Pursuing bomb hoax caller: CIDG Cybercrime unit tapped

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 09/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The number of the bomb hoax caller is already out of reach prompting police to submit it to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG Cybercrime) for their assistance. Police Major Armando Labora,…

Capitol, DPWH to start dredging 3 major tributaries in towns affected by flooding in 2020

Mae Fhel Gom-os 09/04/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and the Cebu Provincial government, are set to start dredging the major tributaries in three towns severely affected by flooding last year. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia…

Capitol spent P26M to boost hospitals COVID-19 response

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Provincial Government spend around P26 million to boost the capacities of province-owned hospitals in responding to the surge of COVID-19 infections. The Capitol, through its media arm Sugbo News, reported spending…

Capitol sends more medicines, equipment to hospitals

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Capitol has provided additional medicines and equipment to aid hospitals in the province as the surge of COVID-19 cases continues. Data from the Provincial Health Office showed that the four provincial and…

Gwen clarifies, defends air purifier requirement

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Despite criticisms and public backlash, Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia will keep the mandatory use of wearable air purifiers among drivers and conductors of public utility vehicles (PUVs). But Garcia, during one of her…

Gwen set to be vaccinated soon

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia is set to be vaccinated against COVID-19 soon. For the first time, Garcia, in a recent press conference at the Capitol, confirmed publicly that she is getting the vaccination…

Capitol pledges P10k incentives for DOH-hired nurses

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – More cash incentives will be given to nurses hired by the regional health office, and those who will be attending to COVID-19 patients needing hospital care in Cebu. The Capitol pledged to give…

COA: Cebu province spent P3.2M in cash aid to LSIs

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Provincial Government spent around P3.2 million as financial assistance to Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, state auditors reported. The Commission on Audit (COA)…

DOH-7: Swab-Upon-Arrival up to Capitol

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/22/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—Collecting swab samples from Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) upon arriving at Mactan airport is now up to health authorities from the Capitol, the regional health office said. Dr. Jaime…

Cebu City dads’ goal: 93-1 deal finalized by Oct. 2021

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City council’s committee on the 93-1 land swap deal has convened for the first time today, March 18, 2021, following the calls of the council members to hasten the deal which…

Cebu reopens to tourists from other provinces

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu province has decided to already allow the entry of non-Cebuano tourists but experts from Metro Manila have expressed their concern on the provincial government’s plan. Dr. Guido David, a member of OCTA…

Capitol to regulate the transfer of empty containers from CIP

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Truck drivers transporting empty intermodal containers are advised to brace for changes in the schedule of their return from the Cebu International Port (CIP) back to their respective container yards. This after Cebu…

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