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LILOAN’S ROSQUILLOS FESTIVAL GETS P6.4M - The award-winning Rosquillos Festival of Liloan received subsidies worth a total of P6.4 million from the Capitol, Department of Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco, and Deputy Speaker and fifth district Congressman Duke Frasco.

May 27, 2024
GOV INSPECTS NEW GENSETS IN MALAPASCUA - The governor inspected the newly installed generator sets in Malapascua Island on Sunday, May 26. The gensets are expected to give much-needed relief for residents and resort owners in the area.

May 26,, 2024
7TH DISTRICT LGUs, BRGYs RECEIVE P20.8M AID - Gov. Gwen Garcia turned over a total of P20.8 million worth of infrastructure funds to eight local government units of the seventh district.

May 24, 2024
GOV. CALLS FOR INSPECTION OF JE HYDRO PLANT - Desilting Lusaran River in Cebu City has begun to help improve water flow and supply for Metro Cebu Water District (MCWD).

May 24, 2024
CONSOLACION SHIPYARD FIRMS ASKED TO MOVE TO NORTHERN CEBU - Shipyard companies operating in the Municipality of Consolacion have been asked to evacuate the area and transfer up north, either in Bogo City or Tabogon, to help Consolacion implement its developmental plans for the area.

May 24, 2024
SUGBO MERKADONG BARATO TO RESUME; 5K BAGS OF NFA RICE SET TO ARRIVE - The Capitol’s subsidized rice program for the “poorest of the poor” will make a comeback as the National Food Authority in Central Visayas (NFA 7) is set to deliver to the Capitol an initial 5,000 bags of rice.

May 23, 2024
GOV SIGNS EO PLACING CEBU UNDER STATE OF CALAMITY - Governor Gwen Garcia signs Executive Order No. 9 series of 2024, declaring a state of calamity in the entire Province of Cebu due to the devastating effects of the El Niño.

May 23, 2024
CAPITOL EXTENDS P153M CALAMITY AID FOR ALL CEBU LGU’S - In light of the Provincial Board's declaration of a state of calamity in Cebu, the Capitol has pledged a total of P153 million in assistance for all LGUs of the province or P3 million for each town and city.

May 23, 2024
GOV TO WORLD BANK EXECS: LGU ROLE IN PROJECT PLANNING ‘PARAMOUNT’ - Gov. Gwen Garcia underscored the critical role of local government units (LGUs) in planning and implementing national project within their jurisdictions in a meeting with World Bank officials and the Department of Tourism on Thursday, May 23.

May 23, 2024
GOV: TREES POSING DANGER TO MOTORISTS WILL BE CUT - Governor Gwen Garcia affirmed the prioritization of public safety in the widening project of a provincial road spanning the Municipality of Poro to the town of Tudela in the idyllic Camotes Islands, covering a total distance of 13.43 kilometers.

May 22, 2024
CONTRACTOR DISPELS RUMORS: NO TREES FELLED IN PORO-CAMOTES ROAD EXPANSION - PORO, CEBU -- The contractor in the provincial road widening project in Poro, Camotes Group of Islands denied cutting trees along the 13.43 kilometer road project in the town.

May 22, 2024
GOV URGES FARMERS TO PLANT YELLOW CORN; CAPITOL TO EXTEND FINANCIAL, TECHNICAL AID - PILAR, CEBU -- Shift to planting yellow corn, as it is in-demand, the Capitol will extend technical aid, and financial aid will be provided by lending institutions.

May 22, 2024
RENTED GENSETS SET TO ARRIVE IN MALAPASCUA TONIGHT, MAY 21 - Residents and tourists in Malapascua Island will soon experience relief from the inconvenience of power interruptions as the generators sets rented by the Provincial Government from a private firm are expected to arrive in the island this very night.

May 21, 2024
DSWD TO ADOPT CAPITOL’S QR-CODED SYSTEM FOR AID RELEASES - The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD 7) is adopting the Capitol’s QR-coded system of releasing assistance to its beneficiaries.

May 21, 2024
CAPITOL TO SHOULDER RESTORATION OF HISTORIC RAILWAY STATION IN CARCAR - The Provincial Government has committed to fund the relocation and restoration of an old railway station in Perrelos, Carcar City in order to make way for a road-widening project in the area as well as preserve the said historical structure.

May 21, 2024
PROVINCE DELEGATION OFF TO RUSSIA; GWEN INVITED TO SPEAK BEFORE ECONOMIC FORUM - Russians have long shown interest in investing in the Philippines, especially Cebu, in various business ventures such as waste-to-energy projects, infrastructure, medical technology, tourism, and private-public partnerships (PPP).

May 20, 2024
CAPITOL INTERVENES TO REMEDY MALAPASCUA POWER CRISIS - Gov. Gwen Garcia has decided to no longer wait and see but instead take the matter into her own hands to address the ongoing power interruption problem in Malapascua Island in Daanbantayan town northern Cebu.

May 16, 2024
PMSC EXECS APPEAR BEFORE GOV AMID LEGAL CONTROVERSY - In a significant turn of events, officials of the Philippine Mining Service Corporation (PMSC) appeared before Gov. Gwen Garcia to address long-standing tax and environmental disputes with the Provincial Government.

May 15, 2024
CEBU PROVINCE THROWS ALL-OUT SUPPORT FOR PALARONG PAMBANSA 2024 - The Cebu Provincial Government, alongside Mandaue City and Lapu-Lapu City, has expressed its full support for the Cebu City Government as the latter is slated to host the Palarong Pambansa 2024 this July.

May 15, 2024
CAPITOL GIVES P9.5M FOR MOALBOAL’S KAGASANGAN FESTIVAL - Moalboal’s award-winning Kagasangan Festival made a grand return on the evening of May 14 after six years of absence, showcasing an impressive display of artistry and creativity of Moalboalanon youth right in front of the municipal hall grounds.

May 15, 2024
DESILTING EYED IN MANANGA AND LUSARAN RIVERS - In response to the ongoing water crisis in Cebu, the Provincial Government and Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) are exploring desilting measures at the 15-kilometer Mananga River in Talisay City and the 6.5-kilometer Lusaran River in Cebu City.

May 13, 2024
GOV MAINTAINS MCIA SUPPORT AS ABOITIZ INFRA CAPITAL JOINS AIRPORT OPERATIONS - Gov. Gwen Garcia has assured the new operations and management team of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) of her continued support, as Aboitiz InfraCapital (AIC) comes into the picture.

May 13, 2024
CAMOTES GROUP OF ISLANDS GET P12M FOR SUCCESSFUL ENCHANTING CAMOTES TOUR - PORO, CEBU - Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia was left emotional and amazed as the One Camotes Island jingle was unveiled during the final stop of the Suroy-Suroy Sugbo Enchanting One Camotes Island tour.

May 12, 2024
SUGBO NEGOSYO SEASON 3 TO PRODUCE PROGRAM’S FIRST MILLIONAIRE - A grand prize of P1 million awaits the next champion of Sugbo Negosyo Season 3.

May 10, 2024
ACCIONA CEO VISITS GOV; EYES MORE COLLABORATION WITH CAPITOL - Jose Manuel Entrecanales y Domecq, chief executive officer and chairman of Acciona, paid a courtesy visit to Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia at the Capitol, on May 8, Wednesday — marking their first meeting.

May 8, 2024
CAPITOL TO CITY HALL: YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO TAX US - The Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT) and Cebu North Bus Terminal (CNBT) are not subject to the taxing authority of the Cebu City Government because of at least two reasons: 1) they are operated by the Capitol and 2) they are not a form of business but part of legitimate Capitol operations.

May 6, 2024
STRICT ENFORCEMENT OF TRUCK BAN EYED IN MANDAUE - To ease traffic congestion in Mandaue City’s UN Avenue and DM Cortes Street, a stricter implementation of truck ban is being eyed.

May 4, 2024
NGCP CONTRACTOR ONLY NEEDS ONE WEEK FOR CABLE REPAIR - The contractor of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines has assured Gov. Gwen Garcia that the needed work to fix a punctured cable line of the NGCP will be done in the fastest possible way.

May 3, 2024
CPRA APPROVES SIX MEGA PROJECTS TO BOOST CEBU’S ECONOMY -

May 3, 2024
93-1 HOUSING LOAN APPLICATION RE-EXTENDED TO 60 DAYS - In response to challenges faced by the members of at least 44 homeowner groups currently occupying 93-1 lots owned by Cebu Province, Gov. Gwen Garcia has extended yet again the deadline of their housing loan applications with the Home Development Mutual Fund or Pag-IBIG Fund.

May 2, 2024
TWO MOUNTAIN RESORTS ORDERED CLOSED FOR REHAB - Gov. Gwen Garcia is expected to issue a cease and desist order for at least two mountain resorts in Carmen town in northern Cebu for various violations of environmental laws.

May 2, 2024
NFA SUPPORTS CAPITOL PROGRAMS; TO SUPPLY 5,000 SACKS OF RICE - An initial 5,000 sacks of rice will be released by the National Food Authority (NFA) to the Cebu Provincial Government in aid of the Capitol’s rice-centric programs.

April 30, 2024
VECO TAKES RESPONSIBILITY OF FIXING PUNCTURED NGCP CABLE - Officials of the Visayan Electric Company (VECO) assured Gov. Gwen Garcia that they will do all they can to fix immediately the punctured cable line of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP).

April 30, 3034
CAPITOL THUMBS DOWN DESIGN OF CBRT BUS STATIONS; SUPPORTS SIDEWALK BEAUTIFICATION - For the first time ever, project implementers of the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (CBRT) project presented before the officials of the Cebu Provincial Government the design of two bus terminals that are to be built on Osmeña Boulevard, right in front of the Capitol Building.

April 30, 2024
CHANGES COMING UP FOR SUGBO NEGOSYO SEASON 3 - The Cebu Provincial Government’s 100-million-peso micro business assistance and mentorship program will be back for its third season, and changes will be adopted to maximize its benefits.

April 30, 2024
SPECIAL PERMIT EYED TO DESILT LUYANG, MANGITNGIT RIVERS - Gov. Gwen Garcia is expected to issue a special permit in the coming days to desilt Mangitngit and Luyang rivers in the town of Carmen and so maximize the water production of these important water sources.

April 30, 2024
CPA FILES COMPLAINT VS RAMA BEFORE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT - Cebu Port Authority General Manager Francisco “Kit” Comendador III files an administrative complaint against Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama before the Office of the President for the mayor’s role in the “forcible entry” by City Hall officials into CPA’s Baseport Area on April 1, 2024.

April 29, 2024
CAPITOL IN TALKS WITH ACCIONA FOR POTENTIAL METRO CEBU EXPRESSWAY PPP - The Spanish firm that built the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX), Acciona, is studying the possibility of partnering with the Cebu Provincial Government in the construction of the Metro Cebu Expressway (MCE) project.

April 29, 2024
CEBU CAPITOL DENIES ISSUANCE OF OPS FOR MEGA INFRA DEAL - The Cebu Provincial Government is belying any claims attributed by media reports to AG&P Industrial and Visayas Neceboley Interlink Holdings Corp. (VNIHC) that the Capitol has already given them original proponent status (OPS) regarding a mega infrastructure project that involves major islands in the Visayas regions.

April 27, 2024
GOV OPENS P59M ROAD PROJECT IN MEDELLIN - Straight from the 503rd anniversary of the Kadaugan sa Mactan with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia has once again demonstrated her commitment to improving the lives of the Cebuanos by travelling all the way to the Municipality of Medellin in northern Cebu for the inauguration of an important road project.

April 27, 2024
PBBM ATTENDS 503RD KADAUGAN SA MACTAN WITH GOV GWEN - President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was the guest of honor in the 503rd Kadaugan sa Mactan celebration at the Liberty Shrine in Lapu-Lapu City on Saturday, April 27.

