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 […]

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 […]

Tabuelan mayor, vice mayor charged with graft

AN EX-BODYGUARD of Tabuelan Mayor Raul Gerona has filed graft charges against him and his brother, Vice Mayor Rex Casiano Gerona, before the anti-graft office over the construction of a private wharf and a reclamation project in Barangay Tabunok, in the northwestern Cebu town.But Mayor Raul Gerona, in an interview, dismissed the complaint against him […]

Late VM can be replaced with candidate with same last name, says Comelec

SUBSTITUTION of a deceased candidate can still take place until noontime of the election day on May 9, 2022.This is what Commission on Elections (Comelec) Cebu Provincial Supervisor Jerome Brillantes said Thursday, March 24, 2022, following the death of reelectionist Santander Vice Mayor Marilyn “Bebe” Wenceslao.Wenceslao passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2022. She was […]

Radaza’s Team Derecho endorses BBM-Sara

LAPU-LAPU City’s opposition has endorsed the presidential bid of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and vice presidential candidate Sara Duterte-Carpio. Lapu-Lapu City Councilor Rico Amores confirmed the endorsement to SunStar Cebu on Thursday, December 9, 2021. Amores is a member of Lapu-Lapu City’s majority bloc, Partido Derecho, which is led by former mayor and […]

Tomas: BOPK inclined to support senator Tito Sotto’s vice presidential bid

THE local party Bando Osmeña Pundok Kausgawan (BOPK) is inclined to support Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, who is running for vice president in the May 2022 general elections. BOPK chief Tomas Osmeña, a former Cebu City mayor, said he wants to offer support to Sotto’s candidacy for personal reasons—Sotto has provided Osmeña’s wife […]

Osmeña to BOPK: Vote Franklyn not Bimbo

FORMER Mayor Tomas Osmeña urged supporters of the Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) not to give their support to former Cebu City administrator Francisco “Bimbo” Fernandez who is running for vice mayor in the 2022 elections. This is so as not to divide the vote of BOPK supporters as the party’s official candidate for vice […]

Cebu leaders sad, proud of Bong Go for dropping out of presidential race

SENATOR Christopher “Bong” Go announced on Tuesday, November 30, his withdrawal from the presidential race for the 2022 elections, forcing Cebu City’s local leaders to search for a new presidential contender to support. “In the past few days, I realized that my heart and my mind are contradicting my actions. Talagang nagre-resist po ang aking […]

BOPK to support Leni

CEBU City’s opposition bloc, Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK), will support the presidential run of Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo in next year’s elections. In a statement, BOPK’s founder and former Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmeña said they decided to choose Robredo because they like leaders who “listen and respond.” “Leni leads the pack […]