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Labella designates Rama as acting mayor again

CEBU City Mayor Edgardo C. Labella has issued Memorandum No. 2-21-408 last September 1, 2021 designating Vice Mayor Michael “Mike Rama as acting mayor from September 2-7, 2021.

“Pursuant to the rules of succession as provided for under Republic Act 7160, also known as the Local Government Code of 1991, and relevant jurisprudence on this matter, you are directed to exercise the powers and perform the duties of the mayor of the City of Cebu from September 2-7, 2021, in a temporary/acting capacity,” Labella stated in his memorandum.

The memorandum was received by Rama’s office at 4:17 pm on the same day.

Whether he is an acting mayor or vice mayor, Rama is always around the barangays supervising the vaccination of the people in strategic areas of Cebu City.

Labella has filed a leave of absence several times this year because of health reasons.

Rama, for his part, said that he will push through with his past memorandum on Oplan Puyo to encourage the people to stay at home to prevent the spread of Covid-19 Delta Variant. 

Rama will also push through with the inquiry on the complaints against garbage dumping operation and the controversial bidding of the P250 million second tranche of digital signal light of the Cebu City Government. ELIAS O. BAQUERO