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Malilong: Hell has no fury like a politician spurned
THE Cebu City attorney will be filing today criminal and administrative charges against former mayor Tomas Osmeña and 37 others for cannibalizing the mayor’s office days before he stepped down on June 30. In all probability, it will be the ...
From 155 days ago
Malilong: The winner does not always take it all
IMMEDIATELY after he took his oath of office, Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said he preferred that all councilors will get committee chairmanships regardless of their political affiliations. Unfortunately, his partymates may not have gotten the message. When they parceled ...
From 156 days ago
Malilong: Duterte learned from a Cebuano
PRESIDENT Duterte was known for his no-nonsense approach to crime and criminal suspects when he was mayor of Davao City. He must have learned from the experience of another Davao local official, a Cebuano from Sibonga.Nonito Llanos was known to ...
From 158 days ago
Malilong: Midnight destruction
WE HAVE heard of midnight deals and midnight appointments. Tomas Osmeña took it to another level by causing or at the very least allowing the midnight destruction, literally and figuratively, of his former office.The office space is public property. Osmeña ...
From 160 days ago
Malilong: Labella’s monster reared its ugly heads last Sunday
THE rains last Sunday brought with them a grim reminder of the herculean challenge Cebu City Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella faces when he assumes the mayorship at noon of June 30.Slaying the three-headed monster was the theme of Labella’s election ...
From 165 days ago
Malilong: BOPK took a risk in fielding Arcilla and Andales. Why?
ALVIN Arcilla appears to be on the way out of the Cebu City Council. It’s a strange twist for the would-be four-termer since his ouster became imminent only a couple of days after he took his oath of office, along ...
From 167 days ago
Malilong: The freedom to worship is inviolable but...
IT IS true: the Constitution upholds the separation between the Church and the State and proscribes not only the establishment of religion but also the prohibition of its free exercise. The language used in both the Declaration of Principles and ...
From 174 days ago
Malilong: Balance of power in City Council tilting towards Labella’s camp?
A MAJOR shift in the configuration of the Cebu City Council looms after the Comelec en banc rejected the motion filed by reelected Cebu City North Councilor Alvin Arcilla to reconsider an earlier decision by the poll body’s First Division ...
From 176 days ago
Malilong: Gullibility, indolence and greed
I HAVE attended prayer meetings and like most members of the community contribute to the collection basket that is passed around towards the end of the assembly. I am happy when I give even if it is only a little, ...
From 177 days ago
Malilong: Catching butterflies in the City Council
THE Cebu City Council’s committee on laws has endorsed the ordinance proposed by Councilor Renato Osmeña Jr. punishing political butterflies.“Absent any law to this effect notwithstanding, this legislative body must take the cudgels for political reforms by taking one bold ...
From 179 days ago