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Our Cebu Program 2018: Partners Conference & Awarding Ceremony

Cebu Gov. Hilario P. Davide III and Vice Gov. Agnes A. Magpale awarded the outstanding puroks, barangays, municipalities and cities during the Our Cebu Program 2018 Partners Conference and Awarding Ceremony at the Grand Convention Center of Cebu on Tuesday, Dec. 4. This year is different from the past years because the local government units were categorized as bronze, silver, gold and platinum awardees. Barangay Nailon of Bogo City won the platinum award for the barangay category, while the cities of Naga and Bogo won the same award for the city/municipal category.

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4th Emergency Responders Congress

As part of the efforts of Gov. Hilario P. Davide III’s administration to constantly equip and update emergency personnel with the ability to address complex threats of disaster, the Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) conducted its 4th Emergency Responders Congress last Aug. 29 to 31.

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Inauguration of the new multi-purpose building in Dumanjug

Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III led the inauguration and blessing of the new P8.2 million worth multi-purpose building at Don Dionisio Jakosalem Plaza in Barangay Poblacio, Dumanjug, Cebu last Aug. 23. With the governor in the activity were Cebu’s 7th District Rep. Peter John Calderon, Provincial Board Members Christopher Baricuatro and Gerome Librando, Mayor Guntrano Gica, Vice Mayor Rainero Asentista, village chiefs and the Municipal Hall department heads. During the activity, the Municipal Government of Dumanjug also distributed financial assistance to at least 30 barangays. Of these barangays, 14 got P1 million each, while the 16 other barangays received P150,000 each as financial assistance. Gica said that the distribution of the financial assistance is a fulfillment of his promise to help the town’s villages. The mayor also thanked the administration of Davide and Vice Gov. Agnes A. Magpale for their continued support to the municipal government. He said that the Capitol gave P10 million in cash assistance for the road concreting of the barangays. Davide, in response, assured Dumanjug that the Province will continue to extend assistance for the development of the town.

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Cebu Journeys 2018

The Cebu Provincial Government, through the Cebu Provincial Tourism Office, launched today its 3-day travel fair dubbed as “Cebu Journeys.” Visit the Capitol Social Hall and Dome to get to know more about Cebu’s attractions and local products, as well as have the chance to grab travel packages during this affair, which runs from Aug. 28 up to Aug. 30. Mrs. Jobel Angan-Davide, First Lady of the Province, together with Japan Consul General Chiharu Tsuruoka, Korean Consul General Oh Sungyong, DOT 7 Director Shalimar Tamano, and People's Republic of China Consul General Shi Yong lead the ribbon-cutting ceremony that officially kicks off the 3-day travel fair, which was attended by local government executives and other dignitaries. Capitol tourism officer Boboi Costas earlier said that the travel fair is a way for the Province to articulate its Six-Key Development Agenda, by recognizing the role of local government units and communities in tourism and countryside development and tapping them as part of the celebration.

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4th Farmers' Day

Gov. Hilario P. Davide III distributed at least P1.5 million worth of agri-machineries and farm equipment to farmers' associations in 46 towns this morning during the 4th Farmers' Day at the Capitol. The event was part of the Cebu Provincial Government's month-long celebration of the 449th founding anniversary of Cebu Province.

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Cebu Province449th Founding Anniversary Opening Ceremonies

The month-long celebration for the 449th founding anniversary of the Province of Cebu kicked-off this morning with the flag-raising ceremony led by Gov. Hilario P. Davide III, Vice Governor Agnes Magpale, and the Provincial Board members, as well as the Capitol’s department heads. Mayors of Cebu’s towns and cities also graced the event to raise the flags of their respective localities. After the flag-raising, the officials proceeded to the opening of the Tabo sa Kapitolyo: Agri-fishery trade fair, where native delicacies and products from LGUs in Cebu are sold starting today until August 6.

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Halad Alang Kang Lolo ug Lola

A total of 2,009 senior citizen residents of ten barangays in Santander, Cebu received gift packs of 3 kilos of rice, canned goods and a box of milk from the Province through the "Halad Alang Kang Lolo ug Lola" program last Friday, April 7, 2017. The distribution was led by Vice Gov. Agnes A. Magpale, Mayor Marilyn S. Wenceslao, and 2nd District Provincial Board (PB) Member Hon. Jose Mari D. Salvador.

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Distribution of relief assistance for el niño affected families

The Provincial Government of Cebu in coordination with the Local Government Unit of Borbon distributed relief assistance to El Niño affected families. A total of 995 individuals for the entire 19 barangays in Borbon received assistance.

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Repacking for TS Ruby Victims

Cebu Provincial Capitol employees and citizen volunteers helped repacking relief goods for the vicims of typhoon Ruby

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National Youth Commission Vis-Min Conference

National Youth Commission Visayas-Mindanao visited Cebu PDRRMC as part of their consultative conference on youth participation in disaster risk reduction and management

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Capitol Christmas Lighting Ceremony

Capitol employees watched as the Provincial Officials turned on the capitol facade Christmas lights last December 1, 2014.

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Bangus Harvest in Pinamungajan

The Cebu Provincial Government harvested more than 300 kilos of bangus in its fishery farm in Barangay Pandacan, municipality of Pinamungahan last October 24. An estimated 600 kilos more of bangus are due for harvest next week. But the management said they can no longer hit their harvest target of seven tons for this year. - See more at:

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Digital Tourism - Samboan

The Municipality of Samboan opened its Digital Tourism last September 30, 2014 in coopertion with Cebu Province,Smart Communications, and InnoPub.

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A.I. Improves Farmer's Lives

Cebu livestock farmers are feeling the benefits of the Provincial Government's Artificial Insemination (AI) Program.

