China firm to help build Lapu skyway

THE proponents of the Lapu-Lapu Expressway (LLEX), also known as the skyway project, have signed a memorandum of understanding with a China-based company to help in the construction of the 12-kilometer toll road. LLEX Corp. composed of Premium Megastructures Inc., Ulticon Builders Inc. and MTD Philippines Inc. signed the MOU with China First Highway Engineering […]

‘A complete success’; Face-to-face Dinagyang exceeded expectations

With thousands of domestic and foreign visitors packing various festival activities, Dinagyang’s return to the city’s streets exceeded expectations, according to Mayor Jerry P. Treñas. A “complete success” was how he described the festival’s return to a face-to-face celebration after two years of restrictions due to the coronavirus disease pandemic. “Everyone wanted a strong comeback…It […]

Mayor Rama sued for nepotism

A CONCERNED citizen has sued Mayor Michael Rama before the anti-graft office for alleged nepotism, grave misconduct and graft and corruption after he hired his wife’s two brothers to work as casual employees for the Cebu City Government. Jonel Saceda, sporting the name “Inday Josa Chiongbian Osmeña” on Facebook, filed a complaint against Rama before […]

Espinoza: It’s done

The religious celebration of the feast in honor of the Sto. Niño on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023 is already over. As usual, it was peaceful and orderly. There were no adverse comments. It was all praises to Cebu’s patron, the Holy Child. Despite the threat to health brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, the worshipers’ […]

Seares: Mayor Mike wants to do nine years of work in three. Will he compromise on P50B budget, bundling of tax increases? …Kons Noel denies the mayor threw a newspaper at him. 

WHAT’S UP ON THE BIG ISSUE. Amid the public hearings of the Cebu City Council committee on budget and finance, along with “bicameral” meetings of the mayor’s staff and the councilors to reach some agreement, two things: [1] What does Mayor Mike Rama really want for his 2023 budget: the full P50 billion or much […]

Carvajal: Runaway bus

Up till now Singapore-like remains a hazy concept. But with the recent report that P50 billion will be raised through higher taxes to finance it, it’s time Mayor Mike Rama answers some core questions of his dream, or is it fantasy? Foremost is the question—does he intend to bring the quality of life of Cebu […]