Cebu province - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Cebu province


Cebu Province approves supplemental budget to fight COVID-19

Jul 07, 2020 - 2:18 PM

The 2020 Supplemental Budget No. 1 ordinance earmarks P1.27 billion in the province's coronavirus fight back

Residents from Barangay Inayawan, Cebu City undergoes rapd testing for coronavirus during the first day of the Massive Testing on May 6, 2020. Cebu City has now over one thousand of Covid-19 cases. Photo byGelo Litonjua/Rappler

Cebu province's coronavirus cases top 1,000

Jun 28, 2020 - 10:46 PM

Cebu province goes from 102 to 1,054 coronavirus cases in just over a month

CEBU PROVINCE. Residents go out under general community quarantine in May. File photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Instead of lockdowns, Cebu province to implement isolation protocol

Jun 13, 2020 - 4:05 PM

Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia says lockdowns are draining government coffers

Public transportation hit the road and small shops open on May 20, 2020, after Cebu province is placed under General Community Quarantine. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Cebu Governor Garcia takes back EO permitting motorcycle backriding

Jun 05, 2020 - 7:53 PM

No less than President Duterte says exempting only Cebu from the ban on motorcycle backriding is discriminatory

Remullas petition to allow couple backride pass to DOH. - Remulla wrote a letter to DOH Sec. DUQUE to allow wife or husband backride pass going to work at every checkpoint in Cavite during GCQ. Photo by Dennis Abrina/Rappler

Cebu province allows motorcycle backriding while under GCQ

Jun 04, 2020 - 9:13 PM

The executive order of Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, however, does not allow motorcycle taxis or habal-habal in the province

Remullas petition to allow couple backride pass to DOH. - Remulla wrote a letter to DOH Sec. DUQUE to allow wife or husband backride pass going to work at every checkpoint in Cavite during GCQ. Photo by Dennis Abrina/Rappler

Pandemic delays Cebu's plans to replace Cebuano with English in teaching

Jun 02, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia originally wanted new learning materials produced in time for the opening of the 2020-2021 school year

Garcia to ask for lifting of Cebu province's GCQ status

May 30, 2020 - 10:51 PM

Governor Gwendolyn Garcia says her province is prepared to transition to the moderate general community quarantine

Photo courtesy of Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia Media Affairs

Provincial gov't urges doctors to avoid referring patients to Cebu City

May 24, 2020 - 10:45 PM

Referrals for major procedures will continue, especially if provincial hospitals are unable to perform them

Residents in Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City undergo blood extraction for rapid testing as part of the massive testing of the City Government to all barangays. Residents who got their blood extracted for testing will be given five kilos of rice from the barangay. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Coronavirus Updates: More Cebu City sitios under lockdown

May 16, 2020 - 5:30 PM

Sitio Upper in the mountain village of Bacayan is the latest addition to the list, even as Cebu City transitions to modified enhanced community quarantine

Coronavirus Updates: Infections creep into Cebu’s jails

May 09, 2020 - 5:00 PM

According to the Department of Health, the number of coronavirus cases in Cebu City Jail is at 335. There are 25 cases at the Cebu Provincial Detention Center and 71 at the Mandaue City Jail.

Cebu province orders 24-hour home quarantine for students, elderly

Mar 22, 2020 - 9:41 AM

Governor Gwen Garcia calls it the '24-hour curfew', which begins on Sunday, March 22

24-HOUR QUARANTINE. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia meets with local officials on response to the novel coronavirus. Photo from Cebu Province Public Information Office/Sugbo News

Newsbreak Chats: Cebu killings, election-related violence, and other top stories in May 2019

May 30, 2019 - 4:11 PM

On Thursday, May 30, the Newsbreak team sits down to discuss killings that occurred in the past months, and possible developments in the latter half of the Duterte administration that may have implications on justice and human rights

Cebu town's top drug suspect, cop killed in shootout

Feb 20, 2018 - 12:04 PM

Police Officer 2 Evie Espina is also killed during an operation against Jovelio Franza, Minglanilla town's top drug personality, and two other suspects

