CEBU City Mayor Mike Rama scrapped the plan to buy 40-year-old planes from the Department of Education.

Vice Mayor Joy Young’s dream of buying planes isn’t likely to take off.

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The planes may head to the scrap yard, but that won’t stop him from engaging in flights of fancy.


Mike Rama, unlike his predecessor, listens to public reactions and media comments on issues like the planned purchase of old planes.

“It’s unanimously not in favor. Why should I be in favor? It’s too much of stubbornness if I will pursue it,” he said, citing high maintenance costs of old planes.

It appears his reasons not to buy old planes were well grounded.


It costs loads of money to make those planes fly and more money to find pilots to fly them.

Just look at national flag carrier Philippine Airlines, which has to cancel some flights after some of their pilots abandoned them for higher pay, fortunately, not in mid-air.

Turn them over to the air force and you only add more junk at the Mactan Air Base.


Lingam massage, banned in the cities of Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu and elsewhere in the province for demeaning the dignity of women but hailed for healing prostate ailments, may have found a home in Cebu City.

Vice Mayor Joy Young wants them in the city to draw more tourists-–male tourists with prostate ailments.

Wait, what about “yoni,” a massage for the female genitals?


Multi-decorated Marine Col. Ariel Querubin, held on charges of mutiny, said his release from detention “came as a total surprise” to him.

On the other hand, a court denied the plea of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, jailed for the 2003 Oakwood Mutiny, to attend the opening of Congress.

The first senator to be elected while in jail must have said, “Why don’t they surprise me too?”