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…

Cebu province logs 13 new COVID-19 cases on June 3

Rosalie Abatayo 06/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of 13 new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was reported in Cebu province on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, in a press conference on Wednesday evening, said the…

Gwen orders sitio ‘checkpoints’ removed

Rosalie Abatayo 06/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Remove the barricades!” This is what Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said as she ordered the removal of all barriers and sitio (sub-village) checkpoints in Cebu province effective Tuesday evening, June 2, 2020. Garcia…

Garcia to implement through EO ‘time based discharge’ for Cebu province COVID patients

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has reiterated that the province is determined to shift to a “time-based” discharge policy for its coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients instead of waiting for a negative result from polymerase…

Without test, Cebu City workers not yet allowed to go to towns

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While the mandatory testing is not required for returning employees, without the test, freely going back and forth Cebu City may not come yet for workers who reside in the different towns and…

Gwen tells 19 LGUs to liquidate cash assistance from Capitol

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/12/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 19 local government units (LGUs) in Cebu are given until Wednesday, May 13, 2020, to liquidate their use of the cash assistance that they received from the Cebu provincial government…

Gwen to trace how beauty queen, boyfriend got past police checkpoints

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police officers who were manning the border checkpoints in the province may need to answer how beauty queen Maria Gigante and her Spanish boyfriend, Javier Castro, were able to sneak into over 80…

Quarantine, swab tests for to-be released inmates in Cebu Province

Rosalie Abatayo 04/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Amid jails being hounded by the threat of the coronavirus disease, inmates who are bound for release are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine and be tested for the viral infection before they…

Capitol downloads P373.2 M to LGUs for basic needs during ECQ

Rosalie Abatayo 04/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Cebu provincial government or the Capitol has already downloaded P373.2 million financial assistance to component local government units (LGUs) which they can use in the relief efforts during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).…

MCIAA assures foreigners due for repatriation follow protocols

Rosalie Abatayo 04/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) has assured that all foreigners that arrive in Cebu to board their repatriation flights have followed the proper protocols of the airport amid the coronavirus disease…

Garcia says mayors may issue quarantine passes to seniors

Rosalie Abatayo 04/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Despite Cebu Province’s 24-hour curfew for senior citizens and students, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia says town mayors may issue enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) passes to seniors if there is a need to. Garcia said…

Cebu Province to import Vietnam rice for ECQ relief

Rosalie Abatayo 04/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu provincial government plans to import rice supply from Vietnam to use in the relief assistance during the enhanced community quarantine. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said the province is looking to resort…

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