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BIGGER, GRANDER SEASON 11 GUV CUP SET THIS SEPTEMBER - A bigger, grander Gov. Gwen Garcia Unity Volleyball Cup (GUV CUP) is coming Cebu’s way with the addition of two more contest categories.

Sept. 11, 2023
SUGBO NEGOSYO EXPO KICKS OFF AT SM SEASIDE CITY CEBU TODAY, SEPT 8 - The Sugbo Negosyo Expo officially opens today, September 8 at the SM Seaside City Cebu, where 35 finalists of the program’s Season 2 proudly display their products at the 3-day trade fair.

Sept. 8, 2023
PH FIRST DESALINATION PLANT IN CORDOVA TO BE COMPLETED IN DEC 2023 - Gov. Gwen Garcia and Mayor Cesar Suan welcomed Senate President Migz Zubiri and Senator Risa Hontiveros into the country’s first and biggest desalination plant which is located in Cordova, Cebu.

Sept. 7, 2023
CEBU’S ICONIC LARSIAN RE-OPENS AS ‘SUGBO SENTRO FUENTE OSMEÑA’ - The Province of Cebu has rebranded the favorite Cebuano barbecue station Larsian as the Sugbo Sentro Fuente Osmeña.

Sept. 7, 2023
GOV LEADS GROUND BREAKING OF NEW LUXURY RESORT IN SANTA FE - It’s a dream come true for Bantayan — and for Cebu as a whole. This was the gist of Gov. Gwen Garcia’s message as she joined Swiss and Filipino businessmen in the groundbreaking on Wednesday, Sept. 6, of what is touted to be the biggest luxury resort project in Bantayan yet, The Ocoy Hotel & Villas.

Sept. 6, 2023
CAPITOL HONORS DOCTORS, MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS IN ‘GABII SA PASALAMAT 2’ - In recognition of their selfless support to the undertakings of the Provincial Government of Cebu to ensure that health services are within the reach of Cebuanos, doctors, volunteer health professionals – and a judge and other members of the legal profession, were treated to a banquet at the iconic Capitol Social Hall aptly called “Salamat Doc!”.

Sept. 5, 2023
SUGBO NEGOSYO EXPO SET ON SEPT 8-10 AT SM SEASIDE - Sugbo Negosyo, one of Gov. Gwen Garcia’s brainchild programs, is set to stage a trade expo on September 8-10 at the SM Seaside City Cebu.

Sept. 5, 2023
OVER 1,400 CEBUANOS GRADUATE FROM SUGBO KAHANAS SEASON 2 - An initial batch of 1,421 Cebuanos have officially completed their respective short-term technical-vocational courses offered for free under the Capitol’s Sugbo Kahanas program.

Aug. 31, 2023
U-TURN SLOTS IMPROVE MINGLANILLA TRAFFIC: OFFICIAL - The traffic situation in Minglanilla has drastically improved due to the implementation of the “Right-Turn Only Policy” in the southern Cebu town.

Aug. 31, 2023
CAPITOL HONORS PARTNERS AND COLLABORATORS IN 'GABII SA PASALAMAT' - The Capitol held a “Gabii sa Pasalamat”, or a night of thanksgiving, for its partner government agencies and private sector collaborators in its various programs and initiatives on Thursday, August 31.

Aug. 31, 2023
GOV TO ATTEND 18TH EAST ASIA TOURISM FORUM IN SOUTH KOREA - Governor Gwen Garcia is slated to travel to South Korea next month for the 18th East Asia Tourism Forum (EATOF) in Gangwon, South Korea, her first official out-of-the-country trip since she returned to office for her fifth term in 2019.

Aug. 31, 2023
CAPITOL RECEIVES P21M DIVIDEND PAYOUT FROM CMWD - The Cebu Provincial Government has received dividend payout worth P21 million from Cebu Manila Water Development Inc.

Aug. 30, 2023
MAYORS AGREE TO NULLIFY ONLINE VOTES FOR PASIGARBO WINNERS - Amidst the Pasigarbo sa Sugbo 2023 controversy, Gov. Gwen Garcia and all town and city mayors of the province agree to recompute the results of the Pasigarbo winners and not include the online votes in the tabulation of scores.

Aug. 30, 2023
CAPITOL TAGS ALBERCA SOUNDS FOR PASIGARBO MESS - The Capitol had no control over the various technical glitches that riddled the staging of the Pasigarbo sa Sugbo ritual showdown last night in Carcar City.

Aug. 28, 2023
CEBU, ALBAY INK SISTERHOOD PACT - The Province of Cebu and Province of Albay signed a landmark memorandum of agreement establishing their sisterhood relations on the sidelines of the Pasigarbo sa Sugbo festival showcase on Sunday, August 27, in Carcar City.

Aug. 28, 2023
TOURIST REST AREA IN CARCAR CITY UNVEILED - Top officials inaugurated the newly completed Tourist Rest Area (TRA) in Carcar City, a landmark project by the Department of Tourism on Sunday, Aug. 27.

Aug. 27, 2023
LOOC RIVER NOW CLEARED WITH OBSTRUCTION - The Looc River in Ginatilan town can now have a free flow of water as illegal structures built within the river have been cleared.

Aug. 24, 2023
GOV NAMES 4 MORE TRAs IN CEBU - Bogo City in the north and the municipalities of Dumanjug and Santander in the south, as well as Pinamungajan in midwest Cebu have been identified as the locations of Tourist Rest Areas (TRAs) to be constructed by the Provincial Government.

Aug. 23, 2023
GOV: IMPLEMENT ‘RIGHT TURN ONLY’ RULE IN MINGLANILLA - In order to address traffic congestion in Minglanilla, Gov. Gwen Garcia proposed that a “right turn only” policy should be implemented along the national highway.

Aug. 23, 2023
CAPITOL GIVES P7.5M FOR BANTAYAN LGUs - The three island-municipalities of Bantayan received an accumulated financial aid of P7.5 million from the Capitol for their Pasigarbo sa Sugbo preparations on Tuesday, Aug. 22 during the last leg of the Caravan of Services for the 3rd quarter of this year in Madridejos.

Aug. 22, 2023
PILAR GETS P2.5M SUPPORT FROM CAPITOL FOR PASIGARBO - PILAR, CAMOTES GROUP OF ISLANDS – The municipality of Pilar through Mayor Manuel Santiago received a P2.5 million cheque from the Provincial Government as financial support to the municipality’s preparation for the Pasigarbo sa Sugbo.

Aug. 18, 2023
MORE INFRA PROJECTS FOR DISTRICTS, LGUs AND BARANGAYS - The Cebuano constituency will be getting more infrastructure projects from the Provincial Government through their board members, mayors, vice mayors and barangay captains after Governor Gwen Garcia allocated millions of funds to them during the Liga ng mga Barangay general assembly on Thursday, August 17, 2023.

Aug. 17, 2023
GWEN TO BRGY CANDIDATES: DON'T USE CAPITOL AID FOR CAMPAIGNING - With the barangay elections fast approaching, Governor Gwen Garcia reminded the barangay captains to engage in peaceful elections and not use the financial aid that the Provincial Government is giving for election purposes.

Aug. 17, 2023
CEBU TO HOST LUZON TOWN MAYOR’S GATHERING - Governor Gwen Garcia has accepted the invitation of the League of the Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) to grace its Luzon Island Cluster Conference, which will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu City on August 24–26.

Aug. 16, 2023
CEBU TO HOST 12TH ASIA PRO BONO CONFERENCE - Cebu will once again take center stage as it is slated to host of the upcoming 12th Asia Pro Bono Conference (12APBC) from December 1 to 3, 2023 — the first time for the said event to be held in the Philippines.

Aug. 16, 2023
ONE CEBU ISLAND EXPO OPENS; CEBU’S ‘ONE ISLAND UNITY’ TAKES CENTER STAGE - A united one island of Cebu highlighted the opening of the trade exhibit aptly dubbed “One Cebu Island Expo”.

Aug. 16, 2023
P12M IN ‘PASIGARBO’ SUBSIDY FOR 4TH DISTRICT - Gov. Gwen Garcia distributed P2 million in checks to each to the initial six municipalities in the fourth district of Cebu on Tuesday, August 15, during the Caravan of Services in Tabuelan.

Aug. 15, 2023
F CAFÉ & BAR RESPONDENTS INDICTED; TO FACE CHARGES IN COURT - The Cebu City Prosecutor's Office found probable cause to file charges against six respondents who were implicated in the F Cafe & Bar incident involving Michelin Star chef Jason Atherton and his daughter on the night of December 23, 2022.

