Gwen to mayors: Vax cards are not mandatory

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has instructed mayors of municipalities and component cities in the province not to leverage COVID-19 vaccination cards as a prerequisite.  Garcia on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, issued Memorandum No.…

Amid post-Odette rebuilding, Capitol reinforces easement zone policy

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – While rebuilding efforts are ongoing in Odette-hit areas in Cebu province, the Capitol has ordered the public not to construct any structures on easement zones. Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia issued Executive Order (EO) No.…

Those with ‘totally damaged’ houses in Cebu province first to get rebuilding assistance

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Supplies are here and contracts are signed for the rebuilding of houses in Cebu province damaged by Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai). And the provincial government will be prioritizing the distribution of rebuilding…

Capitol mulls buying gensets for all barangays in Cebu province

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia is planning to purchase generator sets to be distributed to all barangays in the province. In a report by Sugbo News, the Capitol’s media arm, Garcia announced during her…

Capitol shells out additional P14M for Odette-stricken LGUs

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Provincial Government has shelled out another round of financial assistance for localities devastated by Typhoon Odette.  Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on Sunday, December 26, announced that the Capitol will be giving a…

Firecrackers, pyrotechnics also banned in Cebu province

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – As Cebu continues to recover from the devastation left by Typhoon Odette, the provincial government here has banned the use of pyrotechnics.  Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, on December 24, issued Executive Order (EO)…

Gwen on admin cases filed against her: Baseless and ridiculous

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – “Baseless and ridiculous.” This was how Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia described the administrative cases filed against her for allegedly mishandling the COVID-19 outbreak in the province. “They are making a mockery of the…

Partylist group sues Gwen over ‘mishandling’ of COVID-19 pandemic in Cebu province 

Morexette Marie Erram 11/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A partylist here has filed on Monday, November 22 administrative cases against Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia over her administration’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sanlakas Group, a partylist with chapters in Cebu, accused…

Capitol gives ultimatum to contractors over unfinished infra projects

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia has threatened to terminate the contracts of at least four construction firms should they fail to complete their assigned road projects on time. Garcia held a meeting with the…

Gwen says she hopes to win in Bogo City this 2022

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia is hoping to make history in Bogo City, northern Cebu. Garcia said she is hoping to win in Bogo City after the city’s mayor, lawyer Carlo Jose Martinez, reportedly…

Capitol pours over P6 million cash aid to Bogo City

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Capitol has allocated over P6 million in financial incentives to Bogo City. During her recent visit to this northeastern component city in Cebu, Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia pledged to give each of the…

Garcia only requires use of face shields in 3C’s setting

Mae Fhel Gom-os 11/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Starting Friday, November 5, 2021, the use of face shields in Cebu Province shall only be required in the 3’Cs setting as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO). Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia…

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