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Date of Birth : October 28, 1954
Residence : Lemon St. Rama Compound, Basak, Cebu City

OFFICES

Mayor, City of Cebu (July 2010 to Present)
Vice – Mayor, City of Cebu (2001-June, 2010)

President, Vice Mayor League of the Philippines
Chairman, People’s Law Enforcement Board (PLEB), North District

Chairman, Coordinating and Advisory Council (PCAC)

Chairman, Cebu City Zoning Board Cebu Tourism

Chairman, Area Vocational Rehabilitation Center II Advisory Council

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Elementary, Basak Elementary School, Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City, Valedictorian
High School, University of Southern Philippines, Cebu City
College, Velez College, Cebu City, Pre-Medicince
College of Law, San Beda College, Metro Manila, Bachelor of Laws,
AFFILIATIONS
Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines
Member, Young Lawyers Association of Cebu (YLAC)
Member, Rotary Club of Cebu Gaudalupe
Past Member, Board of Regents, Cebu Normal University
Former President, Accredited Voluntary Arbitrators of Cebu
Former President, Young Lawyers Association on Voluntary Arbitration (PAVA) – Visayas
Former Chairman, Cebu City Youth Development Council

Former National President, Philippine Councilors League of the Philippines

FAMILY BACKGROUND
Father: The late Fernando Rama, past Cebu City Councilor
Mother: Natividada Lopez

Children : Michaeline F. Rama and Mikel F. Rama

PROMINENT RELATIVES
Grandson of Vicente Rama, Senator and Father of Cebu City Charter, Congressman, Mayor and Cebu City Councilor
Nephew of Osmundo Rama, Former Governor of Cebu Province
Nephew of Napoleon Rama, publisher of Manila Bulletin
Eduardo L. Rama, Sr. (brother), Former Governor and Congressman of Agusan del Norte
George Rama,(cousin) Barangay Captain of Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City
Eduardo “Edu” Rama (nephew), Cebu City Councilor
Annabelle Rama the mother of Ruffa, Richard and Raymond Gutierrez

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  1. say25concern
    August 13th, 2011 at 09:24 | #1

    @Mike Rama good day mayor,

    in brgy. mabolo-its brgy chairman s mr.ompoc, were looking forward to this matter to be answered. thank you so much

    more power and god bless you always

  2. say25concern
    August 2nd, 2011 at 10:41 | #2

    gud day mayor, that was may 21, 2011 at around 5pm-6pm his name is Mr. Ramon, on that day they are two tanod’s one is mr. ramon (the drunk) just cant remember the other one, they were trying to force a certain woman to go with them to the brgy for d complaint without any notice at all. mr. ramon went upstairs to the house shouting and shouting and for the attitude shown seems like he owns the house or he just no manner at all and the other just doing nothing at all just only telling to come with them and if ever i am with the womans shoes i wont go with them for i am not safe coz they are not on their minds at all DUTY nga HUBOG this is just a big insult on the officials too. an enforcer who violates its own rules. i also called the brgy then thereafter and talked to the brgy.councilor in-charge but he just told me that and i qoute nga basin daw naa ra problema mao hubog, and i told him nga bisan naa problema dili dalhon unya hubog pa gyud ne duty he told me ga sagde lang and his keeping asking on my identity were i already told him that the very essence is your tanod is drunk. and as always perme hobug ug sige pa panghagis diri sa amo dapit, usa pa pud d pa gyud kabalo mo badlong sa mga tao nga mga nagsugal aw hinuon apil pud iya asawa usahay, unsaon na lang mayor kung mao man gane ne ato mga tanod mawad an tag respeto og pagsalig hasta sa taga brgy. mao nga ikaw na lang among gesulti-an kai kabalo man ko nga mo aksyon dayon ka ane. maayo gane kung mahawa siya sa serbisyo kay dili siya maayong ihimplo sa mga tao, igo ra niya gedaut ang ngalang TANOD.. slamat mayor mike more power

    • August 3rd, 2011 at 00:24 | #3

      Kindly specify barangay so that we can immediately call the attention of the barangay concerned. If possible, send the same message to my email account michaelrama@hotmail.com.

