Cebu News Digest for February 3, 2016: Tomas hits Rama selfie during IEC mass; IEC organizers stay within P300M budget; Palma urges missionaries to keep the faith.

Here are the stories that came out in the local publications today, Feb. 3, 2016.

BAD TASTE.  Both BOPK and Team Rama camps say the "Welcome to Binay Country" tarp was done in bad taste. However, both disagree on who's behind the streamer.
BAD TASTE. Both the BOPK and Team Rama camps say the “Welcome to Binay Country” tarp was done in bad taste. However, both disagree on who’s behind the streamer.

Tomas vs. Mike: Selfie war

FORMER Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena criticized rival Mike Rama for taking a selfie during the communion rites in the closing mass of the 51st International Eucharist Congress at the South Road Properties last Sunday.

Osmena accused Rama of resorting to publicity gimmicks and blaming it on his camp when they backfire. He also blamed Team Rama for putting up the “Welcome to Binay country” streamers during the mass at the SRP.

I am the spokesman of the Catholic Church…Cebu belongs to the Cebuanos. I always respect that and Rama does not respect that. I cannot correct him and I will not correct him, but I just want the Cebuanos to see for themselves what he is like. Former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena.

Read:

Freeman: Tomas, Mike fight over Statio Orbis ‘selfie’

Cebu Daily News: Rama on Osmena’s tirade: Insignificant

Sun.Star Cebu: Team Rama, BOPK trade accusations on Binay streamer

Within budget.

EVEN with the construction of the P500-million Pavilion and the repair of the two seminaries near the venue used for the 51st IEC, organizers say they are within the P300-million budget they set for the event.

The P300-million budget was supplemented by registration fees, donations, and proceeds from fund-raisers, while the P500-million Pavilion was constructed at no cost to the church.

By the grace of God, we have enough. Our finances are in order. We won’t have any difficulty. Monsignor Joseph Tan, media liaison officer of the Archidiocise of Cebu.

Read:
Sun.Star Cebu: IEC raises P129M in registration fee, another P100M in donations

Palma urges missionaries to keep the faith

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma urged members of religious orders to continue their vocations and be the light for others, especially in areas where they are really needed.

The nature of the religious life has always been to serve as light for others, to become a witness for others. Cebu Archibishop Jose Palma.

Other Cebu News:

Sun.Star Cebu: 83 students suffer in fight between 2 SWU schools.

Sun.Star Cebu: Mandaue City tells DPWH to give ample time to advise public on road works

Sun.Star Cebu: Hosting three major events a big boost to Cebu’s economy.

Freeman: Garcia matriarch passes away at 82.

Freeman: Cops continue to provide security as IEC delegates extend stay.

Cebu Daily News: Binay extends influence in Cebu, gets One Cebu’s backing.

Cebu Daily News: DILG drops Rama’s motion to defer hearing

Business News:

Sun.Star Cebu: 70 Asean Travel Forum delegates visit four provinces in Region 7.

Sun.Star Cebu: CCCI names candidates for Board of Trustees.

Freeman: SEC says corporations, partnerships post 9.10% increase in 2015.

Freeman: Cebu needs more office spaces to lure new investors in BPO sector.

Cebu Daily News: Lapu-Lapu Rural Bank may receive payments this month.

Cebu Daily News: Volkswagen launches new sedan, promises exciting 2016

Sports News:

Sun.Star Cebu: Cebu basketball legend Mon Fernandez picks SMB in Game 7.

Freeman: Magis Eagles nail sixth straight NBTC League Cebu crown.

Cebu Daily News: Prodigous Alcoseba leads Talisay City swim team in Cviraa.

 

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