La Trinidad wants to learn and adopt Mandaue’s climate change programs

Mary Rose Sagarino 09/22/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The municipality of La Trinidad, Benguet wants to learn Mandaue City’s programs regarding climate change. On Wednesday, September 21, officials of the municipality including councilors and barangay captains visited Mandaue City to learn…

No ‘luxury vehicles’ allowed for local gov’t operations, says DILG

John Eric Mendoza 09/14/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Local government units are not allowed to acquire or use “luxury vehicles” for their operations, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benjamin Abalos said on Wednesday. Abalos made the reminder as he…

Non-obligatory wearing of face masks in Cebu City stays

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The wearing of face masks in open spaces in Cebu City is still ‘non-obligatory’ starting Thursday, September 1, 2022. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama told CDN Digital in a phone interview on Thursday…

Rama signs EO making use of face masks non obligatory in the City

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/31/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is giving its constituents the discretion whether to still wear their face masks or not in open spaces, except for those inside hospitals and those with flu-like symptoms. Cebu…

Maguikay barangay captain accused of molesting 15-year-old can still stay in office says DILG

Mary Rose Sagarino 08/24/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The barangay captain in Mandaue City who was accused of molesting a 15-year-old girl will remain in office. John Joan Mende, director of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), said that…

Rama: LCP leaves fate of SK and barangay polls to Congress

Wenilyn Sabalo 08/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama, who currently heads the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP), said the League will leave the fate of the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections to the…

DILG to Cebu City: Issue safety seal to compliant businesses

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Cebu City has asked the city government to issue a safety seal certificate to businesses that comply with minimum public health standards. Cresencio…

DILG Cebu turns over evacuation center to LGU Bantayan

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines –The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Cebu Province turned over on Friday, July 8, a newly constructed evacuation center worth P9.2 million to the local government of Bantayan in Bantayan…

Cebu City to employ ‘corporate-style’ organization to realize long-term plans

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is set to make changes in how the city government will operate so his vision of a Singapore-like Cebu City will be realized. Lawyer Colin Rosell, the emissary…

Cebu guv agrees to wait for IRR before optional mask rule, says DILG

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 06/24/2022

MANILA, Philippines — After a  “fruitful and productive” dialogue with the Cebu government, the Department of Interior and Local Government is now waiting for the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the optional usage of face mask…

Cebu governor rejects DILG ultimatum on masks

Ador Vincent Mayol 06/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia will not amend her order allowing the optional use of face masks in open and well-ventilated spaces in the province despite an ultimatum given by the Department of the…

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…

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