April 27, 2024
2 MORE CAPITOL LOTS TO BE USED AS SUGBUCAS CENTERS - Gov. Gwen Garcia signed a usufruct agreement with Department of Health Central Visayas (DOH 7) and Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) for the utilization of two Capitol properties into additional Sugboanong Bagong Urgent Care and Ambulatory Services (SUGBUCAS) Centers.

April 26, 2024
SOLAR POWER PLANTS IN TOLEDO CITY, DUMANJUG EYED - In a bid to further bolster energy infrastructure and security in Cebu, Spanish energy player Acciona Energia has unveiled ambitious plans to erect solar plants in Toledo City and the Municipality of Dumanjug in midwestern and southwestern Cebu respectively.

April 26, 2024
CNU-VSSMC MED SCHOOL BLDG TO RISE IN CAPITOL-OWNED LOT - The first state-funded medical school in Central Visayas is poised to have a dedicated building facility that will rise on a Capitol-owned lot along B. Rodriguez Street in Cebu City.

April 26, 2024
GOV TO PSA: REVISIT METHOD IN IDENTIFYING AREAS WITH HIGH POVERTY INCIDENCE - Gov. Gwen Garcia has urged National Statistician Usec. Dennis Mapa to reassess the methodology used by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in identifying provinces with the highest number of impoverished Filipinos.

April 25, 2024
ONLINE PAYMENT OF CAPITOL DUES SOON? - Modernizing Capitol transactions through software solutions, enabling the payment of Capitol dues such as taxes and licensing fees, among others, online.

April 24, 2024
GOV: CLASSES STILL SUSPENDED IN CEBU - Gov. Gwen Garcia is not yet lifting her memorandum suspending classes in the entire Cebu Province due to intense heat index while the El Niño phenomenon rages on.

April 24, 2024
GOV MULLS LIFTING CDO IN LUYANG RIVER TO ADDRESS CEBU’S WATER CRISIS - In order to address water shortage in Metro Cebu due to the raging El Niño phenomenon, Gov. Gwen Garcia is looking to lift an order barring water production from two deep wells in Carmen, Cebu.

April 23, 2024
CAPITOL SEES HIKE IN REVENUES WITH IMPROVE PHILHEALTH CLAIMS PROCESSING - The Provincial Government of Cebu is expected to earn additional income as it aims to improve processing of Philhealth claims in district and provincial-run hospitals.

April 22, 2024
CAPITOL LAWYERS SLAM ROSELL FOR LIES; BREACH IN CLIENT CONFIDENCE - Capitol lawyers hit back at Cebu City Administrator Atty. Collin Rossell for his lies and maliciously implicating Capitol participation in the controversy between the Cebu City Government and the Metropolitan Cebu Water District.

April 22, 2024
NEW CNU CAMPUS IN DALAGUETE MULLED - Gov. Gwen Garcia met with Dalaguete Mayor Ronald Allan Cesante and Cebu Normal University (CNU) VP for Administration Dr. Joseph Elvir Tubilan on Thursday, April 18, to initially discuss about the plan to establish a new CNU external campus in the southern municipality.

April 18, 2024
BANTAYAN LGUs SEEK FARE REASSESSMENT OF HAGNAYA-SANTA FE ROUTE - In response to concerns over what others described as “overpriced fare rates” for sea travel between mainland Cebu via Hagnaya Port in San Remigio town and Santa Fe Port in Bantayan Island, Gov. Gwen Garcia has called upon the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina), in collaboration with concerned local government units and shipping companies, to undertake a thorough reassessment of existing fare rates.

April 18, 2024
TALKS ON EXPANDING UN AVENUE ROUNDABOUT CONTINUE - Gov. Gwen Garcia continues dialogues with stakeholders to improve the implementation of the proposed roundabout system on UN Avenue in Mandaue City, just at the foot of Marcelo Fernan Bridge.

April 17, 2024
8.4-HA KALUNASAN LOTS NOW FULLY IDENTIFIED - Gov. Garcia ordered the review of the subject property after PFI turned over to the Capitol the 8.4-hecatare lot of the original 24-hectare property that was covered by a joint venture agreement between the parties.

April 18, 2024
DILG 7 REMINDS POLICE TO REMAIN NEUTRAL - The regional office of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG 7) is reminding the Philippine National Police to uphold professionalism in government service by maintaining neutrality in the face of conflicts that do not involve them.

April 17, 2024
CEBU’S SECOND SUGBUCAS CENTER OPENS IN BANTAYAN ISLAND - BANTAYAN, CEBU -- The Bantayan District Hospital is now home to the second SUGBUCAS Center in Cebu Province after Gov. Gwen Garcia signed the tripartite agreement with DOH 7 director Dr. Jaime Bernadas and VSMMC chief of hospital Dr. Gerardo Aquino Jr. in a ceremony that was witnessed by DOH Usec. Gloria Balboa.

April 16, 2024
GOV GETS LGU SUPPORT FOR MCWD CURRENT OFFICIALS - In a resounding show of solidarity, Gov. Gwen Garcia, alongside the Provincial Board and at least eight Cebu mayors, has unequivocally thrown her support behind the present management of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD), led by Chairman Jose Daluz III and general manager Edgar Donoso.

April 15, 2024
PB CALLS ON LWUA TO STOP MCWD INTERVENTION - The Cebu Provincial Board has approved a resolution strongly demanding the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) to desist from its “baseless partial intervention and take over” of the Metro Cebu Water District (MCWD).

April 15, 2024
GOV LEADS MANDAUE ROUNDABOUT INSPECTION; IMPROVEMENTS SEEN - Gov. Gwen Garcia led the inspection and coordination meeting in Mandaue City today, April 14, to find ways to improve the roundabout system implemented at the intersection of UN Avenue and DM Cortes Street, just at the foot of Marcelo Fernan Bridge in the city.

April 14, 2024
JOINT INSPECTION ON ALCOY’S PMSC SET - The Cebu Provincial Government shall conduct a joint inspection with national line agencies on the current state of Brgy. Pugalo, Alcoy in southern Cebu where the Philippine Mining Service Corporation (PMSC) continues to operate.

April 12, 2024
INTEGRATED TRANSPORT TERMINAL, FISH PORT IN TALISAY PROPOSED - The Cebu South Harbor and Container Terminal Corp. (CSHCTC) has put forward an unsolicited proposal for the development of an integrated transport terminal and a fish port at the existing Talisay Fish Port facility in the Talisay City-side of the South Road Properties.

April 11, 2024
GOV CALLS ON DRRMOs TO STRENGTHEN EL NIÑO INFO DRIVE - Gov. Gwen Garcia has called on all the city and municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Offices (DRRMO) in the Province of Cebu to strengthen their El Niño information campaign to spread awareness about fire safety practices while the El Niño rages on.

April 11, 2024
CAPITOL DEFENDS CPA’S AUTONOMY FROM LGU INTERFERENCE - The Cebu Provincial Government has come to the defense of the Cebu Port Authority in relation to the forcible entry of some personnel of the Cebu City Hall into CPA’s ongoing port expansion project near Malacañang sa Sugbo area last April 1.

April 8, 2024
CAPITOL TO TAKE OVER COMPLETION OF METRO CEBU EXPRESSWAY - The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is letting the Cebu Provincial Government spearhead the implementation and completion of the Metro Cebu Expressway (MCE) Project.

April 6, 2024
GOV EYES INCLUSION OF REBARS INTO SUGBO SEMENTO - Gov. Gwen Garcia eyes the inclusion of rebars in the Sugbo Semento program of the Capitol.

April 5, 2023
FIRST BUCAS CENTER IN CENTRAL VISAYAS OPENS AT CARCAR PROV'L HOSP - The first hybrid and functional Bagong Urgent Care and Ambulatory Services (BUCAS) Center in Central Visayas opened at the Cebu Provincial Hospital in Carcar City on Thursday, April 4.

April 4, 2024
DOT BRIEFS CAPITOL ON CEBU’S HOSTING OF UNWTO MEETINGS - Officials of the Department of Tourism, led by Undersecretary Atty. Mae Elaine Bathan, met with Gov. Gwen Garcia on Wednesday, April 3 to discuss Cebu’s hosting of the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) joint commission meetings in June.

April 4, 2024
UN AVE ROUNDABOUT SIMULATION SLATED ON APRIL 14 - Following a meeting called by Gov. Gwen Garcia on April 3, a consensus was reached to implement a simulation of a roundabout system at the intersection of Plaridel Street and UN Avenue in Mandaue City, a crucial move that’s expected to address the persistent issue of traffic congestion in the area.

April 3, 2024
CAPITOL MULLS POSSIBILITY OF PB MEMBERS SITTING AS DIRECTORS OF SUGBO SEGURADO - The Provincial Government of Cebu is looking at the possibility of having Provincial Board (PB) members to sit as Board of Directors of the Capitol’s novel insurance coverage program called Sugbo Segurado.

April 3, 2024
GOV COMMENDS DPWH, PRIVATE SECTORS’ COOPERATION - Gov. Gwen Garcia expressed her satisfaction towards the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for the progress of road-widening and -asphalting project from Bolinawan, Carcar City to Poblacion, Sibonga.

April 3, 2024
BALAMBAN LOTS ‘ALIENABLE AND DISPOSABLE’; NOT PROTECTED AREA: CAPITOL LAWYERS - A viral social media post that depicted the current state of road works being done in Cambuhawe, Balamban has not only attracted the attention of netizens but also of the nameless personalities who rode on the hype and circulated a petition for its stoppage.

April 3, 2023
GOV: I ORDERED STOPPAGE OF BUS STATIONS, NOT BRT - Gov. Gwen Garcia has been on the receiving end of a petition for suspension at the Office of the President and the incessant bashing of netizens in relation to the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project in Cebu City.

April 3, 2024
CAPITOL ISSUES ULTIMATUM VS NMP FOR LOST PANELS - Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia is giving officials of the National Museum of the Philippines until Friday this week to discuss returning the stolen pulpit panels from the heritage church in the southern town of Boljoon.

April 2, 2024
PB GIVES GOV GO SIGNAL TO SUE NMP - The Cebu Provincial Board (PB) has approved a resolution authorizing Gov. Gwen Garcia to file appropriate case against the National Museum of the Philippines officials for refusal to return the stolen pulpit panels to the Archdiocesan Shrine of Patrocinio de Maria Santisima in the southern town of Boljoon.

April 2, 2024
CNU-VSMMC COLLEGE OF MEDICINE NOW ON YEAR 4 - Officials of the Cebu Normal University (CNU) and Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) intended to continue and strengthen their collaboration in bringing about a better program for the CNU–VSMMC College of Medicine.

March 26, 2024
OVER P700M AID TO BE DISTRIBUTED VIA DASIG SUGBO CARDS - The National Housing Authority in Central Visayas (NHA 7) has funds worth P742.2 million allocated exclusively for Cebu Province under the agency’s Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP).

March 25, 2024
CAPITOL STEPS IN, HELPS NGCP TO SETTLE MANDAUE PERMITS - Gov. Gwen Garcia has once again facilitated the settlement of another crucial transaction that is expected to stabilize the delivery of power from mainland Cebu to Mactan Island.

March 25, 2024
CEBUANO LAWMAKERS BACK GOV OVER BRT STOPPAGE - Cebuano congressmen and women are supporting Gov. Gwen Garcia over calls to stop construction of the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (CBRT).

March 25, 2024
PRIVATE FIRM EYES BUILDING MULTI-MODAL BUS AND FERRY TERMINAL AT SRP - A private firm proposed to the Provincial Economic Enterprise Council (EEC) that they will undertake the construction of an integrated multi-modal bus and ferry terminal in Talisay City along the South Road Properties (SRP).

