Medcerts only for Pilar-bound travelers from Leyte

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial Government has dropped swab tests as travel conditions for travelers from Leyte bound for Pilar town in Camotes Island. Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, in a memorandum she issued and signed last…

DOH, DOLE urged to step in amid air purifier mandates

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A labor group here in Cebu is calling for national government agencies to intervene in the recent orders of the Capitol mandating air purifiers for workers in air-conditioned environments. The Alyansa sa mga…

Shorter quarantine period for fully vaxxed returning ROFs, OFWs pushed

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Capitol plans to shorten the quarantine period for overseas Filipinos arriving at the Mactan airport and who are already fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia made the announcement during a…

Gwen puts Cebu province in GCQ

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on Tuesday, September 7 decided to place Cebu province under General Community Quarantine (GCQ). Garcia issued Executive Order (EO) No. 41 formally declaring the new quarantine status for the…

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…

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…

Swab test results back as requirements in Cebu airports

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Domestic passengers arriving at Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) will have to present, once again, proof that they tested negative of COVID-19 as a travel condition. This developed after Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia issued…

Scrambling for air purifiers: Capitol postpones memo

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Before driving a public utility bus for more than five hours, from Cebu City to Dumaguete City, on Monday, August 16, 2021, Richard Benitez had to borrow money from one of his friends.…

Air purifiers just ‘band-aid’ solutions, says Cebu transpo group

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A group of jeepney drivers here in Cebu expressed disagreement with the Capitol’s orders to make air purifiers mandatory in public transportation. The Pagkakaisa nga mga Samahan ng Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide-Cebu (Piston-Cebu),…

Dr. Salvaña: I am not blaming Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – “I am not blaming Cebu.” This was the response of Dr. Edsel Salvaña to criticisms hurled against him by several local officials in Cebu, particularly Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia. In a post on his…

Capitol to provide aid for tourism workers in MECQ areas

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Provincial Government promised to give assistance to workers and tour guides in areas affected by the declaration of Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ). Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Wednesday, August 11,…

11 localities in Cebu province back to MECQ

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At least 11 localities in Cebu province were reverted to Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) to stem the increasing cases of COVID-19. Several mayors here announced on social media that starting Wednesday, August…

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