Gov Gwen says defending Carmelite nuns of Cebu not political

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia clarified that her earlier statement publicly defending the Carmelite nuns of Cebu on the issue involving a scene in the movie “Maid in Malacañang” is not political. The governor…

Capitol to send aid to quake-stricken areas in Luzon

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/31/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Provincial Government has pledged to provide assistance to areas devastated by the 7.3-magnitude earthquake in Luzon. Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said in a text message sent to reporters that they are now…

Gwen proclaimed governor with ‘historic’ 1.4M votes

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Reelectionist Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia has won her bid for another three years at the Capitol after she was proclaimed winner of Cebu’s gubernatorial race on Tuesday evening, May 10. The Board of Canvassers…

Garcia gets backing from INC

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Reelectionist Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia has gained the endorsement of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC), her camp announced on social media on Tuesday, May 3. In a post on her official Facebook page,…

Gwen vows to continue programs, incentives for brgy workers if reelected

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – If given the chance to be reelected to the Capitol, incumbent Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia vowed to continue the programs her administration has implemented such as providing incentives to barangay workers. This was one…

Survey: Tumulak leads in Cebu City’s mayoralty race; Gwen in province

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/02/2022

(UPDATED) CEBU CITY, Philippines – If the elections were held on Tuesday, March 1, Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak would have been named as the new mayor while Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia would remain to serve her second…

#OdettePH: International aid pours in Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Assistance from foreign governments have started to pour in Cebu. The Israeli and Chinese governments have sent donations in kind to Cebu, which was severely affected by Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai). The…

Gov’t to regulate buying of fuel in Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Starting Wednesday, December 22, 2021, gas stations in Cebu province and its capital Cebu City will only load fuel directly to tanks in vehicles. This after the Cebu Provincial Government, Cebu City Government,…

Capitol to meet with banks to address long queues in ATMs

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia is expected to meet with executives from the country’s top banking firms to address long queues in automated teller machines (ATMs). “I will be calling a meeting with the…

SC upholds CA decision clearing Gwen over Balili property cases

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – “Justice has prevailed, as always.” This was the comment of Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on the Supreme Court (SC) ruling, affirming the decision of the Court of Appeals (CA) to dismiss the administrative…

Cebu Province eyes ‘simplified’ travel bubble with China, Japan, S. Korea

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu province is now looking forward to implementing a ‘travel bubble’ as one of its first steps to gradually resume international leisure travel. And the provincial government wants to simplify all requirements and…

Mandaue may lift face shields requirement

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/09/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines –Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes said they will discuss loosening or lifting the face shield requirement in the city. Cortes, however, said they will be asking for the guidance of the Inter-Agency Task Force…

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