March 22, 2024
NGCP TO RECEIVE POWER FROM DAANBANTAYAN SOLAR PLANT - The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has committed to facilitate the transmission of power that will be generated by the 150-megawatt solar power plant to be built by the Capitol’s private partners in Brgy. Talisay, Daanbantayan town.

March 22, 2024
IN A HISTORIC EVENT, CAPITOL TURNS-OVER CIUDAD PROPERTY TO FILINVEST - In another historic business deal, Gov. Gwen Garcia officially handed over the possession of the Capitol’s Ciudad Property to Filinvest Land Inc. (FLI), represented by its president and CEO Tristan Las Marias, in a ceremony at noon on March 22.

March 22, 2024
TO PROTECT CEBUANO INTEREST, GOV BROKERS ‘PEACE’ IN MCWD-LWUA DEBACLE - The Provincial Government has acted as “broker of peace” in an ongoing leadership issue hounding the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) in order that the water distributor’s services remain unhampered.

March 22, 2024
DOH USEC: ‘RENAL PROBLEM IS PRIMARILY A LIFESTYLE PROBLEM’ - The Capitol has established at least five Hemodialysis Centers in strategic locations in Cebu so that dialysis patients need not travel all the way to Cebu City for their regular treatment.

March 22, 2024
3 METRO CEBU LGUs GET P28.7M - A total of P28.7 million has been given as assistance by the Provincial Government to three LGUs at the heart of Metro Cebu.

March 21, 2024
BOGO CITY PROV’L HOSP TO INAUGURATE NEW BLDG IN SEPTEMBER - The expansion building of the Cebu Provincial Hospital in Bogo City (CPH Bogo) will be completed this year, with an inauguration scheduled on September 23 — the second death anniversary of fourth district Board Member Raci Franco.

March 21, 2024
VSMMC CHIEF THANKS CAPITOL FOR HELP IN DIALYSIS TREATMENT - Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) chief of hospital Dr. Gerardo M. Aquino Jr., expressed his gratitude to the Cebu Provincial Government for opening at least five dialysis centers in Capitol-run hospitals all over Cebu.

March 21, 2024
CAPITOL TO GET INCREASED SHARE FROM TERMINAL FEES - The Cebu Provincial Government has made a significant increase in its share from the gross revenues collected from automated ticket convenience and maintenance fees of the Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT) and Cebu North Bus Terminal (CNBT).

March 21, 2024
P56.4M FOR 5 LGUs of 4TH DISTRICT-MAINLAND - The Capitol has shelled out a total of P56.4 million in financial assistance for six local government units of Cebu’s fourth district during the Caravan of Services in Bogo City Wednesday, March 20.

March 20, 2024
BOGO CITY PROVINCIAL HOSPITAL TO GET OWN DIALYSIS CENTER - The Capitol’s vigorous campaign to bring dialysis treatment closer to the people is unrelenting, as Gov. Gwen Garcia revealed that the Cebu Provincial Hospital (CPH) in Bogo City shall have its own Dialysis Center very soon.

March 20, 2024
BANTAYAN DISTRICT HOSPITAL NOW HAS 10-UNIT HEMODIALYSIS CENTER - BANTAYAN, CEBU — Flores Cordova, 69 years old and a dialysis patient from Brgy. Bawud in this municipality, had to cross the channel three times a week just to get her regular treatment in Bogo City.

March 20, 2024
CEBUANO WORLD-CLASS DESIGNER FURNE AMATO TO BUILD ‘ATELIER ON CAPITOL-OWNED LOT - A move seen to bolster Cebu’s fashion and creative industry, the Provincial Government has approved the leasing of a 700-square-meter prime property at the entrance of Cebu IT Park to renowned fashion designer Furne One Amato.

March 19, 2024
VISCOM CHIEF MEETS GOV FOR EXIT CALL - The chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Visayas Command (AFP VisCom), Lieutenant General Benedict Arevalo, visited Gov. Gwen Garcia in her office on Tuesday, March 19, for his exit call.

March 19, 2024
GOV TO TELCOS, UTILITY FIRMS: CLEAR THE ROAD - Gov. Gwen Garcia convened a crucial coordination meeting with key stakeholders to accelerate clearing operations and facilitate the transfer of utility poles along the national highway of southern Cebu, paving the way for the road widening projects implemented by Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

March 19, 2024
GOV OFFERS TO TAKE OVER CEBU EXPRESSWAY PROJECT VIA PPP - Governor Gwendolyn Garcia offered to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to let the Provincial Government take over the Metro Cebu Expressway project as it eyes to implement it through a public-private partnership (PPP).

March 18, 2024
CAMOTES GETS FIRST DIALYSIS CENTER AND 3-STOREY HOSPITAL BLDG - SAN FRANCISCO, CEBU — The first and only hemodialysis center in the Camotes Group of Islands has been inaugurated here Monday, March 18.

March 18, 2024
CTU-PINAMUNGAJAN INAUGURATES COVERED COURT, GETS MORE CLASSROOMS - A new covered court will be an added facility to state-run Cebu Technical University (CTU) Pinamunajan campus.

March 18, 2024
CAPITOL ALLOTS P3.7M FOR SOLI-SOLI FESTIVAL - SAN FRANCISCO, CEBU -- Governor Gwen Garcia attended the Soli-Soli Festival in San Francisco, in the Camotes Group of Islands where she joined in the town’s festivity in honor of St. Joseph the Worker on Sunday, March 17.

March 17, 2024
FIRST CAPITOL-FUNDED TRA BREAKS GROUND IN PINAMUNGAJAN - The Cebu Provincial Government has broken ground for its first Tourist Rest Area (TRA) in the midwestern town of Pinamungajan on Sunday, March 17.

March 17, 2024
GOV, CONG PJ LAUD LAMAC MPC FOR SUCCESSFUL GROWTH - Gov. Gwen Garcia and her brother, third district Congressman Pablo John Garcia, hailed Lamac Multipurpose Cooperative’s impactful contribution in changing the lives of its members since it started 33 years ago.

March 17, 2024
GOV CALLS OUT CRITICS' DOUBLE STANDARD ON HERITAGE PRESERVATION - Gov. Gwen Garcia has become a victim of double standard by “chest-thumping” self-anointed experts who called for the protection of Bohol’s Chocolate Hills and yet in the same breath advocated for the destruction of the Cebu Provincial Capitol Building’s cultural integrity by allowing the BRT’s bus station construction to push through.

March 17, 2024
FIRST LGU-LED PPP ON SOLAR POWER GENERATION INKED IN CEBU - March 16, 1521 — according to the Visayan singer Yoyoy Villame — was when “the Philippines was discovered by Magellan.”

March 16, 2024
CAPITOL TO ROLL OUT ‘SUGBO SEMENTO’ PROGRAM - The Cebu Provincial Government’s drive to raise more revenue for Cebu has found another innovative expression in Gov. Gwen Garcia’s latest program called “Sugbo Semento” which will kick off this month.

March 15, 2024
GOV WANTS CAPITOL-LED PPP IN ALEGRIA OIL DRILLING - The Department of Energy (DOE) wants to continue the exploration and drilling of oil and gas reserve in the Alegria Oil Field in Brgy. Montpeller, Alegria in southwestern Cebu.

March 14, 2024
CAPITOL STUDIES FEASIBILITY OF ROUNDABOUT IN UN AVE. - Gov. Gwen Garcia has formed a technical working group (TWG) that will explore the feasibility of building a roundabout to improve traffic flow at the UN Avenue and Plaridel St. Intersection in Mandaue City.

March 14, 2024
CAPITOL MAKES “FINAL OFFER” TO DAANBANTAYAN LOT OWNERS - The Provincial Government has made its “final offer” to owners of properties in Daanbantayan that fall within the 185-hectare prospected area for a solar power plant project.

March 14, 2024
NCCA TO REVIEW CBRT’S POSSIBLE HERITAGE VIOLATIONS - The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) will review the alleged heritage violations committed by the implementers of the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (CBRT) project along Osmeña Boulevard in Cebu City.

March 14, 2024
NCCA CHAIR: “VERY BIG CHANCE” PANELS WILL BE RETURNED - An official of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) has expressed optimism that the pulpit panels of the Patrocinio de Maria Church shall be returned by the National Museum of the Philippines (NMP) to its rightful place in Boljoon.

March 14, 2024
GOV WANTS TO REVIVE SAKSAK PROGRAM - An old program which Gov. Gwen Garcia first introduced during her earlier term at the Capitol is making a comeback amidst the shortage of rice supply from the National Food Authority (NFA) for the Capitol’s rice-centric programs.

March 14, 2024
SECOND DISTRICT GETS P67.1M FINANCIAL AID - BOLJOON, CEBU — The Capitol has allocated financial assistance worth P67.1 million for seven LGUs in Cebu’s second district.

March 12, 2024
SAMBOAN OPENS TOURISM INFORMATION AND TRADE OFFICE - SAMBOAN, CEBU -- Gov. Gwen Garcia, together with Vice Gov. Hilario Davide III, joined Mayor Emerito Calderon Jr. in the blessing, ribbon-cutting, and unveiling of the town’s Tourism Information and Trade Office (TITO) on Tuesday, March 12.

March 12, 2024
MUSEO DE SAMBOAN REOPENED - The Museo de Samboan, which houses Samboan’s cultural treasures and heritage memorabilia, reopened its doors to the public on Tuesday, March 12.

March 12, 2024
CAPITOL ALLOCATES P20M FOR SAMBOAN PUBLIC MARKET - An expansive and fully-furnished Phase 1 of Samboan Public Market was inaugurated on Tuesday, March 12, by Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia, Vice Gov. Hilario Davide III, and Mayor Emerito Calderon Jr.

March 12, 2024
DMC VOWS TO STOP SELLING DOLOMITE TO PMSC - Alcoy-based Dolomite Mining Corporation vows to comply with the cease and desist order issued by the Province of Cebu in relation to their supplying dolomite ore to Philippine Mining Service Corporation (PMSC).

March 11, 2024
CENTER ISLANDS IN MANDAUE’S MC BRIONES TO BE REMOVED - In order to ease traffic congestion for travelers to and from northern Cebu via Mandaue City, center islands will be removed and traffic lights in the middle of the highway will be transferred.

March 11, 2024
DSWD’s GATCHALIAN WANTS TO REPLICATE CAPITOL’S QR CODE SYSTEM - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is looking at replicating Cebu Province’s novel innovation in distributing assistance to the marginalized sector using the quick response (QR) code system.

March 9, 2024
BIGGER, HEFTIER FINES FOR SAND AND GRAVEL OPERATORS IN THE OFFING - To better regulate sand and gravel operations in Cebu Province, Gov. Gwen Garcia has announced some proposed changes in the Provincial Revenue Code aimed at imposing stricter penalties on errant sand and gravel operators in Cebu.

March 8, 2024
GOV BATS FOR STRONGER MEASURES IN PROTECTING CEBUANO OFWs IN S. KOREA - Gov. Gwen Garcia has called on the Department of Migrant Workers to stop recruitment of seasonal workers going to South Korea unless there is an existing contract between South Korea and Cebu or any other local government unit where the seasonal workers come from.

March 8, 2024
NFA OFFICIAL WHO SNUBS CAPITOL, SUSPENDED - A top official of the National Food Authority who snubbed the Capitol’s request to resume selling rice to the Capitol is on a 6-month preventive suspension following allegations of selling the country’s rice buffer stocks to private rice traders without proper bidding.

