THE Cebu Provincial Board has passed PB Member Julian “Esteban Escudero” Daan’s proposed resolution asking DepEd to let students sing Cebu’s hymn, “Sugbo,” after the national anthem.

This, he said, would make them feel proud of Cebu, the “source of our dreams and aspirations.”

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Yes, but will someone please give me the lyrics of “Sugbo?”


Neighboring Bohol also has its own provincial hymn so revered by all paisanos no one dared sing it while imbibing a round of tuba.

But I can still recall snippets of the song describing Bohol’s white sand beaches and lush valleys watered by streams and rivers.

How was Cebu’s bald mountains described in “Sugbo?”


Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia has supported PB Member Sun Shimura’s proposal for all towns and cities to enforce curfews to curb crimes involving minors as victims or culprits.

That should take care of crimes committed in the dead of the night.

But how about those crimes committed while the sun is still shining?


Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama doesn’t want the “Dim your lights. This is not the Province” signage at the South Road Properties issue to be a part of the problem of city residents living in province-owned lots under 93-1.

The signage issue, he said, was not there in the beginning of the 93-1 issue.

But Gov. Gwen wants the signage removed before negotiations resume.

The signage effectively blocked the road to resumption of negotiations.


It seems other cities are following Cebu City in increasing allowances of judges and justices serving in their locality.

But no one is taking care of judges in far-flung areas who are surprisingly silent on the matter of allowances.

Perhaps they believe in the saying, “They also serve who only stand and wait.” Or are they waiting for the “Inahan sa Sugbo” to take care of them?