Cordova mayor-elect to answer accusations of election fraud

CORDOVA Mayor-elect Cesar “Didoy” Suan is confident that the “rule of law” will prevail, and he praised the integrity of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) amid his opponent’s allegations of irregularities during the election.He said he would answer defeated reelectionist Mayor Mary Therese “Teche” Sitoy-Cho’s allegations this week.Suan, an incumbent municipal councilor of Cordova, defeated […]

EXPLAINER: In first 50 days, Mayor Rama to fulfill 9 of 21 promises. He may also do what rival Margot O. vowed to do: ‘fix’ City Hall, take out deadwood and corrupt, overhaul system to run the house efficiently. Plus, for Mike: remove traitors who ‘stabbed me in the back.’

AMID the thanksgiving and merriment Sunday, May 15, after a convincing win in the elections, reelected Mayor Michael Rama broke away from script and normal celebratory mood to warn party-mates and supporters it wouldn’t be business as usual at Cebu City Hall.In Cebuano-Bisaya, Mayor Mike chided jobseekers, casual employees, and other favor-hunters depending on the […]

Late Santander VM’s daughter makes substitution, wins as new town VM

THE daughter of the late Santander Vice Mayor Marilyn “Bebe” Wenceslao was able to substitute her just before the May 9, 2022 elections in the town.Lawyer Honorito Flores, Santander town’s election supervisor, and Wenceslao’s son, town councilor-elect Wilson Wenceslao, confirmed to SunStar Cebu the late vice mayor’s daughter, Julie, was able to substitute her just […]

6 things Lapu mayor will do in first 100 days

Chan and the rest of the candidates of Team Ahong-Team Libre won decisively in the May 9, 2022 elections, completely shutting out their opponents from Team Deretso led by Rep. Paz Radaza, who had challenged Chan for the mayorship.Vice Mayor Celedonio “Celsi” Sitoy was reelected, First Lady Ma. Cynthia “Cindi” King-Chan was elected Lapu-Lapu City […]

Election Results for Local Positions in Cebu May 9, 2022 National and Local Elections

Governor: Gwendolyn GarciaVice Governor: Hilario Davide III1st district Representative: Rhea Mae GullasProvincial Board Members:Yolanda DaanRaul BacaltosCarcar CityMayor: Mario Patricio “Patrick” BarcenasVice Mayor: Efren QuijanoMinglanillaMayor: Rajiv EnadVice Mayor: Elanito “Lani” PeñaNaga CityMayor: Valdemar ChiongVice Mayor: Virgilio ChiongSan FernandoMayor: Mytha Ann CanoyVice Mayor: Ricci Regen ReluyaSibongaMayor: Lionel BacaltosVice Mayor: Mariano “Dotis” LaudeTalisay CityMayor: Gerald Anthony“Samsam” Gullas Jr.Vice […]

Samsam urges Bucao to accept defeat

TALISAY City Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas Jr. has urged his erstwhile ally Vice Mayor Alan Bucao to accept defeat as the latter’s supporters continue their prayer rallies in front of the City Hall.“I respect their right to protest and to voice out their stand. That is the reason why I let them hold rallies […]

EXPLAINER: Election of barangay captain ordered dismissed in 2020 by Ombudsman for P50,000 ‘illegal’ spending raises questions on (1) her right to assume as town mayor and (b) wisdom of Malabuyoc voters’

WHAT HAPPENED. Erlinda Q. Piedad, former barangay captain of Barangay Sto. Nino in Malabuyoc, Cebu, loomed Wednesday, May 11 as the winner in the election for mayor in that town. Edang Piedad, her name in the ballot, beat by 1,408 votes Daya Creus: 7,507 against 5,099.Edang Piedad trounced Councilor Daisy Lim-Creus, ballot-name Daya Creus, for […]

Reelectionists claim landslide victories

CANDIDATES in at least two cities in Cebu completed shut-outs of their opponents with decisive wins, while other cities and towns with reelectionist mayors claimed dominant wins.A day after the May 9 elections, Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama and majority of his slate were proclaimed winners of the local polls.On Tuesday afternoon, May 10, members […]

12 incumbents in Cebu enjoy lead over rivals

AT LEAST 12 reelectionists in Cebu Province and three cities were leading their opponents, according to partial and unofficial results as of 10:17 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2022.These incumbent officials are Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, Vice Gov. Hilario Davide III, Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes, Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan, Lapu-Lapu City Vice Mayor […]

Seares: Mike Rama gets INC’s nod and Cris Saavedra’s slap (of a complaint). Ask Rajiv Enad, he won’t tell if he’s gay but pushes for LGBT rights and Abante Minglanilla.

IGLESIA ANOINTMENT. Mayor Michael Rama, running for Cebu City mayor, finally got the endorsement of Iglesia ni Cristo Friday, May 6, after a week of watching other candidates anointed by the religious group. Not actually late, for voters who didn’t depend on INC to decide whom to vote for city mayor.But Mayor Mike had cliff-hanged […]

Cebu rally ‘biggest’ for UniTeam so far

THE UniTeam Festival Rally in Cebu was the biggest among the rallies that presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and his running mate, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, had so far attended.The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) estimated that about 300,000 supporters flocked to the City di Mare, Filinvest Grounds at the South Road Properties […]