  3. say25concern
    July 23rd, 2011 at 03:27 | #4

    @Mike Rama
    gud day mayor, that was may 21, 2011 at around 5pm-6pm his name is Mr. Ramon, on that day they are two tanod’s one is mr. ramon (the drunk) just cant remember the other one, they were trying to force a certain woman to go with them to the brgy for d complaint without any notice at all. mr. ramon went upstairs to the house shouting and shouting and for the attitude shown seems like he owns the house or he just no manner at all and the other just doing nothing at all just only telling to come with them and if ever i am with the womans shoes i wont go with them for i am not safe coz they are not on their minds at all DUTY nga HUBOG this is just a big insult on the officials too. an enforcer who violates its own rules. i also called the brgy then thereafter and talked to the brgy.councilor in-charge but he just told me that and i qoute nga basin daw naa ra problema mao hubog, and i told him nga bisan naa problema dili dalhon unya hubog pa gyud ne duty he told me ga sagde lang and his keeping asking on my identity were i already told him that the very essence is your tanod is drunk. and as always perme hobug ug sige pa panghagis diri sa amo dapit, usa pa pud d pa gyud kabalo mo badlong sa mga tao nga mga nagsugal aw hinuon apil pud iya asawa usahay, unsaon na lang mayor kung mao man gane ne ato mga tanod mawad an tag respeto og pagsalig hasta sa taga brgy. mao nga ikaw na lang among gesulti-an kai kabalo man ko nga mo aksyon dayon ka ane. maayo gane kung mahawa siya sa serbisyo kay dili siya maayong ihimplo sa mga tao, igo ra niya gedaut ang ngalang TANOD.. slamat mayor mike more power

  4. nenet
    June 16th, 2011 at 01:56 | #5

    It’s good to know that you’re the present Mayor now sa Cebu. I last remember you when you were the personnel manager sa COACO. I was once the OJT trainee sa personnel department. I’m looking forward to going back to Cebu. Nenet Pableo

  5. say25concern
    May 24th, 2011 at 01:45 | #6

    good day to u mayor mike. i would just like to call your attention with regards to one of our brgy.tanod sa mabolo- hubog nga ne duty.. mayor mike pls, have ur attention to this matter.

    tnx and god bless

    • May 24th, 2011 at 04:55 | #7

      I appreciate your sending your concerns. If possible kindly indicate the date / time you observed that the tanod was drunk. If you can give the name, so much the better.

      Thank you.

      Mike Rama

  6. November 22nd, 2010 at 15:59 | #8

    So far, cebu city is doing well with Mike. I just hope that you will not only continously helping your constituents but also be stay humble as you are. I admire you for being a low profile, honest politician.

    Thank you for the shake hands when we met at Waterfront Lahug (entrance) sometime October 2010. I like the way you handle Cebu City.

    God bless,

    Rommel

  7. say25concern
    October 19th, 2010 at 08:10 | #9

    will look forward for your immediate action Mayor Mike thank you so much.. MOre power and god bless to you..

