Gwen says Cebu South Bus Terminal needs reengineering

Rosalie Abatayo 01/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu provincial government is now scouting for an alternative space that can temporarily host the buses that currently use the Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT) in N. Bacalso Avenue here. The temporary…

Napocor promises to help upgrade Camotes Island’s power distribution lines

Rosalie Abatayo 12/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It’s been 28 years since power distribution lines in Camotes Island were installed.  These lines never experienced any upgrade since. The presence of an already outdated single-phase distribution line is blamed for rotational…

Gwen: Let the LGU decide if students will be sent for Sinulog, Pasigarbo

Rosalie Abatayo 12/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Allowing students to participate in socio-cultural events like Sinulog and Pasigarbo sa Sugbo should be upon the discretion of their respective local government units, who will be funding their participation. This is the…

Reassessment on safety, structural integrity may be needed for government-owned offices in Cebu

Rosalie Abatayo 12/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Government offices do not run out of clients on a daily basis. So while these offices cater a lot of people everyday–be it employees or those who want to make transactions, the question…

Gwen assures 93-1 land swap dispute will be resolved soon

Rosalie Abatayo 12/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Despite a standing renegotiation on the 93-1 land swap deal, the Cebu Provincial Capitol assured the nearly 5,000 families living in the 32-hectare lots that the nearly three-decade dispute will be resolved soon.…

Gwen infers ‘conflict of interest’ in Manila Water JIA terms breach

Rosalie O. Abatayo 12/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —   Governor Gwendolyn Garcia is suspecting conflict of interest as the reason behind former Capitol officials “failure to protect the interest of the province” concerning the joint investment agreement of the provincial government and…

Gwen orders release of incentives for Capitol employees

Futch Anthony Inso 12/13/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has already ordered the Finance Department to release the Productivity Enhancement Incentives (PEI) of the employees of the Cebu Provincial Capitol. The order was made based on the Department of Budget…

Capitol: P218 million assistance to barangays unliquidated since 2015

Rosalie Abatayo 12/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Unless they will be able to liquidate the cash assistance previously disbursed to them by the Capitol, barangays in Cebu province may not receive assistance from the province. This is after Governor Gwendolyn…

Gwen: ‘No negotiation may salvage Manila Water JIA’

Rosalie Abatayo 12/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Negotiations to salvage the joint investment agreement for the bulk water supply project between the Cebu Provincial Capitol and Manila Water Consortium Inc. is already “off the table.” If Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia…

Gwen: Election postponement to provide continuity of service

Rosalie O. Abatayo 12/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Governor Gwendolyn Garcia believes the postponement of the barangay polls will bring stability in local government units. Garcia, in a press conference  this afternoon, December 9, said the development will bring continuity in…

Gwen to set guidelines to define what ‘help’  barangays can get from Capitol

Rosalie Abatayo 12/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Not all needs of the province’s 1,066 barangays can be sourced from the Capitol. This applies especially for barangays that have relatively high income, said Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia. Garcia said she will…

Metro, northern Cebu under Signal No. 1; Tisoy to draw nearest to Cebu on Monday afternoon

Rosalie Abatayo 12/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Metro Cebu and the entire northern Cebu is now under Tropical Storm Warning Signal No. 1. As of 5 p.m. advisory of Pagasa (Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration), Typhoon Tisoy is…

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