March 6, 2024
PB APPROVES SUGBO SEGURADO ORDINANCE - The Cebu Provincial Board (PB) approved on third and final reading an ordinance establishing Sugbo Segurado, an accident and life insurance benefit to all qualified provincial officials and regular employees, job-order and contractual workers, co-terminus workers of the Provincial Government of Cebu.

March 5, 2024
CAPITOL’S BULK WATER, WTE PROJECTS ATTRACT FOREIGN INVESTORS - Gov. Gwen Garcia has initiated talks with potential investors for the Provincial Government’s water and waste-to-energy (WTE) projects.

Feb. 5, 2024
GOV: BE HUMBLE IN VICTORY, GRACIOUS IN DEFEAT - It was a Sunday full of energy for Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia as she leads the opening ceremony of the 2024 Provincial Sports and Cultural Festival in the City of Naga on the evening of March 3.

March 4, 2024
BERSALES: BUS TERMINALS VIOLATE HERITAGE PROTECTION LAWS - The bus terminals being built in front of the Capitol Building along Osmeña Blvd as part of the BRT project in Cebu City are structures that would destroy the historical and cultural integrity of the Cebu Capitol–Osmeña Boulevard–Fuente Rotunda Vista Corridor.

March 1, 2024
CDO AN EXERCISE OF OWNERSHIP RIGHTS: CAPITOL LAWYER - A cease and desist order (CDO) issued by Gov. Gwen Garcia to implementers of the BRT project who are constructing bus terminals along Osmeña Boulevard in Cebu City, directly in front of the Capitol building, has caused buzz online.

March 1, 2024
GOV WANTS METRO CEBU SUBWAY DONE THRU PPP AT LGU LEVEL - Officials of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) presented to Gov. Gwen Garcia the project summary of a 67.5-km underground passenger railway line that will connect Carcar City in the south to as far as Danao City in the north.

Feb. 29, 2024
GOV EYES CREATING CAPITOL’S ‘INSURANCE DIVISION’ - The Capitol’s plan of establishing a self-insurance coverage system is forging ahead, as Gov. Gwen Garcia met with Atty. Terence Vanessa Tomol, OIC of the Insurance Commission (IC) Cebu District Office, on Wednesday, February 28.

Feb. 29, 2024
CAPITOL TO REVIEW PAGTAMBAYAYONG LOTS - In an effort to conduct a thorough housekeeping of Capitol properties, Gov. Gwen Garcia wants to review the documents covering over 24-hectare property covered by a joint venture agreement (JVA) between the Capitol and Pagtambayayong Foundation Inc. (PFI).

Feb. 28, 2024
COMMISSION ON POPULATION TO BUILD NEW OFFICE IN M. VELEZ - The Commission on Population and Development (CPD), formerly Population Commission (PopCom), will break ground for the construction of their new office building at the DA Compound along M. Velez Street in Cebu City in April this year.

Feb. 27,, 2024
CAPITOL TO TAKE INTER-AGENCY APPROACH IN HELPING OFWs - The Capitol has taken a comprehensive inter-governmental agency approach in helping the plight of Cebuano Overseas Filipino Workers affected by the national government’s moratorium on the deployment of seasonal workers to South Korea.

Feb. 27, 2024
GOV TO DPWH: STOP WIDENING WORKS IN SAN FERNANDO - Gov. Gwen Garcia has ordered the Department of Public Works and Highways–Cebu 2nd district office and its contractors to stop all widening projects along the southern highway, particularly in the Municipality of San Fernando, unless the necessary steps are taken to remove existing structures, such as electrical posts, that obstruct the widening efforts.

Feb. 26, 2024
DIALYSIS CENTERS IN BANTAYAN AND CAMOTES TO OPEN IN MARCH - Patients in the islands of Camotes and Bantayan need not travel to Cebu City for their dialysis treatments starting March next month as the Provincial Government will inaugurate hemodialysis centers in these islands.

Feb. 22, 2024
CAPITOL, MANILA WATER MULL ANOTHER JOINT VENTURE - Gov. Gwen Garcia has started initial talks with Manila Water Co. Inc., represented by chief operating officer Melvin John Tan, on the possibility of entering into another joint venture project.

Feb. 22, 2024
45 BRGYS OPPOSE EXPRESSWAY’S NEW ROUTE ALIGNMENT - At least 45 barangays in nine Cebu LGUs have expressed their opposition to the Department of Public Works and Highways’ (DPWH) new alignment of the Metro Cebu Expressway (MCE) route.

Feb. 22, 2024
SUROY SUROY SUGBO ENCHANTING CAMOTES SLATED IN MAY - SAN FRANCISCO, CAMOTES -- The Provincial Government will be extending financial subsidies worth P600,000 for each of the four LGUs of Camotes Islands.

Feb. 21, 2024
RENOVATED PUBLIC TOILETS IN SAN FRANCISCO OPENS - Gov. Gwen Garcia leads the inauguration of newly renovated public toilets in certain spots in San Francisco town usually visited by locals and tourists.

Feb. 21, 2024
BOX CULVERTS IN SAN FRANCISCO, PORO TOWNS LAUNCHED - SAN FRANCISCO, CEBU — Two new 1-barrel concrete box culverts were inaugurated here on Wednesday, February 21.

Feb. 21, 2024
CAPITOL COMPLETES CONCRETING OF P16.26M ROAD IN SAN FRANCISCO, CAMOTES - SAN FRANCISCO, CEBU — Gov. Gwen Garcia leads the inauguration of the newly completed concreting and improvement of the 760-meter section of Teguis-San Francisco Road, this afternoon, Feb. 21.

Feb. 21, 2024
INSURANCE CHECK PAID TO FAMILY OF TANOD WHO DIED WHILE AT WORK - PILAR, CEBU — Gov. Gwen Garcia turns over a check worth P110,000 to Ma. Ethel Lapeseros, wife of a tanod in Brgy. Moabog in this town who died due to an accident while at work.

Feb. 20, 2024
GOV OPENS P112M CIRCUMFERENTIAL ROAD IN PILAR - Gov. Gwen Garcia kicked off her Camotes visit with the inauguration of the Phase I of Pilar Circumferential Road on February 20.

Feb. 20, 2024
CEBU PROVINCIAL BOARD TO NMP: RETURN BOLJOON PANELS - Authored by PB Member Andrei Duterte, who chairs the committee on tourism, and co-authored by PB Member Raymond Calderon, who represents the second district in the PB, the resolution was approved during the regular session on Monday, Feb. 19, 2024.

Feb. 20, 2024
GOV TO NMP EXECS: COME TO CEBU - Gov. Gwen Garcia has invited the officials of the National Museum of the Philippines to come to Cebu and visit the Boljoon Church to see for themselves how the majestic church now houses an antique pulpit bereft of its decorative panels.

Feb. 19, 2024
DOH TO TRAIN CAPITOL DOCTORS AND NURSES - The Department of Health (DOH) is looking to help capacitate doctors and nurses of Capitol-run hospitals in the province as part of the department’s new program called Bagong Urgent Care and Ambulatory Services or BUCAS program.

Feb. 13, 2024
CEBU TO HOST INT’L AVIATION CONFERENCE IN OCTOBER - Cebu will once again take the spotlight as it is slated to host the International Civil Aviation Organization Conference (ICAO) from October 14 to 18 this year.

Feb. 13, 2024
CEMENT FIRMS SUBMIT PRICE BIDS TO CAPITOL’S BULK PROCUREMENT PLAN - Gov. Gwen Garcia’s plan of bulk cement procurement is moving in the right direction as cement firms officially gave their price proposal to the Provincial Government.

Feb. 12, 2024
GOV INAUGURATES P182M ROAD PROJECTS IN DALAGUETE - DALAGUETE, CEBU — Today, February 9, has been declared by Malacañang as special non-working holiday.

Feb. 9, 2024
GOV TO DPWH: HALT WORK ON METRO CEBU EXPRESSWAY - In a move aimed at addressing mounting concerns surrounding the Metro Cebu Expressway (MCE) project, Gov. Gwen Garcia has ordered the DPWH 7 to temporarily stop its construction until a comprehensive assessment on the project’s environmental and safety compliance can be conducted.

Feb. 8, 2024
CAPITOL MULLS SELF-INSURANCE SYSTEM FOR EMPLOYEES, FRONTLINERS - Gov. Gwen Garcia is looking into the possibility of creating a so-called self-insurance system for Capitol employees and infrastructure assets by creating a trust fund.

Feb. 8, 2024
CAPITOL TO HOST WELCOME DINNER FOR CANADIAN TOURISTS - The Cebu Provincial Government is set to welcome over 280 Canadians and Filipino-Canadian tourists who will be arriving in the Province for the Winter Escapade 2024 on February 22–23.

Feb. 5, 2024
HOMEOWNERS HAVE UNTIL MAY 2 TO SUBMIT PAG-IBIG APPLICATION - Members of at least 44 homeowner groups currently occupying lots owned by Cebu Province have been given 90 days, or until May 2, to process their housing loan applications with the Pag-ibig Home Mutual Fund .

Feb. 2, 2024
GOV WELCOMES PLANS TO PUT UP BASELOAD POWER PLANTS IN CEBU; TO MEET POWER GENERATORS SOON - Governor Gwendolyn Garcia supports plans to put up baseload power plants in Cebu underlining the island’s need for sufficient and reliable power to support its robust economy and growing population.

Feb. 2, 2024
BROOKLYN BIZ LEADER SEES GREAT POTENTIALS IN CEBU - Gov. Gwen Garcia welcomed into the Capitol businessmen-members of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, January 31. They were led by their president and CEO, Randy Peers; as well as Philippine Consul General in New York Senen Mangalile.

Jan. 30, 2024
CAPITOL, FLI AMEND 2006 BTO DEAL - The Cebu Provincial Government is getting a better deal out of its so-called Ciudad Property by restructuring its lease rates and sales percentage share in a joint venture project with Filinvest Land Inc. (FLI).

Jan. 30, 2024
UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR MEETS GOV - Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia made a positive impression on Irene Khan, the United Nations Special Rapporteur (UNSR) on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, during the latter’s courtesy visit at the Capitol on January 29.

Jan. 29, 2024
SK TREASURERS TO UNDERGO 1-DAY BOOKKEEPING TRNG - From 36 days, the bookkeeping training of appointed Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) treasurers in Cebu Province has been reduced to only one day.

Jan. 22, 2024
LGUs TAPPED TO SELL WASTE TO POWER CEMENT PLANT - “Basura na, naging pera pa!”

Jan. 22, 2024
CEBU PROVINCE TO RENEW TIES WITH RUSSIA’S ST. PETERSBURG - Gov. Gwen Garcia has been invited St. Petersburg, Russia for the 2024 Economic Forum in June.

Jan. 19, 2024
NAGA CITY TO HOST PROV’L SPORTS MEET - The come-backing Provincial Sports Meet will be held in the City of Naga on March 3 to 8.

Jan. 19, 2024
GOV GWEN: SPARE N. BACALSO AVE FROM PROCESSION ROUTE - Gov. Gwen Garcia has remained firm in her opposition to include Natalio Bacalso Avenue as part of the solemn foot procession route on the Vesperas of the Fiesta Señor celebration.

Jan. 19, 2023
MARTINEZES JOINS 1-CEBU; SIGNALS STRONGER ONE CEBU ISLAND - In what could be a historic mark in Cebu’s political history, the Garcias of southern Cebu and the Martinezes of Bogo City have once again found themselves in the same political party.

Jan. 15, 2024
CAPITOL HANDS OUT OVER P13.1M IN PRIZES FOR SINULOG SA LALAWIGAN 2024 - A total of P13,130,000 in cash were given to all the winners in the different awards of the competition of the Sinulog sa Lalawigan 2024.

