Cebu records another triple-digit day of new COVID-19 cases

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu recorded on Saturday, May 2, 2020, another day of new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in three digits. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia announced in a virtual press conference on Saturday that the subnational…

Work on swabbing ILIs, Gwen tells LGUs

Rosalie Abatayo 04/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has advised local government units (LGUs) in the province to keep track of getting swab samples from persons having influenza-like illnesses (ILIs) in their jurisdiction. Garcia said having the swab…

Gwen’s ECQ Update

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 04/05/2020

  It’s only a week since Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia placed the entire province under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) but if her daily updates on the status of the coronavirus outbreak in the province are any indication,…

Charges to be filed against fast food resto staff, client

Rosalie Abatayo 03/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Capitol will be filing charges against the manager and staff members of a fast food restaurant in Danao City and its client for hosting a party despite the prohibition of social gatherings.…

Resorts told: You can accept guests, but no beach activities

Rosalie Abatayo 03/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Resorts are not among the businesses that were ordered to temporarily close amid the threat of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). But they might be, the Capitol warns, if they tolerate the “social gatherings”…

Capitol limits number of basic goods a customer can buy

Rosalie Abatayo 03/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Do not buy more than what you need. This is the warning of the new provincial ordinance which now limits the number of goods a customer can buy at a time to prevent…

Will Cebu follow suit in declaring a lockdown?

Rosalie O. Abatayo 03/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Stricter protocols for social distancing and mobility are on the way for Cebu. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said the provincial government would come up with more stringent protocols, within the next 48 hours, to…

Cases mulled vs fire investigators, who said Frasco’s truck caught fire by ‘accident’

Rosalie O. Abatayo 02/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has asked the Provincial Legal Office (PLO) to look into possible charges that may be filed against the fire investigators in the Bureau of Fire Protection in San Francisco town,…

Gwen: Capitol, gov’t agencies should first study carefully ‘tourist ban’ plan

Rosalie Abatayo 01/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Before Cebu would proceed to ban any nationality in relation to the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said insights from all sectors and concerned government agencies must be taken into account…

Capitol to give P3 million to Cebu City government for Sinulog celebration

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu provincial government will be extending a P3 million financial assistance and other resources to Cebu City for the Sinulog 2020. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia met with representatives of the Sinulog Foundation  Inc.…

Gwen to dance with Alcoy’s Siloy Festival dancers in Sinulog 2020

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Governor Gwendolyn Garcia will be back on the Sinulog stage this January 19, 2020. The 64-year-old governor, this time, chose to make her comeback at the Sinulog ritual showdown with the dancers from…

Manila Water, Capitol dispute may end up in arbitration

Rosalie Abatayo 12/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Arbitration may be needed if the dispute between the Capitol and Manila Water Consortium Inc. (MWCI) within 30 days or until January 10, 2020. The period commenced when the Capitol served the Notice of…

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