Gwen remains COVID-free

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia tested negative of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Capitol announced. Sugbo News, the provincial government’s media arm, posted on Wednesday, March 17, that Garcia’s real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)…

Garcias file criminal cases vs doctors for medical negligence

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Garcias, one of the most prominent and influential political families in Cebu, have filed criminal cases against two doctors who attended the late Barili Mayor Marlon Garcia. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, Cebu 3rd…

In Photos: Gwen reopens tourism activities in Malapascua Island

Doris C. Bongcac 11/23/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Governor Gwendolyn Garcia led the reopening of tourism activities in Malapascua Island that is part of Daanbantayan town in northern Cebu on Sunday, November 22. She also inaugurated the new covered court in…

Garcia: Cebu needs to transition to face-to-face classes

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Provincial Governor Gwendolyn Garcia supports the gradual return of face-to-face classes in Cebu province and is in consonance with the request of the  League of Municipalities in Cebu (LMP-Cebu) to the Department…

Garcia: We have to abide by COA recommendations

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia says the Capitol will continue to recover the properties disposed of during the previous provincial administration that the Commission on Audit (COA) cited in its 2019 audit report as…

Gwen on ‘tuob’ critics: It is still a democracy

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said the country was still a democracy and people should have the choice whether or not they would practice “tuob,” the traditional health regimen that she had endorsed to…

Capitol to purchase 100 oximeters

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu provincial government is planning to purchase 100 oximeters, a noninvasive device that measures the oxygen level of a person, for the rural health units of the towns in the province and…

Cebu logs 121 new COVID-19 cases

Rosalie Abatayo 05/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of 121 new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were added to Cebu’s tally on Monday, May 11, 2020. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, in a virtual presser on Monday afternoon, said…

Gwen to mayors: Help constituents find assistance from other gov’t agencies aside from SAP

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Poor and vulnerable families that will not be able to avail of the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s  (DSWD) Social Amelioration Program (SAP) may still receive assistance from other government agencies. In…

Gwen: Prioritize ‘poor and helpless’ in aid distribution during ‘lockdown’

Rosalie Abatayo 03/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The “poor and the helpless” would be the priority of food packs and assistance that the local government units in Cebu province would extend amid the span of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).…

Gwen wants bagsakan centers in localities to combat ‘overpricing’ of basic goods

Rosalie Abatayo 03/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Bagsakan centers will be set up in the different towns and cities of the province to ensure food security amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) threat. The bagsakan centers are makeshift markets where basic…

Why Gwen, Capitol wanted Barangay Luz lot cleared

Rosalie Abatayo 03/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Fighting cocks and not fire victims occupy most of the Capitol-owned lot in Barangay Luz in Cebu City. This is one of the reasons the Capitol wanted to clear the lot of structures.…

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