Mandatory use of personal air purifiers among PUV drivers, conductors in Cebu to start next week

Mae Fhel Gom-os 08/13/2021

  MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Starting Monday, August 16, 2021, drivers and conductors of public utility vehicles (PUVs) plying Cebu Province will be required to wear personal air purifiers. This was the order issued by Cebu Governor…

‘Improvements’ sought in Kawasan after viral video

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Officials from the local government of Badian and the Capitol are expected to introduce improvements in tourism activities in Kawasan Falls. This developed after they met the group of Cebu-based influencers on Wednesday,…

Malacañang’s decision to reject Gwen’s appeal expected –PB member

Mae Fhel Gom-os 07/02/2021

CEBU, Philippines — Cebu Provincial Board Member John Ismael Borgonia said he is not surprised and, in fact, expected Malacañang’s decision to reject the appeal of Cebu Governor Gwendolyn “Gwen” Garcia to the national Inter-Agency Task Force…

DOH-7: Swab-Upon-Arrival up to Capitol

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/22/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—Collecting swab samples from Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) upon arriving at Mactan airport is now up to health authorities from the Capitol, the regional health office said. Dr. Jaime…

Cebu can’t be exempted from following national pandemic protocols – Duterte

Krissy Aguilar 06/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines —Cebu could not be exempted from the implementation of national quarantine protocols and COVID-19 testing, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday in his taped weekly briefing. The province has been insisting on implementing its own…

Gwen invites IATF consultants to present data before Cebu board members

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Provincial Government is inviting consultants and experts of the national government’s anti-COVID task force to present their data before local lawmakers here. Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, during the Senate Hearing on Tuesday,…

Duterte orders redirection of MCIA-bound int’l flights to NAIA amid Cebu’s deviation in swab protocol

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered all international flights bound for the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) to be redirected to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) from 12 a.m. of May 29 to…

Chan’s appeal to IATF: Reconsider Gwen’s swabbing policy on ROFs and OFWs

Futch Anthony Inso 05/26/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan is appealing to the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) to reconsider the swabbing policy of Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia regarding Returning Overseas…

‘One-Island’ swab policy for ROFs eyed in entire Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The entire island of Cebu plans to sway away from swabbing policies of the national government’s anti-COVID task force. Key officials of the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious…

Upticks seen in Cebu province’s tourism portal

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Provincial Tourism Office in Cebu is upbeat in welcoming more tourists this year. The Capitol on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, officially launched its Suroy-Suroy Sugbo Tour Packages, barely a month after Governor Gwendolyn Garcia…

ECD launched in Cebu, residents can now take out loans for business

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial Government has partnered with three banks to provide loans for provincial residents venturing into food production businesses for the Enhanced Countryside Development (EDC). Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, representing the Capitol, signed…

Chan backs Gwen’s no RT-PCR test policy for local tourists

Futch Anthony Inso 02/25/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan is willing to harmonize the city’s policy with that of the Cebu Provincial Government for tourists and travelers who want to visit Cebu. Earlier, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia…

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