Tourism seen as basis for drawing investment to La Union province

LA UNION province needs to leverage its strengths as a tourism destination in order to broaden its potential as an investment destination, a Board of Investments (BoI) official said. BoI Executive Director Bobby G. Fondevilla said at a recent investment policy briefing webinar that La Union’s broader potential rests on its current strengths in tourism. […]

Gwen faces ‘grave misconduct’ complaint over Covid response

PARTY-LIST group Sanlakas has filed a complaint for grave misconduct and gross neglect of duties against reelectionist Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia before the Office of the Ombudsman Visayas, for her alleged failed response to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic that has led to the death of 2,504 individuals in the province. Teodorico Navea, secretary-general of […]

Davide to Cebu residents: Don’t be picky on Covid-19 vaccines

CEBU Vice Gov. Hilario “Junjun” Davide III encouraged his constituents to get vaccinated and avoid choosing particular vaccine brands. Davide gave the reaction after reading SunStar Cebu’s report that some residents in Asturias town are refusing to get vaccinated as the town’s vaccination personnel are using the China-based Sinovac vaccine to inoculate the residents. Davide […]

Dole 7 to employers: Dialogue with workers on air purifier requirement

OFFICIALS of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Central Visayas urged owners of essential establishments in Cebu Province to hold a dialogue with their employees on how they can implement Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia’s order to wear air purifiers. Garcia’s Executive Order (EO) 41-2021, which places Cebu Province under general community quarantine until Sept. […]

Malilong: Rising Covid-19 deaths

WHEN the first Covid-19 cases were discovered in Cebu City last year, we seriously considered temporarily relocating to Boljoon, a little over a hundred kilometers south of the city, to ride out the storm. It was safer there, we thought. Our professional commitments, however, held us back. Two family members are medical doctors and they […]

Cebu’s Covid-19 cases still high

There is no sign yet that the Covid-19 cases in Cebu Island are slowing down, as two more municipalities are now under a modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). Malacanang has also extended the MECQ status of the cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu until September 7, 2021. Santander town in the south and Sogod in […]

Over 500 dead in 15 days in Cebu

CEBU passed a grim milestone Sunday when deaths from coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on the island province breached 500 for just the first 15 days of August. The day also saw Covid-19 active cases soar to unprecedented levels. According to the Department of Health 7’s latest case bulletin, the whole Cebu recorded 10 deaths on […]

Wearing of air purifiers ‘additional burden’ to PUV drivers, conductors

THE Pagkakaisa ng mga Samahan ng Tsuper at Operators Nationwide (Piston) Cebu said the new policy requiring public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers and conductors in Cebu Province and Cebu City to wear personal air purifiers is an “additional burden” for the already suffering drivers and conductors. “Ang kana nga policy para namo, tungason ug dili […]

11 LGUs placed on MECQ

EIGHT towns and three component cities in Cebu Province have been placed under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) with heightened restrictions starting Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021 due to their increasing number of active Covid-19 cases. The Cebu Provincial Government has placed the towns of Consolacion, Liloan, Cordova, Minglanilla, Sibonga, Samboan, Argao and Oslob and the […]

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 […]

Converge co-founders commit to help make Cebu a world-class digital province

CONVERGE ICT Solutions Inc. CEO and co-founder Dennis Anthony Uy, along with his wife, Converge president and co-founder Grace Uy, and key officers paid a courtesy call to Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia to express the company’s commitment to the development of Cebu into a world-class digital province with the roll-out of its fiber broadband services. […]