  8. say25concern
    October 15th, 2010 at 04:44 | #10

    Good day Mayor.. once again we are here begging you to help us sa amo problema nga BAHA sa MABOLO METROBANK..Labi na karon nga ang dalan sa Gochan Cmpd. Ila gebabagan para ang tanan tubig baha mapondo sa amo lugar.. Kato petsa 10 sa Okt. garbe kaau ang baha anang gabe ona gabuntag og walay tog mga taw sa baha kay porte ka ksug ang anod gatigug ang tubig sa kakusug ane.. ang amo gkahadlokan kay tungod aneng problemaha naay knabuhi nga makalas kay ang tubig nagkataas pag maayo og kami nga mga residente na-problema og nangahadlok na ani nga problema.. hopeless na ang uban mga taw kay nagkadugay wala man lang lihok ang mga barangay king manawag ta didto ang maistorya nato ang brgy. tanod og administrator ra. og ang administrator pud dha sa mabolo walay batasan kay butangan lang ta sa telepono wa pa gane ta mahuman og istorya sa problema…with your respect mayor angay siguro na siyang ma disiplina maayo pa ang tanod istoryahon itande anang brgy. administrator karon nga hapit na ang eleksyon unsa na pud kaha ang ila e-saad ang buhaton dha sa amo-a. kay sa milabay na mga eleksyon mao na amo gapangayo nga tabang but wala ra di ay gihapon, maski preventive measure man lang sama sa pag limyo sa kanal o sapa wala nila mabuhat abi ba gud namu nga ang welfare sa mag taw ang unahon nila but dili di ay kung may tuyo ta wala sila. kami mga mga residente ang ga antos. ang barangay wala na gatagad namu diha kapait gyud ana nila MAYOR ara na lang me mo istorya nimu kay kabalo me nga imu tagdon among problema.. NAGALAUM KAMI SA DILI MADUGAY NIMUNG PAGTAGAD ANING PROBLEMAAH…SALAMAT MAYOR MIKE.. MORE POWER TO YOU.. GOD BLESS

    • October 18th, 2010 at 09:26 | #11

      Thank you for sending your concern. I will have it immediately inspected and attended by our Engineering Office. I will also let the officials of Mabolo to know about your concerns especially the attitude of their barangay personnel.

      Rest assured that we will find ways to solve your concerns.

  9. ruelb1
    October 6th, 2010 at 04:54 | #12

    Beloved Mayor Mike, in one of the radio programs, I heard that the IBP Cebu City Chapter needs funding for its Legal Aid Projects. Being a lawyer yourself, how can your Administration possibly help the IBP Cebu City in this regard? Thanks.

    • October 18th, 2010 at 09:25 | #13

      The Cebu City Government and the IBP Cebu City have an existing Memorandum of Agreement regarding the Free Legal Aid of IBP. It started since the time Mayor Rama was still the head of the Cebu City Council.

      Thank you.

  10. mandauehanon
    September 20th, 2010 at 13:55 | #14

    Maayong adlaw Honorable Rama.

    Mangayo lang unta ko ug katin-awan sa mga panghitabo kaganihang hapon (Sept 20, 2010).

    Ang akong sakyanan gi clamp diha duol sa P. Burgos St., kay kini lagi nka lapas sa pay parking area tungod sa usa ka ga tanga2x nga dispatcher, hinuon akoa pud nga sala kay wa ko kabantay nga nilapas na diay kay tig parkingan man ko dihang dapita pro karon pa mahitabo nga nilapas ko.

    Ang concern lang unta nko kay 4 ka sakyanan ang gi tagaan ug citation ticket tungod kay sila nilapas pro ang akoa ra ang gi-clamp. Ako nang gi-adto sa opisina sa CITOM ug nangutana kung ngano nga na ing-ato pagkahitaboa nga ang akoa ra man sakyanan, gi clamp nga daghan man unta mi. Ni ingon sila nga usa nlang kuno ka clamp ang nahabilin ug uban di na ma clampan. Ako naglagot kay tungod ako ra ang nahasol ug nibayad sa akong violation diha2x kay tungod gi clamp akong sakyanan ug di na makadagan. How about ang 3 ka sakyanan? Nga pareha ra man unta mi ug sala. Nibayad ba sila o nahasol ba sila? Wala kay wala man gi-clamp ang ilaha. Gikan mi nagbayad sa akong violation, pagbalik namo sa maong lugar, wala na ang mga sakyanan nga duna pud violation. This is an unfair situation, of which murag sa ma-timingan lang, ingon ana ba diay ang balaod sa trafiko diri sa atoa.

    Kung wala unta nila gi-clamp, insakto unta nga T.O.P ang gi issue aron ma obligar ang mga tag iya sa sakyanan pagbayad sa ilang violation pro traffic citation ra ang gi issue, nga pwede unya unyaon ra ug bayad o bayran lang kung ugaling ma-accidente.

    Mangayo unta ko ug katin-awan aning hitaboa aron ma-klaro nako kung nganong ingon ato ang gibuhat sa atong mga buotan nga enforcers sa CITOM nga namili lang sa sakyanan nga daan na intawon, ang mga nindot ug bago nga sakyanan, wa gyud gi-clamp.

