unique to Cebu City Councilor Mary Ann de los Santos. Instead, it has become a feature in the country’s electoral system, or should we say one of its weaknesses. Our practice of the multi-party system is... Read more
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Davide to critics: 'Wala'y nabuhat?'CARCAR resident Jiolito Manansalay thanked the Capitol yesterday afternoon for
Davide to critics: 'Wala'y nabuhat?'
Sun Star / Posted 14 days ago
CARCAR resident Jiolito Manansalay thanked the Capitol yesterday afternoon for a program that allowed him to undergo surgery in a public hospital and receive medication for free. His videotaped testimonial was one of several clips aired when Cebu... Read more
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1,934 more police in Cebu for APECTHE public can expect to see more random checkpoints and patrols after the Poli
1,934 more police in Cebu for APEC
Sun Star / Posted 14 days ago
THE public can expect to see more random checkpoints and patrols after the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 went on full alert starting yesterday for the security of APEC delegates. Seven delegates from Mexico, Australia and United States arrived... Read more
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Your move, councilorsHOW will the Cebu City Council persuade the public against supporting a plan to
Your move, councilors
Sun Star / Posted 14 days ago
HOW will the Cebu City Council persuade the public against supporting a plan to pay for the entire balance of the South Road Properties (SRP) loan now? It’s a tricky proposition to defend, considering that freeing the City from its debt seems to be... Read more
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Wenceslao: Mary Ann’s first moveI AM excited about tonight. Okay, it’s like I am a father looking forward to cu
Wenceslao: Mary Ann’s first move
Sun Star / Posted 14 days ago
I AM excited about tonight. Okay, it’s like I am a father looking forward to cuddling his newborn first baby for the first time. Capitol will finally launch tonight the books that document the “definitive histories” of 44 towns, seven component... Read more
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Rescued street dwellers back after ‘processing’THREE days after the rescue of street dwellers in Cebu City, the gym in Baranga
Rescued street dwellers back after ‘processing’
Sun Star / Posted 15 days ago
THREE days after the rescue of street dwellers in Cebu City, the gym in Barangay San Roque where they were housed for “processing” was already empty. All of them left the facility to go back to the streets. The situation will become a usual scene... Read more
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Wenceslao: Will voters punish BOPK councilors?ALL seems to be silent in the Bando Osmeña-Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) front days a
Wenceslao: Will voters punish BOPK councilors?
Sun Star / Posted 15 days ago
ALL seems to be silent in the Bando Osmeña-Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) front days after Mayor Michael Rama announced the receipt by the city of P6.7 billion, which covers the down payment by SM Prime Holdings Inc. in consortium with Ayala Land-Cebu... Read more
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Landslide hits Busay school anewMORE than a year after the school was transferred to a temporary site, classes
Landslide hits Busay school anew
Sun Star / Posted 15 days ago
MORE than a year after the school was transferred to a temporary site, classes in Busay Elementary School were disrupted again by a landslide yesterday following the past days’ rains. Since last week, minor landslides had been happening at the right... Read more
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Rama pushes: Let’s pay nowCEBU City Hall’s executive department is asking for a P3.32-billion additional
Rama pushes: Let’s pay now
Sun Star / Posted 16 days ago
CEBU City Hall’s executive department is asking for a P3.32-billion additional budget this year, much of which will be spent to settle the loan for the South Road Properties (SRP). The Cebu City Council will take up next week the proposed... Read more
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Delos Santos quits minority leadership postCEBU City Councilor Mary Ann Delos Santos “irrevocably” resigned from her post
Delos Santos quits minority leadership post
Sun Star / Posted 16 days ago
CEBU City Councilor Mary Ann Delos Santos “irrevocably” resigned from her post as minority floor leader of the City Council. This, as Mayor Michael Rama announced yesterday another set of candidates who will be running for the 2016 elections under... Read more
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Cabaero: Fresh money calls for budget watchWHEN will the P300-million construction of the Cebu City Medical Center be comp
Cabaero: Fresh money calls for budget watch
Sun Star / Posted 17 days ago
