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Mayor Osmeña: Shelved P18B Kawit Island project will ‘remain a dream’

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Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña called the decision of the city council to junk the P18-billion integrated hotel project in Kawit Island “a betrayal” to Cebuanos.

The Cebu politiko said the councillors who voted against the resolution were scared of losing in next year’s elections.

“All this time and effort that I’m trying to do for Cebu City is gone. Over PHP50 billion pesos for Cebu City is lost because of the disapproval,” Osmeña lamented.

He said the project was supposed to bring in 5,000 jobs.

“More importantly, it was meant to fund the city scholarships for the next five generations of Cebuanos who dream of going to college. Now, Isla dela Victoria project will itself remain a dream,” Osmeña said.