Mike Rama revives anti-indecency board

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The Cebu City Anti-Indecency Board (Caib) has returned to protect its constituents from immorality.

Former city administrator Lucelle Mercado was appointed to lead the board by Mayor Mike Rama.

Mercado also headed the Caib in 2013 during Rama’s second term as local chief executive. (

“I would say that we will give the same intensity or even more to fight against indecent, lewd presentations by any platforms to limit if not to totally stop the actions that violate our Caib ordinance because the members that composed the previous board were the same people that our mayor has called upon,” she said.

Last Thursday, Caib met for the first time in seven years to discuss its next course of action.

Mercado said that based on their agreement, they will request that the mayor provide the board with space to store documents and evidence seized in future operations.

After Rama lost his reelection bid to Tomas Osmeña in 2016, Caib became inactive and remained so for the two years that late mayor Edgardo Labella was in office.

Mercado stated that they will soon inspect entertainment establishments and massage parlors, as well as monitor radio and television programs, newspapers, magazines, billboards, and signages, among others.

Also serving the Board are Attorneys Aida Sanchez, Matet Casiño, Cherry Roble, Allan Geotina; City Councilors Phillip Zafra and Franklyn Ong; Carol Diola; Yting Esperidion; Joy Balboa; Cebu City Police Office Director Ireneo Dalogdog; and representatives from the Department of Education and the Sangguniang Kabataan.