Garcia tests negative for COVID-19

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has tested negative for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Capitol announced on Monday, August 10. Based on the test result posted by the Capitol news arm, Sugbo News,…

DOTr chief gives verbal OK to PUJ request — Gwen

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/20/2020

BARILI, Cebu — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said Transportation or (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade had given his verbal agreement to her request that traditional public utility jeepneys be allowed to return to their routes within Cebu province.…

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…

Galvez: ‘High chance’ for Cebu province’s appeal for MGCQ

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu province’s appeal to be reclassified to a more relaxed general community quarantine may get a nod from the national Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID). Secretary Carlito…

IATF did not tackle appeal for MGCQ yet — Gwen

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A week since Cebu province formally appealed to be reclassified from general community quarantine (GCQ) to a modified GCQ, the Capitol said it had yet to hear any development on the request from…

Police to strictly monitor no back riding policy

Alven Marie A. Timtim 06/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The policemen will also be strictly monitoring the no back riding policy after President Rodrigo Duterte turned down Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia’s request of allowing motorcycle back riding. Police Brigadier Albert Ignatius Ferro,…

Despite warning, Gwen to go on with plan to allow backriding in motorcycles

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Thursday, June 4, stood by with her decision to allow backriding on privately-owned motorcycles in the province. This despite a warning from the Department of Interior and Local…

Cebu congressmen back Garcia over backriding policy

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The representative of seven districts in the Province of Cebu have expressed support to the plans of Governor Gwendolyn Garcia to allow backriding in non-commercial motorcycles. First District Representative Eduardo Gullas Jr., Second…

Cebu province ‘officially’ appeals reclassification to MGCQ

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu provincial government has officially submitted this Monday, June 1, 2020, its appeal for the the national Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID or IATF) to reclassify…

Gwen to convene mayors again as Cebu Province prepares for MGCQ

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Friday, May 29, has announced that she will be meeting with all mayors again this Saturday, May 30 to discuss the province’s preparations for a modified general community…

Maternity patients, newborn among new cases in Cebu

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Maternity patients — four women who recently gave birth — and one newborn baby are among the new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) logged in Cebu Province from May 15 to 17,…

1500 Cebu dialysis patients await Capitol protocols

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 1,500 renal or kidney patients in Cebu continue to await guidelines from the Capitol for the protocols that they will observe as they undergo dialysis sessions, mostly in Cebu City centers,…

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