To-be moms urged to give birth in provincial hospitals

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has encouraged residents in Cebu province, especially expectant mothers or to-be moms, to first consider going to the provincial hospitals to give birth or  seek medical treatment before proceeding to…

Capitol’s relief goods for Mindanao earthquake victims still undelivered

Rosalie Abatayo 01/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The relief goods collected by the Capitol for the earthquake victims in Mindanao have not reached their beneficiaries since the start of the donation drive over two months ago. The Cebu provincial government…

DILG-7 reshuffles provincial and city directors

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Expect new leadership thrusts in the provincial and city offices of the Department of Interior and Local Government in Central Visayas (DILG-7). In a press statement, DILG-7 Director Leocadio Trovela, has announced the…

Gwen hikes Prov’l Board Members’ Local Assistance Fund from P5M to P10M in 2020

Rosalie Abatayo 12/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Each of the 17 members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan would already have P10 million of Local Assistance Fund (LAF), Governor Gwendolyn Garcia announced on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. This is twice the present…

Cebu PDRRMO gets P220M for 2020

Rosalie Abatayo 11/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Capitol will allocate P220 million of disaster management fund for 2020. Despite it’s downgrading, the  Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) saw an increase of P23 million in its current…

Mariano: Collaboration, police presence on streets needed to assure security, promote tourism

Rosalie Abatayo 11/15/2019

SIBONGA, Cebu, Philippines — The police should set out to the streets and collaborate with other law enforcers to establish their presence and prevent criminality Police Colonel Roderick Mariano, provincial director of the Cebu Police Provincial Office…

Capitol: P2.6-M school supplies overlooked, undistributed since 2017

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —At least P2.6 million worth of school supplies intended for public school graders were left undistributed since 2017, said the Provincial General Services Office (PGSO). Bernard Calderon, acting chief of PGSO, said their inventory…

Capitol to call for a summit to harmonize traffic management actions

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Capitol is planning to call for a traffic summit among the component local government units to harmonize traffic management efforts. Garcia said it would be necessary for the provincial government to step…

Capitol mulls turnover of Globe-donated New Life Center to DOH

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Provincial Government may not have the capacity to run an in-patient rehabilitation center for recovering severe drug dependents. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said she was “seriously considering” to turn over the management of…

LGUs urged to assess need to suspend classes; rough seas strand 300 passengers 

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The local government units (LGUs) of the province of Cebu are encouraged to proactively assess their localities if there is a need for them to declare a suspension of classes due to the…

Provincial Vet assures: No African Swine Fever in Cebu

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Provincial Veterinary Office has assured that the death of the 12 pigs of a backyard hog raiser in Carcar City is less likely related to the African Swine Fever (ASF). Dr. Rose…

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…

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