Gwen wants English back as main medium of instruction in public schools

Rosalie Abatayo 12/17/2019

CITY, Philippines — Starting School Year 2020-2021, public schools in Cebu province will be back at using English as the main medium of instruction from pre-school to senior high school. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said the present setup…

Gwen: Cebu traffic needs solutions, not a debate if it’s a ‘crisis’

Rosalie Abatayo 10/14/2019

CEBU CITY. Philipines — Metro Cebu’s traffic situation needs solutions, not debates on whether it is a “crisis.” Governor Gwendolyn Garcia made the remark as the Provincial Board declared a “traffic crisis” through a resolution on during…

Gov. Gwen visits acacia tree she planted 15 years ago in Carmen, Cebu

Alven Marie A. Timtim 10/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The acacia seedling that Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia planted in Barangay Caurasan in Carmen town Cebu, 15 years ago is now a fully grown tree. Garcia visited Barangay Caurasan, a mountain barangay located…

Cebu Capitol department heads told: get rid of ‘non-office items’ in budget

Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/03/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There will be no more “non-office” items in the proposed budget of Capitol department offices for 2020. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said she noticed several departments that had non-office items in their proposed 2020…

Commercial airport on Bantayan Island eyed

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/30/2019

Lawyer Steve Y. Dicdican, Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) general manager CDN File photo…

Gwen to discuss plans to ‘save CICC’ with Cortes

Rosalie Abatayo 07/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With the change in leadership in Cebu province and Mandaue City, what lies ahead for the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC)? Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said she was hoping to discuss with Mandaue City…

Garcia: Are school district meets really necessary?

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/20/2019

BOLJOON, Cebu, Philippines — Cebu Provincial Governor Gwendolyn Garcia will want to know the rationale behind district meets organized by the Department of Education (DepEd) Schools Division. Garcia said this amid the death of seven students and…

Garcia: Dump trucks should not be used as school buses

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/20/2019

BOLJOON, Cebu, Philippines — Cebu Provincial Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said that the dump truck, which fell off a road side cliff in Boljoon town killing nine individuals, was not an ideal vehicle for students being transported from…

Capitol to auction WT heavy equipment to pay for backfilling of excavated lot

Irene R. Sino Cruz 07/19/2019

CEBU CITY–Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia is considering auctioning of the equipment of WT Construction to pay for the backfilling of the excavated area beside the provincial Capitol. Garcia raised this possibility when asked who would pay for…

Cebu province to shoulder hospitalization, burial expenses of Boljoon accident victims

Irene R. Sino Cruz 07/19/2019

CEBU CITY — The Cebu provincial government will provide financial assistance to the victims of the Boljoon accident involving teachers and students. Calling the incident that claimed at least 9 lives a “tragedy, ” Governor Gwendolyn Garcia…

Garcia to invite judges, prosecutors in peace and order council

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Cebu provincial government is contemplating to include judges and prosecutors as members of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC). Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, in an interview on Thursday, July 11, said she planned…

Garcia orders permanent halt of resource center construction

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Is it now the end of the 20-story Cebu Provincial Resource Center project? Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, in her first executive order on Monday, July 1, has ordered for the “immediate stoppage and permanent…

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