Rep. Frasco to file resolution supporting mask-wearing rationalization

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Reelected Cebu fifth district Representative Vincent Franco “Duke” Frasco plans to file a resolution in support of rationalizing the use of face masks in the Province of Cebu when the 19th Congress convenes…

Gwen on latest rift with Año: It’s not ‘bad blood’ 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Amid their recent clash over Cebu province’s policy on the optional wearing of face masks in outdoor and well-ventilated areas, Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said there is no “bad blood” between her and…

Davide: Why not question provincial ordinance before court?

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More local officials in Cebu expressed their support behind the recent ordinance that makes wearing face masks an option, and not anymore a requirement, in open spaces, as the national government reiterates its…

Gwen reiterates reminder to mayors that vaccination not a prerequisite to employment, school admissions

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia has once again reminded mayors that an individual’s vaccination status should not be used as a prerequisite for employment, education, and other government transactions.  Garcia on June 13 signed…

Plans to make Cebu province’s ‘optional’ face masks policy into local law pushed

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There is a proposal to turn Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia’s controversial policy regarding the wearing of face masks into a law.  Reelected Provincial Board Member, Lawyer John Ismael Borgonia, of Cebu’s 3rd District…

Some senators back Gwen’s EO on wearing of face masks

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Several senators here backed the decision of Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia to scrap the mandatory wearing of face masks outdoors.  Sen. Koko Pimentel, in an interview with Manila-based dzBB, has expressed support for…

Gwen thanks, defends President Duterte on ‘doing the best he can’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn “Gwen” Garcia thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for his six-year service that would come to an end in less than 30 days from today.  Garcia also defended the President, a political…

Capitol revives plans on tearing down condemned Palace of Justice

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Reelected Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia is sticking with her plans to tear down the iconic and now-condemned Marcelo Fernan Palace of Justice.  During a brief meeting with Senior Associate Justice Marvic Leonen last…

No more swab tests needed for fully vaccinated tourists with booster shots

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu province has further eased border restrictions as threats of COVID-19 continue to subside.  The provincial government decided to drop RT-PCR tests as requirements for entry for travelers, both foreigners and Filipinos, who…

Gwen on Frasco’s new role in govt: I’m tremendously proud as mother, guv

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/31/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The future of tourism in Cebu, and the entire Philippines for that matter, is bright. This was how Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia described what’s in store for one of the country’s key economic…

Gwen, Junjun promise to set aside politics for province

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/23/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two of the Capitol’s top officials have pledged to set aside politics after they have been elected for another three years at the helm of the provincial government. A brief meeting took place…

Capitol resumes distribution of Dasig Sugbo cards

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/23/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Provincial Government has resumed the distribution of Dasig Sugbo cards to residents affected by Typhoon Odette (International Name: Megi). A series of posts on Sugbo News, the Capitol’s media arm, show…

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