Aug. 15, 2023
CBRT ASKS FOR COST QUOTATION FOR ENCROACHMENT DUES - The Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (CBRT) implementing team has asked the provincial government for quotation of the cost they are obliged to pay the province for CBRT’s encroachment on Capitol-owned lots along Osmeña Boulevard in Cebu City.

Aug. 14, 2023
DPWH SAYS ‘NO LEFT TURN POLICY’ IN CARCAR ‘WORKING’ - The “No Left Turn” rule implemented along the national highway of Carcar City is working.

Aug. 14, 2023
GOV'S SOPA BANNERS CEBU’S UNPRECEDENTED UNITY - In its 454th founding anniversary, Cebu Province is “united” and “strong.”

Aug. 11, 2023
CAPITOL GETS P10.8M DIVIDEND PAYOUT FROM JOINT WATER VENTURE - Manila Water Consortium Inc. president Melvin Tan turns over to Gov. Gwen Garcia a cheque worth P10.8 million as Capitol's dividend share in their joint venture company, the Cebu Manila Water Development Inc.

Aug. 10, 2023
SIBONGA GETS SUBSIDY, INFRA PROJECTS FROM CAPITOL - SIBONGA, CEBU — For the first time after the pandemic, this town’s Bonga Festival made a successful comeback, and Gov. Gwen Garcia made sure to be present and share in the people’s celebration on Wednesday, August 9.

Aug. 9, 2023
P12M SUBSIDY FOR 5TH DISTRICT MAINLAND LGUs - The six local government units of the fifth district in mainland Cebu received checks worth P2 million each as subsidy from the Cebu Provincial Government.

Aug. 9, 2023
CAPITOL MOVES TO REVOKE MPSA OF DOLOMITE MINING CORP. - In a surprise move to protect the interest of Cebu Province, Gov. Gwen Garcia is seeking to revoke the Mineral Production Sharing Agreement (MPSA) of Dolomite Mining Corp. (DMC), a mining firm based in Alcoy, southern Cebu.

Aug. 9, 2023
PROVINCE TAKES OVER COASTAL BARRIER PROTECTION IN SANTA FE - The Cebu Provincial Government will now take over the implementation of coastal barriers to protect the white sand beaches of Sante Fe town in Bantayan Island from further erosion.

Aug. 8, 2023
THAI FIRM EYES EXPANSION OF HOG BUSINESS IN CEBU - A Thailand-based company is looking at expanding its piggery business in the Province of Cebu.

Aug. 7, 2023
GOV MEETS CARCAR MAYOR, DPWH TO FIX TRAFFIC MESS - Gov. Gwen Garcia met officials from the Department of Public Works and Highways and Carcar City Mayor Patrick Barcenas to discuss ways to solve the traffic congestion along the city center.

Aug. 7, 2023
CAPITOL RESTORES OLD HOUSE IN DUMANJOG - Gov. Gwen Garcia led the blessing and inauguration of the newly restored heritage house in Brgy. Ylaya, Dumanjug in southern Cebu.

Aug. 4, 2023
GOV INAUGURATES P104M ROAD IN DUMANJOG - Gov. Gwen Garcia led the formal opening of the newly concreted Ilaya-Kantangkas-Pawa road section in Dumanjug, southern Cebu on Friday, August 4.

Aug. 4, 2023
CAPITOL ALLOTS P16M IN AID FOR 7TH DISTRICT LGUs - Capitol has allocated a total of P16 million in assistance for the eight local government units of Cebu’s seventh district during the Caravan of Provincial Services in Ronda today, August 4.

Aug. 4, 2023
P100K FOR TALENTED CENTENARIAN FROM MALABUYOC - Lola Eugenia Detuya just turned 100 years old last month, and she let the younger generation hear the kind of classic music that dominated her era.

Aug. 4, 2023
GOV SETTLES ROAD ISSUE IN BOGO CITY - Another day, another problem solved by Gov. Gwen Garcia. This time, the issue involved a stalled Capitol-funded road concreting project in Brgy. Siocon in Bogo City because private lot owners would not approve of the project hitting a piece of their properties.

Aug. 4, 2023
EDCOM 2 LEARNS CEBU’S BEST TECH-VOC PRACTICES; GOV SHOWCASES SUGBO KAHANAS - For the first time, a consultative meeting by the Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) is held outside Metro Manila to touch base with the current trends in tech-voc industry – and where better to hold it but Cebu.

Aug. 3, 2023
P12M FOR PASIGARBO PREPARATIONS RELEASED TO 1ST DISTRICT LGUs - Gov. Gwen Garcia distributed checks worth P2 million each to the six LGUs in the first district as the Provincial Government’s assistance in their preparations for the Pasigarbo sa Sugbo festival showcase this coming Aug. 27.

Aug. 3, 2023
CAPITOL PUSHES FOR WIDER ROAD FOR MINGLANILLA HOSPITAL - In anticipation of the influx of patients at the Capitol-run Minglanilla District Hospital (MDH), Gov. Gwen Garcia is urging lot owners to help the province improve the facility’s narrow access road by allowing for widening works there.

Aug. 3, 2023
UNITY SHINES IN CEBU AS PROVINCE KICKS OFF 454TH ANNIVERSARY MONTH - Gov. Gwen Garcia led top government officials and the private sector in showing to the rest of the country that Cebu island's unity is not just in words but also in deed.

Aug. 1, 2023
3 LGUs RECEIVE P6M SUBSIDY - Checks worth P6 million were released by the Cebu Provincial Government to three local government units during the Caravan of Provincial Services in Cordova Sports Complex on Saturday, July 29.

July 29, 2023
DILG BIDA RUN LAUNCHED IN CEBU - Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Sec. Benhur Abalos, Jr. led the launching of Buhay Ingatan, Droga’y Ayawan (BIDA) Run 2023 opening ceremony at the Hoops Dome in Lapu-Lapu City on Saturday, July 29.

July 29, 2023
PBBM OPENS NATIONAL MUSEUM IN CEBU - President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. led the inauguration of the National Museum of the Philippines Cebu on Friday, July 28, in a ceremony which was also attended by First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos and Department of Tourism Sec. Christina Garcia Frasco.

July 28, 2023
BIGGER, GRANDER 3RD QUARTER CARAVAN OF SERVICES KICKS OFF IN ALCOY - More national government agencies and state institutions have joined forces with the Provincial Government in making the quarterly Caravan of Services even bigger and grander.

JULY 26, 2023
7 LGUs GET P14M PASIGARBO SUBSIDY - The mayors of seven local government units (LGU) in the second district each received P2 million in check from the Provincial Government as subsidy in their preparations for the Pasigarbo sa Sugbo Festival of Festivals slated on Aug. 27.

July 27, 2023
GOV GWEN: PBBM HAS DONE ‘ADMIRABLY WELL’ IN FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE - Comprehensive and done admirably well. This was how Gov. Gwen Garcia described the second State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday, July 24, 2023 as well as the performance of the nation’s Chief Executive in his first full year in office.

July 24, 2023
TALISAY CITY TO OPERATE CITY FISH PORT - Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gulla signed a memorandum of understanding with Asian Marine Transport Corp. (AMTC) CEO Paul Rodriguez to designate the Talisay City Fish Port, which has been idle for many years, as the temporary fish trading area in Cebu.

July 23, 2023
CAPITOL TO DPWH: CAPITOL OWNS OSMEÑA LOTS – NOT A TRUSTEE OF NAT’L GOV’T - The Province of Cebu is the rightful owner of prime lots located along Osmeña Boulevard in Cebu City, and not just the trustee of the national government, said Gov. Gwen Garcia during a media conference on Friday, July 21.

July 21, 2023
'KADIWA NG PANGULO' TO JOIN CAPITOL'S CARAVAN OF SERVICES - Kadiwa ng Pangulo pop-up stores will now be part of the Cebu Provincial Government's quarterly Caravan of Government Services which will resume later this month for its third quarter leg this year.

July 20, 2023
INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR SENIORS PUSHED - The National Commission of Senior Citizens (NCSC) would like to work with the Capitol in providing health insurance coverage to senior citizens in the province.

July 20, 2023
PASIGARBO 2023 PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY - CARCAR CITY -- Gov. Gwen Garcia, together with City Mayor Patrick Barcenas and Provincial Board Member Red Duterte, inspected the Carcar City Sports Complex — venue of the upcoming Pasigarbo sa Sugbo 2023 this Aug. 27.