Jan. 15, 2024
ABC CEBU ELECTS NEW OFFICERS; TAKES OATH BEFORE GOV GWEN - The newly elected and reelected Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) Provincial Federation officers took their oath of office before Gov. Gwen Garcia at the Capitol today, January 12.

Jan. 12, 2024
GOV’T OFFICIALS TO JOIN GOV IN SINULOG DANCE - Gov. Gwen Garcia will not be the only government official who will offer a Sinulog dance during the Sinulog sa Lalawigan this coming Sunday, January 14.

Jan. 11, 2024
GOV THANKS STAKEHOLDERS FOR SINULOG SA LALAWIGAN SUPPORT - “How beautiful it is that everyone is cooperating. We are joining hands for the people. We are very grateful. Salamat kaayo sa inyong all-out support.”

Jan. 10, 2024
GOV TO CMWDI: NO TO WATER INTERRUPTION - Cebu Manila Water Development Inc. (CMWDI) officials came to Gov. Gwen Garcia with a stopgap measure during a meeting at the Capitol on January 9. Instead, they went away with the blueprint of a long-term solution.

Jan. 10, 2024
CANSAGA BAY BRIDGE, CCLEX NOW UNDER MCBMB - The Metro-Cebu Bridge Management Board (MCBMB), chaired by Gov. Gwen Garcia, now has supervision of the Cansaga Bay Bridge and Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX).

Jan. 9, 2024
GOV: ROUNDABOUT, NOT ‘TRI-LEVEL INTERCHANGE’ IN MANDAUE - “My suggestion is we do a roundabout.” This was what Gov. Gwen Garcia said in a meeting with Lone District of Mandaue Rep. Emmarie Ouano-Dizon, Undersecretary Terrence Calatrava of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas, and officials of DPWH-7, led by director Ernesto Gregorio Jr. on January 9.

Jan. 9, 2024
OSMEÑA BLVD TO BE CLEARED FOR SINULOG STREET DANCING - Project implementors of the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (CBRT) along Osmeña Boulevard have agreed to temporarily suspend construction operations days before the Sinulog sa Lalawigan this Sunday, January 14.

Jan. 8, 2024
CPRA ADOPTS NAMRIA DATA: SHOWS ATLAS SITTING ON RECLAIMED LAND - The Cebu Provincial Reclamation Authority (CPRA), through a motion carried unanimously, adopted the data furnished by the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) as the basis for identifying the reclaimed lots in the Province of Cebu.

Jan. 8, 2024
SANTA FE KIDS WINS GRASSROOTS FETE IN GUV CUP - They may be “islanders”, but members of the Santa Fe Grassroots Team are no pushover, showing their mettle at the final round of the Gov. Gwen Garcia Unity Volleyball Cup or GUV CUP where they emerged as champions.

Jan. 7, 2024
NAGA MEN’S TEAM CLINCHES GUV CUP TITLE - The City of Naga escaped a thrilling championship match against Talisay City in the final round of the Gov. Gwen Garcia Unity Volleyball Cup (GUV CUP) at the Talisay City Sports Complex on Sunday, Jan. 7.

Jan. 7, 2024
1,100 UNIFORMED MEN, WOMEN TO SECURE SINULOG SA KABATAAN SA LALAWIGAN - “Sinulog is for the devotees of Sr. Sto. Niño. Let’s give to them the true essence of Sinulog.”

Jan. 5, 2024
CAPITOL ASKS CITY HALL TO ALLOW VENDORS INSIDE ABELLANA - In order to facilitate public convenience during the Sinulog sa Lalawigan later this month, the Capitol is asking the Cebu City Hall that vendors be allowed inside the venue of the grand showdown which is Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC).

Jan. 5, 2024
GOV: CAPITOL HAS NO BEEF WITH CITY HALL - Gov. Gwen Garcia has clarified that she was not the one who barred winning contingents of the Sinulog sa Lalawigan from joining Cebu City’s grand showdown of the Sinulog 2024 at the South Road Properties.

Jan. 3, 2024
FUEL DEPOT IN BANTAYAN AIRPORT - It was a productive meeting between Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia and officials of an oil refining and marketing company where they initially discussed the possibility of putting up a fuel depot at the Bantayan Island Airport.

Jan. 3, 2024
CAPITOL TO INSTALL SOLAR LAMPPOSTS ALONG TRANSCENTRAL - The Cebu Provincial Government is looking to remedy the poorly lit stretches of Transcentral Highway (TCH) by installing solar-powered lampposts along the national highway.

Jan. 3, 2024
VIRGINIA FARMS TO SUPPLY PORK TO CPDRC - They may be in detention, but the 923 current inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) will still be able to eat their favorite pork dishes this 2024.

Jan. 2, 2024
2023 IN REVIEW: CAPITOL LAUNCHES SUGBO SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAM - Gov. Gwen Garcia led the simultaneous launching Sugbo School Feeding Program yat the Tabogon Central School last November 15.

Dec. 31, 2023
2023 IN REVIEW: KAWASAN REOPENS AFTER REHAB WORKS - Gov. Gwen Garcia reopened to the public a much safer and duly rehabilitated Kawasan Falls in Badian last October 26.

Dec. 31, 2023
2023 IN REVIEW: DEFENSE CHIEF OKAYS LAND-SWAP DEAL - On her birthday on October 12, Gov. Gwen Garcia signed a land-swap agreement with AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Romeo Brawner Jr. for the remaining 12 parcels of lots of the Camp Lapu-Lapu, the headquarters of the AFP Visayas Command (VisCom).

Dec. 30, 2023
2023 IN REVIEW: GOV SPEAKS AT EATOF IN S. KOREA - Gov. Gwen Garcia led a delegation of Cebu officials in Gangwon State, South Korea last September 21 to 24 for the East-Asia Economic Tourism Forum (EATOF).

Dec. 30, 2023
2023 IN REVIEW: ‘THE STATE OF THE PROVINCE IS STRONG’ - “My fellow Cebuanos, I am proud to say tonight that the state of the province is united,” Gov. Gwen Garcia said during her State of the Province Address last August 11.

Dec. 30, 2023
2023 IN REVIEW: COUNTRY’S FIRST DOT-FUNDED TRA RISES IN MEDELLIN - Literally all of Cebu’s elected officials — from mayors, Board Members and congressmen — gather in Medellin to join Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco and Gov. Gwen Garcia inaugurate the LGU’s Tourist Rest Area on July 10.

Dec. 30, 2023
2023 IN REVIEW: SUROY-SUROY MIDWEST IS BACK AFTER 12 YEARS - The last Suroy-Suroy Sugbo package for Midwestern Cebu LGUs was way back in 2011 during Gov. Gwen’s third term.

Dec. 30, 2023
2023 IN REVIEW: PBBM, VP SARA LEAD PIER 88 INAUGURATION - The newly completed Pier 88 in Liloan town was inaugurated May 27, signaling increased economic development and tourism activities in Liloan and Camotes Islands.

Dec. 29, 2023
2023 IN REVIEW: MEDELLIN IS CEBU’S NEWEST DIVE HAVEN - Gov. Gwen Garcia and Department of Tourism (DOT) Usec. Shalimar Tamano led the official launching of Medellin as the newest diving attraction in Cebu, featuring its newly discovered dive sites near Gibitngil Island in Barangay Kawit.

Dec. 29, 2023
2023 IN REVIEW: SUROY-SUROY ENCHANTING CAMOTES - “Naiwan ang puso ko sa Camotes Islands.” This was how Senator Robin Padilla summed up his two-day Suroy-Suroy Sugbo Enchanting Camotes Experience before flying back to Manila on April 16.

Dec. 28, 2023
2023 IN REVIEW: 15-UNIT DIALYSIS CENTER OPENS IN CARCAR CITY - Exactly a week after the opening of the dialysis center in Danao City in the north, another facility of the same kind was opened to the public, this time in Carcar City, southern Cebu.

Dec. 28, 2023
2023 IN REVIEW: 15-UNIT DIALYSIS CENTER OPENS IN DANAO CITY - On April 14 this year, the Capitol opened the first dialysis center in northern Cebu in Danao City, considered the lone opposition local government unit to a unified Cebu.

Dec. 28, 2023
2023 IN REVIEW: BRAND NEW TOYOTA VIOS CLAIMED - The first day of March this year made Riza Mae Montayre of Subangdaku, Mandaue City a proud owner of a brand new red Toyota Vios.

Dec. 28, 2023
2023 IN REVIEW: ‘NO CULLING, NO COLOR CODING IN CEBU’ - Actress Bea Alonzo, nursing a broken heart, once said: “Time is the ultimate truth teller.”

Dec. 28, 2023
2023 IN REVIEW: CAPITOL RECOVERS 19 VISCOM LOTS IN BBM’s PRESENCE - In the presence of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., Gov. Gwen Garcia signed an agreement that effectively turned over to the Cebu Provincial Government 19 additional lots occupied by the Visayas Command (VisCom) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Brgy. Apas, Cebu City.

Dec. 27, 2023
2023 IN REVIEW: PRES. MARCOS TELLS DOTr TO PAY CAPITOL - President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., who led the groundbreaking of the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (CBRT) project in Cebu last February 27, 2023, ordered the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to pay just compensation to the “lot owner” that will be affected by the project.

Dec. 27, 2023
2023 IN REVIEW: GOV LEADS SSS NORTHERN ESCAPADE - Gov. Gwen Garcia led over 1,000 guests of the Suroy-Suroy Sugbo Northern Escapade from January 17 to 19 this year.

Dec. 27, 2023
2023 IN REVIEW: GOV DANCES IN SINULOG SA CARMEN - The year 2023 opened with Gov. Gwen Garcia bringing her act to the Municipality of Carmen in northern Cebu and offered her dance-prayer to the Holy Child Jesus on the occasion of the 50th Sinulog sa Carmen celebration.

Dec. 27, 2023
GOV ANNOUNCES UPCOMING SEASONS OF SUGBUSOG PROGRAM - Gov. Gwen Garcia officially declared the new seasons of Sugbusog program open during the awarding ceremony for the Season 4 on Thursday, Dec 21.

Dec. 21, 2023
CAPITOL SIGNS LEASE AGREEMENT WITH MISTER LOO PHILIPPINES - The Cebu Provincial Government and Mister Loo Philippines signed a lease agreement today, December 21, to formalize the public-private partnership of both parties for the development, maintenance, and operation of tech-enabled toilets in Capitol-run bus terminals, namely the Cebu South Bus Terminal and the Cebu North Bus Terminal.

Dec. 20, 2023
GUANGDONG-CEBU DIRECT FLIGHTS MULLED - Vice Governor Hilario Davide III lobbied to Mme. Li Xin, the Vice Chairperson of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference's (CPPCC) Guangdong Provincial Committee, the establishment of potential direct flights from Mactan Cebu International Airport to Guangdong Province and vice versa today, December 21.

Dec. 20, 2023
GOV TO MCWD: PROTECT CONSUMERS - “I am appealing to MCWD to protect the consumers. Their water supply should not be affected, and their rates should not increase.”

Dec. 13, 2023
FOUNDATION TURNS OVER 8.4-HA LOT TO CAPITOL - The Cebu Provincial Government now has regained possession of its properties located in Brgy. Kalunasan in Cebu City that have an area of 8.4 hectares.

Dec. 13, 2023
P10K ‘ELDERLY PABAON’ GIVEN TO 200 BHW RETIREES - At least 20 barangay health worker (BHW) retirees from Cebu’s seven legislative districts each receive P10,000 as “Eldery Pabaon” from the Provincial Government.

Dec. 13, 2023
CAPITOL-RUN BUS TERMINALS TO GET TOILET UPGRADE - Beginning next week, renovation works on toilet facilities of Capitol-run bus terminals will commence.