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Tabogon Barangay Anti-Drugs Addiction Council (BADAC)

Tabogon town, north Cebu formally activates its Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC) for each of the town’s barangays. Cebu Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Commission (CPADAC) Executive Director Joey Herrera assured BADACs that the Province is willing to help and assist in their efforts to curb illegal drug activities in their respective barangays.

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Gov. Davide visits Mrs. Mirambel

Governor Davide visits Mrs. Mirambel at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center to personally check on her condition after the accident in Bogo City involving a Province-owned vehicle

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Tree Planting - September 2014

The Cebu Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) initiated a tree planting activity last September 13, 2014 at Naga City.

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Medical Mission - September 12, 2014

Residents of Barangay Biga, Toledo City benefited the Medical - Dental Mission, Feeding Program and Free Haircut together with the Cebu Provincial Government and the Philippine Navy last September 12, 2014.

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Liga ng mga Barangay - Mandaue Chapter Service Vehicles

Liga ng mga Barangay Mandaue Chapter received two (2) Toyota Grandia vans last September 11, 2014.

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Ambulance and Service Vehicles  - September 11, 2014

Blessing and turn over ceremony of brgy. ambulances and service vehicles

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Naga Mass Wedding

More than a hundred couples in the city of Naga realized their dreams to finally march on the aisle of matrimony. At least 173 couples in 28 city barangays benefited from the mass wedding ceremony last September 3 at St. Francis de Assisi Parish. The mass wedding is a yearly activity sponsored by the city government of Naga led by Mayor Valdemar Chiong.

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The Capitol Muzikmakers

After a hiatus of a little over a decade, a musical group at the Cebu Provincial Capitol once again rises up to the challenge of playing beautiful music before co-workers and guests alike. With a variety of song genres up its sleeves, from the 60s to the 90s ballads and fast tunes, hip-hop, mild rock and the latest hits, the Capitol Muzikmakers exerts efforts to stock up more songs whenever time allows.

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2014 Haladaya Festival

Nine months have passed since super typhoon Yolanda hit the northern part of Cebu, including the municipality of Daanbantayan. However, the resilience of the town remains strong amidst adversity. “United with the Almighty God’s unceasing guidance and blessing, the Kandayan-ons have shown their natural resiliency and extraordinary ability to rise from the rubbles of Yolanda as we never wavered in our belief that we can survive, and not just survive, but be better than we were before,” said Mayor Augusto D. Corro in his fiesta message.

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Job Fair (August 23, 2014)

The two-day holiday last Aug. 21 and 25 failed to lure job hunters into making a long trip home in their towns. Instead, many joined in the local job fair ­­­­at the Capitol Social Hall held last Aug. 24. More than 1,000 job seekers have participated in the event, hoping to find their respective places in any of the 34 firms recruiting qualified applicants. Of the 1,107 applicants, 604 were females and 503 males. Around 1,073 of them who underwent interview. Some 883 of the applicants were considered for final interview.

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1st Capitol Media Night

Cebu media personalities spent a night of fun and music at Cebu Capitol’s first Media Night last August 14, dubbed as “Songhits sa Capitol”.

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Halad sa Kabataan

The Province of Cebu through the Provincial Council for the Welfare of Children (PCWC) launched three competitions for elementary and secondary schoolchildren. This is in cooperation with the Department of Education – Cebu Province and the different city divisions around the province.

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Cebu's 445th Founding Annversary-Sayaw sa Dekada '80 [Capitol Employees Event]

Cebu's 445th Founding Annversary-Sayaw sa Dekada '80 [Capitol Employees Event]

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Aqua-Marine Products Trade Fair and Exhibit

Cebu Province launched its first Aqua-Marine Products Trade Fair and Exhibit on May 26 in front of BAEX building within the Capitol compound.

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New AFP CentCom Commander visited the Governor

Newly installed Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command Chief Major Gen. John Bonafos paid Governor Hilario P. Davide III (Junjun) a courtesy call.

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Myanmar President Donates 14M Kyats worth of Relief Goods

Earlier this morning, Cebu Provincial Governor Hilario P. Davide III and Vice-Governor Agnes A. Magpale welcomed the arrival of Myanmar President Thein Sein at the Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) with the rest of the ministers of Myanmar Government. There were 61 delegates including their president.

Pasko sa Kapitolyo 2013

Christmas tree and nativity scene were lighted up at the Cebu Provincial Capitol led by Gov. Hilario P. Davide III together with Vice-Governor Agnes A. Magpale and several Provincial Board Members.

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General Santos City donates 1M to Cebu Province

The City Government of General Santos through City Budget Officer John Philip G. Quimosing extended 1M to Cebu Province as financial aid for those affected by the earthquake that hit #Cebu last October 15, 2013.

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Capitol starts crop rehab efforts in Bantayan Island

The Cebu Provincial Government kicked off its agricultural rehabilitation efforts in Bantayan Island, distributing thousands of seeds to 400 farmers in a ceremony last Thursday at Barangay Kabac, municipality of Bantayan.

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Biggest shipment of medical supplies arrive in Cebu

Governor Hilario P. Davide III welcomed the largest emergency airlift of 200,000 pounds of medical supplies from a US-based medical aid organization on Monday, November 25.

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Send-off of Israeli Humanitarian Mission

Israeli Humanitarian Mission gets a send-off ceremony initiated by Central Command (CENCOM) Major General John Bonafos gave the Award of Military Civic Action Medal to Colnel Shai Brovender, IDF Military Attache to the Philippines. Governor Hilario P. Davide III (Junjun) together with Vice-Governor Agnes Magpale attended the event.