July 20, 2023
P117.4M WORTH OF ROAD PROJECTS INAUGURATED - CARCAR CITY -- Gov. Gwen Garcia formally opened to the public the newly completed Valencia Bridge in Brgy. Poblacion III, as well as the newly concreted 6.28-kilometer Awayan-Valencia-Zaragosa Road Section.

July 19, 2023
P56.3M VALLADOLID-TUYOM ROAD SECTION INAUGURATED - CARCAR CITY — Governor Gwen Garcia led the inauguration of the newly-concreted Valladolid–Tuyom Road Section here on July 19, 2023.

July 19, 2023
CAPITOL TO CONVERT MINGLANILLA DISTRICT HOSPITAL AS TRAUMA CENTER - The Cebu Provincial Government will convert the Capitol-run Minglanilla District Hospital from its infirmary classification status into a DOH-accredited Level II hospital. Capitol wants to establish the hospital as a trauma center that will cater to patients suffering from injuries such as falls, motor vehicle collisions, or gunshot wounds — thereby reducing patient referrals to Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center.

July 18, 2023
CITY HALL BACKS CAPITOL'S MOVE IN SOLVING CRCI, KALUNASAN LOT ISSUES - Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama showed that he supports and cooperates with the Provincial Government in reaching a settlement agreement with city residents occupying Capitol-owned lots in Sitio CRCI in Brgy. Apas and in Brgy. Kalunasan.

July 17, 2023
CAPITOL, AYALA AGREE TO OPEN ACCESS ROADS IN BRGYS LUZ & APAS - To improve connectivity between their individual properties in Cebu City, the Capitol and Ayala Land are now looking into the opening of roads that would connect their properties: one in Barangay Luz and another in Brgy. Apas.

July 17, 2023
DONE DEAL: TELCOS TO PAY CAPITOL FOR ENCROACHMENT CHARGES - Telecommunications giants Globe Telecom as well as PLDT and its wireless arm Smart have reached a final agreement with the Provincial Government on the payment of charges for encroaching on Capitol’s premium properties along Osmeña Boulevard in Cebu City.

CEBU JOINS SIMULTANEOUS ROLL OUT OF 'KADIWA NG PANGULO' AGRI FAIR - Fresh off the successful R’Cebu installment over the weekend, Gov. Gwen Garcia led the ribbon-cutting of the Kadiwa ng Pangulo trade fair at the Robinsons Galleria Cebu as the province takes part in the program’s simultaneous roll-out nationwide on Monday, July 17.

July 17, 2023
GOV GWEN TO TCC GRADUATES: EDUCATION IS THE GREAT EQUALIZER - “Education is the great equalizer”. This was the message of Gov. Gwen Garcia to the 795 graduates of Talisay City College (TCC) during their graduation ceremony at the Sky Hall of SM Seaside on July 14.

July 14, 2023
CAPITOL ALLOTS P103.5M SUBSIDY TO LGUs JOINING PASIGARBO SA SUGBO 2023 - The Province of Cebu will provide P2 million in subsidy for each of the mainland Cebu towns and cities and P2.5 million for each of all island municipalities that will be joining the upcoming Pasigarbo sa Sugbo 2023 in August.

July 13, 2023
SENATOR TURNS OVER P14.5M PROJECTS IN NAGA - Governor Gwen Garcia accompanied Senator Bong Go on his final swing in Cebu turning over a P5 million seawall project located in Brgy. East Poblacion (alongside the famous Naga City Board Walk), and P9.5 million worth of government service vehicles to the City Government of Naga.

July 12, 2023
158 MALASAKIT CENTERS NOW OPERATE ALL OVER PH - Accompanied by Gov. Gwen Garcia, Sen. Bong Go conducted a monitoring visit at the Malasakit Center of the Cebu Provincial Hospital in Carcar City to check on its program implementation.

July 12, 2023
OVER P5M DISTRIBUTED TO AICS BENEFICIARIES IN CARCAR - Senator Bong Go and Gov. Gwen Garcia led the distribution of Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Carcar City Central School.

July 12, 2023
THIRD ‘SUPER HEALTH CENTER’ IN CEBU TO RISE IN CARCAR - The first of 19 Super Health Centers (SHC) to be constructed nationwide will be built in Carcar City, southern Cebu.

July 12, 2023
INDIVIDUALS TO JOIN DESILTING BUSWANG RIVER - Desilting the Buswang River in Brgy. Cambang-ug, Toledo City will now be fasttracked as private individuals commit to join RCV Construction in the task necessary to avert calamities in the area.

July 11, 2023
BANTAYAN AIRPORT TO BE UPGRADED - Bantayan Island Airport will soon be able to accommodate more and more planes as airport authorities and the Capitol are in talks to extend its runway from its current length of 1.2 kilometers to 1.5 km.

July 11, 2023
BIZ LEADERS, DIPLOMATIC COMMUNITY, OFFICIALS UNITE BEHIND SEC FRASCO - MEDELLIN, CEBU — Department of Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco received at least 12 Manifestos of Support from officials of Cebu, as well as various tourism stakeholders, business groups, and members of the diplomatic community.

July 10, 2023
FIRST TOURIST REST AREA IN THE COUNTRY OPENS IN MEDELLIN, CEBU - Tourists traveling to the northern part of Cebu can now enjoy the convenience of the first ever completed Department of Tourism (DOT) tourist rest area (TRA) in the Philippines.

July 10, 2023
SEC. FRASCO STILL HAS BBM’s TRUST AND CONFIDENCE - President Ferdinand Marcos still fully trusts Department of Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco despite the tourism campaign controversy.

July 7, 2023
GOV ASSURES CRCI RESIDENTS: NO DEMOLITION WITHOUT RELOCATION - Gov. Gwen Garcia has assured residents of Sitio CRCI in Barangay Apas, Cebu City that the implementers of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project cannot evict them unless their relocation site is ready.

July 7, 2023
CAPITOL TO FUND CASA REAL REPAIR WORK - ARGAO, CEBU — Gov. Gwen Garcia is committed to funding the repair work on Casa Real in this town as one of the Capitol’s heritage site preservation and maintenance initiatives.

July 4, 2023
28 SUGBO NEGOSYO TOP PERFORMERS TO JOIN 1CEBU EXPO - Twenty-eight Sugbo Negosyo beneficiaries will be joining the One Cebu Expo slated on August 8 to 12 at the SM Seaside Cebu to showcase their wares.

July 4, 2023
CAPITOL INAUGURATES P85.7M INFRA PROJECTS IN ARGAO - An estimated P85.7 million worth of infrastructure projects were inaugurated by Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia during her 1-day visit in the municipality of Argao on Tuesday, July 4.

June 4
CEBU LEADERS UNITE; TOURISM CAMPAIGN FUROR A DEMOLITION JOB - Eleven congressmen, five component City Mayors, 44 Municipal Mayors, as well as the tri-city mayors of the City of Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu, including the PCL Federation President have thrown their full and unwavering support to Department of Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco amid criticisms on the “Love The Philippines” tourism campaign.

July 3, 2023
RESORT OWNERS AGREE TO DEMOLISH ILLEGAL STRUCTURES - Resort owners of illegal structures built within the defined easement zone of Looc River in Ginatilan asked the Capitol that they be allowed to do the demolition themselves so they can make use of what can still be salvaged from the ruin.

July 3, 2023
CEBU WINS: COURT ISSUES TRO VS BAI - The Court of Appeals (CA) has granted the petition of the Cebu Provincial Government for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against the Bureau of Animal Industry’s culling and zone mapping policies in relation to the containment of the alleged African Swine Fever outbreak in Cebu.

June 30, 2023
CAPITOL SEEKS REPRESENTATION AT CCLEX TOLL COUNCIL - The Provincial Government has sought for an official representation at the Toll Regulatory Council (TRC) of the Cebu–Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) after the Capitol was left out of its composition.

June 29, 2023
NEGROS ORIENTAL JOINS FORCES WITH CAPITOL IN FIGHT VS BAI POLICIES - The Province of Negros Oriental is the first local government unit (LGU) to respond to Gov. Gwen Garcia’s call for all local chief executives to unite against the economically disruptive policies of the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) in the handling of the African Swine Fever (ASF).

June 29, 2023
GOV VISITS KINATARCAN; INAUGURATES P36M PROJECTS IN 3 BRGYS - The governor, accompanied by Board Member Kerrie Shimura and Santa Fe Mayor Ithamar Espinosa, inaugurated Capitol projects worth at least P36 million distributed in the 3 barangays of the island.

