CEBU GOVERNOR Gwendolyn F. Garcia expressed support for the national government’s plan to pursue a monorail project in Cebu City, but is hoping that the transport project would be expanded to neighboring areas within the Metro Cebu district. “That is really very much needed. And, we really have to thank the President… I hope, though, that this should extend beyond Cebu City. That they should cover at least the Metro Cebu area,” she told reporters Friday. Metro Cebu covers the cities of Cebu, Carcar, Danao, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Naga, and Talisay, and the municipalities of Compostela, Consolacion, Cordova, Liloan, Minglanilla, and San Fernando. President Rodrigo R. Duterte, speaking at the closing ceremonies of the Sinulog Grand showdown on January 19, vowed to help address the longstanding traffic congestion problem in Cebu City. He promised to help source funds for the monorail project, which is part of the intermodal transport system plan for the city that also includes a Bus Rapid Transit System. The provincial board of Cebu passed a resolution in October last year declaring a traffic crisis and granting emergency powers to Mr. Duterte to expedite transport projects.