Cebu governor rejects DILG ultimatum on masks

Ador Vincent Mayol 06/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia will not amend her order allowing the optional use of face masks in open and well-ventilated spaces in the province despite an ultimatum given by the Department of the…

Cortes to consult Local Health Board on Gwen’s face mask policy

Mary Rose Sagarino 06/18/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines- Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes will convene members of the Local Health Board next week to discuss Governor Gwendolyn Garcia’s policy on the optional wearing of face masks in open spaces. Cortes said he…

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…

Chan supports Gwen’s EO but would need to consult team before adopting it

Futch Anthony Inso 06/15/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan is in favor of Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia’s executive order making it optional the wearing of face masks in open and well-ventilated places. Chan, however, said that…

Año warns Garcia not to cause ‘undue injury, confusion’ with face mask rule

Christia Marie Ramos 06/15/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Outgoing Interior Secretary Eduardo Año warns Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia not to cause “undue injury and confusion” on the national government’s face mask policy, saying this indicates a violation of the country’s anti-graft law.…

Gwen stands by ‘optional’ face mask policy

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Monday, June 13, 2022, said she has no plans to junk her recent policy on face masks that sparked discussions and debates nationwide.  In an interview with ABS-CBN’s Noli de…

DILG policy on mask to prevail in Cebu – PNP

Nestle Semilla 06/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The director of the Central Visayas Police Regional Office assured his superiors in Camp Crame that the Cebu provincial police will abide by the directive of their boss, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, over the use of…

Comelec may proclaim Cebu Province winners on Tuesday afternoon

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – With only six localities that are yet to transmit their election results, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) may proclaim winners of the gubernatorial and vice gubernatorial races in Cebu Province on Tuesday afternoon,…

Partial and official tally: Gwen, Junjun maintain lead in Cebu province

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu province’s incumbent governor and vice governor continue to lead in the electoral race, based on the partial and official tally of the Commission on Elections here (Comelec-Cebu). As of 8:41 a.m. on…

Gwen, Junjun lead in partial and unofficial tally in Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu province’s top local chief executives seem headed for another three years at the Capitol.  Based on the partial and unofficial count of poll of the Comelec Transparency Media server, reelectionists Governor Gwendolyn Garcia and…

Environmental group calls Gwen, Mike ‘Destroyers of Mother Earth’

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/23/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Destroyers of Mother Earth.” This is what members of the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ) Cebu called Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia and Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama in a protest rally held…

Talisaynons revisit history with 77th Takas Sa Talisay, Kagawasan Sa Sugbo

Jewil Anne M. Tabiolo 03/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — History came to life once again during the 77th commemoration of the American landing on the shores of Talisay City that led to Cebu’s liberation from the shackles of imperial Japan. For two…

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