Dec. 11, 2023
CAPITOL’S ECONOMIC ENTERPRISE COUNCIL GRANTS FLI ORIGINAL PROPONENT STATUS - The Cebu Provincial Economic Enterprise Council (EEC) has granted Filinvest Land Inc. Original Proponent Status (OPS) to develop a 1.4-hectare Capitol-owned lot located in Brgy. Apas in Cebu City.

Dec. 12, 2023
LMP-CEBU GETS P170M FROM CAPITOL - The League of Municipalities of the Philippines Cebu Chapter was filled with joy after Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia announced that she will be giving P4 million to 41 Mayor-Members of LMP-Cebu who were present during their year-end gathering held at Bai Hotel on Sunday evening.

Dec. 11, 2023
P105M FOR VLMP CEBU - The Vice Mayors League of the Philippines (VLMP) Cebu Chapter celebrated a merrier Christmas after Governor Gwen Garcia allocated all members present with P2 million each.

Dec. 9, 2023
GOV GRACES FIRST KATUNGGAN FESTIVAL - TUDELA, CEBU — Gov. Gwen Garcia, even on a holiday, flew here for the inaugural presentation of this town’s Katungggan Festival.

Dec. 9, 2023
DILG SUGBO HONORS CEBU PROVINCE, PIO & SUGBO NEWS - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Cebu Province has recognized the Cebu Provincial Government for its continued collaborative initiatives with the agency this year.

Dec. 8, 2023
ACTING CITY MAYOR PREFERS SINULOG VENUE IN ABELLANA - Cebu City Acting Mayor Raymond Garcia believes it is “more logical and more practical” to hold the Sinulog Grand Parade and Showdown Competition at Cebu City Sports Center (or formerly Abellana Sports Complex) than in South Road Properties (SRP).

Dec. 8, 2023
CAPITOL SEEK R.O.D. AID ON HOW TO EXPEDITE TRANSFER OF LOT TITLES - Gov. Gwen Garcia is asking the Registry of Deeds on how Capitol can expedite the transfer of certificate of titles of lots that were recovered by the Province or those that were legally sold to private individuals.

Dec. 7, 2023
BANTAYAN, CAMOTES DIALYSIS CENTERS TO OPERATE IN FEB 2024 - The Cebu Provincial Government is looking to make operational the dialysis centers to be established in Capitol-run hospitals in the islands of Bantayan and Camotes by February next year.

Dec. 6, 2023
8.4-HA ‘UNDEVELOPED’ LOTS TO BE RETURNED TO CAPITOL - Pagtambayayong Foundation Inc. (PFI), a housing foundation for mutual aid designed for low-income groups, has decided to return 8.4 hectares of undeveloped lots to the Province of Cebu.

Dec. 6, 2023
SUROY SUROY SUGBO AND GOLF TOURISM PACKAGE MULLED - Golf tourism will soon be the next attraction in the Province of Cebu.

Dec. 6, 2023
MAN IN SAN REMIGIO BUILDS FENCE, CONCRETE SLAB FOR JETSKI; FACES VIOLATIONS - A private individual is facing environmental liabilities after he was found building a perimeter fence and concrete slabs for his jet ski along the white sand shoreline in San Remigio, northern Cebu.

Dec. 6, 2023
CAPITOL TO FUND BANTAYAN ISLAND AIRPORT EXPANSION - Living up to its status as the richest province in the country, the Provincial Government of Cebu will be funding the expansion of Bantayan Island Airport.

Dec. 5, 2023
GWEN GARCIA: UNDISPUTED NO. 1 GOVERNOR IN THE COUNTRY - A recent survey verified what has always been common knowledge in Cebu: Gov. Gwendolyn F. Garcia is the undisputed number one governor in the entire country today.

Dec. 5, 2023
FURNITURE WEAVER FROM SOGOD IS SUGBO NEGOSYO SEASON 2 WINNER - A proud native of Sogod town in northern Cebu was named as the top winner of the Sugbo Negosyo Season 2.

Dec. 4, 2023
22 LGUs IN SUROY SUROY SOUTHERN HERITAGE TRAIL TO GET ADDT’L P1M SUBSIDY - The three-day Suroy Suroy Sugbo-Southern Heritage Trail capped off at the spectacular Liberation Park in Talisay City Saturday night.

Dec. 4, 2023
SOUTH KOREAN DELEGATION READY FOR SUROY-SUROY - Governor Gwen Garcia assured the 11-member South Korean delegation that the upcoming Suroy-Suroy Sugbo Southern Heritage Trail will not only be a feast for the senses and the soul but also a mixture of pleasure and business.

Nov. 29, 2023
CAPITOL SIGNS INTERIM DEAL WITH MCWD - Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia signed an interim agreement with Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD), represented by its general manager Edgar Donoso, for the procurement and sale of potable water by the Province to MCWD.

Nov. 29, 2023
CEBU MANILA WATER CONSORTIUM TERMINATES CONTRACT WITH MCWD - The contract between Cebu Manila Water Development Inc. (CMWDI) and Metro Cebu Water District (MCWD) has been terminated effective December 1, 2023.

Nov. 29, 2023
CAPITOL'S P23 BILLION BUDGET FOR 2024 APPROVED - The Capitol’s P23 billion budget for 2024 has been approved unanimously by the Cebu Provincial Board during its regular session on Wednesday, November 29.

Nov. 29, 2023
GOV TO DETRACTORS: STOP MENDICANT MENTALITY - SANTA FE, CEBU — Gov. Gwen Garcia expressed disappointment at the mendicant mentality shown by online detractors of the province-wide feeding program during her speech at the Caravan of Services here on Nov. 16.

Nov. 17, 2023
ROWENA BURDEN INDICTED ANEW - Another Cyberlibel charge has been recommended by the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor to be filed against Rowena Burden.

Nov. 14, 2023
CAPITOL TO PUT UP MORE DIALYSIS CENTERS IN 2024 - More dialysis centers will soon be available to more Cebuanos next year, as Capitol is now making another negotiation with Medtronix Medical Supplies and Equipment for the installation and maintenance of 45 regular hemodialysis machines.

Nov. 14, 2023
INDIAN BUSINESSMEN TO DONATE P2M WORTH OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES - Indian Ambassador to the Philippines Shambhu Kumaran paid Governor Gwen Garcia a courtesy visit at the Capitol today, November 14.

Nov. 14, 2023
SAN MIGUEL FOODS IS CAPITOL’S NEWEST PARTNER -

Nov. 13, 2023
GMRC IS BACK IN SCHOOL CURRICULUM STARTING NEXT YEAR - Five schools in Cebu Province will be included in the pilot implementation of GMRC — or Good Manners and Right Conduct subject for basic education starting the next school year 2023-2024.

Nov. 11, 2023
6TH DISTRICT SUGBO KAHANAS SEASON 2 GRADUATES - Another batch of Sugbo Kahanas graduates in the sixth district and Mandaue City have received their National Certificate II from Tesda and starter tool kits from the Capitol during the Caravan of Service in Consolacion on November 11.

Nov. 11, 2023
3 LGUs GET P19M SUBSIDY FROM CAPITOL - The Capitol has allocated P19 million in assistance for three local government units — namely: Mandaue City, Consolacion, and Cordova — during the Caravan of Services today, November 11.

Nov. 11, 2023
CAPITOL, MANDAUE EXECS INAUGURATE P4.1M COVERED COURT IN LABOGON - MANDAUE CITY  — Gov. Gwen Garcia and Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes opened to the public the newly completed multi-purpose covered court in Brgy. Labogon today, November 11.

Nov. 11, 2023
P50M FINANCIAL AID FOR SEGUNDO DISTRITO RELEASED - ARGAO, CEBU — Christmas in November, indeed!

Nov. 9, 2023
405 BRGY OFFICIALS TAKE OATH BEFORE GOV GWEN - ARGAO, CEBU — Over a week after the Barangay and SK Elections were held, 405 duly elected officials of this town took their oath before Gov. Gwen Garcia at the Sec. Cerge M. Remonde Sports and Cultural Center here.

Nov. 9, 2023
2ND DISTRICT SUGBO KAHANAS GRADUATES RECEIVE NCII - ARGAO, CEBU — Sugbo Kahanas Round 2 graduates in the second district receive their NCII from Tesda; as well as allowances and starter tool kits from the Capitol during the Caravan of Service here today.

Nov. 9, 2023
7TH DISTRICT TOWNS GET P61M FINANCIAL AID - The eight LGUs of the seventh district of Cebu received financial assistance from the Capitol worth P61 Million during the Caravan of Services in Alcantara town yesterday, Nov. 9.

Nov. 9, 2023
GOV: DIALYSIS SERVICE, MEDS & SUPPLIES FREE IN CAPITOL-RUN HOSPITALS - Gov. Gwen Garcia has asked forgiveness from a dialysis patient who sought treatment at the Carcar Provincial Hospital but was asked to buy some supplies for the treatment.

Nov. 9, 2023
ROWENA’S BURDEN: 5 MORE CYBER LIBEL CHARGES - The Office of the Provincial Prosecutor (OPP) has found “prima facie case” to charge Rowena Burden for five (5) more counts of cyber libel in relation to her series of Facebook tirades directed against Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia.

Nov. 8, 2023
CAPITOL TO FEED ENTIRE CEBU PROVINCE PUPILS - Something is brewing in all public schools of Cebu, as Gov. Gwen Garcia envisions that no learner should come to class hungry.

Nov. 8, 2023
BETTER TOILETS FOR CAPITOL-RUN HOSPITALS - The Provincial Economic Enterprise Council (EEC), chaired by Gov. Gwen Garcia, has given Mister Loo Philippines the Original Proponent Status to develop tech-enabled toilet in Capitol-owned-and-operated bus terminals.

Nov. 8, 2023
GOV TO CEBECO: FIX POWER OUTAGES IN TABOGON - Gov. Gwen Garcia has tasked the Cebu Electric Cooperative II (CEBECO II) to coordinate with the Municipality of Tabogong in northern Cebu to expedite the solving of power outages in the area.

Nov. 8. 2023
THIRD DISTRICT LGUs GET P42M AID - The seven LGUs of Cebu’s third district received an accumulated P42 million in financial assistance from the Capitol.

Nov. 7, 2023
DISTRIBUTION OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR 163K PUPILS KICKS OFF - Gov. Gwen Garcia, with Congressman Pablo John Garcia, leads the ceremonial distribution of school supplies to public school pupils of the third district of Cebu at the Toledo City Sports Center today, November 7.

Nov. 7, 2023
CAPITOL LAUNCHES ‘ABAG SUGBO’ PROGRAM FOR PWDs - Persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the third district of Cebu have received an early Christmas gift from the Capitol today, November 7.

Nov. 7, 2023
CAPITOL BANS 4-WHEEL VEHICLES IN UNFINISHED METRO CEBU EXPRESSWAY - Due to safety concerns arising from a landslide incident a few days ago, Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia issued an executive order banning the entry of four-wheel and other large vehicles from entering the unfinished Metro Cebu Expressway project in Naga City, southern Cebu.

Nov. 7, 2023
93-1, ABACA OCCUPANTS HAVE UNTIL NEXT WEEK TO FILE FOR PAG-IBIG LOAN - Occupants of Capitol-owned 93-1 lots as well as the Alliance of Barangay Apas Community Associations Inc. (ABACA) have until next week to submit the processing of their housing loan applications with Pag-IBIG Fund.

Nov. 6, 2023
CAPITOL RESTARTS TALKS WITH PRO 7 ON 'PC HILLS' PROPERTY - The Provincial Government has resumed its negotiations with the Philippine National Police through the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 in taking back the "PC Hills" property within the Banilad Estate.

