Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama

By on October 16, 2010

Before Michael “Mike” Lopez Rama was proclaimed as the duly elected Mayor of Cebu City for the term 2010–2013, he served three terms as Vice Mayor of Cebu City and was elected the National President of the Vice Mayors League of the Philippines (VMLP).

rama Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama

Rama, the son of the late Fernando Rama and Natividada Lopez, was born on October 28, 1954. He is the grandson of former Senator Vicente Rama.

Rama graduated as their grade school valedictorian at Basak Elementary School in Cebu City. He attended high school at the University of Southern Philippines and earned a pre-med degree from Velez College. He took up graduate studies in Law at the San Beda College in Manila. Rama passed the bar exam in 1983.

Prior to being elected as Cebu City’s Mayor, Michael Rama vowed to give the tourism sector a boost. To make this possible, he aims to push for a massive tourism project for Cebu. He stressed that he plans to prioritize order and development in the city’s roads, traffic and coastal areas, and the enhancement of the city’s heritage.

Rama added that he will initiate more projects that will bring in more participation from the stakeholders. One of these is the development of the city’s heritage. According to him, there are establishments in Cebu that need to be preserved because of the history behind them, like Colon, the country’s oldest street.

He also plans to utilize the coastal areas and to further boost the income of the city, more infrastructure should be put up like high-rise condominiums, convention centers and other investments devoted to real estate.

Projects Implemented:

1.       “Adopt a Police Station.” This aims to tap with companies to help renovate the police stations of Cebu City. The government partnered with the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Mabolo Police Station, Waterfront Police Station and San Nicolas Station were already. renovated

2.       Relocation of the city jail to Kalunasan. The prisoners were transferred to a better location. The Cebu City government sought the assistance of former President Arroyo for the funding of the 2nd building of the City Jail.

3.       Establishment of the city’s local and foreign job fairs.

4.       Renovation of the legislative building.

5.       Codification of the Cebu City ordinances.

6.       Established and implemented annual activities.

  • “Pasko sa Sugbo” – Nightly activities at Fuente Osmeña
  • “Buhing Kalbaryo” – Lenten presentation from San Nicolas Church to Guadalupe
  • Downtown Revitalization Project

Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines
Member, Young Lawyers Association of Cebu (YLAC)
Member, Rotary Club of Cebu, Guadalupe
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

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  1. Abigail "Tata" Luna

    October 28, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    One great man, Mayor Mike Rama,


    It’s been 18 years of being your strong supporter when you started as a city councilor and then rose form the ranks and finally takes the leadership for the second term.

    I only wish the best for you. We had a different kind of friendship that others may not know. I always ask about your children next to knowing how you are.

    I only see the better side of you as the years go by even if others will treat you less than what you truly deserve. In that sense, I never forget to pray for you and Mykel and Michelle.

    I may not see you that often but I guess it’s how the relationship as siblings has extended. The place I live now in Camputhaw (beside Harold’s hotel parking lot)is convenient enough to witness the changes in the area of politics MOST ESPECIALLY DURING THE LAST MAYORALTY ELECTIONS. I mentioned the experience to Juvy because she’s been a trusted friend and “kumare” for as long as 18 years too. To conclude this part, I reiterate and remind you of “GOD’S SPECIAL FAVOR ON YOU AND YOUR FAMILY”

    As you turn another year today, (while elections is ongoing) my prayers is for you to enjoy God’s constant provision for you (every single need that you can think of: 1) HEALTH as you unselfishly give yourself to us and the country as a whole, 2) PROTECTION because you don’t know the meaning of the word “REST” when your presence and great service is required, 3)STRENGTH to take initiative in your leadership because you are a new wine skin,4) WISDOM to know the difference when judgement is required that directly reflects your person, 5)DEEP SENSE OF GRATITUDE because you are a recipient of countless blessings and favors you rightly deserve.

    Many people are more than grateful for your willing hands and humble heart. Never lose sight of the things that you have accomplished because these are the rewards of your hard work and a great validation of your able and competent capability.

    Magpabilin ko nga supporter nimo samtang mangalagad ka sa atong lungsod. Kauban ang akong mga amigo nga Muslim (Remember? I was seated next to them last August 15 in your office? They are one of the few friends I truly respect because of their strong support to you. We will send the warmest greetings and best wishes and prayers you deserve.

    Busy man ka karon Sir Mike, (BUSY BIRTHDAY) sa umaabot nga mga adlaw mangita ko’g paagi makabisita ko sa office nimo gikan sa akong klase sa school. I will give special research work to my students (*-*)



    Most sincerely,

    Abigail ” Tata” Luna

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  4. Edge

    October 18, 2010 at 9:10 AM

    Go Cebu.
    Go Rama.

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