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Mass Oath-taking of Newly Elected Brgy. Officials in Pinamungajan

Governor Hilario Davide III together with Vice Governor Agnes Magpale, 3rd District Board Member Gigi Sanchez-Zaballero, Vice Mayor Ma. Honeylette Yapha-Lingad, Municipal Councilor Jeffrey Anthony Yapha and Hon. Geraldine Yapha gathered to attend the mass oath-taking ceremonies in Pinamungajan today.

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Iligan City doles out 500K to Cebu Province

Iligan City Mayor Celso G. Regencia donates 500K to Cebu Province as financial relief assistance to the people who were adversely affected by the earthquake last October 15, 2013.

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) visits the Governor

The local government units (LGUs) should be given a major role when the national government starts crafting its national rehabilitation framework for the typhoon-hit areas in the country. This is what the business sector said to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Representative Shanaka Jay Peiris, whose agency offered advisory and technical assistance in the formulation of reconstruction policy of the national government.

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Chinese Ambassador visited the Capitol

Governor Hilario P. Davide III (Junjun) receives Chinese Ambassador Ma Keqing together with Chinese Consul General in Cebu Zhang Weiguo and former Ambassador to China Francisco Benedicto during the Courtesy Call at the old Legislative Session Hall last November 22,2013.

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Mass Oath-taking of newly elected barangay officials in Tuburan

Gov. Hilario Davide III leads mass oath-taking of newly elected and re-elected Barangay Officials in the Municipality of Tuburan. Municipality Mayor Democrito Diamante and SB members were all present in the ceremony.(HMR/PIO-CEBU)

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French Gov’t delivers € 2million relief goods to PH

Moved by what they saw on Television as a “huge disaster,” the French Government sent €2 million worth of relief equipment and emergency goods for northern Cebu and Tacloban City.

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Capitol, Bogo City grateful for Israel

With their relation already acknowledged as historical, the Israeli Government’s aid to the typhoon-ravaged northern Cebu has ushered in a deeper weave of friendship and collaboration for the future.

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Israeli Fleet to set up base in Bogo to aid northern Cebu towns

Governor Hilario P. Davide III (Junjun) also met Menashe Bar On, Israeli Ambassador to the Philippines and Chaim Choshen, director of South and South East Asia Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel at the base operation of the Philippine Air Force on Thursday, November 14.

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Indonesian aid is on the way for Visayas Yolanda victims

Three C-130 planes from the Indonesian Government loaded with relief goods have also landed at the Mactan Benito Ebuen Airbase on Thursday November 14. Governor Hilario Davide III formally received the goods from the Indonesian Government represented by Yohanes Kristiarto Soeryo Legowo, Indonesian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

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12 Gen Sets Labeled and Ready for Dispatch Cebu

As soon as Capitol engineers and Filmon Hardware, Inc. tested and checked the 12 brand new generator sets, PGSO labeled the units and are all set to be send to the northern areas of Cebu. These gen sets will be used to energize the water systems of municipalities affected by the super typhoon Yolanda. Gen set recipients are: Pilar, San Francisco, Poro, Tudela in the Camotes group of islands; Madridejos, Bantayan, and Sta. Fe in Bantayan Island; Daanbantayan, Medellin, San Remigio, Bogo City, and Tabogon in the mainland northern Cebu.

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Relief Operations in Capitol

A compilation of Imagery of volunteers help in repacking relief goods at the Capitol. These relief goods are to be distributed to the northern towns of #Cebu which were devastated by the super typhoon #YolandaPH last November 8, 2013. Cebu Provincial Government started its relief operations the day after the typhoon hit northern Cebu.

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Mass Oath-taking of Newly Elected Barangay Officials in Barili

Governor Hilario Davide III urged the newly-elected 16 barangay captains including barangay kagawads in the municipality of Barili to strengthen their local disaster risk reduction and management committee.

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PDRREM Clearing Operations Team Deployed Right After the Typhoon

Right after the super typhoon #YolandaPH that hit Visayas area last November 8, Gov. Hilario P. Davide III arrived at the Provincial Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Management - Cebu Province (PDDREMO) and directed the team led by Neil Snachez to proceed with the clearing operations in northern Cebu. Super typhoon Yolanda slammed into land over Daanbantayan town in Cebu at around 9:40 AM which resulted to massive damages to properties in most northern areas of Cebu and left hundreds of families homeless.

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Contingency meeting with top corps. preparing for typhoon Yolanda

Telecommunication companies (SMART,GLOBE & PLDT), Electric and Water Companies, Utilities and Contractors together with Governor Hilario Davide III and Vice Governor Agnes Magpale had discussed their contingency plans for the incoming typhoon #YolandaPH

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PSWDO Report as of Nov 10-12

PSWDO Report: List of relief goods deployed per municipality from Nov 10-Nov 12, 2013.

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Super typhoon Yolanda - Aerial Views of Destruction

The aerial images of the areas impacted by super typhoon Yolanda. This was photographed last Saturday, November 9, this covers the northern part of Cebu. High resolution images for press releases are available upon request. Just PM and address your request to Ms. Ethel Natera with your email address. Thank you. Aerial photos by Clark Pelaez.

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Cancer NGOs to bring Pink October awareness in CPDRC dance show

The Cebu Cancer Fight Inc. and I Can Serve Foundation will make a special appearance with the world-famous dancing inmates at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC).

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Capitol delivers relief to Bohol

The Cebu Provincial Government turned-over relief goods to some local government units in Bohol, which were heavily affected by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit the province more than a week ago.

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Chong Hua Hospital doles out 1M to Cebu Province

Asociacion Benevola de Cebu, Inc. Chairman Mr. Victoriano S. Go together with Chong Hua Hospital President Mr. Lim Liu and Chief Operation Officer/ Medical Director Dr. Helen Po donates 1M to Cebu Province for earthquake victims.

