Bar test panel chairs for 2019, 2020 vow ‘very reasonable examination’ London rated best city for students FILE – Former Cebu City mayor Michael Rama PHOTO/ Joanalisa Belsonda/Cebu Daily NewsWho put it up?SkipThe Cebu City police have conducted an investigation to identify the persons behind the tarpaulin that presented former Cebu City mayor Michael Rama as the next target of an assassination plot.ADVERTISEMENT IBP forms task force to probe murders, attacks vs lawyers PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Dagupan church workers, parishioners back Villegas amid sedition raps Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike LATEST STORIES Senior Supt. Joel Doria, director of the Cebu City Police Office, instructed the chief of the Pardo Police Station, to lead the probe since the mysterious tarpaulin was placed on a skywalk which is located under its jurisdiction.Supt. Ryan Devaras, chief of Cebu City Investigation and Detective Management Branch, said part of the investigation is to determine the motive behind the propaganda.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOBREAK: Suspension of Lotto operations lifted – PaneloNEWSINFODuterte to Cayetanos: ‘Kailan kaya matapos ang dynasty niyo?’NEWSINFOIndian family caught taking items from Bali hotel, sparking criticism online“It could be politics or was really meant to scare him (Rama),” he said in an interview on Friday.The tarpaulin showed a 2016 photo where Rama took his oath as member of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) party before the late Albuera town Mayor Kerwin “Daddy Onik” Espinosa, as Vice Mayor Jonnah John Ungab of Ronda town, southwest Cebu looked on. Asked if he intends to hire security personnel or ask for police escorts, Rama did not give a definite answer.“Kon panahon na nimo, panahon na gyud nimo. (If it’s your time to die, then that’s it),” he said.Rama said there’s only one person who wanted to get rid of him, but he begged off from identifying who he was alluding to.“That person, for a long time now, wanted to destroy me. The more he wanted to do it now that I announced my intent to seek a government position in 2019,” he said.In a press conference on Friday morning, Rama made public his decision to run as mayor of Cebu City in 2019 although he didn’t discount the possibility of seeking other positions such as vice mayor or congressman.He said it will depend on consensus of his partymates in his local political party, Barug Team Rama.Rama first became mayor of Cebu City in 2010 and was reelected in 2013 before he lost to Mayor Tomas Osmeña in 2016.Rama was among those publicly identified by President Rodrigo Duterte as among the alleged illegal drug protectors in the country—an allegation he vehemently denied.He tried various ways to personally talk to President Duterte but to no avail.Supt. Devaras advised Rama not to take the threats to his life lightly. WBC suspends Whyte’s status as interim world heavyweight champion In the tarpaulin, the faces of Espinosa and Ungab – both of whom were killed in separate occasions – were marked with X.MORE STORIESnewsinfoDagupan church workers, parishioners back Villegas amid sedition rapsnewsinfoBar test panel chairs for 2019, 2020 vow ‘very reasonable examination’newsinfoPaolo Duterte now a member of National Unity PartyMORE STORIESnewsinfoDagupan church workers, parishioners back Villegas amid sedition rapsnewsinfoBar test panel chairs for 2019, 2020 vow ‘very reasonable examination’newsinfoPaolo Duterte now a member of National Unity PartyRama’s face, on one hand, was encircled with a spray-painted text that read: “ “Ikaw ang sunod (You are next).”The tarpaulin was taken down by Rama’s men immediately after he learned about it on Friday morning.Rama, in an interview, said he was a bit worried but vowed not to be slowed down by any threats.“Of course, it is a concern. (But) if I live with it, and be worried about it, I might as well perish and leave this world. I just have to look at it, deal with it, live, and go on,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “I advise him to be careful and to enhance his security. We, the police, do hope that these are just threats because we don’t want to see anyone get killed. It’s not a good sign, especially that Cebu City is known as a peace-loving locality,” he said.Devaras said investigators are trying to secure footage of closed-circuit television cameras at the place where the tarpaulin was placed.“If we will be able to identify who posted the tarpaulin and the persons behind it. Let’s see what case we can file against them,” he said.Mayor Espinosa, to whom Rama swore as member of UNA political party, was killed inside by agents of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in what they said was a shootout inside the Leyte Sub-Provincial Jail in November 2016.The National Bureau of Investigation, who conducted a probe on the incident, later concluded that Espinosa was killed in a rubout orchestrated by the CIDG-Eastern Visayas led by Supt. Marvin Marcos who is now facing trial in court.With this, the NBI, through its Eastern Visayas regional director, Jerry Abiera, recommended the filing of multiple murder charges against Marcos and 23 others from the CIDG and Maritime Unit Operatives.Ungab, on the other hand, was gunned down by a still unknown assailant shortly after he left the Cebu City Hall of Justice last Monday.Read Next Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements View comments Philippines ‘fires off’ diplomatic protest over Chinese vessels circling Pag-asa Island Indian coffee magnate’s body found by river Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.