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Arrests, masked police heighten tension in Cebu City

May 12, 2019 - 10:31 PM

(UPDATED) Mayor Tomas Osmeña says, 15 to 20 'masked SWAT with no nameplates arrived in full force' and took cellphones and payroll money, and put them in an envelope labeled 'vote buying'

'Builders' vs 'destroyers'? Cebu City's Osmeña, Labella trade barbs

Mar 31, 2019 - 11:05 PM

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña and Vice Mayor Edgar Labella remain at odds over the Isla dela Victoria project

WAR OF WORDS. Mayor Tommy Osmeña and Vice Mayor Edgar Labella exchange words over a project in the Cebu SRP. Osmeña photo from Rappler Talk, Labella photo from Facebook, Isla dela Victoria photo from Cebu City official website

After death of call center agent, Cebu City to shuttle employees to work

Oct 06, 2018 - 10:30 PM

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña is working with the Business Process Outsourcing sector to ensure workers' safety in the city

BPO SECTOR. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena meets with the Business Process Outsourcing representatives to discuss workers' safety in the city. Photo from Osmena's Facebook page

Cebu City to ban single-use plastics, styrofoam at city hall

Jul 04, 2018 - 4:54 PM

'We will practice what we preach. Stricter even,' Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña says about the ban, which will begin on August 1

Tommy Osmeña’s ex-aide shot dead in anti-drugs operation

Jun 27, 2018 - 3:18 PM

Adonis Dumpit is killed by National Bureau of Investigation agents in an 'drug interdiction' operation in Tagbilaran City, Bohol

FAVORED COP. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña bailed out SPO1 Adonis Dumpit before turning him into a security aide. Photo from Cebu City PIO

SC orders permanent closure of Inawayan landfill in Cebu City

May 02, 2018 - 5:32 PM

The High Court junks the appeal of Mayor Tomas Osmeña

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos led supporters gather infront of the Supreme Court on October 17, 2016 for a mass and to call for the immediate burial of former President Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

DepEd probes teacher who allegedly molested Palaro athlete

Apr 20, 2018 - 11:31 AM

Family of the 14-year-old dance sport athlete vows to file charges

After library, Cebu City's sports complex will now be open 24/7 too

Mar 27, 2018 - 8:26 PM

A BPO worker tries the tack used by another netizen. He relays his request for improved services via Cebu Mayor Tommy Osmeña's Facebook page, and it's immediately granted

Robredo losing trust in DOJ, Aguirre

Mar 27, 2018 - 5:45 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo slams Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II for tagging critics, including Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña, as drug protectors. Osmeña was a friend of Robredo's late husband.

DOJ TAKES A HIT. Vice President Leni Robredo is unhappy over the recent decisions of the DOJ in several controversial cases. Photo by OVP

Cayetano meets Wang, BDO on Osmeña, Zuckerberg on Cambridge Analytica | Midday wRap

Mar 22, 2018 - 12:05 PM

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BDO defends request to DOJ over tax cases in Cebu

Mar 21, 2018 - 9:25 PM

BDO Unibank, owned by the Philippines' richest man Henry Sy Sr, argues it has a legal right to request that the Department of Justice designate an acting prosecutor

IN QUESTION. BDO has one of the largest distribution networks, with more than 1,000 operating branches and over 3,000 ATMs nationwide. Photo from Wikipedia

Osmeña on Aguirre, Duque on HIV, Duterte on Kuwait deployment ban | Evening wRap

Mar 21, 2018 - 7:25 PM

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Cebu Mayor Osmeña threatens disbarment case vs Aguirre

Mar 21, 2018 - 11:59 AM

(UPDATED) This is over BDO Unibank tax cases. But Justice Secretary Aguirre threatens a countersuit, saying the Cebu mayor has no evidence he accepted money from anyone.

BDO CASE. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II finds a foe in Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña over the tax cases that against Banco De Oro (BDO).

LOOK: Cebu City library to start 24/7 operations on March 8

Mar 08, 2018 - 5:41 PM

In the long term, Mayor Tommy Osmeña promises that other rooms in the building will be repurposed to 'give students doing group work a place to talk'

Photo from Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña's Facebook page.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 8, 2018

Mar 08, 2018 - 10:27 AM

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CHA-CHA. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno hints at her opposition to Charter Change or Cha-Cha in a speech delivered before students of St. Scholastica's College Manila on March 7, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Thanks to netizen’s request, Cebu City library will be open 24/7

Mar 06, 2018 - 7:57 PM

An engineering student messages Mayor Tommy Osmeña on Facebook, wishing the public library remains open overnight so students won't need to hang out at fast food restaurants to study

Should LGUs regulate habal-habal, motorcycle ride-sharing apps?

Jan 24, 2018 - 10:21 PM

A technical working group is formed to deliberate on possible amendments to the law to make way for the services provided by apps like Angkas and GrabBike

ANGKAS. Services of apps like Angkas and GrabBike have been suspended because laws to regulate the use of motorcycles for hire are not yet in place. File photo

Cebu City to use Grab, Uber for official trips, says mayor

Nov 05, 2017 - 1:59 PM

City Mayor Tomas Osmeña says this will achieve two things: save money on official vehicles, and track down where city employees are to make sure they are doing their jobs

EXPERIMENT. Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña mandates his employees to use Grab and Uber for official trips to save on money and be tracked down.

Ellen Adarna, Cebu mayor's son in angry online exchange

Mar 23, 2017 - 5:41 PM

This after Cebu City mayor Tommy Osmeña says that people from prominent families are not above the law

Peter Lim's nephew surrenders over road rage

Mar 21, 2017 - 7:03 AM

UPDATED David Lim Jr who is the prime suspect in a road rage case in Cebu City surrenders early Tuesday March 21

PRIME SUSPECT. A mugshot of David Lim Jr., taken March 21, 2017. Photo courtesy Police Regional Regional Office 7

With Cebu City cell sites down, Sinulog revelers switch to FireChat

Jan 15, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Cebuanos turn to the popular app to send and receive messages as the city shuts down its cellular network over terrorism concerns

Cebu City acting mayor denies stopping hospital assistance

May 28, 2016 - 5:53 PM

Henry Sanchez head of the hospital assistance program also clarifies that the assistance was temporarily on hold not stopped

Cebu City mayor fails to delay admin case

Jul 20, 2015 - 11:00 PM

The hearing will continue at 2pm on July 21

WARY OF SUSPENSION. File photo of the proclamation of Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama after the 2013 elections

Will he run for mayor again? Tommy Osmeña is cancer-free

Apr 29, 2015 - 7:15 AM

‘Thank you for all your prayers ’ form Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña posts on Facebook ‘Time to come back to city hall ’ a supporter replies

COMEBACK? Former Cebu Mayor Tomas Osmeña posts a photo of his consultation at the Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, where he was cleared of cancer, prompting supporters to ask him to run for mayor again in 2016. Photo from Tommy Osmeña's Facebook account

Will PNoy or Gwen prevail in Cebu?

May 09, 2013 - 10:02 PM

Cebu s gubernatorial race is seen as a proxy war between President Aquino and suspended Gov Gwen Garcia Whose candidate will win?

Game of Perks: LP challenges Cebu’s Garcias

May 09, 2013 - 8:41 PM

What does it take to become governor of the country s de facto second capital and most vote rich province?