Ban on floating, fixed cottages on Cordova waters now in effect

Doris C. Bongcac 08/29/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — An order that prohibits the operation and use of illegal structures within the waters of Cordova town is now in effect. The Environmental Management Bureau in Central Visayas (EMB-7) is urging especially the…

Capitol intervenes: No more illegal cottages in Cordova

Futch Anthony Inso, Morexette Marie Erram 08/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu Provincial Government has intervened over the matter concerning illegal cottages in Cordova town in Mactan Island. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, released an Executive Order (EO) No. 19, reiterating…

50 contingents to join Pasigarbo sa Sugbo

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Almost all localities in Cebu have committed to joining the Pasigarbo sa Sugbo this August. It was revealed during the 1st General Assembly between the Cebu Provincial Government and the mayors that at least 50…

Gwen’s ‘small request’ to new admin: Close collaboration between Nat’l gov’t and Cebu province

Morexette Marie Erram 07/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—A close collaboration between the national government and Province of Cebu. This is Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia’s ’small request’ to the new administration led by President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. Garcia, in a virtual briefing,…

DILG gives Cebu gov’t 3 days to fix face mask rule

Dexter Cabalza 06/17/2022

The Cebu provincial government has until the weekend to amend its rule on making the wearing of face masks optional, the Department of the Interior and Local Government said on Thursday, June 16, 2022. Interior Secretary Eduardo…

As Cebu defies mask rule, DILG reminds LGUs to obey nat’l policy

Christia Marie Ramos 06/16/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Interior Secretary Eduardo Año reminded local government officials on Thursday, June 16, 2022, to follow orders from the national government in the wake of the move by Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia to make optional…

Gwen defends Soriano, hits Danao for accusing relieved director of ‘politicizing’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia came to the defense of former Cebu province police director, Col. Engelbert Soriano, days after the latter was relieved in what she hinted was a result of ‘politicizing’. During…

Cebu province stands ground on rationalizing use of face masks, challenges DILG to show proof on legal basis

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines–The clash between the national government and Cebu province continues nearly a week since the latter made wearing face masks an option in open spaces. Despite mounting pressure from the national government, the Capitol will…

Face mask requirement stays in Cebu City 

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Keep your masks on when in Cebu City.  Mayor Michael Rama said he will not yet be adopting the Executive Order (EO) of Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia that no longer requires the wearing…

1Cebu on BBM-Sara lead: ‘It’s a commitment to a fulfillment’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines— “It’s a fulfillment of a commitment.” This was how 1Cebu President and governor-elect Gwendolyn Garcia described the victory of the UniTeam tandem in Cebu province.  Garcia on Tuesday, May 10 congratulated former Sen. Bongbong…

Sea vessels for tourism now allowed to operate in 100% capacity

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Motor bancas and other sea vessels used for tourism-related activities in Cebu province have been allowed to operate in full capacity.  This after Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on March 1, 2022 signed Executive Order (EO) No.…

Sara Duterte on ‘One Cebu’ endorsement: Cebuanos have always been close to my heart

Neil Arwin Mercado 02/17/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Saying Cebuanos have always been close to her heart, Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte-Carpio thanked the Garcia family-led One Cebu Party for backing her vice presidential bid. One Cebu, which is the ruling…

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