WHEN will the P300-million construction of the Cebu City Medical Center be completed? What will a P1.5-billion drainage project mean to Cebuanos stranded for hours after every heavy downpour? These and many more questions about Cebu City Government... Read more
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Wenceslao: Mayor outfoxes BOPK councilorsNINE Bando Osmeña-Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) councilors held a press conference th
Wenceslao: Mayor outfoxes BOPK councilors
Sun Star / Posted 18 days ago
NINE Bando Osmeña-Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) councilors held a press conference the other day as part of its continuing effort to scuttle the sale of 45.2 hectares of South Road Properties (SRP) lots. What I find interesting in that activity is... Read more
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SRP developers turn over P6.7B to CityTHE Cebu City Government finally received yesterday the P6.7-billion downpaymen
SRP developers turn over P6.7B to City
Sun Star / Posted 19 days ago
THE Cebu City Government finally received yesterday the P6.7-billion downpayment from the three developers that won the bidding for the 45.2-hectare area of the South Road Properties (SRP). The check was turned over to the City a week after Mayor... Read more
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Wenceslao: On the south bus terminalIT'S good that Gov. Hilario Davide III denied the claim of Cebu City Mayor Mich
Wenceslao: On the south bus terminal
Sun Star / Posted 20 days ago
IT'S good that Gov. Hilario Davide III denied the claim of Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama that he has agreed to the proposal to transfer the Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT) from its present location along Natalio Bacalso Ave. to somewhere else. Rama... Read more
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Making matters worseNOW they are making a spectacle of themselves. Days after the Bando Osmeña-Pun
Making matters worse
Sun Star / Posted 21 days ago
NOW they are making a spectacle of themselves. Days after the Bando Osmeña-Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK)-controlled Cebu City Council successfully put doubts on the legality of the sale of 45.2 hectares in the South Road Properties (SRP), Cebu City Mayor... Read more
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Mayor wants condo project fast-trackedWHAT happened to the proposed condominium project for Cebu City Hall employees
Mayor wants condo project fast-tracked
Sun Star / Posted 21 days ago
WHAT happened to the proposed condominium project for Cebu City Hall employees in Barangay Kamagayan? Mayor Michael Rama wants an update on the project, considering that it has been a while since the Citicenter Commercial Complex was torn down. The... Read more
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Cebu City mayor to meet hotel execs on hiked rates during APEC meetings August 12, 2015 5:13 am CEBU CITY, Aug. 11 — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama sa
Cebu City mayor to meet hotel execs on hiked rates during APEC meetings
Balita / Posted 22 days ago
August 12, 2015 5:13 am CEBU CITY, Aug. 11 — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said Monday he will meet with Cebu hotel executives to hear their side on complaints on hiked rates... Read more
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Archival to utility firms: More effortsCOST, coverage and customer readiness. These are among the three reasons cited
Archival to utility firms: More efforts
Sun Star / Posted 22 days ago
COST, coverage and customer readiness. These are among the three reasons cited by Cebu City’s technical infrastructure committee (TIC) on why the local law requiring all utility firms to place underground all their cables to get rid of dangling... Read more
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Be fair, mayor urges APEC hotelsCEBU City Mayor Michael Rama wants to meet with an association of hotel executi
Be fair, mayor urges APEC hotels
Sun Star / Posted 23 days ago
CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama wants to meet with an association of hotel executives to hear their side on complaints about jacked-up rates during a series of international meetings in Cebu. “It should not be too much. There is always the so-called... Read more
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Closure order triggers cases against mayorA BUSINESSMAN filed criminal charges and administrative complaints against Cebu
Closure order triggers cases against mayor
Sun Star / Posted 24 days ago
A BUSINESSMAN filed criminal charges and administrative complaints against Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama after the City Government closed his establishment last month. Adrian Lee, owner of the building where Camia Street Cafe and Restaurant is... Read more
