Naglibog ko unsay sala sa mga Sugboanon nga gihatagan man ta'g mayor nga sama ni Mike Rama?! Husto ang imong pangagpas nga kining mayora maayo lang sa kanta-kanta. Look at some important projects that he forcefully blocked because they belong to his political opponents. The flyover project of Congressman Raul del Mar before was the subject of much sacrifice by del Mar making follow-ups to different offices in Manila and after all, when it was finally approved, ang ni-dis-aprob way lain si Mike Rama. Karon ang project na sab ni Congressman Bebot Abellanosa nga gustong palapdan ang N. Bacalso Avenue ug himoong 6 lanes, iya na sang gibabagan tungod kay kontra gihapon sa politika. Pagkahasol ning tawhana. Apan gamay na lang ang pag-antus sa mga Sugboanon tungod kay hapit na man ang eleksyon ug sa way duhaduha anhi na dinhi ikapahungaw sa mga tawo ang ilang tumang kayugot ug kaitok batok ning mayora pinaagi sa paglubong kaniya sa umaabut nga eleksyon aron and atong ipuli sa iyang pwesto diha sa City Hall way lain kon dili si Tommy O, ang tinuod nga nagmahal sa katawhan ug naghunahuna sa tinud-anay nga pagpalambo sa syudad sa Sugbo.
Mayor Mike Rama thinks of himself like a ruthless king of old whose order is the law in his kingdom. No amount of explanation from BOPK councilors can move him to pity the settlers to postpone his decision to demolish the houses of Capitol Site settlers until June 3 because they are still going to discuss their probable relocation site. Most of the families affected have already lived there for 40 to 50 years or more and they find it hard to consider that all of a sudden they will be forced to leave the place they already called their home because they are nobody and they are poor and the mayor does not want to see their face to stay there any longer. Maybe Rama discovered that most of the residents in that place are supporters of Tommy O and there is no other way to wipe them out except to demolish their houses. But it's not always in Rama's favor as we all know because the world is round and many things can happen. Who knows, after the 2016 elections, Rama will be ousted from his chair in the City Hall because the people will vote for Tommy as his replacement to allow Tommy to reclaim the City Hall which he has managed so well during many of his terms, including that of his father, Serging, whom the Cebuanos loved so much. It could be recalled that Tommy was only forced to vacate his chair earlier as the father of the city because his term was already up and he has to opt for another position to become the Congressman of Cebu City South District. But Tommy is now strongly determined to reclaim his post that he earlier relinquish to Rama because Rama is not doing his job well and he has only succeeded in persecuting the poor residents of the city during Rama's incumbency. And Rama will soon realize when that time comes that every arrogant action that he did to persecute the city's poor residents will boomerang to himself in the end because the people will just be too happy and eager to make him an ordinary civilian after the 2016 elections.
Footnote: This comment came out in reply to a comment posted by someone who calls himself "Cebuano_Ako," in connection with a news item in The FREEMAN, entitled, Rama puts off tunnel project." It came out on May 25, 2015.