Nalzaro: Garcia also pushes for mayorship

If Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama and City Councilor Raymond Garcia’s tandem for the mayor and vice mayor positions for the administration’s coalition fail, the other option is to field Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) chairman of the board Jose “Joey” Daluz III for mayor with Garcia as his runningmate. Last Wednesday, July 21, […]

Opposition coalition names nominees for president, VP Opposition coalition 1Sambayan announced on Saturday its list of nominees for the two highest positions in the country, more than two months since the alliance of conservative, moderate, and progressive parties and individuals was launched. Vice President Maria Leonor G. Robredo, former senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV and human rights lawyer Jose Manuel I. […]

Over 6,000 FB users reject Duterte as VP

NEARLY 60 percent of over 11,000 Facebook users tapped the angry icon for “enough is enough” when asked in a SunStar poll whether they were in favor of President Rodrigo Duterte running for Vice President in the 2022 national and local elections. The survey, posted on Facebook page on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, reached […]

Editorial: Affront vs. Pacman

In the political ring, Sen. Emmanuel Pacquiao faces a reality far different from the brawl he knows so well. The first jab came as news that Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) vice chair and Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi called for a national assembly for partymates on May 31. The champ pugilist sent a counter-punch […]

Bzzzzz: BOPK may field Abellanosa or Ong for mayor. A repeat of Labella-Rama tandem for Barug? Surveys, political developments lead to final choices.

BZZZZZ asked “insiders” of Cebu’s rival parties in Cebu City on probable candidates in the 2022 elections. Here are some names floated around: Tomas, Margot dark horses At Bando Osmeña-Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK), for mayor: Representative Rodrigo “Bebot” Abellanosa, who is completing his third and last consecutive term as congressman in the south district; or Franklyn […]

LTFRB 7 deploys 54 MPUJs for free ride program

INSTEAD of just 20 units, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) 7 approved the application of 54 units of modern public utility jeepneys (MPUJs) to cater to both authorized persons outside of residence (Apor) and healthcare workers in Cebu for free under the second scheme of the free ride service contracting program. LTFRB […]

Bzzzzz: VM Rama told Torni Frank he’d run as Labella’s running mate in 2022. Which might change Mike’s plan, repeatedly announced, not to run for same post.

No, no to same post, then yes? CEBU City Vice Mayor Mike Rama had repeatedly been saying in City Council sessions, which he regularly presides, he would not run for vice mayor in the 2022 election. Last January 12, Bzzzzz reported: Mike “might run for congressman or for mayor again… At least twice before, he […]

Carvajal: Priority charter change

PDP-Laban’s move to get President Duterte to run for Vice President in the 2022 elections tells me that self-interest, not the country’s welfare, still dominates our political dynamics. Self-interest is blinding politicians to the lesson we should learn from our negative experience with Vice President Leni Robredo. VP Robredo, for belonging to the opposition, refused […]

Presidential allies urged to focus on Covid-19 pandemic, not politics

A VETERAN human rights lawyer found it “highly irresponsible and insensitive” for the public officials who are allies of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino (PDP)–Lakas ng Bayan to talk about politics amid the coronavirus pandemic. This, after some members of the PDP-Laban, including local officials in Cebu, joined the call urging President Rodrigo Duterte to run […]