CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former Cebu City chairman Tomas Osmeña is recording charges of unite and debasement against previous chairman and now Vice Mayor Michael "Mike" Rama for the clearance of the 45-hectare part having a place with the South Road Properties (SRP).
Legal advisor Amando Virgil Ligutan, the lawful direction of Osmeña, said the charges will be recorded at the Office of the Ombudsman on Monday, December 9, 2019.
Ligutan said Osmeña is recording an argument against Rama for continuing with the agreement with the SM-Ayala Consortium and Filinvest on August 7, 2015, during his term as city hall leader in any event, when the thirteenth Sangguniang Panglungsod documented a goals on August 5, 2015 asking the chairman not to sign the deal contract.
"It is basic in law that before the chairman can sign any agreement for benefit of the city, there must be an earlier endorsement of the Sangguniang Panglungsod," said Ligutan.
Beside Rama, Acting City Treasurer Jerone Castillo, Budget Officer Mariette Gumia, Lucelle Mercado, Diwa Cuevas and Mark Rosell will likewise confront unite and debasement allegations.
Castillo was the city legitimate official when Rama filled in as chairman in 2015.
Gumia was likewise spending official under the Rama organization in 2015.
Mercado, Cuevas and Rosell are previous City Hall representatives when Rama was chairman.
Osmeña guaranteed that Rama and his authorities expected to sidestep the Sanggunang Panglungsod and power the agreement to push on account of their own advantages.
Ligutan said the supplemental understanding supposedly marked by Rama and the organizations, which expresses that the installment may be given if the City Council has passed a statute favoring the deal, is a proof that the two gatherings realized that Rama didn't have authority when he marked the agreement.
"Previous city hall leader Osmeña is extremely sure that Vice Mayor Rama will be considered responsible for the unlawful deal [of the SRP lot]," said Ligutan.
Preceding this case, Osmeña as of now recorded a request for decisive alleviation with petition for primer order against the clearance of the 45-hectare parcel.
The case is pending before the Cebu City Regional Trial Court Branch 7.