Garcia assures Capitol employees of ‘substantial’ anniversary incentives

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial government will allot, through a supplementary budget, a “substantial” amount as an anniversary incentive for the Province’s regular, casual, and job order employees, according to an announcement made by Cebu…

Cebu City government to create a heritage district

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government plans to create a heritage district in the city. In a statement, the Cebu City information office said Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama tasked the office of the Vice…

Cebu joins in mourning FVR’s passing

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The island province of Cebu joins the entire country in mourning the passing of former President Fidel Ramos.  Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on Monday, August 1, issued Executive Order (EO) No. 18, ordering…

Mayor Michael Rama elected as League of Cities in the Philippines president

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/21/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has been chosen as the new president of the League of Cities in the Philippines (LCP) in an uncontested election in Manila on Thursday, July 21, 2022. Cebu…

Mandaue plans to build new ‘one-stop-shop’ city hall 

Mary Rose Sagarino 07/08/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City government is planning to have a new city Hall. The proposed government center is planned to be built where the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) currently stands. Mayor Jonas Cortes…

Governor Garcia thanks Cebu Provincial Board for ‘unity’ 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It’s their 1st day back at the Capitol since the May 2022 national and local elections. And for Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, she hoped that that ‘unity’ of the executive and legislative branches…

Palma to Cebu City officials: Be prayerful, mindful of your constituents’ hopes, dreams

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As the new Cebu City government officials took their oath of office on Thursday, June 30, 2022, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma reminded them to be prayerful, good public servants, and mindful about their…

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…

Garcia to Año: Respect local autonomy

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia clapped back at Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año, who said that their agency would not honor the Executive Order of the province for the…

Garcia clarifies EO on wearing of face masks in Cebu province

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia addresses the public regarding her new Executive Order, which no longer requires wearing face masks in public, open, well ventilated spaces. Garcia says that her Executive Order is putting…

Gwen proclaimed governor with ‘historic’ 1.4M votes

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Reelectionist Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia has won her bid for another three years at the Capitol after she was proclaimed winner of Cebu’s gubernatorial race on Tuesday evening, May 10. The Board of Canvassers…

Rama, Garcia lead in Cebu City partial count

Delta Dyrecka Letigio, Wenilyn Sabalo 05/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Barug PDP-Laban candidates are leading the Cebu City polls as of 11 p.m. on May 9, 2022. According to the data from the Comelec Transparency Server as of 10:17 p.m., incumbent Mayor Michael…

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