Garcia on Ace Durano’s plan to run for governor: I’m honored to face him as my most worthy opponent

Mae Fhel Gom-os 09/16/2021

  MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said she would be ‘most honored’ to face former Tourism Secretary Joseph “Ace” Durano should the latter decide to run as governor for the upcoming elections. Garcia said…

National gov’t told to level up disaster response capabilities, be more empathic

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 11/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Sorsogon Governor Francis Escudero on Sunday urged the national government to “step up to the plate” on its disaster response capabilities after Typhoon Ulysses ravaged many parts of Luzon. “Sorry, but the National Government…

Samar gov suspends return of stranded persons

Joey Gabieta - @inquirerdotnet 08/24/2020

TACLOBAN CITY –– Samar Gov. Reynolds Michael Tan has temporarily suspended the arrival of locally stranded individuals (LSIs) as the province grapples with a surge in the number of coronavirus cases. The moratorium will start at midnight…

BSP chief: PH economy in good position to weather pandemic

Daxim L. Lucas - Reporter / @daxinq 08/10/2020

The sharp contraction of the economy in the second quarter of the year—the largest decline in the country’s history—is different from previous crises because the country is on better footing now, the head of the central bank…

Galvez: ‘High chance’ for Cebu province’s appeal for MGCQ

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu province’s appeal to be reclassified to a more relaxed general community quarantine may get a nod from the national Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID). Secretary Carlito…

IATF did not tackle appeal for MGCQ yet — Gwen

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A week since Cebu province formally appealed to be reclassified from general community quarantine (GCQ) to a modified GCQ, the Capitol said it had yet to hear any development on the request from…

Despite warning, Gwen to go on with plan to allow backriding in motorcycles

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Thursday, June 4, stood by with her decision to allow backriding on privately-owned motorcycles in the province. This despite a warning from the Department of Interior and Local…

Cebu congressmen back Garcia over backriding policy

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The representative of seven districts in the Province of Cebu have expressed support to the plans of Governor Gwendolyn Garcia to allow backriding in non-commercial motorcycles. First District Representative Eduardo Gullas Jr., Second…

Cebu Province logs 3 new COVID-19 cases

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Province logged three new COVID-19 cases on Friday, May 29, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia announced in a live press conference. Garcia said the two new COVID-19 patients are female and are 33 years old…

Maternity patients, newborn among new cases in Cebu

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Maternity patients — four women who recently gave birth — and one newborn baby are among the new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) logged in Cebu Province from May 15 to 17,…

1500 Cebu dialysis patients await Capitol protocols

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 1,500 renal or kidney patients in Cebu continue to await guidelines from the Capitol for the protocols that they will observe as they undergo dialysis sessions, mostly in Cebu City centers,…

Cebu records another triple-digit day of new COVID-19 cases

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu recorded on Saturday, May 2, 2020, another day of new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in three digits. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia announced in a virtual press conference on Saturday that the subnational…

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