150 couples tie knot in 4-day mass wedding

DESPITE the dangers that the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) have wrought to the populace, it didn’t stop 150 couples from Cebu City from expressing their eternal love for one another. The 150 couples formally tied the knot during a mass wedding organized by the Cebu City Government. The mass wedding, the 14th organized by the City, […]

Bikers, drivers, ‘tambays’ nabbed for flouting public health protocols

POLICE and civilian authorities apprehended 79 bikers, drivers and bystanders for violating health protocols during a simultaneous operation in Barangay Busay on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. The operation against violators of health protocols such as wearing of masks and observing physical distance were conducted by the members of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), Cebu […]

Mandaue adopts law mandating feeding of undernourished children

TO COMBAT malnutrition in Mandaue City, the City Council passed a resolution adopting Republic Act 11037, an act institutionalizing a national feeding program for undernourished children. The Mandaue City Council approved the resolution sponsored by City Councilor Nerissa Soon-Ruiz during the 124th regular session on Sept. 15, 2021. In an interview, Ruiz endorsed the resolution […]

EXPLAINER: Saavedra wants City Council to ‘appoint’ VM Rama as mayor. It cannot. But it can look into Labella’s frequent leaves and C.A. Casas’s authority.

WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE. Last September 8, Crisologo Saavedra, who calls himself “an advocate against corruption and protector of taxpayers,” filed a letter-complaint with the Cebu City Council, asking it to investigate Mayor Edgardo Labella for his frequent leaves of absence and his administration’s bidding on a P248-million traffic light systems and the second phase of […]

Maynilad offers free desludging services to COVID-19 facilities

MAYNILAD Water Services, Inc. has been extending free desludging services to 56 quarantine centers, hospitals, government checkpoints, and other coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) facilities since March last year. The west zone water concessionaire said the COVID-19 facilities that benefited include Sta. Ana Hospital, Tondo Hospital, Quezon Institute, and Cavite City Hospital, as well as several […]

CCMC formally opens

THE Cebu City Government formally opened the first three floors of the new Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 18, 2021. Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama and other city officials formally opened the hospital’s first three floors, which can accommodate 200 beds. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella, whose speech was read […]

NBI arrests one for selling overpriced Covid-19 medicines

CEBU CITY – The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) September 17 announced the arrest of an individual in Cebu City for selling overpriced Tocilizumab, a medicine found to be effective in reducing mortality rate of severe Covid-19. NBI Officer-in-Charge (OIC)-Director Eric B. Distor identified the subject as Cherry Jalaron. OIC Director Distor said the operation […]

Editorial: Qs7: Seven questions City Hall reporters didn’t ask: Why Mike Rama talks a lot, how his love life is, if ‘gwapohay’ or singing match with rival matters, and who’s running the City

CEBU CITY Vice Mayor Michael Rama, as vaccines convenor and often the acting mayor, has been more seen and heard during the pandemic than Mayor Edgardo Labella, given the mayor’s frequent leaves of absence and work-from-home stints. In the flurry of media questions about the vaccination campaign and the Department of the Interior and Local […]

Qs7: Seven questions City Hall reporters didn’t ask: Why Mike Rama talks a lot, how his love life is, if ‘gwapohay’ or singing match with rival matters, and who’s running the City.

CEBU City Vice Mayor Michael Rama, as vaccines convenor and often the acting mayor, has been more seen and heard during the pandemic than Mayor Edgardo Labella, given the mayor’s frequent leaves of absence and work-from-home stints. In the flurry of media questions about the vaccination campaign and the Department of the Interior and Local […]