CCPO director returns to work after 1 month sick leave

CCPO director returns to work after 1 month sick leave Sheriza Mae Uy (The Freeman) – July 5, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  After going on sick leave for almost a month, Police Colonel Josefino Ligan will be back at the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) tomorrow, July 6. This was confirmed yesterday by Police Brigadier General Albert …

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3 men arrested for illegal drugs

3 men arrested for illegal drugs Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – July 4, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Two buy-bust operations that the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-7 personnel had conducted resulted in the arrest of three persons and confiscation of suspected illegal drugs worth P761,000. The first buy-bust operation was conducted along Gallares Street, Barangay …

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Groups unite vs COVID-19

Rowena D. Capistrano (The Freeman) – July 4, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Members of the medical, academe and business leaders had converged to form the Cebu COVID-19 Citizens (CCC) Initiatives in order to unify and solidify its actions in fighting the virus. The CCC-Initiatives will be launched today in Cebu City with Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma participating in …

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Police: No ‘inhumane punishment’ for ECQ violators

Police: No ‘inhumane punishment’ for ECQ violators Iris Hazel Mascardo (The Freeman) – July 4, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Police Regional Office (PRO)-7 Director Albert Ignatius Ferro assured yesterday that the police will not tolerate “inhumane punishment” on those found violating Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) protocols. This after a 59-year-old woman was accosted in Barangay San Nicolas, …

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From houses and baragay isolation centers: IATF to transfer COVID patients

From houses and baragay isolation centers: IATF to transfer COVID patients CEBU, Philippines —  COVID-19 patients in Cebu City who have been staying home or at the barangay isolation centers located right smack in the middle of populated areas will be transferred to a facility. Secretary Carlito Galvez, chief implementer of Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases, yesterday …

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Cops punish stroke survivor over suspected fake Q-pass

Cops punish stroke survivor over suspected fake Q-pass CEBU, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella yesterday clarified that the 353 new cases of coronavirus recorded in the city last Tuesday were actually cumulative results over a nine-day period ending June 30, 2020. A 59-year-old immunocompromised woman was made to walk five to six kilometers by the police as …

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Cimatu challenges Cebu City residents: “End quarantine”

CEBU, Philippines —  Secretary Roy Cimatu has a challenge to Cebu City residents after the city was placed under enhanced community quarantine for the third time: ECQ – End Cebu’s Quarantine. “ECQ-End Cebu’s Quarantine. We have to end your quarantine already and I’m making this a message to all the Cebuanos. You help us end Cebu’s Quarantine,” Cimatu said during …

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Nutrition Month aims to curb stunting among children

Nutrition Month aims to curb stunting among children Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – July 2, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — With special focus on combatting stunting among children, the National Nutrition Council yesterday launched virtually the 46th Nutrition Month in response to the call of the Inter-Agency Task Force to avoid mass gatherings to prevent the spread …

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