June 29, 2023
GOV INAUGURATES 141 SOLAR LAMP POSTS IN BANTAYAN - On Tuesday, June 27, Gov. Garcia led the inauguration of 141 concrete solar-powered lamp post pedestals in Brgy. Obo-ob here. The Capitol shelled out P3.57 million for the project.

June 28, 2023
CAPITOL INAUGURATES P37.5M KABANGBANG-BAOD ROAD IN BANTAYAN - BANTAYAN, CEBU — Gov. Gwen Garcia leads the groundbreaking ceremony for the concreting works on 2.2475 kilometer Kabangbang–Baod road section in Brgy. Baod here.

June 28, 2023
CAPITOL FUNDS P54.5M NEW BLDG FOR BANTAYAN DISTRICT HOSPITAL - The Provincial Government of Cebu is funding the construction of a three-storey building worth P54.5 million that will house the additional beds at Bantayan District Hospital (BDH).

June 27, 2023
SANTA FE RESORT OPERATORS AGREE TO BUILD COASTAL BARRIER VS SOIL EROSION - Resort owners, with the endorsement of the municipal council, will have to secure first a Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) clearance from DENR before the work could be carried out.

June 27, 2023
CAPITOL TO BUILD P500M PORT IN SANTA FE, BANTAYAN ISLAND - The Province of Cebu will build and operate a new port in Santa Fe, Bantayan Island soon.

June 27, 2023
RE-APPRAISAL OF REAL PROPERTIES IN TOWNS SHOW IMPROVEMENT - Municipal assessors in the province made significant progress in their re-appraisal of real properties located in their respective local government units (LGUs).

June 26, 2023
CAPITOL TO ASSIST DESILTING OF BUSWANG RIVER IN TOLEDO CITY - The Capitol will assist Toledo City in desilting Buswang River to prevent risks of flooding and other potential mishaps especially that rainy season is finally here.

June 23, 2023
GOV ASKS NGCP TO TEST REPAIRED LINE'S CAPACITY - Instead of conducting excavation works to repair another potentially damaged line, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) should just check if the cable line which was recently repaired would be enough to supply electricity to consumers in the cities of Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu.

June 22, 2023
GOV. REVOKES PERMIT OF CANYONEERING OPERATORS WITH NO BIR REGISTRATION - Gov. Gwen Garcia revoked the Governor’s permit of all canyoneering operators in Badian whose businesses are not registered with the Bureau of Internal Revenue.

June 21, 2023
GOV. SETTLES CANYONEERING ROW BETWEEN BADIAN, ALEGRIA - Barely two months after settling their dispute in their canyoneering activities, Gov. Gwen Garcia had to mediate and settle again the conflict between the neighboring municipalities of Badian and Alegria.

June 22, 2023
CAPITOL SOON TO RECOVER UP DONATED LOTS IN BUSAY - The two-hectare lot in Brgy. Busay, Cebu City which the Cebu Provincial Government had donated to the University of the Philippines Cebu will soon be recovered by the Province.

June 20, 2023
UP CEBU TO JOIN CAPITOL'S CARAVAN OF SERVICES - Another reputable institution is looking to join forces with the Cebu Provincial Government in the staging of the Caravan of Provincial Government Services.

June 20, 2023
DOT SEC GETS 2 KEY UNITED NATIONS POSTS - Cebu’s very own who is also the country’s tourism chief, Christina Garcia-Frasco, bagged two important posts in the United Nation’s World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

June 19, 2023
CEBU'S 3RD DISTRICT BRINGS R' CEBU A NOTCH HIGHER - The local government unit's (LGUs) of the third district of Cebu has brought the R’ Cebu trade fair a notch higher, as products and presentation of the exhibitors have greatly improved over time.

June 16, 2023
CARCAR CITY TO HOST PASIGARBO SA SUGBO 2023 - It is official: this year’s Pasigarbo sa Sugbo street dancing and grand ritual showdown will be held in Carcar City, Cebu.

June 15, 2023
SUGBO TV NEWS AND LIFESTYLE CHANNEL SOON ON CABLE TV - 𝐂𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐂𝐞𝐛𝐮 𝐓𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐍𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 (𝐂𝐂𝐓𝐍) will soon be a home for Sugbo TV News and Lifestyle Channel as businessman Nonito “Tatay Dodong” Limchua offered the Cebu Provincial Government a channel that will air its news programs and television magazine shows.

June 15, 2023
HINULAWAN FESTIVAL GETS P8 MILLION FROM CAPITOL - For their impressive performances that give pride to Cebuanos, Gov. Gwen Garcia has extended P500,000 financial assistance to all contingents of the Hinulawan Festival.

June 12, 2023
MSMEs EARN FROM SUROY SUROY - Micro-small and medium entrepreneurs are the ones reaping the immediate monetary cashflow brought by the ongoing Suroy-Suroy Sugbo “Explore the Midwest” circuit.

June 11, 2023
GOV RALLIES LGUs NATIONWIDE VS BAI's CULLING, COLOR CODING - Gov. Gwen Garcia has called on all local governments units (LGUs) across the country to join her in seeking the lifting of the policies imposed by the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) against local government units that are allegedly infected with African swine fever (ASF).

June 8, 2023
NEW ABC OFFICE FOR TUDELA SOON TO RISE - The Association of Barangay Captains in Tudela town, Camotes will soon have a brand-new office located just beside their municipal gym.

June 8, 2023
TUDELA HIGH SCHOOL GETS NEW BUILDING AS ‘SUGBUSOG’ WINNER - TUDELA, CEBU — Gov. Gwen Garcia and Tudela Mayor Greman Solante launched and opened the newly built Home Economics Building of Puertobello National High School on Thursday, June 8, here.

June 8, 2023
SUGBO NEGOSYO WINNERS UP FOR REVIEW - Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia has asked Vice Gov. Hilario Davide III and the 17 Provincial Board Members to review the performance of their respective Sugbo Negosyo beneficiaries under their offices.

June 6, 2023
CAPITOL ORDERS TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF KAWASAN FALLS; WILL TAKE OVER OPERATION - To recover the splendor of Kawasan Falls, the Cebu Provincial Government has decided to take over the operations of the world-renowned tourist spot and canyoneering activities in the municipality of Badian, starting with ordering its closure while clearing hazardous structures that might hurt the tourists.

June 5, 2023
GOV ORDERS ASSESSORS: GET TRUE FAIR MARKET VALUE OF BUSINESSES IN YOUR TOWNS - Sixteen out of 44 municipalities have failed to submit to the Provincial Government an updated reassessment of fair market values of improvements on business establishments in their areas.

June 5, 2023
CAPITOL OKAYS UPGRADE OF NORTH BUS TERMINAL - The Economic Enterprise Council has given a nod to the proposal of Topline Group of Companies to upgrade the Cebu North Bus Terminal (CNBT).

June 5, 2023
CAPITOL TO COLLECT P57.8M FROM 2 UTILITY FIRMS - For encroaching on Capitol-owned lots along Osmeña Boulevard in Cebu City, two utility companies owe the Cebu Provincial Government P57.8 million in charges.

June 2, 2023
GOV GRACES CLEFT SURGICAL MISSION AT CPH DANAO - “A gift of a smile is a gift of life.” This was how Gov. Gwen Garcia described the significance of the 5-day cleft lip and cleft palate surgical mission for children at the Cebu Provincial Hospital in Danao City which will run from May 31 to June 4.

June 1, 2023
ALBAY PROVINCE LGUs VISIT CEBU FOR TOURISM BENCHMARKING - Gov. Gwen Garcia and some members of the Provincial Board welcomed into the Capitol another batch of visiting officials all the way from Albay Province.

June 1, 2023
GOV. GWEN LEADS INAUGURAL OF P6.4M PROJECTS IN ALEGRIA - Aside from holding the Caravan of Provincial Government Services in Alegria, southern Cebu, Gov. Gwen Garcia also inaugurated several facilities worth P6.4 million in the municipality on May 31.

June 1, 2023
WALKING STICK BRINGS TEARS OF JOY TO CARAVAN BENEFICIARY - A walking stick may not be a big deal to some. But it means the world to Maria Lourdes Indig, a visually impaired individual from Dalaguete, southern Cebu.

May 31, 2023
GOV. GARCIA'S REMINDER: UNITY BROUGHT US TOGETHER - Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia reminded public officials about the reason for their “coming together” during the historic inaugural of Pier 88, the “smart port”, in Liloan on Saturday, May 27.

May 28, 2023
PBBM, VP SARA INAUGURATE CEBU'S FIRST SMART PORT IN LILOAN - The newly completed Smart Port in Liloan town was inaugurated on Saturday, May 27, signaling increased economic development and tourism activities in Liloan and Camotes Islands.

