CEBU City Mayor Mike Rama, after a week in office, said he was pleased the city’s streets are now cleaner, one of his priority projects in his first 100 days in office.

But he might need to borrow money to fund the P200 million needed for his other priority projects, such as asphalting of roads, improvement of drainage and traffic systems and health services.

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The city’s coffers may have also been wiped clean before the elections.


Mike Rama is not keen on the former mayor’s suggestion that the city borrow money from the bank because he doesn’t want the city, now neck-deep in South Road Properties (SRP) loan payments, to drown in debts.

He cited those who “keep on borrowing even if they don’t have the capacity for paying, that’s why they are into what we call

the state of drowning in debts.”

This one escapes me. Do you have somebody in mind?


DILG 7 Director Pedro Noval, caretaker mayor of Compostela, found it’s not easy to be mayor even of a town.

On his first few days in office, he faces the prospect of “his” town plunging into darkness if it fails to pay P1 million in accumulated electric bills.

Yet, former mayor Ritchie Wagas wants to hold on while mayor-elect Joel Quiño is eager to assume office.


President Noynoy Aquino has decided to keep the pork barrel of congressmen and senators, amid suggestions the pork should be chopped.

Whether sliced, chopped or minced, it’s still pork.

Pork wins.


A media expert has advised PNoy and members of his Cabinet against being “accidentally exciting” or “saying something

you will regret later on” when dealing with the media.

Well, the media still have no “Miranda warning” like the police which should read like this, “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be misquoted and used against you.”