Amid monkeypox threats, Gwen assures ‘no lockdown’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Amid threats of monkeypox, there will be no more lockdowns in Cebu. Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia made this assurance as the Capitol on Monday, August 1, marked the start of its-monthlong celebration for its…

98 cases of typhoid fever, 3 deaths reported in Barili, Cebu

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of 98 cases of typhoid fever and three deaths were reported in 24 barangays in Barili town in southwestern Cebu. In a social media post Friday night, June 24, 2022, Deputy…

Cebu province unfazed by DILG ultimatum 

Morexette Marie Erram 06/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Not even an ultimatum from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) can make Cebu province reconsider its decision to make wearing face masks an option in open areas. Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn…

Año gives Cebu gov’t until weekend to ‘rectify’ face mask rule

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 06/16/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Thursday gave the Cebu provincial government until the weekend to “rectify” its ordinance making the use of face masks outdoors voluntary before resorting to legal remedies. Garcia issued Executive…

Assessment of 93-1 land swap beneficiaries ongoing

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Division on the Welfare of Urban Poor (DWUP) is now assessing the actual number of beneficaries of the 93-1 land swap deal in the 11 affected barangays. DWUP head Engineer…

Typhoon delays negotiations for 93-1 land swap deal

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Super Typhoon Odette (International name: Rai) and the rehabilitation efforts after the storm  significantly affected the negotiations for the 93-1 land swap deal between the Cebu City government and the Cebu Provincial government.  Cebu City…

Cebu City to prioritize typhoon rehabilitation over COVID threat

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/07/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City will prioritize typhoon rehabilitation over the threat of the Omicron variant. This was the pronouncement of Mayor Michael Rama following his meeting with officials of the Cebu Provincial government, Mandaue City,…

Chan clarifies: Use of firecrackers allowed in Lapu-Lapu

Futch Anthony Inso 12/30/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City government will allow the use of firecrackers during the celebration to celebrate the New Year. Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan confirmed this on Thursday, December 30, 2021. Chan made the clarification…

Capitol vows to help banks source fuel to address queues

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Provincial Government has offered to help banks here in addressing the long queues of people trying to withdraw cash from their accounts. The Capitol on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, has extended…

Capitol revenue at P4.3B as of October

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – As of October, the Cebu Provincial Government has collected 78.18 percent of its target revenue of P5.5 billion for 2021. Records from the Provincial Treasurer’s Office showed that the Capitol already posted an…

Quarrying in Talisay suspended

Morexette Marie Erram 12/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial government on Monday, December 6, ordered the suspension of quarrying operations in Talisay City.  This is after the Talisay City government plans to create a traffic plan to regulate and…

Consolacion seeks Capitol’s help in funding infra projects

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The local government of Consolacion has sought the help of the Capitol in funding several of their infrastructural projects. The town council has passed a resolution, urging its executive department to request additional…

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