Tomas accuses Mayor Rama of bankrupting Cebu City; De los Reyes claims Rep. Gullas influencing students to enlist as Talisay voters: Cebu News Digest July 6, 2015

SOUTH ROAD PROPERTIES. An aerial shot of the SRP that former mayor Tomas Osmeña posted along with his criticism of how Mayor Michael Rama has handled the project and the city’s finances. (Photo taken from Osmeña’s Facebook page)

Politics is heating up in Cebu with elections less than a year away. In today’s news, former mayor Tomas Osmeña accused Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama of wasting government funds while Talisay City Mayor Johnny de los Reyes claimed 1st District Rep. Gerald Anthony Gullas asked students of the University of Visayas, which his family…

Cebu News Digest: Feb. 21, 2015: German tourist killed, 2 other foreigners shot in Talisay fastfood outlet; Talisay mayor’s ‘no-show’ in agreement signing angers investor

VOLUNTEER WORK. German engineer Henry Haffner was a frequent volunteer for relief efforts in the Philippines. He was killed yesterday in a shooting in Talisay City. (Photo posted by Volunteer in Cebu, who said Haffner was one of their volunteers)

In what is believed to be a case of mistaken identity, a German national was fatally shot inside a fastfood outlet in Talisay City. Two other foreigners, whom police said were the actual targets, were injured in the shooting that happened after an argument. Meanwhile, Talisay City Mayor Johnny de los Reyes did not show…

Cebu News Digest: Jan. 13, 2015: LTFRB studies cutting taxi, bus fares; Ex-mayor Soc, Mayor JVR clash over budget cut; Mayor Rama vetoes some budget items

CUT TAXI FARE. There is a petition to cut taxi flagdown rate to P30 from P40 and the charge for succeeding 300 meters to P2.50 from the current P3.50. (Creative Commons photo by Flickr user Jeffrey James Pacres)

After jeepney fares were slashed to P7 in Central Visayas, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will now look into cutting the fares for taxis and buses. In Talisay City, former mayor Soc Fernandez and Mayor Johnny de los Reyes exchanged stinging words over the cut in the budget for the mayor’s office.…