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Sacred Heart Men's Association donate 500K to Cebu Province

Sacred Heart Men's Association, Inc. extended P500k to Cebu Province as financial aid for those affected by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit the province last October 15, 2013.

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Albay doles out 500K to Cebu Province

Cash assistance was handed over to Governor Hilario P. Davide III (Junjun) and Vice-Governor Agnes Magpale by Albay officials, Board Member Ralph Andes and Sto. Domingo Mayor Herbie Aguas in behalf of Governor Joey Sarte Salceda.

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Davao City Mayor donates 4.5M to Cebu Province

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte extends financial aid to 6 municipalities (Argao,Boljoon, Dumanjug, Minglanilla, Sibonga ,Tabogon) and 3 cities (Mandaue, Toledo and Talisay ) that were affected by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Cebu Province.

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Overseas Job Fair

Job applicants troop at the parking lot of the Capitol compound where the Overseas job fair was held on Sunday, Oct. 20. The said activity was held at the said area due to the recent strong earthquake that needs the Capitol building to be checked for the safety of the occupants.

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SM Prime Holdings donates 5M to Cebu Province

SM Prime Holdings, Inc. President, Hans Sy donated 5M to Cebu Province as a sign of solidarity with the people of Cebu. The said financial assistance is intended for Province's relief efforts for evacuees, clearing operations, as well as rebuilding and rehabilitation of earthquake affected areas.

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Business as Usual in Cebu Provincial Capitol

Cebu Province is business as usual. Tent-city atmosphere at the Cebu Capitol back parking area just to deliver basic services (due to temporary closure-for-inspection of the Executive and Legislative buildings) after the earthquake.

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President Aquino visits Cebu Province

President Benigno Simeon Aquino visits Cebu Province today with other cabinet members. They earlier had a brief meeting with Governor Hilario Davide III and made visits in some areas that were badly hit Cebu by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that happened yesterday morning. Along with Governor Davide, several public officials were also there.

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Distribution of Books in Danao City

The Cebu Provincial Government through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office distributes Mother Tongue- Based Multilingual Education Books for Grade II students in four district schools of Danao City.

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Mega Cebu Board Meeting

The Metro Cebu Development Coordinating Board (MCDCB) hold their fourth quarter meeting hosted by the City Government of Cebu

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Hunat Sugbu Triathlon & Sangka sa Kaha goes to Oslob

In cooperation with the Cebu Provincial Government and Municipality of Oslob held the Hunat Sugbu Triathlon. Meanwhile, Sangka sa Kaha; a friendly cook-out competition that highlights Oslob’s specialty, Podrida, a coconut recipe with a couple of fillings – either pineapple or mango

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Anti-drug commission honors PIB cops for successful operation

The Cebu Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Commission (CPADAC) honored 12 cops of the Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB)-Cebu Provincial Police Office for nabbing a known drug pusher in Canhabagat, Medellin.

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Capitol holds Stakeholders' Consultative Summit

Capitol holds Stakeholders' Consultative Summit last October 2 in pursuant to the new administration's agenda for the Province of Cebu. The participants, who are mostly mayors in the towns and component cities, shared their inputs about the programs and projects that the province should focus on. The Summit is a realization of Governor Davide's bottom up approach. It opens up the stakeholders to identify the urgent issues that they need the capitol to prioritize as well as to help capitol solve the problems by offering plan of actions.

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RCC Mandaue North Ceremonial Turnover of Wheelchair Donation

Governor Hilario P. Davide III (Junjun) together with the Rotary Club of Mandaue North signed the memorandum of agreement stating that the latter would give out sixteen wheelchairs to help district hospitals of the Province of Cebu

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STRAW Bill Consultation

The National Youth Commission (NTC) held a consultation on the Students' Rights and Welfare (STRAW) bill, which is participated by the representatives from student councils of the different colleges and universities as well as youth-interest organizations in Cebu City.

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Mactan Cebu Bridge Mgt Donor Contract Signing

The signing of contract for the Mactan Cebu Bridge with Ms. Susan C. Mangalindan, President and COO of JKJ Media Services, Inc.

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Cebu ODRREM Recognition Rites

The Cebu Provincial Government together with the Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Management - Cebu Province acknowledges those involved during the said Humanitarian Response Operations from both the government and the private sectors during the Recognition Rites held at the Provincial Social Hall

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Mass Burial of 2Go Unidentified Passengers

The remains of 46 unidentified victims of the ship collision tragedy in Talisay City were temporally buried in Barangay Caretta Cemetery last Wednesday, September 25.

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SCHMFI and National Museum MOA Signing

The Sugbu Chinese Heritage Museum Foundation Inc. or SCHMFI is planning to make the 99 year old Gotiaco Building a Chinese Heritage museum, the building was built on 1914 and owned by Don Pedro Gotiaco, a Chinese businessman. It is the 1st building in Cebu to have an elevator. It is situated in the City Center in Downtown Cebu across the Cebu City Hall.

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General Assembly in Automated Payroll System

The Provincial Capitol is determined to introduce certain changes to promote and protect the welfare of its employees. One of these changes is the digitized payroll system.

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Capitol Medical and Dental Mission goes to Dumanjug

To improve lives by providing health services and medical assistance, the Cebu Provincial Government together with 2nd District Representatives and the Local Government Unit in the Municipality of Dumanjug successfully held the first medical and dental mission at Brgy. Tangil, Dumanjug last September 20,2013

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Topcop Tourism Awareness Seminar Phase-II Closing Ceremony

The closing ceremony of two-day Tourism Awareness Seminar for the Cops in the entire Philippines

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Regional Peace and Order Council Meeting

Discussion and presentation of Resolution No. 2013-01 , commending PCSupt Marcelo Garbo Jr. for his dynamic leadership during his stint as Regional Director of Police Regional Office (PRO)7 and as Vice-Chairperson of the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC)7.