May 27, 2023
PRIMECARE TOLD TO UPGRADE LAB EQUIPMENT IN CAPITOL-RUN HOSPITALS - Governor Gwen Garcia tasked officials of PrimeCare Cebu to replace their existing medical equipment at Capitol-run hospitals with new ones.

May 26, 2023
MEDELLIN LAUNCHED AS NEWEST DIVING DESTINATION IN CEBU - "There is so much to enjoy, to experience in Medellin, and this is just the beginning."

May 26, 2023
CARAVAN OFFERS MENTAL HEALTH INTERVENTION - The pandemic that locked down the economy for two years brought to the fore the reality of a persistent yet seldom-talked-about illness that pertains to mental health.

May 24, 2023
PAG-IBIG FUND JOINS CARAVAN OF SERVICES - MEDELLIN, CEBU — Public school teachers of Brgy. Lamintak Sur here needed not travel 115 kilometers or at least 3 hours just to update their records at the Pag-IBIG Fund office in Cebu City.

May 23, 2023
AZNAR SHIPPING TO ALSO PLY LILOAN–PORO ROUTE - Aznar Shipping Corp. has decided to also assign a Roro vessel to ply the latest sea route that has docking points in Liloan’s Pier 88 and in the newly completed port in Poro, Camotes.

May 22, 2023
CAPITOL BRINGS BUGASAN TO BARANGAY LEVEL - BARILI, CEBU — Imbes cash, bugas! (Instead of cash, rice!) This was the aid Capitol is extending to every women’s organization at the barangay level through the Bugasan sa Kababayen-an sa Barangay program.

May 20, 2023
CAPITOL LAUNCHES ORGANIC HOG-RAISING COMPETITION - The Sugbo Baboyan sa Tugkaran program will now be introduced to all the local government units and hog raisers -- a program that pushes for the raising of organically-grown pigs, production of organic fertilizers and organic feeds, especially for backyard hog raisers.

May 20, 2021
DILG BENCHMARKS ON CAPITOL’S SUGBUSOG PROGRAM - An official of the Department of the Interior and Local Government came to visit Gov. Gwen Garcia to learn more about the Sugbusog program of the Provincial Government.

May 18, 2023
MAIDEN SEA TRIPS FROM LILOAN TO CAMOTES TO START ON MAY 26 - Oceanjet and Super Shuttle will launch their maiden voyage from Liloan’s Pier 88 to Poro, Camotes Islands this coming March 26, Friday.

May 18, 2023
PB REVOKES NFA LOT DONATION - For violating the terms and conditions stipulated in the deed of donation, the Cebu Provincial Board passed a resolution revoking the 5,000 square meter property donated to the National Grains Authority (NGA, now known as National Food Authority) during its regular session on Monday, May 15.

May 15, 2023
DPWH IN CEBU COMMITS TO SUPPORT CEBU ORDINANCE 2023-02 - District engineers of DPWH in Cebu Province, as well as the department’s regional director, are fully supportive of the Capitol’s wish to work closely with national line agencies in the implementation of their programs and projects in the province.

May 15, 2023
OCEANJET TO CONDUCT ‘SEA TRIAL’ FOR LILOAN–PORO ROUTE - OceanJet will be conducting a “sea trial” on Wednesday, May 17, to determine the viability of the sea route connecting Liloan in mainland Cebu to Poro in Camotes Islands.

May 15, 2023
CAPITOL RESUMES TALKS ON CAMP LAPU-LAPU MASTERPLAN, RELOCATION - Governor Gwen Garcia resumed talks with Department of National Defense Assistant Secretary Emmanuel Anthony Ramos and officials of the AFP-Visayas Command on the Camp Lapu-Lapu masterplan and relocation on Wednesday, May 17.

May 17, 2023
CAPITOL EXEMPTS CHURCH FROM PAYING ENCROACHMENT CHARGES - The Economic Enterprise Council (EEC) has approved the request of Cebu Gospel Church (CGC) to exempt them from paying encroachment charges to the Provincial Government for being a non-profit organization.

May 12, 2023
VAST IMPROVEMENTS NOTED IN CAPITOL-RUN HOSPITALS - Driven by the desire to counter the negative connotation associated with government hospitals, Governor Gwen Garcia’s monitoring initiative proved to be a success with the vast improvements seen in the third round.

May 17, 2023
GOV STEPS IN, TELLS BRGY LUZ OFFICIALS TO ISSUE CLEARANCES FOR AYER'S LECHON - Governor Gwen Garcia has stepped in and urged Brgy. Luz officials, led by Brgy. Captain Renato Labrador, to issue necessary barangay permits and clearances for Ayer’s Lechon owner Rico Palcuto.

May 12, 2023
TOP ARTA EXECS LAUD CAPITOL’S LAW REQUIRING CAPITOL NOD ON GOV’T PROJECTS - Top officials of the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) lauded Gov. Gwen Garcia’s move in pushing forward the policy requiring government agencies to get Capitol’s approval before implementing their programs locally.

May 12, 2023
GOV. GWEN TELLS NHA, DHSUD: RETHINK VERTICAL HOUSING PLAN - Governor Gwen Garcia urged the National Housing Authority (NHA) and Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) to rethink its socialized vertical housing plan during a meeting with representatives at the Capitol on Thursday, May 11.

May 11, 2023
DEAL IS OFF: CAPITOL TO SEND DEMAND LETTERS TO 4 STRUCTURE OWNERS - Four structure owners that encroached on Capitol lots along Osmeña Boulevard will now be sent demand letters by the Provincial Government, asking them to pay their encroachment charges with interest.

May 10, 2023
GWEN TO DPWH: WORK ON BARANGAY ROADS TOO - In another trailblazing move, Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia has asked the DPWH Cebu 5th District Engineering Office (DEO) to also fulfill its often forgotten obligation of concreting barangay roads and not just focus its funds and resources on national highways.

May 10, 2023
GLOBE, PLDT COMMIT TO PAY 'ENCROACHMENT CHARGES' TO CAPITOL - Telecommunications giants Globe Telecom and PLDT have signified to pay rent for encroaching premium properties along Osmeña Boulevard in Cebu City owned by Capitol.

May 10, 2023
CAPITOL TAPS RBC FOR LOT ACQUISITION IN CAMOTES AIRPORT EXTENSION - The Cebu Provincial Government is in talks with Rural Bank of Catmon (RBC) to acquire a bank-owned lot located just beside the runway of the Camotes Island Airport.

May 9, 2023
GWEN: CEBU LED THE WAY IN MOVING ON FROM COVID LONG BEFORE W.H.O. CONCURS - Cebu has led the way in moving on and moving forward from Covid-19 long before the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recent proclamation that the virus no longer represents a “global health emergency.”

May 6, 2023
SIX FIRMS AGREE TO DONATE 10% OF THEIR RECLAIMED LOTS FOR CAPITOL - At least six companies that have existing reclaimed properties in Cebu Province have already agreed to comply with the provincial law that orders them to give the Provincial Government a 10-percent share of these reclaimed lots.

May 4, 2023
GOV. GWEN WELCOMES ‘V-HIRES’ TO OPERATE AT SOUTH BUS TERMINAL STARTING THURSDAY - Gov. Gwen Garcia has given the go signal for van-for-hire (V-hire) drivers and operators to relocate to the Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT) after they have been kicked out from the Kamagayan temporary terminal by the Cebu City Government.

May 3, 2024
ON THE ROAD TO CORN SUFFICIENCY, CAPITOL TO SET UP 4 INDUSTRIAL CORN DRYERS IN MEDELLIN - Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia’s vision of making Cebu corn sufficient is slowly taking shape. Four corn-drying facilities in Medellin, northern Cebu will be put up soon by the Cebu Provincial Government to help small-scale sugarcane farmers transition into planting hybrid yellow corn.

May 2, 2023
NGAs, GOCCs WELCOME CEBU’S LANDMARK ORDINANCE - If the meeting with regional and provincial officials of at least 60 national government agencies (NGAs) and GOCCs were any indication, Cebu’s landmark PB Ordinance No. 2023-02, which calls for more coordination and collaboration between the LGUs and the national government, is a welcome development.

April 26, 2023
CAPITOL TO PUT UP 4 MORE TOURIST REST AREAS - Four more Tourist Rest Areas (TRA) will be established by the Provincial Government as augmentation facilities to the TRAs already established by the Department of Tourism here in Cebu.

