Ban on hogs, pork products from ASF-hit areas stays

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The ban on hogs and pork products coming from areas with reported African Swine Fever (ASF) infections will continue in Cebu.  Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said that the province will continue to abide with the executive…

Capitol eyes establishment of new bus terminal at SRP

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Provincial Government plans to put up a new bus terminal that will cater to routes covering both the northern and southern parts of the province. “We’re eyeing an integrated bus terminal…

PB OKs payment of P6.8M to Balili backfill material supplier

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial Board has authorized Governor Gwendolyn Garcia to pay the P6.8 million collectible of a construction and construction supply firm for the delivery of the backfill materials used in the development…

Capitol to shell out P24 M for Poro waterworks project

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu provincial government has committed P24 million of funding for a Level III waterworks system project in the municipality of Poro, which would benefit five barangays in the town located on Camotes…

Cebu Province ‘willing to help’ Cebu City but needs to close borders first

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has assured that the province is willing to help Cebu City “in any way” amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis but reiterates that it needs to close its borders…

Gwen Garcia, #NoToDoctorShaming trend on Twitter

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — #NoToDoctorShaming and Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia were trending topics on Twitter on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. This after the governor, in a Facebook Live presser, called out two young doctors who posted unfavorable…

Gwen orders strict border control with Cebu City anew

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The eased border restrictions for workers from the province travelling to Cebu City and back has proven to be shortlived. This as the Cebu provincial government will impose anew, starting this Friday, June…

No brgy, sitio lockdown without guv, RIATF nod

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Capitol has ordered component local government units (LGUs) to lift localized lockdowns in purok, sitio, or barangay levels that did not have an endorsement of the governor and the approval of the…

Garcia, RIATF contemplating ways to ‘do justice’ Talisay’s reversal to MECQ

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia and the regional Interagency Task Force (RIATF) are considering steps to clarify the national Interagency Task Force’s decision to revert the status of Talisay City from General Community Quarantine (GCQ)…

Time-based discharge starts for COVID-19 patients in Cebu province

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Observing a time-based discharge policy for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients in Cebu province has started. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said she has already asked the permission of Dr. Jaime Bernadas, the regional director of…

Gov. Garcia to re-appeal position on motorcycle backriding to Pres. Duterte

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While the Cebu Capitol’s initial move to allow backriding on motorcycles has not pushed through, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia says her appeal for the national government to permit backriding is not yet over. Garcia…

Backriding on non-commercial motorcycles to be allowed in Cebu province

Rosalie Abatayo 06/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Backriding on non-commercial motorcycles may soon be allowed within the territorial jurisdiction of Cebu province. This as Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia signed an executive order on Wednesday evening, June 3, 2020, which will…

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