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EXPLAINER: More than 8,000, not just 632, 'undeserving' got cash aid in Cebu City. Councilor Archival slams 'unlimited' power of 'City Admin' Casas to sign deals for mayor.
NOT enough councilors to secure a quorum and only few department heads showed up. So the Cebu City Council special session -- convened Friday, July 23, to review findings of the Commission on Audit (COA) on the city's 2020 finance ...
From 137 days ago
EXPLAINER: Ceboom, 'Magbuot mo,' two election losses over one win, future Osmeña leaders. 7 takeaways from what Lito O. did and said.
 CEBOOM, 'AN ISLAND IN THE PACIFIC': Former Cebu governor Emilio Mario "Lito" Osmeña Jr., who died Monday, July 19, is credited as the architect of Cebu's progress in the early nineties. He didn't claim the title although in his ...
From 139 days ago
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Ceboom architect still upbeat, cites how Cebu can keep lead
This SunStar Cebu article was first published on February 4, 2012. Osmeña died Monday, July 19, 2021, in a hospital in Cebu. He was 82.***1. You’re known as the architect of Ceboom, when Cebu’s economic strides first caught the attention ...
From 141 days ago
EXPLAINER: Barug, BOPK slates begin to take shape, yet are far from final. Disputes over slots must be settled. Neither wants a third force from its own group.
FROM recent developments and bits of information. Real or just floated for reaction, sourced to the ruling Partido Barug and minority BOPK (Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan), the possible slates for the 2022 elections have started to take shape. The probabilities ...
From 141 days ago
EXPLAINER: 7 questions you must've wanted to ask about COA's 'clean' rating of Cebu City Government and findings in its audit of 2020 spending. The answers we have so far.
WHAT HAPPENED, BRIEFLY[a] Cebu City Mayor in a July 11 message said he was "happy to announce" that COA (Commission on Audit) has given the City Government an "unmodified" or "unqualified" opinion for its 2020 financial transactions. It was the ...
From 144 days ago
EXPLAINER: Twin blasts at garbage hauler Docast from Cebu City Council, VM Rama. They push inquiry on contract, practices that 'hurt' the city. But what Sanggunian sees, Casas doesn't see.
TWO shots were fired by the Cebu City Council in its regular session Wednesday, July 14, against the controversy-wrapped company that hauls the city's garbage: SECOND DEMAND. Vice Mayor Michael Rama, in a privileged speech as chairman of the committee ...
From 145 days ago
Seares: First stories relied solely on mayor's claim, didn't question what COA meant. It was no 'kuryente,' news was for real.
"DID Cebu media miss this? How come?" -- A lawyer-former journalist, in a Facebook post to friends, July 13, 2021Where the papers can be faultedThe initial stories of July 8 and 10 in two papers didn't make it clear that ...
From 147 days ago
EXPLAINER: 5 councilors grilled him, VM Rama played bad-cop-good-cop. Still he didn't sing about hospital waste. Now they sic police on Abay-Abay. Abay-abay who?
WHAT LED TO KONFRONTASI. Following a complaint sent to Cebu City Councilor Edu Rama, a team from Cebu City Hall's Probe and DENR found hospital waste and other hazardous material on the junkyard run by Ronald "Abay-abay" Villaber. Villaber's business ...
From 152 days ago
EXPLAINER: Cebu's Rep. Raymond Mendoza of TUCP party-list is serving his 5th consecutive term, may start his 6th in 2022. How his party 'beat' term limit.
AMONG the 12 members of the House of Representatives from Cebu, seven represent the seven districts of the province, two from Cebu City, one each from lone districts Mandaue City and Lapu-Lapu City, and one from the TUCP Party-List, which ...
From 155 days ago
EXPLAINER: Why the fuss over cancellation of bids on Cebu City hospital’s Phase 4. Who’re fussing: BOPK ex-councilor de los Santos, contractors and VM Rama.
At a glance, what happened Interior construction of the upper levels of the new building of Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) was canceled in a notice dated May 4, 2021 and issued by City Administrator Floro Casas Jr. by authority ...
From 157 days ago