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KBP Cebu Chapter in an Open Forum with Government IOs

KBP Cebu Chapter in an Open Forum with Government IOs KBP Cebu Chapter hosts a dialogue between government information officers and the news media called “Strengthening Partnership for an Empowered Community” at the Marcelo Fernan Cebu Press Center. This is part of the activities related to Cebu Press Freedom Week.

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Vice-Gov Magpale and PWC Tech Working Team in a meeting with Gov

Cebu Vice-Governor Agnes Magpale, head of Provincial Women's Commission (PWC) with her Technical Working Team led by Heddah Largo in a meeting with Governor Hilario Davide III.

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Capitol turnovers ambulances to some LGUs

The Cebu Provincial Government spearheaded by Governor Hilario P. Davide III (Junjun) and Vice-Governor Agnes Magpale together with Board Members Hon. Peter John Calderon, Hon. Christoper Baricuatro, Hon. Jude Durano-Sybico and Hon. Miguel Antonio Magpale distribute six ambulances to the different LGUs.

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LMP Oathtaking Ceremony

League of Municipalities of the Philippines 2013 General Assembly and Oathtaking of the LMP Cebu Chapter held at the Social Hall

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Stakeholders' Consultative Pre-Summit Workshop

The Cebu Provincial Government under the administration of Governor Hilario P. Davide III (Junjun) holds a Stakeholders' Consultative Pre-Summit Workshop with the Household sector.

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Davao del Norte PIO visits Capitol

Davao del Norte's Public Information Office (PIO) staffs spearheaded by Information Officer Romulo Tagalo paid Governor Hilario P. Davide III (Junjun) a courtesy call.

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Public Hearing on Suroy Suroy Sugbo

Tour operators including former Tourism Director Patria Aurora Roa shared their respective inputs to improve the Suroy Suroy Sugbo in a public hearing conducted at PB session hall.

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Cebu Agriculture Group Pre-Summit Workshop

Cebu Agriculture Group Pre-Summit Workshop commenced today Cebu Province has conducted a pre-summit workshop today for the agriculturists in the province as part of the Stakeholder’s Consultative Summit, a program initiated by Governor Hilario Davide III.

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Philippine Councilors' Week

Gov. Hilario P. Davide III (Junjun) speaks before the Philippine Councilors' Week. The event was hosted by Philippine Councilors League spearheaded by PCL President Carmen Remedios Meca-Durano

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Tree Planting Day

Growing a Better Future: The Cebu Provincial Government led by Governor Hilario P. Davide III (Junjun) in partnership with Carmen Copper Corp., took hands in "Tree Planting Day" in Toledo City this morning. This is in support of the National Greening Program (NGP) of President Benigno Aquino III under Executive Order No. 26 and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG’s) Memorandum Circular 21 on the Billion Trees Program.

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Cebu Corn Stakeholders Summit 2013

The Cebu Corn Stalkholders Summit 2013 with the theme: "Malungtarong Pamaisan alang sa Malabuong Sugbo" in collaboration with the Ceu Provincial Government and NGOs aims to achieve potential and production, outlook of corn situation linking farm produce to market and exhibit success stories of FSTP farmers.

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Consultative Forum - House of Reps on Coop Dev't.

The joint Congressional Committee on Cooperatives conducted a public hearing on the proposed bill that would reorganize the cooperative development authority. Officials present were Sen. Ferdinand R. Marcos,Jr., Rep. Cresente C. Paez, Rep. Pablo Garcia, Gov. Hilario P. Davide,Jr., Mr. Emmanuel Santiaguel, Mr. Felipe Deri and Ms. Mercedes Castillo etc.

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Guv speaks at National Crime Prevention Week Opening

Gov. Hilario P. Davide III (Junjun) speaks before the National Crime Prevention Week Opening held at PRO-7 Camp Sergio Osmeña Grandstand.

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138 Newly weds joined the Mass Wedding in Naga City

"Mabuhi ang bag-ong kasal!", says Governor Hilario Davide III to the 138 new couples during the Mass Wedding held at the St. Francis of Assisi in Naga City, Cebu this morning. The governor together with Vice-Governor Agnes Magpale, 1st District Cong. Samsam Gullas and Executive Secretary Atty. Christine Chiong, daughter of Naga City Mayor Val Chiong stood as the principal sponsors of the wedding. A bride reportedly goes into labor while 3 others fainted during the mass

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Launching and Opening of Mega Cebu Month

The Metro Cebu Development and Coordinating Board (MCDCB) have set September as Mega Cebu Month.

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Young artists shine in 7th Halad 2nd, 3rd and 4th cluster elims

Young Cebuano singers and guitar players continue to shine in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th cluster elimination rounds of the 7th Halad sa Kabataan held recently in Alegria, Barili and Tabuelan,

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CAOCAMPIO Monthly Meeting at Talisay City

The Cebu Association of City and Municipal Public Information Officers (CAOCAMPIO) hold its regular monthly meeting today at Talisay City Hall. Few issues that were tackled were about the Danger of Using Butane Gas discussed by DOE Visayas Research Specialist, Engr. Rey Maleza and Presentation of Talisay City Best Practices presented by City Planning and Development Coordinator, Engr. Christine Homez.

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LP Second District Oathtaking Ceremony

Liberal Party Second District members took oath awhile ago at Chikaan sa Cebu, Salinas Drive. Among present were Governor Hilario P. Davide III (Junjun), Vice-Governor Agnes Magpale, 2nd District Representative Willy Caminero, 2nd District Board Members Peter John Calderon and Christopher Baricuatro.