    Di kaha, duna gyud gipili ang atong balaod kung ingon ani nalang pirme ang mahitabo sa akong kadalanan. Luoy gyud intawon ang ordinaryong tawo, lupigon sa mga kwartahan kay ang atong mga enforcer murag mahadlok man sa mga nindot nga sakyanan.

    Daghang salamat Mayor ug more power sa atong syudad.

    • September 25th, 2010 at 15:13 | #15

      As of now, I cannot provide you a concrete answer unless I will have a complete picture on what had happened. I will have it looked into by the Citom Head.

      Thank you.

      Mike Rama

  11. ccitizen13@yahoo.com
    September 4th, 2010 at 16:57 | #16

    Dear Honorable Mike Rama

    I, in behalf of my family congratulate you, and as always, you have our all out support, even before, when you still run as vice mayor. I am writing to you, to raise my concern, that i hope your men would take an immediate action and a thorough investigation. I am living in talamban, located near 3 schools. My kids are in high school and they are studying near lang pud in CMIC. Around sa schools have some stores. And of these stores, one has caught jud my attention. I so happen to be a somewhat regular customer of this store. Before, i knew it very well na they dont sell liqours to minors, and they dont even serve, kay as what i know, it is not allowed man, coz the store is located near man sa mga schools. I believe an establishment is allowed only to sell or serve liqours kung beyond 100 meters from school. One night when i was walking my dog near sa store named Joy & Yahya General Merchandise in A borbajo St., i noticed there are minors na gainom on the second floor and some are drinking outside. And i was so very mad when i saw na, one of them is my daughter. And to my surprise, one of her friend ga-suka2 na sa kahubog, ila na gane gi-agak sa kahubog, kay dili na sya kabarog. And its really shameful naka-uniform pa ang mga studyante nga nag-inom. And to avoid my daughter into shame, i just secretly called her and we went home tungod sa ako kalagot. I dont know why these are tolerated when this store man gane is even near kaayo sa talamban barangay hall. I must say, na this is not good example sa akong mga anak and to other minors. Specially, sa kadtong mga nagskwela sa night high, uban pa moderetso na lang inom, dugay pa maka-uli, and these are minors. Please have this matter investigated, if they have violations regarding ani na incident, coz this dont happen lang ka-usa. Thank you and Godbless

    • September 5th, 2010 at 14:57 | #17

      Thank you for the info. I will have it inspected by the Liquor Commission.

      I really appreciate your continued support of my quest to serve the city.

      Mike Rama

  12. July 9th, 2010 at 17:04 | #18

    @stufguy
    Thank you very much for the information. I will have it monitored immediately by our policemen.

  13. stufguy
    July 8th, 2010 at 05:01 | #19

    Thank you for the kind respond sir

    The location is in Colon st. ,The area of BPI bank ,Dispatchers are usually composed of 5-6 members which also includes females and they sometimes bring their kids with them ,They usually take turns on collecting “tongs” and chill out in the area where shoes are being repaired/refurbished (This is beside BPI bank) ,I’ve seen people being ganged up by them with victims resulting of bleeding by getting hit in the head by a metal pipe. This area is covered by barangay Kalubihan but I don’t think they have sufficient manpower or resources to really stop them.

    Thanks again and Godbless

  14. stufguy
    July 6th, 2010 at 08:09 | #20

    Would like to raise the increase of illegal dispatchers in Cebu City ,Not is it only affecting motorist/drivers/passenger ,its now affecting businesses as well ,This dispatchers are now composed of groups and becomes hostile if they don’t get what they want. We have several employee secretly giving away our products to them because they fear that they would hurt them if they wont and might stalk them when they leave the working place. Its a very lucrative business for this dispatchers as they get 1 peso each for every passenger that would ride on the jeepneys within their territory. They now impose fear within the territory they hold and I believe its gonna get worst.