April 26, 2023
CAPITOL’s ‘LANDMARK’ ORDINANCE GAINS SUPPORT OF SAP, DILG - Cebu’s “landmark” ordinance requiring national line agencies to consult with and gain the approval of the Capitol before they can implement programs and projects here has gained the support of top Cabinet officials.

April 25, 2023
GOV. GWEN TO BAI: WHERE ARE THE MASSIVE HOG DEATHS IF ASF WERE TRUE? - According to the Provincial Veterinary’s Office (PVO), the total swine population in the Province of Cebu is close to half a million heads — or 442,422 hogs.

April 24, 2023
CAPITOL OPENS SIX-STOREY EXTENSION BLDG AT CPH CARCAR - The Cebu Provincial Hospital (CPH) in Carcar City received a much-needed boost with the formal blessing and opening of its six-storey hospital extension building.

April 21, 2023
GOV. GWEN INAUGURATES HEMODIALYSIS CENTER IN CPH CARCAR - Marina Villaber, 53, has been going to the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City twice a week for the past three years now.

April 21, 2023
GARCIA WANTS ADDT’L WATER PUMP TO ADDRESS WATER SHORTAGE IN CARMEN - In the meeting at the Capitol Tuesday, April 18, the governor ordered that within the week, a water pump be added to the transmission pipe line to strengthen the water pressure so that water would reach the households in Carmen.

April 19, 2023
CAPITOL TO REVOKE DEED DONATION OF TESDA-OCCUPIED LOT - In what seems to be a surprise announcement, Gov. Gwen Garcia said that she is revoking the deed of donation of the Capitol-owned lot that is currently being occupied by the regional headquarters of TESDA along Salinas Drive, Lahug in Cebu City.

April 19, 2023
GARCIA PUSHES FOR MORE FEMALE POLICE OFFICERS - Governor Gwen Garcia expressed her hope for more female police officers in the future during her meeting with the newly-appointed Philippine National Police Regional Training Center 7 Police Col. Giovanni Musico.

April 18, 2023
CAPITOL, SEN. ROBIN PLEDGE AID FOR CAMOTES AIRPORT - The airport runway can accommodate private and small planes that can carry 70 to 80 persons. The airport sits on a lot owned by the Cebu Provincial Government.

April 15, 2023
SEN. ROBIN PADILLA GRACES SUROY-SUROY IN CAMOTES - The leading vote-getter in the Senate during the May 2022 elections joined Gov. Gwen Garcia during the full length of the Suroy-Suroy Sugbo trail in Camotes Islands over the weekend, from April 15 to 16.

April 17, 2023
DANAO’S PROVINCIAL HOSPITAL EXPANSION AND DIALYSIS CENTER NOW OPEN - Gov. Gwen Garcia and Deputy Speaker and fifth district Rep. Duke Frasco led the inauguration of Cebu’s first dialysis center that is a product of the Capitol’s public-private partnership (PPP) scheme in dialysis operation.

April 14, 2023
NO CULLING POLICY NOW A LAW; VIOLATORS WILL BE PENALIZED IN CEBU PROVINCE - During a special session held on Tuesday, April 11, the 16th PB approved the measure institutionalizing the no-culling policy of the province while reminding the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) and other national agencies to coordinate and consult first with local government units in the province before implementing their programs and project.

April 12, 2023
CAMOTES TO WELCOME BUSES, MPUJs FOR BETTER LAND TRANSPORT - With the scheduled opening of the Lilioan–Poro sea route this April 20, Camotes is also set to welcome a more efficient mode of land transportation with the entry of a bus company which will be plying all over mainland Camotes.

April 5, 2023
CAPITOL PENALIZES NAT’L LINE AGENCIES VIOLATING RA 7160 - In Cebu Province, the implementation of projects, programs, and policies by national line agencies and government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCCs) without consulting the Capitol is now prohibited and penalized under the law.

April 3, 2023
MAYORS, PORK PRODUCERS SUPPORT CEBU PROTOCOL VS SWINE DISEASES - The League of Municipalities in the Philippines (LMP) in Cebu and a national pork producers group are standing behind the Cebu Province's policies in handling the swine diseases in Cebu Province, including the African Swine Fever (ASF). The Pork Producers Federation of the Philippines also asked the Department of Agriculture to have the Bureau of Animal Industry review its ineffective protocols and adopt instead the Cebu Protocol.

April 4, 2023
MORE CASES VS BAI AS GOV. GWEN CLAPS BACK AT VET GROUPS - The Cebu Provincial Government is not backing down in its position in the handling of the African Swine Fever and defended provincial veterinarian Dr. Mary Rose Vincoy whose being ostracized by her peers and is calling for professional sanctions against her.

April 4, 2023
GOV. GARCIA SUES ANIMAL BUREAU OFFICIALS - Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia lodged her complaint in her official capacity as governor of the Province of Cebu, whose P11-billion hog industry is under attack by the measures implemented by BAI in relation to the alleged presence of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the Province.

March 29, 2023
GOV. GWEN: NO ASF OUTBREAK IN CEBU - Gov. Gwen Garcia issued this strong statement in a press conference Thursday, March 22, asserting that there is no African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak in Cebu amidst growing fears about the disease due to the Bureau of Animal Industry’s (BAI) insistence that some areas in the province are now infected.

March 22, 2023
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GOV TAKES TIME OFF TO SPEND TIME WITH FAMILY - Governor Gwen Garcia will be taking a leave of absence from official duties at the Capitol beginning September 9 to 19 in order to spend quality time with her family.

Sept. 8, 2023
SUGBO TV IS BACK ON AIR - 𝗦𝘂𝗴𝗯𝗼 𝗧𝗩, the Cebu Provincial Government’s first broadcast media is back on air after more than decade of hiatus.

June 27, 2023
CAPITOL ADDS P1M SUBSIDY TO MIDWEST LGUs - Impressed with how the seven towns in Cebu's midwest leveled-up their performances, Gov. Gwen Garcia decided to give an additional P1 million in financial assistance to each of the participating local government units (LGUs).

