LTO-7 opens office in Ronda town

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas (LTO-7) has opened an additional satellite office in Cebu Province at Barangay Poblacion, Ronda town, in southwestern Cebu. The construction of said office only took 20…

Later curfew hours in Cebu province starts

Rosalie Abatayo 07/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Starting tonight, July 23, 2020, the curfew hours in Cebu province will already be set from 12 midnight to 5 a.m. the following day. This is two hours later than the previous curfew schedule…

Capitol to shoulder P500k insurance for all provincial police

Rosalie Abatayo 04/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu provincial government will shoulder the insurance policy for all police personnel in Cebu province. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, in a press conference on Thursday, April 16, 2020, said the move is to…

Talisay Police to reevaluate arrest of fishermen on Easter Sunday

Rosalie Abatayo 04/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Talisay City Police will be re-evaluating the arrest of at least nine fishermen who were among those apprehended for allegedly violating the Capitol’s policy not to go to all bodies of water…

Gwen to Locsin: ‘I am not making things difficult but coordination is needed’

Rosalie Abatayo 04/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There is no need for Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. to “beg” for Governor Gwendolyn Garcia to allow foreigners to set foot in Cebu in order to embark on their repatriation flights…

Garcia tells supermarket owners: Provide accommodation for your employees

Rosalie Abatayo 03/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Owners of supermarkets in Cebu City will need to provide for the accommodation of non-city residents as the provincial government closes its borders at midnight on Monday, March 30, 2020. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia…

Garcia: If it’s true love, it can wait

Rosalie Abatayo 03/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Kung tinud-anay gyud na nga gugma, pwede man tingali na makahuwat usa.” (If that is indeed true love, it can wait.) So said Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia as she says that even weddings…

No community quarantine in Cebu just yet, Gullas wants all final exams done by Monday

Delta Dyrecka Letigio, Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said she is not keen on placing the province under community quarantine as of this point. Garcia made this pronouncement in a press interview with reporters on Friday, March…

LGUs to form local monitoring task force to facilitate home quarantine amid 2019-nCoV

Rosalie Abatayo 02/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Local government units (LGUs) in Cebu have been tasked to form a monitoring team for the 2019 novel coronavirus Acute Respiratory Disease (2019-nCoV ARD) in their localities. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, in a meeting…

Capitol opens windows, turns off ACs to save in electricity bills, fight nCOV

Rosalie Abatayo 02/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Curtains were drawn up as the windows of the Cebu Provincial Capitol flung open. The air conditioning units in the building have also been shut. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said all offices in the…

Medellin opposes being tagged as ‘holding area’ amid 2019-nCoV threat

Rosalie O. Abatayo 02/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines -Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has asked all agencies who are undertaking measures related to the 2019 novel coronavirus to “speak in one voice” and coordinate with the local government units who may be affected by…

PB okays signing of interim protocol in managing Cebu Manila Water amid contract dispute

Rosalie Abatayo 02/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu provincial government may soon take over the operations and finances of the Cebu Manila Water Development Corp. (CMWD), the 35 million liter producer of bulk water supply in Carmen town, northern…

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