Espinoza: Who to follow?

Tug-of-war is a popular parlor game in a big family or group in an outdoor setting. Two groups hold one end of the rope and the mighty and more powerful group who can pull the group to their side wins. The situation now between the Provine of Cebu and the IATF is like a tug-of-war […]

Cebu’s swab-upon-arrival policy gains more support

FIVE senators and a partylist representative have expressed support for Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia’s swab-upon-arrival policy for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs). In a statement, Sen. Joel Villanueva described Cebu’s policy as “a sensible, but science-based” way of screening travelers for coronavirus and “low-cost but highly effective.” “It is a kind […]

Gwen’s policy on int’l arrivals backed by 8 Cebu lawmakers

EIGHT lawmakers of Cebu Province signed a manifesto of support for the Provincial Government’s swab-upon-arrival policy and Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia’s stand on exercising local autonomy. They also urged the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases “to respect the rule of law, respect the Philippine Constitution and respect the local autonomy […]

Health secretary tasked to study Cebu’s policy on arriving travelers

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has ordered Health Secretary Francisco Duque III to study the Provincial Government’s guidelines and protocols on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) arriving at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA). This, after the President met with Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia and other Cebu officials in Malacañang on Monday night, May 31, […]