Provincial News

2017: A year of serving more indigents
December 29, 2017 Friday

A total of 31,000 indigent patients from various towns benefited from the sponsored sectors program implemented by the Cebu Provincial Government in 2017. The program, carried out through the local government units (LGUs), was in line with the patients’ enrollment in the Philippine Health...


EMBRACING NEW LEARNINGS: Santander folks reap success in meat processing
December 29, 2017 Friday

In Cebu’s laid-back southern-most town of Santander, communities mostly depend on agriculture and fishing for livelihood. It is also in this quaint town where the skills training program of the Capitol’s Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) has reaped most success since it was launched over five...


‘Halad’ tour serves over 2000 seniors in Ronda town
December 28, 2017 Thursday

Despite work-packed schedule this Christmas, Cebu Governor Hilario P. Davide III and Vice Governor Agnes Magpale personally distributed packed goods to more than 2,600 senior citizens in Ronda town, Cebu during the holiday rounds of ‘Halad kang Lolo ug Lola’ program held last December 22,...


Capitol’s Paglaum scholars receive cash allowance
December 28, 2017 Thursday

In line with the promise of Governor Hilario P. Davide III to push for the education of Cebu's youth, at least 410 Paglaum Scholars of the Provincial Government received their allowance from the Capitol, which totaled to P3.075 million. The Capitol started distributing the scholars’ allowance...


Capitol’s tourism office to look into other tourism practices
December 22, 2017 Friday

Aside from eco-tourism, which is one of the current thrusts of the Capitol's Provincial Tourism Office, the department will be looking into the possibility of tapping other forms of tourism currently practiced in other countries. Provincial Tourism Office head Boboi Costas, who recently...


Capitol spreads Christmas joy, showcases first ‘Symphony of Lights’
December 22, 2017 Friday

Among the many firsts this year, Cebu Capitol successfully took center stage the merging of media and technology as it showcased "Paskohanong Kahayag: A Symphony of Lights", a synchronized living light attraction that runs all over Capitol's façade beginning December 20 up to December 31,...


Capitol gives P50k to cop shot during buy-bust operation
December 22, 2017 Friday

A check worth P50,000 was handed over by Gov. Hilario P. Davide III to the cop who was injured after he was shot during an anti-drug operation in Cordova town, Cebu. P01 Dennis Ybanez Valiente received P50,000 as financial assistance from the Provincial Government to help him with his medical...


Urduja ruined P171M in Cebu North agriculture, infra
December 22, 2017 Friday

In its December 22 morning report, the Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) said that an estimated total cost of agriculture and infrastructure damage wrought by typhoon Urduja in northern Cebu has risen to P171 million. Some P113M of this accounts for road...


Barangay animal health aides get cash incentives
December 22, 2017 Friday

Nearly 600 Barangay Animal Health Aide (BAHA) received their cash incentives from the Cebu Provincial Government during the first BAHA Provincial Congress held at the IEC Convention Center, Cebu City on Wednesday, December 20. From the previous P1,500, the Capitol increased the amount to P2,400...


Talisay City wins 2017 Sugbo Daygon contest
December 18, 2017 Monday

With angelic voices well-synched as they rendered a medley of Cebuano Christmas songs, members of the Talisay City College (TCC) chorale landed first place in this year’s Sugbo Daygon contest organized by the Cebu Provincial Government. The chorale representing Talisay City won in the...


PDRRMO empowers LGUs’ disaster management offices
December 15, 2017 Friday

With the aim of empowering disaster management offices in all local government units in Cebu, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office conducted a planning workshop to emphasize the importance of local responders during emergencies. The PDRRMO organized a three-day year-end...


Capitol opens new hospital building in Malabuyoc
December 15, 2017 Friday

Relentless in its pursuit of providing quality health services for the countryside, the Provincial Health Office (PHO) has made sure to open another new edifice for a Provincial Government-run district hospital before the year ends. Last Tuesday, Gov. Hilario P. Davide III and Vice Gov. Agnes...


Capitol builds disaster-resilient communities through purok system
December 12, 2017 Tuesday

To achieve the “zero casualty” goal when disasters strike, over 200 local disaster risk reduction management officers (LDRRMO) from various municipalities gathered for the third purok system learning conference. The conference aims to strengthen the purok system in localities by sharing...


FSTP farmer finds success in squash biz; helps others find feat
December 12, 2017 Tuesday

Success is not measured by the things you see, but on how one shares her blessings with others. For Camila Geralla, having a squash noodle business at the age of 66 is not an easy task. But with the help of her fellow members from the Boljoon Farmer-Scientists Association and her husband,...


Capitol trains farmers to scale-up cacao production
December 12, 2017 Tuesday

The Cebu Provincial Government is continuously finding ways to increase cacao production and build the Cebu Cacao Road Map. Since November last year, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) has conducted cacao trainings to 1,221 farmers in 20 cities and...