Rama back in Cebu City after week-long Canada visit

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Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is back in Mayor Michael Rama is now back in Cebu City after a week-long official engagement in Canada from August 19 to August 26.

Rama attended the blessing of the shrine and the enthronement of the image of Sto. Niño de Cebu at the St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Agassiz, British Columbia.

This is the first shrine dedicated to the Sto. Nio de Cebu, which was built in North America. (

Last Saturday, Rama’s secretary Collin Rosell clarified that the mayor’s visit to Canada was initiated through an invitation.

“We were invited because it is not just Señor Sto. Niño, it’s because it is Señor Sto. Niño de Cebu, it is not just somewhere. That’s why, they really wanted people from Cebu City, in particular, officials from Cebu City government to represent. Because as explained, this is the first, there in North America,” he said in the vernacular.

“The Filipino community who initiated it were very happy,” according to him.

The trip of the city officials, he added, also served as an opportunity to strengthen the relationship of Cebu City and the Cebuano and Filipino communities there.

Councilor James Cuenco also went with the mayor in Canada.