3 Cebuanos appointed as DOT’s high-ranking execs

MORE Cebuanos have joined the Department of Tourism now led by Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco, a Cebuana.Former Integrated Bar of the Philippines-Cebu City president Mae Elaine Bathan has been appointed undersecretary and chief of staff at the department.“My profound gratitude to Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco and Congressman Duke Frasco for their love, support, trust and confidence. I […]

Davide urges PB to craft measures to lessen impact of fuel crisis; Gwen to revive ‘Tindahan sa Kapitolyo’

CEBU Province’s top two officials are seeking ways to help Cebuanos cope with the effects of the ongoing fuel crisis.Vice Gov. Hilario “Junjun” Davide III urged members of the Provincial Board (PB) to craft measures to help their constituents cope with the fuel crisis’ effects, particularly on basic commodities.Davide made the call when the PB […]

New, old leaders take oath of office

Here are some highlights of the oath-taking ceremonies organized by incoming officials in Cebu just before they formally assumed office on July 1, 2022:NEW LAPU REP. Lapu-Lapu City Lone District Rep. Maria Cynthia “Cindi” Chan (center) says her oath of office before Regional Trial Court Lapu-Lapu City Executive Judge Joseph Stephen Ignacio during the city’s […]

Garcia to Año: Focus on real problems instead

FOCUS on crime prevention, illegal drugs and economic recovery rather than Cebu’s face mask policy.This was Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia’s message to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) secretary as their ongoing rift on her controversial executive order (EO) on making face masks optional in well-ventilated and open spaces continues.“It’s time to […]

Gabbi Garcia, Khalil Ramos unravel legend of shadow creatures in ‘Love You Stranger’

GMA Public Affairs proudly brings a story that merges mystery and romance with folklore and filmmaking via “Love You Stranger,” airing on GMA Telebabad beginning June 6.In their first-ever primetime TV series together, real-life Kapuso couple Gabbi Garcia and Khalil Ramos try to unravel the mystery surrounding the legend of a shadow creature.“Love You Stranger” […]

Proposed 93-1 deal hits snag

NEGOTIATIONS on the 93-1 land swap deal between Cebu City and Cebu Province have met another delay after the appraisal committee from both local government units (LGUs) did not agree with the value of the involved properties.Cebu City Councilor Raymond Alvin Garcia said on Monday, April 25, 2022, that he plans to meet with Gov. […]

Gwen, Mike tagged as ‘Earth destroyers’

CEBU Governor Gwendolyn Garcia and Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama were branded as “Destroyers of Mother Earth” (Dome) by progressive groups in Cebu during an Earth Day protest at Osmeña Boulevard in Cebu City on Friday, April 22, 2022.Teody Navea, secretary-general of Sanlakas-Cebu, said the protest aimed to call the attention of the government on […]

One Cebu endorses BBM-Sara; Leni supporters not worried

THREE weeks before the May 9, 2022 elections, Cebu’s administration party, One Cebu, has announced its endorsement of the presidential bid of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in the May 2022 elections.Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, who leads the party, said their decision came after weeks of extensive consultations and discussions with provincial, municipal and […]

BBM, Sara seek Gwen’s support

FORMER senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio openly courted Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia during the Governor’s Night of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) held at the Social Hall of the Cebu Provincial Capitol Friday, November 26, 2021. Marcos jokingly said in his speech that he was there, […]

One Cebu to decide national alliances ‘well after’ November 15

ONE Cebu will be deciding on its national candidates and alliances “well after” the deadline for the substitution of candidates on November 15, said Representative Pablo John “PJ” Garcia, One Cebu Secretary General. In response to questions about which party One Cebu will partner with and which candidates for national positions it will support in […]

Workers say no to air purifiers

A LABOR organization is appealing to Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia to reconsider the implementation of Executive Order (EO) 41-2021 which requires employees of air-conditioned and poorly ventilated establishments that are allowed to operate under general community quarantine (GCQ) to wear air purifiers. Partido ng Manggagawa-Cebu spokesman Dennis Derige said they will write to Garcia by […]

Pabling Garcia laid to rest

FORMER Cebu governor Pablo “Pabling” Garcia was laid to rest on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. Garcia died on Wednesday, Aug. 18. He was 95 years old. The funeral ceremony was limited to immediate family members in view of quarantine restrictions. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma presided over the mass at the Cosmopolitan Funeral Homes in Nivel […]

Cebu touts debt-free status, P211B assets

CEBU is now “debt free,” Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia proudly announced as the Province commemorated its 452nd Founding Anniversary on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021. “The Province of Cebu stands debt free, free of any loan or any financial obligation from any financial institution,” Garcia said, explaining that the Provincial Government already settled all its loans after […]