    Thanks and Godbless

    • July 7th, 2010 at 18:28 | #21

      Thank you for providing us with such information. We are already aware of the existence of the dispatchers. Though there is an ordinance prohibiting such practice, however, it is not strictly implemented.

      Kindly provide us with the specific location so that we can send policemen to monitor the area.

      Rest assured we will take action on it.

  15. say25concern
    June 30th, 2010 at 02:17 | #22

    thank you so much mayor for ur response and bag-o pa lang jud ge-respone na dayon nimu ang hangyo dre naa’y nangari na mga taga engr’s ofc and we will look forward on it if unsa’y mahimu nga solusyon sa d madugay kay ting uwan na pud karon.. if you have some questions with regards to our problem you can contact me will support you coz we know that this is for our own good. .agen salamat sa pagtagad mayor mike…more power and god bless

  16. dan Cedeno
    June 22nd, 2010 at 05:17 | #23

    Ñor mike… hi maayong udto.. im here again… kanang ñor ask lang ko ba kana bitaw mga puj sa talamban pwdi d i na sila mg.linya diha dpit sa ayala ug country mall???!!! dli d i na sila dakpon kay citom kay kahibaw ka hasol kaau sa karsada maoy hinungdan sa traffic kay himuon man nila ug terminal kanang karsadaha diha.. labi na sa country mall kay gamay ra bya na ang karsada diha nya mg.linya na sila kay manawag ug pasahero… naa bitaw citom mg.atang but dli man badlongon oi.. pwdi d i na diha??? ang sa ayala pd kay private man siguro na diha noh??!! wla sad ko khbaw kung inyo pa na diha mao sad ang situation mg.linya pud ng mga paugat kaau nga driver… mg.linya na sila around 5-7pm… makalagot lang kaau oi ng mga drivera ñor oi kay mga gahi ug ulo… please tawn ko ana nila ñor kung unsa mabuhat sa gobyerno ana… i know you would take an action for that.. huwat lang mi diri ñor.. dghang salamat… amping prmi!!! :-)

  17. dan cedeÑo
    June 3rd, 2010 at 01:58 | #24

    hello to you… congratulation to your achievements.. just very happy to see you in person during the cebu business month but sad to say i was not able to see you clearly cause im a near sighted but its a big bonus to hear you sing… for that i want to say thank you!! im inspired!!! stay healthy and God Bless!! amping kanunay!! :-)

    • Mike Rama
      June 12th, 2010 at 05:29 | #25

      Thank you very much. God Bless!

      Mike Rama

  18. Antoine
    June 1st, 2010 at 06:05 | #26

    Dear Mr. Rama,

    I know that my wife did vote for you, and I would like to discuss something with you, wich is one of the biggest problems of cebu at this time, I am from abroad, but been to Cebu many times as my wife lives there. The only problem is that I cant reach you thru the contact button. I might have a solution, but I cant do it without your help, it would be a project unique to the Philippines! If you are interested please contact me on my emailaddress.

  19. say25 concern
    May 14th, 2010 at 04:04 | #27

    Congratulations… Me and my family has no regret of voted you since you hold the position of Vice mayor in Cebu City for we know that u r fit for d same and you had the will to serve the Cebuanos. and at last you are now the Mayor we never lose hope that u could help us wd regards to our Problem in Barangay Mabolo particularly sa Back of Metrobank mabolo near Old Pepsi. Na problema me Mayor kami namuyo diha tungod sa Baha kay kada uwan mag baha usahay lagpas sa taw na ang baha. ug ang kapa-it ana ma-abtan na among mga balay sa tubig baha, dugay na namu neng problemaha Mayor, pipila na pud ka tuig ang milabay pero murag wala getagad sa barangay ang among problema. kami nga mga namuyo diri ga-antos sa maong problema nga wala taga-e og pagtagad. ang tubig baha pud diha sa Gochan Compound diha nila ipa-agi sa amu-a mao nga mosamot kadako ang tubig maong usahay ma-abtan me og kadlawon nga ga limpyo pah.. wid all your respect mayor maayo unta ug mabutangan me og drainage para dili nami mabaha-an. Galaum kami nga mahatagan ninyo og pagtagad og solusyon ang problema namu.. Again, Congrats

    Salamat Mayor Rama.

    say25 concern

    • Mike Rama
      June 12th, 2010 at 05:28 | #28

      Thank you for sending me your concern. The problem there in your place is one of my priorities. Just give me time to address it.