Nov. 6, 2023
METRO CEBU EXPRESSWAY CLOSED ON HOLIDAYS - Due to landslides being experienced along stretches of the Metro Cebu Expressway in the City of Naga, Gov. Gwen Garcia has ordered it temporarily closed to motorists, especially during these holidays.

Oct. 28, 2023
CAPITOL INSURES KAWASAN CANYONEERING TOUR GUIDES - BADIAN, CEBU — Some 860 canyoneering tour guides in this town now enjoy insurance coverage with the Government Service Insurance System after the Cebu Provincial Government paid for their insurance premium.

Oct. 28, 2023
GOV: POLICE ON FULL ALERT STATUS FOR BSKE AND ‘KALAG-KALAG’ - Gov. Gwen Garcia said the Cebu Provincial Police Office is now on full alert status in preparation for the upcoming Barangay and SK Elections, as well as the Nov. 1 and 2 holidays.

Oct. 27, 2023
PASKO SA PRIMERO DISTRITO: FINAL R’CEBU EXPERIENCE FOR 2023 - Governor Gwen Garcia said R' Cebu "will always serve as a testament to the Cebuano’s strong will, determination, and resilience", during the final installment of R’Cebu Experience 2023 today, October 27, at the Robinsons Galleria Cebu Atrium.

Oct. 27, 2023
KAWASAN FALLS REOPENS TO PUBLIC - Gov. Gwen Garcia led the reopening of Kawasan Falls and the resumption of canyoneering activities in the towns of Ginatilan and Malabuyoc on Thursday, Oct. 26.

Oct. 26, 2023
BURDEN INDICTED IN CYBER LIBEL CASES; NONE OF THE COMPLAINTS DISMISSED - The Provincial Prosecutor’s Office recommended the filing of three counts of cyber libel cases against Rowena Burden following her series of “malicious” tirades against Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia on social media.

Oct. 25, 2023
NO QUARREL WITH CSBT TRANSFER: CAPITOL TO CREATE INTEGRATED BUS TERMINAL AT SRP - Gov. Gwen Garcia agrees with Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama who called for the transfer of the Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT) to the South Road Properties, or somewhere else, due to the worsening traffic congestion along N. Bacalso Ave.

Oct. 24, 2023
KAWASAN FALLS, CANYONEERING ACTIVITIES TO REOPEN ON OCT 26 - The Cebu Provincial Government will officially reopen the world famous Kawasan Falls in Badian to the public on Oct. 26, Thursday.

Oct. 23, 2023
GOV: PASIGARBO SA SUGBO VINDICATED AND REDEEMED - DUMANJUG, CEBU  — “Nahibalik ug atung nabalik and garbo sa Pasigarbo tungod kay garbo nga Sugboanun ta.”

Oct. 21, 2023
SUGBO NEGOSYO TOP 10 ANNOUNCED; TO GET AT LEAST 100K EACH - The Province of Cebu revealed the Top 10 finalists of the Sugbo Negosyo Season 2 during a program at the Capitol on Thursday, October 19.

Oct. 20, 2023
OBRA NEGOSYO ESKWELA RETURNS AFTER OVER A DECADE - Obra Negosyo Eskwela will be making a comeback in January next year after an absence of over 10 years.

Oct. 20, 2023
CAPITOL TO LAY CLAIM TO LOTS USED AS BRT ‘BUS STATIONS’ - The Provincial Government will formally submit its claims on the lots used as bus stations of the soon-to-be-completed Bus Rapid Transit project in Cebu City.

Oct. 19, 2023
WATCH PASIGARBO’S BEST OF THE BEST WEARING ‘I LOVE THE PHILIPPINES’ SHIRT - In order to have access into the much-anticipated repeat performances of winning contingents of the Pasigarbo sa Sugbo 2023, live audience will have to wear any DOT-inspired Love the Philippines campaign T-shirt.

Oct. 19, 2023
PBBM: 40 VESSELS FOR PCG TO BE MADE IN CEBU - The Philippine Coast Guard will have an increased capacity and capability has 40 new sea vessels will be added to its fleet.

Oct. 18, 2023
CAPITOL OFFERS SUGBO KAHANAS SLOTS TO RMFB7 - Capitol is willing to lend a hand to law enforcement groups in providing technical and vocational skills through the Sugbo Kahanas program.

Oct. 17, 2023
DND EYES PURCHASING SHIPS FROM BALAMBAN FOR AFP MODERNIZATION - The Department of Defense is looking into purchasing locally-made ships from Cebu for the modernization program of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Oct. 16, 2023
CAPITOL ALLOTS P3M FOR TALISAY CITY’S HALAD FESTIVAL - Talisay City, home of Cebu’s tastiest lechon (arguably) took center stage as it celebrates the Halad Inasal Festival in honor of their patroness, Sta. Teresa de Avila.

Oct. 15, 2023
CAPITOL SIGNS AGREEMENTS WITH 5 GROUPS - The Provincial Government entered into separate agreements with five institutions on Thursday, October 12, for the transfer of their offices from one Capitol-owned lot to another.

Oct. 12, 2023
CAPITOL INKS MOU FOR 150-MW SOLAR PROJECT IN DAANBANTAYAN - Seeing an imminent shortage in power supply in the Province of Cebu in the coming years, the Province of Cebu entered into a memorandum of understanding with Spain-based Acciona Energia Global, S.L. and Makati-based Freya Renewables Inc. on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023.

Oct. 12, 2023
CAPITOL, AFP SIGN LAND SWAP DEAL FOR REMAINING VISCOM LOTS - The Cebu Provincial Government is coming closer and closer to recovering the entirety of the 80 hectares of land it formerly donated to the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Brgy. Apas, Cebu City.

Oct. 12, 2023
CEBU, ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY INK SISTERHOOD PACT - The Provinces of Cebu and Zamboanga Sibugay are now officially sister provinces after their respective governors signed a memorandum of agreement to that effect on Thursday, October 12, at the Capitol Social Hall.

Oct. 12, 2023
CAPITOL RECEIVES 'MURILLO VELARDE' 1734 MAP - An official replica of the “oldest” scientific map of the Philippines has been given as a gift to the Cebuano people by businessman Mel Velasco Velarde on October 12, birthday of Gov. Gwen Garcia.

Oct. 12, 2023
CAPITOL HOSTS 'GOVERNOR'S NIGHT' FOR OVER 500 TRIAL JUDGES - Over 500 judges of the Municipal Trial Courts and Municipal Circuit Trial Courts in the Philippines converge Wednesday night in a reception dinner hosted by the Provincial Government.

Oct. 11, 2023
LAPU-LAPU CITY MAYOR SEEKS GOV’S AID FOR LLEX PROJECT - Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan has sought the help of Gov. Gwen Garcia in finding a solution to a “minor setback” that is being encountered by the city’s 12-km Lapu-Lapu Expressway (LLEX) project.

Oct. 11, 2023
CEBU REMAINS THE RICHEST PROVINCE; TOTAL ASSETS CLIMB TO P235.7 BILLION - For nine consecutive years, the Province of Cebu remains the wealthiest province in the country with total assets of P235.7 billion, based on the latest findings of the Commission on Audit.

Oct. 10, 2023
GOV INSPECTS CSBT, INAUGURATES 4TH ‘SUGBO SENTRO’ - Gov. Gwen Garcia inspected the improvements currently being done by the Capitol at the Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT) on Tuesday, October 10.

Oct. 10, 2023
CAPITOL-RUN HOSPITALS CONTINUE TO LEVEL UP: REPORT - Capitol-run hospitals all over Cebu Province have certainly levelled up in their services to the Cebuanos, according to the results of the assessment conducted by Dr. Mary Jean Loreche and her team from September 25 to 29.

Oct. 9, 2023
NO ONE WILL BE LEFT BEHIND: CAPITOL’S FEEDING PROGRAM TO FEED 878K PUPILS IN CEBU - A province-wide feeding program is slated to start on November 15 this year in all public schools in Cebu, catering to over 878,000 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Oct. 9, 2023
CAPITOL’S P12-B ANNUAL INVESTMENT PLAN FOR 2024 APPROVED - The Provincial Development Council (PDC), chaired by Gov. Gwen Garcia, approved the proposed Annual Investment Plan (AIP) of the Province of Cebu for 2024 in the amount of P12 billion.

Oct. 7, 2023
CAPITOL INCREASES BHW CHRISTMAS INCENTIVE - Barangay Health Workers (BHW) of the province will receive an additional P1,000 for their Christmas gift.

Oct. 6, 2023
ANOTHER SENATOR TO HELP FUND NEW CAPITOL BLDG IN BALAMBAN - Sen. Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito pledged additional funds for the provincial government’s construction of a government center in Balamban, Midwest Cebu.

Oct. 6, 2023
NFA NOW AGREES TO RELOCATE ITS REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS TO SUDLON - The Central Office of the National Food Authority has announced that it now allows its regional headquarters located in a Capitol-owned property in Cebu City to be relocated in favor of the provincial government.

Oct. 5, 2023
AMID RISING INFLATION: GOV EYES ‘ONE-STOP-SHOP’ FOR CHEAP GOODS, RICE - In her effort to alleviate the public’s concern on the rising prices of basic goods especially rice, Gov. Gwen Garcia convened on Thursday, October 5, regional heads of key government agencies in coming up with solutions to the problem.

Oct. 5, 2023
TWG BARES TOP 10 SUGBO NEGOSYO FINALISTS - The technical working group (TWG) of the Sugbo Negosyo Season 2 revealed to Gov. Gwen Garcia the Top 10 finalists of the Capitol’s 100-million-peso initiative aimed at helping small and micro entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground.

Oct. 5, 2023
CAPITOL, CEMEX MULLING ON CONVERTING WASTE TO FUEL - The Province of Cebu is starting to conduct initial talks with CEMEX Philippines on the possibility of producing Refuse Derived Fuel or RDF from solid waste.

Oct. 4, 2023
P7.6M FOR DUMANJUG’S BISNOK FESTIVAL - DUMANJOG — It’s a happy fiesta here indeed for the undisputed Home of Governors.

Sept. 4, 2023
GOV TO CEBECO: FIX POWER SUPPLY MESS IN TABOGON ASAP - Gov. Gwen Garcia has directed the Cebu Electric Cooperative II (CEBECO II) to address the urgent concern of power interruptions currently being experienced in one of their service area which is the Municipality of Tabogon.

Oct. 3, 2023
NEW CAPITOL SITE DEVELOPMENT 73% COMPLETE - 𝗕𝗔𝗟𝗔𝗠𝗕𝗔𝗡 — Site development of the soon-to-rise Cebu Provincial Capitol Building in Brgy. Cambuhawe here is well within schedule, and it is now 73% complete.

Oct. 2, 2023
P129.87M ROADS IN 2 BALAMBAN BARANGAYS OPEN TO PUBLIC - BALAMBAN — Two newly finished road projects here funded by the Provincial Government amounting almost P130 million was inaugurated by Gov. Gwen Garcia on Monday, Oct. 2.

Oct. 2, 2023
GOV INAUGURATES GAAS MULTI-PURPOSE BLDG IN BALAMBAN - BALAMBAN — Governor Gwen Garcia and Balamban Mayor Ace Binghay led the inauguration of the 2-storey multi-purpose building in Brgy. Gaas here on Monday, October 2.

Oct. 2, 2023
DANAO BARANGAY OFFICIALS JOIN ONE CEBU - Another Danao City barangay has recognized the value of unity and a united Cebu by joining the ruling One Cebu Party chaired by Gov. Gwen Garcia.

Oct. 2, 2023
GUV CUP HIGHLIGHTING GRASSROOTS VOLLEYBALL OPENS - The 11th season of the bigger and grander One Cebu Island Gov. Gwen Garcia Unity Volleyball Cup or GUV CUP is finally opened.