June 13, 2023
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P100K FOR LOLA CLEMENCIA OF TABUELAN - Another Cebuana centenarian, Clemencia Gonzales Bacalla received a P100,000 check from the Provincial Government during the Caravan of Services in Tabuelan on Tuesday, August 15.
FRASCO BREAKS GROUND ON P10M SOLAR-POWERED WATER SYSTEM IN CATMON - It was a joyous moment for residents of Barangay Tinabyonan in Catmon as their long-held dream of having a clean water source has become a reality.
'WORLD CAT SHOW 2023' IN MANDAUE CITY - Mandaue City First Lady Sara Cortes, with representatives from World Cat Federation (WCF), told Gov. Gwen Garcia in a visit at the Capitol on Thursday that an international pool of judges will be covering over from Ukraine, Poland, and Ireland for the event which will be held at the Mandaue City Sports Center.
GOV. GWEN CHALLENGES LGU’S TO LEVEL UP FOR SUROY SUROY MIDWEST - “Own your story.” This was the call of Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia to all the towns that will be joining the upcoming Suroy Suroy Sugbo Explore Midwest on June 10-12.
DALAGUETE, CEBU'S VEGETABLE BASKET, OPENS FIRST BPO CENTER - A Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Center, a first of its kind in Dalaguete, southern Cebu, was inaugurated on Tuesday, May 30.
GAWAD KALINGA LOTS REAPPRAISED AT 9,800 PER SQM - The Home Development Mutual Fund or Pag-IBIG Fund has reappraised Capitol-owned lots in Brgy. Tunghaan, Minglanilla currently occupied by the Sugbo-Gawad Kalinga Village at P9,800 per square meter. (Alex Badayos)
ABACA HOMEOWNERS WILLING TO PAY CAPITOL - The Alliance of Barangay Apas Community Associations Inc. (ABACA) is willing to justly pay the Cebu Provincial Government for occupying the lots owned by the Capitol.
POWER WOMEN: US ENVOY MEETS GOV GWEN - United States Ambassador to the Philippines MaryKay Carlson, along with other U.S. Embassy officials, paid Gov. Gwen Garcia a courtesy visit at the Capitol on Friday, May 19.
CAPITOL TO REPLICATE BEEP CARD SYSTEM IN NORTH BUS TERMINAL - To have a more comprehensive ticketing system and collection of fares in the Cebu North Bus Terminal, Capitol plans to replicate the beep card system, a centralized automated ticketing system, used at the Cebu South Bus Terminal.
OPAV WANTS TO JOIN CAPITOL’S CARAVAN OF SERVICES - The Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV) has expressed its intent to join the quarterly Caravan of Services of the Provincial Government.
CAPITOL ON DOJ OPINION: PREMISE IS WRONG BUT WILL USE ‘SOME INPUTS’ FOR IRR - Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia and her legal team agreed that the legal opinion issued by Secretary Crispin Remulla had “some very useful items” that can be used for the crafting of the implementing rules and regulations of Cebu Provincial Ordinance 2023-02.
GWEN ISSUES MORATORIUM ON STRUCTURE DEMOLITION AT LAMBUG BEACH - To give structure owners a chance to comply with the easement zone regulation, Gov. Gwen Garcia issued a moratorium on the demolition of structures along the shorelines of Lambug Beach in Badian town. This, until Capitol determines the definite measurement of the easement zone, taking into account the high tide and other historical data along the shorelines of the emerging white-sand beach destination.
GWEN REMINDS DPWH TO WORK WITH LGUs OVER 3 MAJOR INFRA PROJECTS - Gov. Gwen Garcia once again reminded the officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in the region to work closely with local government units in the implementation of three upcoming major infrastructure projects aimed at alleviating traffic congestion in Metro Cebu.
KALUNASAN RESIDENTS WELCOME CAPITOL'S OFFER TO SELL LOTS VIA PAG-IBIG FINANCING - Residents of Barangay Kalunasan who are occupying lots owned by the Provincial Government have welcomed Gov. Gwen Garcia's plan to sell these properties through housing loan financing by Pag-IBIG Fund.
KABKABAN DANCERS TO COMPETE IN SOUTH KOREA’S FESTIVAL CONTEST - Carcar City’s Kabkaban Festival will represent Cebu in the famous Powerful Daegu Festival in South Korea later this month, the only delegation to have been picked by organizers from the entire Cebu Island this year.
CAPITOL EXTENDS P3M AID FOR MANDAUE CITY’S PANAGTAGBO FESTIVAL - The Cebu Provincial Government allocated P3 million as financial assistance to the participating barangay contingents of Mandaue City’s Panagtagbo Festival.
CEBU’S BEST TOURISM PRACTICES HIGHLIGHTED AT ‘TOURISM SUMMIT 2023’ - Gov. Gwen Garcia has bannered the best tourism practices of Cebu during the Go Negosyo Tourism Summit 2023 on Saturday, May 6, at the SM Seaside.
GOV. GWEN ECHOES CALL OF PAG-IBIG FUND TO SAVE IN MP2 PROGRAM - Officials from the Home Development Mutual Fund, or popularly known as the Pag-IBIG Fund, visited Gov. Gwen Garcia on Friday.
ONE CEBU PROVINCE: 7 CITY DIVISIONS NOW JOIN PROVINCIAL SCHOOL BOARD - The Provincial School Board, headed by Gov. Gwen Garcia, has now embraced the independent schools divisions of the province’s six component cities and one highly urbanized city as “organic and regular” members of the PSB beginning May 4.
BRGY. CAPITOL SITE AGREES TO MOVE TRUCKS OUT OF CAPITOL-OWNED LOT - At least seven garbage trucks will be moved out of the Capitol-owned 577-square-meter property near Fuente Circle as soon as possible.
CAPITOL ASKS STRUCTURE OWNERS FOR COUNTER PROPOSALS ON RENTAL RATES - The Cebu Provincial Government on Wednesday, May 3, disclosed the accumulated rental rates that structure owners along Osmeña Boulevard will have to pay to Capitol due to encroachment violations.
CAPITOL’S SOCIALIZED HOUSING IN MINGLANILLA NEARS PHASE 1 COMPLETION - The first phase of Capitol’s socialized housing project in Minglanilla town is nearing completion by October this year.
CHED EXECS TO MEET GOV GWEN ON FRIDAY TO CLEAR SCHOLARSHIP DELISTING ISSUE - National officials of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) will meet Gov. Gwen Garcia and Cebu mayors on Friday, May 5, 2023, to shed light on why the agency delisted some local universities and colleges (LUCs) in Cebu from their scholarship programs.
SUGBO NEWS UNVEILS BRAND-NEW STUDIO AND NEWSROOM - Sugbo News, the official media arm of the Cebu Provincial Government, on Friday, April 28, unveiled its newly retrofitted news center, equipped with a refreshing, creative, and smart look.
P2M INFRA GRANT FOR ‘PRESENT’ MAYORS, PB MEMBERS - All mayors and Provincial Board members who were present and stayed through the hours-long Provincial Development Council meeting on Thursday, April 27, will receive P2 million each as financial grant from the Capitol.
GOV. GWEN TELLS MAYORS TO ‘LEVEL UP’ IN NEXT ‘PASIGARBO’ - “Level up mo tanan.” This was the challenge posed by Gov. Gwen Garcia to all mayors in Cebu Province as 50 LGUs gear up for the upcoming Pasigarbo sa Sugbo Festival of Festivals in August this year.
BJMP IN CEBU PROVINCE TO JOIN CAPITOL’S SUGBUSOG PROGRAM - Jails in the Province of Cebu under the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology may soon be joining Capitol’s Sugbusog vegetable gardening program.
MEDELLIN OPENS DOCKSIDE ATTRACTION - Governor Gwen Garcia’s series of inaugurations in the town of Medellin, northern Cebu ends at their newest Dockside.
CAPITOL, MEDELLIN INAUGURATE MULTI-PURPOSE GYM IN POBLACION - Gov. Gwen Garcia joined local officials of the Municipality of Medellin in the inauguration of a new multi-purpose building in Brgy. Poblacion in this town.
GOV. GWEN SWITCHES ON UPGRADED WATER SYSTEM IN MEDELLIN - Gov. Gwen Garcia leads the ceremonial switch-on of the Level III waterworks system in Barangay Maharuhay in Medellin town, Northern Cebu.
CAPITOL BREAKS GROUND ON P59M CAPUTATAN NORTE-DALINGDING ROAD WORKS - Gov. Gwen Garcia led the groundbreaking of the P59.1 million road concreting project connecting Barangay Caputatan Norte and Barangay Dalingding in Medellin town, northern Cebu.
GOV. GWEN: NO RESTRICTIONS IN CEBU AMID IATF’S ALERT STATUS UPDATE - In what seems to be reminiscent of Cebu’s pandemic story, Gov. Gwen Garcia assured on Monday that there are no restrictions in Cebu despite the IATF placing the province simultaneously under Alert Levels 1 and 2 status.
MAYOR: FUNDS FOR CTU TABOGON TO BE SLASHED BY HALF - Beginning next year, funds to be allocated by the Department of Budget and Management for the Cebu Technological University Tabogon Extension Campus will be slashed by half.
PROGRESS IN TALKS WITH OSMEÑA BLVD ENCROACHERS - The Provincial Government is progressing in its negotiation with utility companies and government agencies whose assets encroached on Capitol lots along Osmeña Boulevard in Cebu City, beginning in front of the Capitol all the way to Fuente Circle.
GWEN: BAI’S ASF DECLARATION IN CEBU PROVEN WRONG BY LACK OF MASSIVE HOG DEATHS - If African Swine Fever really hit Carcar City, why are there no massive deaths of hogs in this southern Cebu LGU? This was the question posed by Gov. Gwen Garcia which also puzzled Department of Agriculture regional executive director Angel Enriquez during a meeting at the Capitol on Wednesday, April 19.
NEW BFP 7 CHIEF TO PUT UP FIRE STATIONS IN FIVE CEBU LGUs - The newly appointed regional director of the Bureau of Fire Protection in Central Visayas, FCSupt. Roberto Genave, said that BFP 7 intends to put up fire stations in five LGUs in Cebu Province that do not currently have one.
LILOAN-PORO SEA ROUTE LAUNCHING MOVED - The highly anticipated launching of the Liloan-Poro, Camotes sea route, initially slated on April 20, has been put on hold and moved to another date.
