Gatchalian denies discussing politics with Gwen, only Covid-19

Mae Fhel Gom-os 07/16/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Senator Sherwin “Win” Gatchalian has denied discussing any politics-related topics during his courtesy visit to Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Friday afternoon, July 16, 2021. When asked if he was discussing with…

Malacañang’s decision to reject Gwen’s appeal expected –PB member

Mae Fhel Gom-os 07/02/2021

CEBU, Philippines — Cebu Provincial Board Member John Ismael Borgonia said he is not surprised and, in fact, expected Malacañang’s decision to reject the appeal of Cebu Governor Gwendolyn “Gwen” Garcia to the national Inter-Agency Task Force…

Garcia’s request to IATF: Allow Cebu policies to apply to Cebu residents

Dyrecka Letigio 06/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia is appealing to the national Interagency Task Force (IATF) to allow the policies of Cebu for Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) to apply to Cebu residents only. Garcia said that…

Violators of Swab-Upon-Arrival rule warned: You may face admin, criminal charges

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn on Monday, June 21, gave a stern warning to government agencies and stakeholders that they might face administrative and criminal charges should they violate the Swab-Upon-Arrival rule here.  Garcia announced…

IATF’s order for military to strictly enforce its arrival protocols hit

Mae Fhel Gom-os 06/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Provincial Board Member, lawyer John Ismael “Jimbo” Borgonia said there is nothing they can do anymore with the protocols on arriving passengers from abroad after the National Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) issued…

Provincial Board set to invite IATF members, experts

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The legislative body of the provincial government in Cebu is ready to meet the medical experts and members of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF). Cebu 3rd…

Año: National gov’t can ‘override’ Cebu ordinance

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Can the national government override Cebu’s ordinance that created its Swab-Upon-Arrival policy? For Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año, yes. Año, during the Senate hearing on the national government’s vaccination campaign and…

Provincial Board excited to meet IATF experts

Mae Fhel Gom-os 06/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Third District Board Member, lawyer John Ismael Jimbo Borgonia said they would love to hear directly from the medical experts to be sent here by the national government on their scientific basis…

Mandaue City to help OFWs, ROFs affected by IATF’s arrival protocols

Mary Rose Sagarino 06/15/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Government is willing to help Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROF) from Mandaue who will be affected by the national government’s directive to enforce the IATF’s arrival…

Cebu will stick with Swab-Upon-Arrival policy

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—It’s still a status quo on swab policies for arriving Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROF) and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) here in Cebu. A day after Malacañang announced that President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the province to…

Gwen invites IATF consultants to present data before Cebu board members

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Provincial Government is inviting consultants and experts of the national government’s anti-COVID task force to present their data before local lawmakers here. Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, during the Senate Hearing on Tuesday,…

DOH-7: We did not defy IATF protocols

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local health officials here continue to defend Cebu’s Swab-Upon-Arrival policy amid orders from President Rodrigo Duterte for the province to follow protocols from the national government’s anti-COVID task force. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche,…

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