Garcia voices full support for Marcos, silent on VP Sara’s fallout

Nestle L. Semilla 06/30/2024

CEBU CITY —Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has pledged full support for President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. following the split between the President and Vice President Sara Duterte, whom she and her party backed in 2022. Garcia made this…

Gwen stops spring resort in Carmen due to environmental violations

Pia Piquero 05/04/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia has ordered a spring resort in Carmen, a northern town of Cebu, to stop its operations due to breaking environmental laws. In Executive Order No. 8, issued on May…

Gwen takes a quick break from Capitol to travel abroad with family

Doris C. Bongcac 09/09/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia is taking a leave of absence from September 9 to 19, 2023 to travel abroad and spend time with her family. This was going to be her first “break”…

Pasigarbo sounds and lights provider denies sabotage claims

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/29/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The sounds and lights company tapped for the Pasigarbo sa Sugbo, which faced scrutiny following technical errors during Sunday’s culmination, denied allegations that they sabotaged the show. Isidro Alberca, owner of Alberca Sounds…

Garcia orders temporary suspension of canyoneering in Matutinao, Badian

Wenilyn Sabalo 06/03/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, on Friday, June 2, 2023, temporarily closed and suspended canyoneering activities in Barangay Matutinao, Badian in Cebu, beginning on Friday until further notice. Garcia issued Executive Order (EO) No.…

Carcar’s Kabkaban contingent to compete in S. Korea festival

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/10/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Kabkaban Festival contingent from Carcar City, southern Cebu is now in South Korea to compete in an international dance festival. The Capitol announced that they had extended financial support to the performers…

Gwen declares ‘all-out war’ vs drugs

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Aside from infrastructure development and tourism projects, the Cebu Provincial government wants to reinforce peace and order here. In fact, during the Provincial Development Council Meeting held on Thursday, September 15, Gov. Gwendolyn…

Mandatory use of air purifiers in Cebu province postponed

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The mandatory use of air purifiers for public utility vehicles (PUVs) in Cebu province has been postponed, a Capitol official confirmed. Carmen Quijano, manager of the Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT), told CDN…

CPPO chief: Gov. Gwen satisfied with provincial checkpoints

Mae Fhel Gom-os 08/14/2021

  MEDELLIN, Cebu — Cebu’s top police official said Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has expressed satisfaction over how checkpoints in the different towns of the province are being managed. The governor’s statement came just two days after she…

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…

The Great Fear

Manuel L. Quezon III - @inquirerdotnet 06/02/2021

Three interesting pictures appeared online yesterday. The first featured masked police and other officials signing an agreement to implement the President’s pandemic-related threat to remove local officials who allow large gatherings. The second photo showed Cebu Gov.…

Gwen asks banks to extend loan terms for jeepney operators, drivers

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has appealed to government banks anew to extend the payment term of the loans of public utility jeepney (PUJ) operators for the modernization of their fleet amid the economic…

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