Sept. 30, 2023
GOV OFFICIATES GUV CUP EXHIBITION MATCH - The volleyball match between the Kiddie Teams of Mandaue City and the Municipality of Dalaguete was fierce and intense, and Gov. Gwen Garcia chose to be in the middle of the action.

Sept. 30, 2023
P1.75M FOR SAMBOAN’S DAGAYDAY FESTIVAL - The Cebu Provincial Government has allocated P1,750,000 for the Municipality of Samboan in southwestern Cebu as it celebrates its 243rd town fiesta in honor of St. Michael the Archangel.

Sept. 30, 2023
OSLOB TO BUILD BIGGER, MODERN MUNICIPAL HALL - A bigger, modern Municipal Hall is projected to rise in Oslob in 2024.

Sept. 29, 2023
GUV VISITS WHALE SHARK WATCHING IN OSLOB - Governor Gwen Garcia visited the Whale Watching Activity Area in Barangay Tan-awan in Oslob town southern Cebu on Friday, Sept. 29, to personally assess the situation of the famous tourist spot.

Sept. 29, 2023
KAWASAN TO OPEN NEXT MONTH; CANYONEERING GUIDES TO UNDERGO TRAINING - The Provincial Government of Cebu will finally open the world-renowned Kawasan Falls to foreign and local tourists next month.

Sept. 29, 2023
IBP TAKES CAPITOL’S OFFER OF RELOCATION - The Integrated Bar of the Philippines Cebu City and Cebu Chapters will leave their Capitol Compound Office to transfer to a bigger and more conducive one at the DA Compound along M. Velez St. in Cebu City.

Sept. 27, 2023
CMWD TURNS OVER LOAN PAYMENT TO DBP - The Cebu Manila Water Development Inc. (CMWD), a joint venture firm of the Cebu Provincial Government and tycoon Enrique Razon Jr.’s Manila Water, turns over a check payment worth P461.5 million to the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) as loan payment.

Sept. 27, 2023
TOILET SANITATION STARTUP PLANS TO SET UP TECH-RUN TOILETS IN CEBU - A Thailand-based company whose into tech-enabled public toilet sanitation is offering to collaborate with the Provincial Government of Cebu in building toilets in tourist hubs in Cebu.

Sept. 27, 2023
CEBU-FUJIAN TOURISM AGREEMENT SIGNED - The Provinces of Cebu and Fujian inked a cooperation agreement in the field of tourism during a ceremony at the Cebu Provincial Capitol on Tuesday, Sept. 26.

Sept. 27, 2023
CEBU, FUJIAN INK LANDMARK ‘SILK ROAD PARTNERSHIP’ - The Provinces of Cebu and Fujian of the People’s Republic of China signed a landmark memorandum of understanding that governs their Silk Road Partnership Agreement.

Sept. 27, 2023
BETTER TOURIST EXPERIENCE FOR WHALE SHARK WATCHERS IN OSLOB UNDERWAY - Gov. Gwen Garcia has proposed to create a better facility to serve local and foreign tourists visiting the famous southern town in Cebu known for its whale-shark watching.

Sept. 26, 2023
GOV ASSURES FINANCIAL AID TO CEBUANO ‘HUMAN TRAFFICKING’ VICTIMS FROM SULU - Gov. Gwen Garcia gave the assurance that the Provincial Government will extend P10,000 in financial assistance to each of the 16 Cebuanos fishermen who were among those rescued by authorities from human trafficking in Sulu Province in Mindanao.

Sept. 26, 2023
DOLE-7 TO ALLOT ADDITIONAL P30M FUNDING FOR TUPAD CEBU - The Department of Labor and Employment is looking into shelling out another P30 million funding for Cebu in its Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced or TUPAD program.

Sept. 25, 2023
GOV INVITES KOREANS IN GANGWON TO JOIN SUROY SUROY TOUR - Gov. Gwen Garcia extended an invitation to Koreans from Gangwon to join the Suroy Suroy Sugbo - Southern Heritage Trail 2023 this coming November.

Sept. 22, 2023
GOV LIFTS PUBLIC TOILET FEES IN CAPITOL-RUN BUS TERMINALS - Effective immediately, the Cebu South Bus Terminal will no longer be collecting fees from the commuting public for the use of restrooms or comfort rooms.

Sept. 20, 2023
CAPITOL HOSTS WELCOME DINNER TO TOURISM DIVE DIALOGUE PARTICIPANTS - Department of Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco brings an important gathering of diving industry stakeholders to Cebu for a two-day convention, and the Capitol showed its all-out support by hosting a welcome reception for them.

Sept. 14, 2023
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
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
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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CAPITOL, TRI-CITIES INK PACT FOR ‘ONE CEBU HOSTING’ OF PALARO 2024 - Gov. Gwen Garcia and the tri-city mayors of Cebu have signed a Memorandum of Collaboration (MOC) on Monday evening, May 27, marking a major step that will see Cebu hosting the country’s largest sports event, the Palarong Pambansa 2024, this July in unity.

May 27, 2024
GOV TO MCWD FOLLOWING LOCKDOWN: RETURN TO WORK - Less than a week after his appointment as acting general manager of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD), lawyer John DX Lapid informed those who appointed him from the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) that he is quitting.

April 16, 2024
PASIGARBO 2024 IS ON - Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia announces that there will still be Pasigarbo sa Sugbo Festival of Festivals this year.

March 31, 2024
PB WANTS BRT STOPPED - The Cebu Provincial Board, in today’s regular session, have adopted two resolutions recommending a halt to the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project along Osmeña Boulevard in front of the Provincial Capitol Building for two reasons: economic losses and heritage protection.

Feb. 4, 2024
LAWYER WARNS: BUYING STOLEN OBJECT IS A CRIME - Capitol Consultant lawyer Benjamin Cabrido Jr. told Cebu media that buying properties acquired either through theft or robbery could be a crime punishable under the Anti-Fencing Law or Presidential Decree No. 1612.

Feb. 19, 2024
SEVERAL CEBU LGUs GET 'UPGRADED' INCOME CLASSIFICATION STATUS - The Bureau of Local Government Finance in Central Visayas (BLGF 7) disclosed an updated income classification status of some cities and municipalities of Cebu Province based on a three-year average of their regular annual income.

Feb. 8, 2024
CAPITOL TO BUY DAANBANTAYAN LOTS FOR SOLAR POWER PLANT - At least 56 lot owners of Brgy. Talisay, Daanbantayan town in northern Cebu have been properly notified of the Capitol’s move to buy their lots.

Feb. 7, 2023
GOV REJECTS CSBT CLOSURE, NEW FIESTA PROCESSION ROUTE - “I will not close the [Cebu] South Bus Terminal. Dili ni under sa city, under ni sa province.”

Jan. 18, 2024
GUV CUP ROYALTY: CATMON COMPLETES RARE THREE-PEAT - The Municipality of Catmon Women’s Team does it again — for a third time in a row — chalking up an impressive three-peat in the women’s category of the Gov. Gwen Garcia Unity Volleyball Cup or GUV CUP.

Jan. 7, 2024
GOV GWEN: BRING SINULOG 2024 BACK TO ABELLANA - The Cebu Provincial Government will fully support the Sinulog Festival 2024 if it would be held back at the Cebu City Sports Complex (CCSC), formerly known as Abellana Sports Complex, in January next year.

Dec. 6, 2023
CAPITOL LAUNCHES PROVINCE-WIDE SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAM - TABOGON, CEBU — Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia leads the simultaneous launching of Sugbo School Feeding Program, a province-wide initiative aimed at feeding all enrolled students of DepEd all over Cebu Province.

Nov. 15, 2023
GOV GWEN: CAPITOL TO SELL P20/KILO RICE SOON - The Provincial Government of Cebu will start selling rice at P20 per kilo fulfilling the campaign promise of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

Oct. 25, 2023
CAPITOL FACILITATES PAG-IBIG ENROLMENT OF 93-1, ABACA RESIDENTS - Occupants of Capitol-owned 93-1 lots as well the Alliance of Barangay Apas Community Associations Inc. (ABACA) were enrolled at the Home Development Mutual Fund or Pag-IBIG Fund to facilitate the processing of their housing loan applications.

Sept. 25, 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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PIGLETS GIVEN TO SUGBUSOG SEASON 4 PUROK WINNERS - At least five Sugbusog Season 4 winners of the Best Purok Category from the 7th district have received their prizes from the Capitol comprised of two piglets each.
SUGBUSOG WINNERS OF 7TH DISTRICT GET BRAND NEW VEHICLES - WInners of the Capitol’s Sugbusog backyard gardening program received their brand-new vehicles as prizes from the Provincial Government.
1st SENIOR CITIZEN COMMUNITY CARE CENTER OPENS IN MOALBOAL - The first-ever Senior Citizen Community Care Center has been launched in the Municipality of Moalboal, southern Cebu on Friday, May 24.
GOV GRACES BLESSING, RIBBON CUTTING OF COOP BANK OF CEBU IN CAMOTES - PORO, CEBU -- Governor Gwen Garcia, alongside the Chairperson of the Cooperative Bank of Cebu (CBC), Director Farla Carolyn Garcia, graced the ribbon-cutting and blessing ceremony of the first satellite office of the CBC in Camotes Island. The event, held in Barangay Libertad, Municipality of Poro, marked a significant milestone in the island's economic landscape.
P7.7M IN AID AS SAN REMIGIO STAGES LAPYAHAN FESTIVAL - The Capitol has maintained its unflinching commitment to helping develop local culture, artistry, and patrimony through the various festivals of the province.
SIKOY SIKOY FESTIVAL GETS P5.5M SUBSIDY - The seven-year hiatus of the Sikoy-Sikoy Festival of the southern town of San Fernando has come to an end, as six clustered barangays battled it out at the San Fernando Central School grounds on Monday evening, May 13.
P6M FOR PANAGTAGBO MANDAUE FESTIVAL - Impressed by the performances presented during the Panagtagbo sa Mandaue Festival in Brgy. Subangdaku, the Cebu Provincial Government allocated P6 million financial assistance to the city government and the contingents themselves.
BREAKING GLASS CEILINGS: GUV INDUCTS FIRST LADY EAGLE OFFICERS IN NORTHERN CEBU - Gov. Gwen Garcia graced the creation and induction of the first lady eagle officers in Northern Cebu, the Cebu North Bogo Lady Eagles Club headed by its first President, Bogo City Vice Mayor Maria Cielo Martinez.
PBBM GRACES GROUNDBREAKING OF P1.5B EXPO CENTER - President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. attended the capsule-laying and groundbreaking ceremony of the Mactan Expo Center today, April 27.
LAWYER: LGU DOESN'T HAVE JURISDICTION OVER CPA - Republic Act No. 7621, also known as the “Charter of the Cebu Port Authority”, gave the agency autonomy in its areas of jurisdiction which include “all seas, lakes, rivers and all other navigable inland waterways within the Province of Cebu, including waterways within the Province of Cebu, including the City of Cebu and all other highly urbanized cities.”
SINGAPOREAN AMBASSADOR VISITS GOV. GWEN - Her Excellency, Constance See, Ambassador of Singapore to the Philippines, paid Gov. Gwen Garcia a visit at the Capitol today, December 6.
CARAVAN OF SERVICES: HOPE AMIDST DARKNESS - Romnick Baylosis lost his vision four years ago after his retina sustained damage due to blood clot. It was a difficult thing to accept for the now 35-year-old native of Alegria in southern Cebu, but life must go on, he said.
TWO LGU CHIEFS WHO ARE ADVOCATES OF LOCAL AUTONOMY MEET - It was a historic meeting of Filipino leaders considered champions of local autonomy.
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)