US CONSUL APPLAUDS GOV’S COVID POLICIES THAT HELPED AMERICANS IN CEBU - The Consul of the Embassy of the United States, Kristofor Graf, has nothing but high praise for the Covid-19 policies of Gov. Gwen Garcia.
INITIAL RENTAL FIGURES FOR OSMEÑA BLVD ENCROACHERS RELEASED - Eleven structure owners whose properties encroached on Capitol lots along Osmeña Boulevard in Cebu City are asked to pay retroactive rent which initial computation shows amounting to P37.7 million. The figures, according to Capitol finance consultant Yvonne Gomos, are the computed annual raw land lease rates beginning only from 2014 up to 2023 — with the area’s current rental rate of P400 per square meter per month, based on today’s Consumer Price Index.
CAPITOL ASKS OCEANJET TO CONSIDER LILOAN-PORO ROUTE - Fresh from the successful leg of the Suroy-Suroy Sugbo Enchanting Camotes over the weekend, Gov. Gwen Garcia is doubling down on her efforts to bring in more tourists to this cluster of islands by finding better modes of transportation to and from Camotes.
GOV. GWEN LAUDS CEBU CFI’S ROARING SUCCESS - Governor Gwen Garcia congratulated family and employees of the Cebu Court of First Instance (CFI) Community Cooperative during its 53rd anniversary on Saturday, April 15.
LGU-REGULATED COCKFIGHTING ASSURED OF CAPITOL SUPPORT - Now that the fiesta season in the month of May is fast approaching, cockfighting aficionados will soon be able to engage in this Filipino cultural tradition without fear of police arrest. This as Gov. Gwen Garcia called on the local members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to stop conducting raids against cockfighting activities in the LGUs that are issued special permits by the mayors.
CAPITOL IS TAKING BACK PRIME LOT OCCUPIED BY NIA 7 - The Provincial Government is proceeding with its plan to revoke the deed of donation of the property that is currently being occupied by the National Irrigation Administration in Central Visayas (NIA 7).
PCA, OTHER NAT'L AGENCIES WORK WITH CAPITOL FOR PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION IN CEBU - Following the lead of other national agencies, the Philippine Coconut Authority Central Visayas (PCA 7) sat down with Governor Gwendolyn Garcia to coordinate the programs and projects outlined in their Coconut Farmers and Industry Development Plan.
ARTIFACTS FOUND IN MACTANG LIKELY FROM HISPANIC TIMES - PORO, CEBU — Gov. Gwen Garcia and Sen. Robin Padilla took a sidetrip to Purok Mactang, Brgy. Esperanza here to inspect artifacts believed to date back to Hispanic times.
10K-STRONG CROWD GREETS GOV. GWEN AT “BHW DAY” - Gov. Gwen Garcia joined the 10,000-strong Barangay Health Workers from all over the Province during the BHW Day at the Cebu Coliseum in Cebu City on Wednesday, April. 12. Gov. Gwen was joined by Bataan First District Rep. Geraldine Roman during the annual event which gathered all BHWs from the 51 LGUs of the province.
OPERATION PAHIYUM 3.O BENEFITS 55 CEBUANOS WITH CLEFT AND LIP PALATE - This is how Operation Pahiyum 3.0 can make a difference to children who have cleft and lip palate. At least 55 patients were given hope to smile again and not be bullied – and be free to dream for a better future after undertaking surgery on Wednesday, April 12.
CAPITOL OFFERS AID IN CEBU CITY’S BID TO HOST NAT’L GAMES - In the event that next year’s Palarong Pambansa will be held in Cebu City, the Provincial Government would be more than willing to extend a helping hand, including offering the facilities of its towns and component cities as venues for some sporting events.
DUTCH AMBASSADOR VISITS GOV. GWEN - Dutch Ambassador Marielle Garaedts is received by Governor Gwendolyn Garcia in her office on April 12, 2023.
PRC TO JOIN CARAVAN OF PROVINCIAL SERVICES - The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) will join the Caravan of Services of the Cebu Provincial Government.
CAPITOL CONTINUES TALK WITH PROPERTY OWNERS ON ENCROACHMENT ISSUE - Gov. Gwen Garcia once again met with structure owners along Osmeña Boulevard in Cebu City on Tuesday, April 11, to continue the dialogue on their lot encroachment violations
CEBU BUS TERMINALS READY FOR PASSENGER INFLUX - The Capitol-run Cebu north and south bus terminals are now ready to receive the expected influx of passengers who will be going home to the province for the Holy Week observances that also coincided with a long weekend.
DMC SIGNS SETTLEMENT TERMS WITH CAPITOL - Alcoy’s Dolomite Mining Corp. has agreed to terms set by the Cebu Provincial Government in settling its tax dues, with DMC president Cesar Omnes signing a compromise agreement with Gov. Gwen Garcia to this effect.
DOTr TO JUSTLY PAY CAPITOL FOR BRT TERMINALS - The Bus Rapid Transit-National Program Management Office (BRT-NPMO) has committed to justly compensate the Cebu Provincial Government for the road lots along Osmeña Boulevard that would be used as terminals for the Cebu BRT project once they receive Capitol’s formal claim of ownership of the lots where the CBRT terminals would stand.
NEW ROUTE FROM LILOAN PORT TO PORO, CAMOTES TO START BY APRIL 20 - During a meeting with Gov. Gwen Garcia on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, Paul Rodriguez, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Super Shuttle and operator of Asian Marine Transport Corp., and Erik Lim, CEO of Topline Group, which operates the port in Liloan, have agreed to launch the new landmark service between mainland Cebu and Camotes.
NEW SEA ROUTE FROM CEBU MAINLAND TO CAMOTES MULLED - Governor Gwen Garcia is seeking to open a new route from Cebu mainland to Camotes Islands to create competition and provide better service for travelers.
JUST IN: GWEN SUES BAI OFFICIALS - Lawyers from the Provincial Legal Office formally endorsed before the Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas at past 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, the administrative complaint filed by Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia against officials of the Bureau of Animal Industry.
TIME FOR RECKONING: CAPITOL TO FILE CHARGES VS BAI - The Cebu Provincial Government is set to file administrative and criminal charges against the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) officials for the agency`s economically disruptive moves against Cebu`s P11-billion hog industry in the guise of ASF measures.
MORE STRUCTURES ENCROACH CAPITOL PROPERTY ALONG OSMEÑA BLVD - The Capitol’s real estate division has identified at least 22 structures that went beyond the allocated property line according to the Civil Code of 1949. These included known landmarks such as Cebu Doctor’s Hospital and University, Cebu Gospel Church, Suarez & Sons, Avon, Coco Mall, and Anitas, among many others.
FINANCE EXEC JOINS THE PROVINCIAL BOARD - Minuel Carmela Franco, a top finance executive and wife of the late board member Horacio "Raci" Franco officially took her oath as the new member of the Provincial Board on Monday, March 27.
SELECTION OF SUGBO NEGOSYO TOP PERFORMERS SOON TO START - The selection of the top performing entrepreneur-beneficiaries of the Cebu Provincial Government's Sugbo Negosyo program will now start after the program has registered a 95.78% project implementation. Each of the 17 offices of the Provincial Board Members and the Vice Governor will choose their top ten performing beneficiaries whose businesses have shown excellent performance with the help of the program.
CAPITOL HAS EXTENDED P376.6M IN INFRA AID TO 50 LGUs - The Cebu Provincial Government has distributed a total of P376.6 million in aid to all the seven districts in the Province during the conduct of Cavaran of Provincial Services for the first quarter this year.
CAPITOL CRAFTS ITS OWN POLICIES IN DEALING WITH SWINE DISEASES - Cebu is once again blazing trails for other LGUs to emulate after Gov. Gwen Garcia announced that Capitol would not adopt the questionable policies by national line agencies in dealing with the current issues of swine diseases in the province.
PRIVATE HOG GROWERS APPLAUD CAPITOL'S POLICIES VS ASF THREATS - Private hog growers not only in the region but in the entire country are fully supportive of Cebu Capitol’s measures and policies in managing the threats of the African Swine Fever (ASF).
CAPITOL PREPARES FOR SUROY-SUROY SUGBO - ENCHANTING 'ONE CEBU' CAMOTES - This year’s 𝐄𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬 leg of Cebu Province`s popular tourism caravan is biggest Suroy Suroy Sugbo in the island yet since it started many years ago because it will be attended by no less than the Tourism Secretary herself, Christina Garcia-Frasco, along with her tourism regional directors, and special guest Senator Robin Padilla.
CAPITOL GLOBE TO REPURPOSE DRUG REHAB CENTER IN PINAMUNGAJAN - The Provincial Government and Globe Telecom have agreed to pursue the plan to "repurpose" the drug-rehabilitation center that the telco giant built in the town of Pinamungajan, Cebu in 2018.
DAMAGED NGCP LINES IN MANDAUE TO BE FULLY REPAIRED IN MAY - The damaged transmission cables of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) along Ouano and UN Avenues in Mandaue City will be fully repaired in May this year.
MANDAUE TO PROCEED WITH PLAN TO BUILD GOV'T CENTER AT CICC SITE - The Mandaue City Government will now proceed with its plan to construct a new government center at the site of the now-abandoned Cebu International Convention Center (CICC). (File Photo)