This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, May 23, 2016.
Rama files election protest against Osmena.
DEFEATED Cebu City mayor Mike Rama has formally filed his protest against Tommy Osmena in Comelec Manila, accusing the winning mayor of cheating in the May 9 elections. Since losing in the polls, Rama has questioned the results, saying it was stastically improbable that he would lose and that his running mate Edgardo Labella and majority of his councilorial slate won.
“The main grounds for our protest, which is around 20 pages, is election fraud.” Councilor-elect Joy Pesquera of Team Rama.
“He admitted he cheated me. You know why? He’s saying how come his candidates won but he lost? When you look at the last elections, my candidates won but I lost. So he cheated me, right?” Tomas Osmena.
Read: Cebu Daily News: Rama beats deadline to file election protest.
Sun.Star Cebu: 42 barangay captains support Rama’s election protest vs. Tomas.
Lapu to try more schemes to solve traffic woes.
After last Saturday’s experiment, the Lapu-Lapu City Traffic Managment System will try another traffic re-routing plan this week. CTMS head Frank Brazil said he wasn’t satisfied with the experiment rerouting scheme during Saturday’s experiment, implemented from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Brazil said traffic flow in the morning was fine but built up starting at noon until evening and hundreds of commuters had difficulty getting a ride home.
Bear with us and brace for another experimental traffic rerouting scheme this week. CTMS head Frank Brazil.
Read: Cebu Daily News: After 1 experiment, Lapu eyes new re-routing plan.
Sun.Star Cebu: Accident adds to problems in Lapu-Lapu traffic.
Cebu Science High student wins Intel award.
A 17-year-old Grade 11 student of the Cebu CIty National Science High School was recognized by the 2016 Intel International Science and Enginering Fair for her research on the tumor-fighting properties of malunggay seeds. Arianwen Ledeslma Rollan wil lreceive $1,000 from Qatar Foundation and she hopes to use the money to expand her research, which is still at the prelimenary stage.
It is unusual for households in the Philippines to not have a malunggay play on their backyard. – Arianwen Ledesma Rollan.
Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Cebuana teen lauded for research on malunggay.