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Cebu City sidewalks too high, gov’t toldTHE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will verify complaints that
Cebu City sidewalks too high, gov’t told
Sun Star / Posted 24 days ago
THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will verify complaints that some new elevated sidewalks in Cebu City are too high for children and seniors to use safely. Several business owners have also reportedly complained that the elevated... Read more
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Scuttling the sale of SRP lotsHAVE the nine members of the Bando Osmeña-Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) in the Cebu C
Scuttling the sale of SRP lots
Sun Star / Posted 27 days ago
HAVE the nine members of the Bando Osmeña-Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) in the Cebu City council, together with Councilor Mary Ann de los Santos, succeeded in throwing a monkey wrench into the disposal of 45.2 hectares of South Road Properties (SRP) lots... Read more
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Fixed route for V-hires setTHE Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) came up with a fixed route for the s
Fixed route for V-hires set
Sun Star / Posted 27 days ago
THE Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) came up with a fixed route for the south-bound vans-for-hire (V-hires) affected by the City Government’s closure of the One Citilink Terminal. This is being done so the V-hires will no longer have to pass... Read more
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Council agrees to defer P17B SRP saleMAJORITY in the Cebu City Council want the executive department to put off the
Council agrees to defer P17B SRP sale
Sun Star / Posted 27 days ago
MAJORITY in the Cebu City Council want the executive department to put off the sale of 45.2 hectares in the South Road Properties (SRP), and not to accept payments from the winning bidders. Ten councilors—all nine members of the Bando Osmeña Pundok... Read more
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Targeting mendicantsVICE Gov. Agnes Magpale is co-chair of the Provincial Women’s Commission and th
Targeting mendicants
Sun Star / Posted 28 days ago
VICE Gov. Agnes Magpale is co-chair of the Provincial Women’s Commission and the Provincial Council for the Welfare of Children, so she knows what she was speaking about when she urged the Cebu City Government to handle properly around 200... Read more
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484 left homelessA BUTANE canister thrown into the air or a candle left unattended in an alleged
484 left homeless
Sun Star / Posted 30 days ago
A BUTANE canister thrown into the air or a candle left unattended in an alleged drug den? Fire investigators have yet to figure out how the fire that razed 58 houses and displaced 484 people started in Sitio Kalubihan, Barangay Sambag 1 in Cebu City... Read more
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Cebu City sued over Citilink’s closureTHE management of One Citilink Terminal filed a case against the Cebu City Gove
Cebu City sued over Citilink’s closure
Sun Star / Posted 1 months ago
THE management of One Citilink Terminal filed a case against the Cebu City Government after the facility was closed last Monday. It filed a petition for injunction, damages and temporary restraining before the Regional Trial Court... Read more
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As the politicking unfurlsPRESIDENT Noynoy Aquino endorsed Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Ro
As the politicking unfurls
Sun Star / Posted 1 months ago
PRESIDENT Noynoy Aquino endorsed Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas yesterday as his bet for president in the 2016 elections. That’s two declared candidates after Vice President Jejomar Binay announced his intention to run for the post... Read more
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Team Rama candidates baredCEBU City Mayor Michael Rama officially announced yesterday the partial list of
Team Rama candidates bared
Sun Star / Posted 1 months ago
CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama officially announced yesterday the partial list of his group’s candidates for the 2016 elections, or three months shy from the filing of the certificate of candidacy and nine months before the actual polls. He also... Read more
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Plan to transfer bus terminalHERE we go again. After closing One Citilink Terminal without providing an alt
Plan to transfer bus terminal
Sun Star / Posted 1 months ago
HERE we go again. After closing One Citilink Terminal without providing an alternate facility for the displaced passenger vehicle drivers and operators, Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is now focusing his hasty ways on the nearby Cebu South Bus... Read more

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