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Guv speaks at International Environmental Conference

Gov. Hilario P. Davide III (Junjun) speaks before the International Environmental Conference held at the Provincial Social Hall. The event was hosted by University of Cebu College of Law and Konrad Adenaur Stiftung (KAS).

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Farmer-Scientists' RDE Training Program

Some 90 participants from different cities and municipalities in the province of Cebu have attended the two-day training program held at the Cebu Business Hotel in Cebu City’s down town area.

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Capitol Local Job Fair - August 2013

Cebu Provincial Government in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment and Provincial Employment and Service Office (PESO) launched this year's local job fair at the Cebu Provincial Capitol last August 25, 2013.

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Affected families of oil spill assured of help

The Philippine Span Asia Carrier Corporation (PSACC), owner of the cargo vessel Sulpicio Express Siete that was involved in a fatal collision with passenger ship MV Saint Thomas Aquinas, will provide rice subsidy to the affected families of the oil spill.

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Davide speaks at 13th PLGPMI Convention

Gov. Hilario P. Davide III (Junjun) graces during the Philippine League of Government and Private Midwives Inc. (PLGPMI) 13th Local Convention and Scientific Seminar with the theme:"Mother and Child Health and Wellness; A Midwives' Challenge"

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Guv leads in oath-taking of Cebu's League of Vice-Mayors

Governor Hilario P. Davide III (Junjun) led the oath-taking of the new set of officers of the League of Vice Mayors (LVM) at the old Legislative session hall.

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Capitol joined LGUs for Oilspill Clean Up Operations

Around 150 Capitol employees from different departments joined other LGUs for the Clean Up Operations in Cordova due to oil spill that reached the coastlines of the said municipality that posed a grave threat to the marine life of the area. The oil spill resulted from the sunken m/v St. Thomas Aquinas that collided with Sulpicio Express Cargo ship last August 16, 2013.

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Cordova Oil Spill Media Conference and Intial Clean-up

Oil spill Clean-up Drive has started today in Cordova, Cebu. This activity was initiated by the Philippine Coast Guard, Philippine Army, Philippine Air Force and Philippine Navy.

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Cordova Oil Spill Inspection

Provincial Capitol yesterday visited an area in Cordova, Cebu affected by the oil spill from the sunken m/v St Thomas Aquinas. The oil spill incident has affected the livelihood of most residents in area.

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Guv reconvene search and rescue efforts of the sunken vessel

Governor Hilario P. Davide III visits and check the condition of the survivors due for departure to their respective destinations at 2Go terminal. 2Go owns the ill fated MV Thomas Aquinas which was few kilometers away to dock at Pier 4 but was hit by a cargo vessel and sank.

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Cebu took charge of the search and rescue operation

Cebu Province took charge of the search and rescue operation of the missing passengers of the sunken MV Thomas Aquinas off Talisay City waters.

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Newly elected governors Fellowship Night

Province of Cebu hosts the Fellowship Night of the newly elected governors of the Philippines at Cebu Social Hall last August 16,2013.

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Peer-to-Peer Orientation for Newly Elected Governors of the Phils

During the second day of the peer-to-peer orientation of the newly elected governors of the Philippines at Marco Polo Plaza Hotel last August 16, 2013.

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The Jesse Robredo: Modern day Hero Exhibit

Governor Hilario Davide III attended the three-day exhibit on the inspiring life and works of the late Sec. Jesse Robredo at SM City Cebu.

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U.S. Embassy DOJ Attaché courtesy call

Governor Hilario P. Davide III (Junjun) receives U.S. Department of Justice Attaché, Mr. Eric Mcloughlin together with Provincial Women Commission Focal Person, Heddah Largo during the Courtesy Call at the old Legislative Session Hall.

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MEGA CEBU 3rd quarter meeting

The Metro Cebu Development Coordinating Board (MCDCB) hold their third quarter meeting and signing and distribution of "Bugsay" at Provincial Capitol Social Hall. (Photo by Provincial Information Office)

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Sayaw sa Kapitolyo

The most awaited part of the program was a dance contest dubbed as Sayaw sa Kapitolyo participated by the Capitol employees in various offices. It was one of the cultural highlights of the founding anniversary that features retro music such as cha-cha, sway, boogie among others. It was held at the Capitol social hall where employees from different departments had witnessed the competition. Each group gave a delightful performance during the show.

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State of the Local Governance

An overview of the province's accomplishments in 2012 and setting the direction for the new administration's executive-legislative agenda for the next three years

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Courtesy call of 93-1

Governor Hilario P. Davide III (Junjun) met with 93-1 Homeowners from Apas, Camputhaw, Busay & Tejero. He has assured the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) that they are looking into the documents pertaining to the issue of properties under the 93-1 ordinance.

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Capitol awarded CPADAC

For their active efforts to eradicate illegal drug trading in the Province of Cebu, the Provincial Government conferred awards and incentives to deserving police officers from the towns of Consolacion, Dalaguete, and Lilo-an police stations.

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Health & Wellness Day at Capitol

In harmony with the Provincial Government’s thrust of promoting work-life balance in the Capitol and instilling health awareness among its employees, the Office of the Governor hosted the “Health and Wellness Activity Day” which was attended to by 350 of its employees. A part of the weeklong celebration of the 444th Founding Anniversary of the Province of Cebu, the event was held at the Capitol Social Hall on 02 August 2013.

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Agri-Trade Fair 2013

In its effort to showcase and exhibit Cebuano products and delicacies, the Provincial Government of Cebu launched the 2013 Agri Trade Fair on 01 August 2013. Gov. Hilario Davide III graced the opening of this event that was one of the highlights of the 444th Founding Anniversary of the Province of Cebu. Provincial mayors, vice-mayors and members of the Provincial Board also attended the event.