Lady cop securing Cebu cemetery gunned down

Nov 01, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Police Officer 1 Sassy Mae Sasing just finished her shift securing cemeteries in Lapu-Lapu City when motorcycle-riding gunmen ambushed her October 31

Over 7,000 drug users, dealers surrender in Cebu

Jul 12, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The provincial government aims to launch community based treatment programs across the province

SURRENDERED. Suspected drug users and dealers surrender to police in Barangay Ermita, Cebu City. Photo from Cebu City PNP, PRO 7 Twitter account

Several Cebu cities, towns under yellow alert

Jul 02, 2016 - 10:51 PM

State weather bureau PAGASA issues a yellow alert or heavy rainfall warning over 8 cities and towns in Cebu

#FloodPH: Cebu emergency hotlines

Jul 02, 2016 - 10:27 PM

Here are emergency contact numbers for Metro Cebu and Cebu province

Voting machines worked in 98% of Cebu precincts

May 10, 2016 - 9:50 AM

Around 50 vote counting machines malfunctioned across 4 066 clustered precincts in Cebu province

Cebu police chief bows to pressure, replaces Dumanjug police chief

May 10, 2016 - 7:29 AM

Following a shooting incident on election day police inspector Rogelio Amoroso is replaced

2.7 million voters expected in Cebu

May 09, 2016 - 10:23 AM

Cebu has the biggest voting population in the Philippines

VOTE-RICH. Around 2.7 million are expected to head to the polls in Cebu province, the most vote-rich province in the Philippines. Pictured on right are early morning voters elsewhere in the country, in Taguig City. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

In Cebu, barangay chiefs who are LP allies back Duterte

May 06, 2016 - 8:45 AM

The Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan to which the barangay chiefs belong is officially supporting Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas

One Cebu, Duterte's PDP-Laban formalize alliance

Apr 21, 2016 - 7:22 PM

The 2 parties say they share many things in common including a stand against crime corruption and poverty

Photo by Jensen Floren/Rappler

Cebu execs ask Comelec: Allow us to distribute relief goods

Apr 15, 2016 - 10:35 PM

Cebu province is under a state of calamity due to El Niño but it s an election offense when politicians distribute relief goods during the campaign period

Cebu, Bohol under state of calamity due to El Niño

Apr 11, 2016 - 9:03 PM

Cebu s provincial government will deploy the Rapid Assessment Team next week to assess the agricultural damage caused by El Niño

Early campaigning in Cebu? 'We're not hiding that,' says Roxas

Aug 24, 2015 - 9:00 PM

But the administration’s presidential bet says there’s nothing wrong with that since no government funds were used for a Gathering of Friends in Cebu City

CEBU LAUNCH. Administration standard-bearer Mar Roxas at 'A Gathering of Friends' in Cebu City. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Senate approves creation of 7th Cebu district

Jul 28, 2015 - 10:46 PM

The 7th legislative district is composed of the municipalities of Dumanjug Ronda Alcantara Moalboal Badian Alegria Malabuyoc and Ginatilan

Isolated Cebu town faces food shortage

Jul 10, 2015 - 6:33 PM

Retailers in the island town of Pilar are unable to shop for basic commodities in urban areas after sea travels to Ormoc and Cebu cities have been suspended

Cebu provincial employees to get P33M in bonuses

Jun 25, 2015 - 9:09 PM

The provincial government has at least 1 500 regular employees who are qualified to receive productivity pay

BONUSES. At least 1,500 regular employees of the Cebu provincial government will receive some P30 million in productivity pay. File photo by Dale G. Israel/Rappler

Schools in Cebu town catch fire

Jun 02, 2015 - 4:23 PM

The Dumanjug Central School and the Dumanjug National High School still hold classes after a few classrooms were damaged

COA hits Cebu water provider over P90M 'illegal' perks

May 29, 2015 - 9:36 AM

According to state auditors Metro Cebu Water District employees gave themselves illegal allowances bonuses and other incentives

