Gwen not keen to adopt ‘whole-of-nation’ rule in testing returning OFWs

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Several national government officials once again earned the ire of Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, and this time over the province’s decision that swayed away from national protocols. Garcia, in a press conference from…

DOH-7 to Cebu province tourists: Consult experts if feeling unwell

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – As Cebu province prepares to ease restrictions for local tourists, the regional health office is asking those who plan to visit destinations here to always take precautions. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson of…

Criminal cases vs. Gwen, Capitol officials over CICC dismissed

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The state’s anti-graft investigating body has dismissed the criminal cases lodged against Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia and 11 others over the controversial Cebu International Convention Center (CICC). The Office of the Ombudsman, in…

Capitol to have ‘simple activity’ for 451st charter day

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/03/2020

BARILI, Cebu – Cebu province will be commemorating its 451st founding anniversary this Thursday, August 6, 2020, amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis. Because of this, the provincial government is planning to hold “simple activities” in…

CSBT to resume regular operations soon

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/02/2020

BARILI, Cebu – With Cebu City now under a more relaxed state of community quarantine, the Cebu Provincial government announced that they would have to start preparing plans to resume regular operations of the Cebu South Bus…

It’s official: Talisay City to be placed under GCQ

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Talisay City will be officially shedding its modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) status. This after Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia announced on Friday, June 19, that the regional anti-coronavirus task force had concurred with…

Gwen to DOH: Report only ‘active’ cases

Rosalie Abatayo 06/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has called on the Department of Health (DOH) to revise their reporting of cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases and only declare “active” cases and not the cumulative…

Despite warning, Gwen to go on with plan to allow backriding in motorcycles

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Thursday, June 4, stood by with her decision to allow backriding on privately-owned motorcycles in the province. This despite a warning from the Department of Interior and Local…

As COVID-19 cases rise in Cebu City, Cebu province to close some borders

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Starting this Tuesday, April 21, 2020, the Capitol will be closing off several access points to Cebu province from Cebu City and vice-versa. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia at a press conference on Saturday,…

Gwen reports 7 new COVID-19 cases in Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Governor Gwendolyn Garcia announced in a press conference this afternoon, April 18, 2020, the seven new COVID-19 cases that were recorded in Cebu province. This now brings to a total of 179 the…

Cebu considers trimming list of exempted individuals on border controls

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Plans of reducing the number of individuals exempted from Cebu province’s border control and restrictions are being considered as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This developed…

Gwen says she has no hand in GSIS insurance cards printed with her face

Rosalie Abatayo 02/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has clarified that she has no hand in the printing of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) insurance cards distributed to Capitol employees that bore her face. Garcia made the…

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