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2013 Ironman 70.3 Philippines

Australia’s two-time Olympian Courtney Atkinson won the 2013 Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines in a rainy race held in the province of Cebu last Sunday, August 4.

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Cebu celebrates 444th Founding Anniversary

The Province of Cebu celebrated the 444th Founding Anniversary with the theme:”Pagtambayayong alang sa Kauswagan ug Kalambuan” (Cooperation for Progress and Development) starting August 01, 2013. As usual, the traditional opening of the event which is the flag raising ceremony was attended by Gov. Hilario Davide III, Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale, members of the Provincial Board, municipal mayors and Capitol employees.

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Garbo relinquishes post

For his new and bigger assignment in Manila, Police Chief Superintendent (PCSupt) Marcelo P. Garbo Jr. formally relinquished his post as Philippine National Police (PNP) 7 director on Friday, July 11. Meanwhile, PCSupt Generoso Cerbo Jr. replaced Garbo in an interim capacity, with the latter taking the post as National Capital Region Police Office chief.

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Davide hosts first provincial planning and development forum

One hundred twenty five local government officials and planning officers participated the first ever Provincial Development Planning Forum conducted by the provincial government on Tuesday (July 10).

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13th Sangguniang Panlalawigan

Inaugural session held at the Session Hall, Legislative Building last July 1.

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Thanksgiving Mass for the newly elected and incumbent officials

Thanksgiving Mass held this morning at the Legislative Bldg. attended by the newly elected and incumbent officials.

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Gov. Davide on his first day of duty

Governor Hilario Davide III led the flag ceremony early in the morning and suggested to the Capitol employees that flag ceremony will be at 7:30 am starting next Monday. The governor visited the different departments right after the flag ceremony.

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Davide take oath of office

Governor Hilario Davide III, Vice Governor Agnes Magpale, and Provincial Board members took their oath of office Sunday at the Cebu Capitol. Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Manuel Roxas II administered the oath-taking of Davide and Magpale.

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Smooth turnover to the new administration

Outgoing Gov. Gwen Garcia and Gov-elect Hilario Davide III at the Capitol Social Halll for the turnover ceremony.

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Davide meets Gwen at Capitol

By invitation of third district congresswoman-elect outgoing Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, Governor-elect Hilario “Junjun” Davide visited the Capitol for the first since his proclamation.

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ABC General Membership Meeting and Awarding of Certificates

ABC Provincial Federation president, Board Member Jose Ribomapil Holganza Jr., led the recognition of his members during the general assembly of the Liga ng mga Barangay (LnB)– Cebu Province Chapter.

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Governor Garcia returns to her office

After six months of suspension, Gov. Gwen Garcia reassumed on office and to continue performing her duties and functions as the Governor of the province.

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Capitol celebrates 115th Independence Day

Provincial Acting Governor Agnes Magpale together with PCL President Hon. Carmen Remedios Durano-Meca, Provincial Board members Sun Shimura and Miguel Antonio Magpale led the Independence Day rite at the Capitol grounds. This started by the simultaneous nationwide flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremony at the Lapu-lapu shrine.

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Dance of the Steel Bars

Actor Dingdong Dantes visits the world renowed CPDRC inmates during his courtesy call with Acting Governor Agnes Magpale.

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Gabii sa Kabilin 2013

Historical sites of Museo Sugbo, Casa Gorordo Museum, Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House, University of Southern Philippines Foundation - Rizaliana Museum, Cathedral Museum of Cebu, and Fort San Pedro during Ramon Aboitiz Founidation Inc. - Gabii sa Kabilin. GSK is a special annual event, where people visit museums and heritage sites in one night

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Rosquillos Festival Queen 2013

An 18-year old Jedidaiah Del Mar, who would prefer to stay out of the limelight and stay at home, was crowned as the Liloan 2013 Rosquillos Festival Queen during the jam-packed festival queen search held at the Panfil B. Frasco Complex-Kai gym.

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The 3rd Pintos Festival

“The Pintos Festival is getting better every year,” exclaimed Bogo City Mayor Celestino Martinez Jr. after watching the successful staging of the much improved 3rd Pintos Festival last Sunday (May 27).

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Dancing inmates perform Psy’s “Gentleman”

Youtube sensation, Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) dancing inmates are back in the spotlight, performing the fastest Youtube video to reach 300 million views, Psy’s “Gentleman.”

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Worldbex opens 2013 Cebu Construction, Car, and Food Expo

Acting Governor Vice Governor-elect Agnes Magpale led the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon for the 10th Philippine Building and Construction Exposition (Philbex), 7th Cebu Auto Show and the 5th Cebu Food and Beverage Exposition (Cefbex) last May 23-26 at the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC), Mandaue City.

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Kapihan sa PIA at DepEd 7

Department of Education Region 7 talks about the preparation of classrooms, teachers, and implementation of the K-12 program for this year's school opening.

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 888 News Forum @ Marco Polo Plaza

Acting Governor Agnes Magpale joins 888 News Forum, a weekly news forum in Cebu that tackles the most pressing issue of the week, including issues involving tourism, infrastructure, and business.

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May 13, 2013 Election - Proclamation Day

Through the Resolution No. 9700, the Comelec authorized the lowering of the canvassing threshold to enable boards of canvassers in the regions to proclaim winning candidates even if not all the results have been transmitted and received. For the list of proclaimed officials you may visit Cebu Monthly facebook page.