Cebu in state of calamity due to dry spell

May 26, 2015 - 9:04 PM

The towns most affected by the dry spell are Alcantara Asturias Carmen Tabuelan Argao Borbon Moalboal Oslob and Tuburan

DRIED UP. Seedlings planted two years ago in Oslob, Cebu, have not survived the dry spell in the province. Photo by Randy Donaire, Rappler

Green sea turtle captured in Cebu

May 14, 2015 - 8:35 PM

There has been public pressure on the local government to stop local eateries from serving pawikan soup based on the endangered species

BIGGEST FIND. Two members of the environment office of Naga City, Cebu, carry what they say was the biggest pawikan they have rescued this year. After tagging procedures, they released the green sea turtle, an endangered species, into the fish sanctuary. Photo by the Naga City CENRO

Cebu provincial board seeks probe into slow Internet

May 05, 2015 - 7:37 PM

Majority Floor Leader Arleigh Sitoy refutes the claim of telecommunication companies that complaints about slow Internet are isolated

Can Carcar in Cebu pay a P600-M loan for new city center?

Apr 21, 2015 - 7:56 PM

Provincial board members point out that the estimated yearly payments for the loan is higher than the debt servicing cap of the city

San Francisco: The island where all survived

May 31, 2014 - 9:46 AM

Rappler visits San Francisco town in the Camotes Islands famed for its zero casualty during Typhoon Yolanda to find out what they re doing right

PUROK SYSTEM. The purok, a government unit smaller than a barangay, was instrumental in the zero casualty count of San Francisco town in the Camotes Islands. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Cebu ready to accommodate Yolanda survivors

Nov 14, 2013 - 3:10 PM

The provincial and city governments have begun identifying areas that can be used as evacuation centers for those displaced from other provinces

Visayas LGUs brace for strongest typhoon this year

Nov 06, 2013 - 10:46 PM

Almost 1 000 families have been evacuated in Tacloban City while residents have started panic buying in Cebu City

EVACUATION. 12 barangays in Tacloban City, Leyte, are evacuated almost a day before Typhoon Haiyan is expected to make landfall. Photo from the Tacloban City Facebook page

LP’s Davide beats Garcia for Cebu governor

May 17, 2013 - 5:24 PM

LP s Hilario Junjun Davide III is proclaimed governor of Cebu winning a rematch with an old rival and ending the Garcias 18 year hold on the province

NEW GOVERNOR. LP's Hilario "Junjun" Davide III, the son of the former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr, is proclaimed the new governor of Cebu. File photo

After suspension, Gwen Garcia now congresswoman

May 16, 2013 - 4:54 PM

The former governor now represents Cebu s 3rd district

SHE'S BACK. Suspended Gov Gwen Garcia is proclaimed congresswoman of Cebu's 3rd district after a 6-month suspension for grave abuse of authority. Garcia beat her rival LP bet Geraldine Yapha by a slim margin. Photo from Christina Frasco's Twitter account

Leading bet Davide: Cebuanos tired of Garcias

May 14, 2013 - 8:36 PM

LP s Junjun Davide says his lead over Pablo John Garcia shows Cebuanos want change

NEW GOVERNMENT. LP candidate for Cebu governor Hilario “Junjun” Davide III vows to make good on his campaign promise to push for transparency if proclaimed governor.

Claims of harassment on eve of Cebu polls

May 12, 2013 - 10:13 PM

One Cebu accuses regional police of harassing its candidates and supporters but the police and LP deny the charge

Can LP end the Garcia dynasty in Cebu?

May 09, 2013 - 9:42 AM

Can the LP muster the alliances strength and perks to end the Garcia dynasty in Cebu?

Cebu's Garcia vs Davide: Continuity or change?

May 07, 2013 - 10:38 AM

In Cebu LP s Junjun Davide is challenging the Garcias 18 year hold on the capitol Will Cebuanos choose change or continuity?