      In addition, thank you for supporting my candidacy.

      Mike Rama

  20. adrian
    April 30th, 2010 at 02:41 | #29

    Hello Sir Mike, I am for you, this s concern about ur staff please take a look sa SP secretary office, where s d head?, sa una pa na until now wala pa na mabadlong, why its because sa political backer or i down list lang nako ang mga names nga mga badlongon, 1. xenia carreon ngano hangtod karon wala man mabadlong sa hepe kanunay wala during office hour tua sa metro mag suroy or asa mag laag, 2. emma torreon unsa man iya trabaho kanunay pud wala, mo in beofre 8 am den mawala na pud balik na cya 4 to 5 pm. kay follow upper cya? unsa man iya gi follow up? GSIS? SSS? Voucher? ang mga tawo mang loan sa gsis iyahay na wala na man c emma g follow upon, kay cya nag side line ug follow up sa mga business permit, mga yuta ug mga retirees? kinsa mana mga tawhana iya gi follow up,? para maka kwarta?, allow ba ang mga empleyado ana? mao bitaw na daghan anomaliya diha, halos ang mga tawo dha iyahay ug lakaw ang mga tawo sa SP wala mga klaro walay mga trabaho ka c g lang ug lingkod lakaw, mapili ra sir mike ang mga busy nga tawo, usahay na a pa mag time in nga dili ila nga time card kay mismo ang mga head diha utro pud mag pa time in, especially c cary, pirmi lang wala diha, kung na a tuyo ang mga tawo wala makita asa mana cila, c gary nga na a sa computer record pud asa mana cla during office hour? believe ko sa pagdala ni mayor tomas kay ang mga tawo sa pikas building na a jud kahadlok ang mga tawo, na a mag binuang ilabi na sa time card nga na a mga time in, masakpan man nila, diha sa legislative dili jud kay puros amegohay man, kadako ana diha pila ka empleyado nga gidala ni mayor, na a man gud sa buhat c mayor dili sa sulti lang kundi sa buhat pud, mao na ang lakaw sa imo mga staff sir mike i know unsa ka ka hardwork pero ang imo mga staff gibantayan lang ka, imo sugo gikataw an lang. walay klaro ang mga tawo sa SP Secretariat Office. karon Sir Mike mudagan ka pag ka mayor madala kaha na nimo? dili man gani ka kabantay sa imo kasakupan sa imo mga tawo dili kaayo daghan, unsa pa kaha nga mayor na ka? tagai na ug action. sa una pana ang secretariat office mga badlungon na

    • Mike Rama
      June 12th, 2010 at 05:27 | #30

      Thank you very much for the info. I will have it investigated by Atty. Poblete, Dept. Head of the SP Secretariat.

  21. jopart
    April 24th, 2010 at 17:15 | #31

    I am for you Mr. Rama. However,list of prominent relatives may not be included. Please take a look of the river between t-padilla to bonifacio river. It is very dirty, i dont know where the barangay captain is. This may not be the proper forum/venue to tell you this pero wa may effect segi lng me request nga amo ipa buldosh ang mga sagbot og lapok nga ni baga nlng….i hope imo ma solosyonan unta ang amahan sa among syudad…..

  22. Kringkring
    April 9th, 2010 at 06:26 | #32

    I am for you Mr. Rama. However,list of prominent relatives may not be included. Please take a look of the river between zapatera and lorega san miguel. It is very dirty, i dont know where the barangay captain is. This may not be the proper forum/venue to tell you this pero wa may effect segi mi tawag sa barangay hall.

    • Mike Rama
      April 16th, 2010 at 03:21 | #33

      Thank you for bringing up your concern on the River in Zapatera. We will look into that. I will make sure that said river will be included in the clean up operations.

      Again, thank you.

      Mike Rama

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