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55th Provincial Achievement and Farm Family Forum

The Provincial Agriculturist Office celebrates its 55th Provincial Achievement and Farm Family Forum with the theme "Makugihong Banay, Mauswagong Panginabuhi" last May 7 at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall.

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Capitol Local Job Fair 2013

Cebu Provincial Government in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment and Provincial Employment and Service Office (PESO) launched this year's local job fair at the Cebu Provincial Capitol.

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Kadaugan sa Mactan 2013

The Battle of Mactan reenactment is a yearly event to commemorate the heroism of Lapu-Lapu against foreign invaders on the very date, April 27, that the fight occurred 492 years ago.

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Suroy Suroy Sugbo 2013: Camotes Isles Summer Interlude (Day 2)

Suroy Suroy Sugbo 2013 kicks off in Camotes Island! A three day and two night excursion well spent in the province's mystic island.

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Suroy Suroy Sugbo 2013: Camotes Isles Summer Interlude (Day 1)

Suroy Suroy Sugbo 2013 kicks off in Camotes Island! A three day and two night excursion well spent in the province's mystic island.

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Talisay Landing Re-enactment

In commemorating the historical event of World War (WW) II, the re-enactment of Talisay Landing held at the beachfront in Barangay Poblacion, Talisay City last March 26, 2013 shows the patriotism of Filipinos. Cebu Acting Governor Agnes Magpale shared 100 thousand pesos to Talisay City Government as support for the said event. Talisay City spent 1.5 million pesos for the renovation of the landing area and another 500,000 pesos for the activity.

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Mega Cebu Board Commission Meeting

The Metro Cebu Development and Coordinating Board (MCDCB) has launched ''Mega Cebu Vision 2050'' during its first quarter meeting at the provincial capitol social hall recently.

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First Lady of Estonia visits Cebu

The provincial government of Cebu has shown once again its hospitality to leaders of other countries when it hosted a welcome dinner to the First Lady of the Republic of Estonia on February 28.

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Dalaguete's Utanon Festival Queen 2013

Every 9th and 10th day of February, Dalaguetenons celebrate their famous Utanon Festival. One of the highlights of the said celebration is the Utanon Festival Queen Search.

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Consolacion's Sarok Festival 2013

The Sarok Festival is celebrated on Consolacion’s foundation day, the 14th of February. The festival got its name from “sarok,” a kind of hat made of bamboo strips and dried banana leaves. The event is a virtual smorgasbord of street dancing and local colors. The highlight was a dance competition named after the festival and divided into two categories: Elementary and Secondary.

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Bisrak-rakan sa Danao City

Widely popular among the young, Bisrock is a recent cultural phenomenon and is instrumental in the revival of Cebu’s local music scene. This is why Board Member Magpale ensured Bisrock to be part of the celebration by giving free concert performed by Missing Filemon in Danao City last February 23.

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Opening of the 2nd Arts and Culture Month

To kick off the month-long celebration, the launching was held at the historical Museo Sugbo last February 1 which was attended by some government officials, university students, representatives of city museums, Teachers, artists and exhibitors. Renowned local artists, fine arts students from University of the Philippines (UP) and University of San Carlos (USC) publicly displayed their artworks at the newly opened gallery of the Provincial Museum and Legislative Building of the Cebu Provincial Capitol

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Promoted Capitol employees

Recently Acting Governor Agnes A. Magpale promoted 32 Capitol employees to higher positions. The employees who come from various departments have been in the government service at the Capitol for more than five years. Their promotion is based on the required Very Satisfactory rating of the services rendered in their respective offices.

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Breaking ground for the PIO inauguration

PIA7 Regional Director Minerva Newman spearheads the ribbon cutting with PGS Head Eva Encabo and Board Members Miguel Antonio Magpale and Arleigh Sitoy, as well as media personnel in attendance.

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Sinulog Festival 2013

Close to 4 million spectators witness and cheer the 41 contingents at the Cebu City Sports Complex. Contingents include winners of the Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan and Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan as well as the scores of hopefuls coming from the different regions of the country.

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Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan 2013

The Talisay City Central School snatches the grand championship of the Elementary Division besting six other contingents while the Carcar City Division emerged as the grand champion in the secondary division outperforming eight other groups.

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33rd Cebu Pop Music Festival

A heavenly blessing or sheer love of nature paved the way for a preacher-turned composer to bag the grand prize in the 33rd Cebu Popular Music Festival held on January 18, 2013 at the New Cebu Coliseum.

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Tejero Grade School Students Palayok Painting

Students from Brgy. Tejero Elementary School spent their Saturdays productively at Museo Sugbo -- exploring Cebu's history and expressing their artistry. This is in part of the celebration of the Cebu Arts and Culture Month with the theme: "Mga Batan-on: Ang Magpaluntad ug Mag-amoma sa mga Lumad nga mga Hiyas." They were truly grateful while enjoying the activities and very hopeful to have another set of mind enriching activities.

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Suroy Suroy Sugbo 2013: Southern Getaway (Day 3)

At the end of the three-day activity (January 25), the participants made last stops in the towns of Ronda, Barili and Talisay

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Suroy Suroy Sugbo 2013: Southern Getaway (Day 2)

On the second day of the Suroy-Suroy Southern Getaway, the party visited the towns of Samboan, Ginatilan, Malabuyoc and Badian.

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Suroy Suroy Sugbo 2013: Southern Getaway (Day 1)

Fun, awesome, fantastic, and amazing! This is how the people described the word ‘suroy-suroy.’ According to Lucena Rose Manggubat Magdadaro, guest traveler, ‘suroy-suroy’ is a Visayan word which means the act of travelling from one place to another. More relaxing, not in a hurry, this is what the former Department of Tourism Director Patria Aurora Roa experienced in this year’s Suroy-Suroy Sugbo.

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