Daily Archives: June 13, 2020

Isolate COVID patients instead of barangay-wide lockdowns

Isolate COVID patients instead of barangay-wide lockdowns Lorraine L. Ecarma (The Freeman) – June 13, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — To avoid lockdowns in the province’s barangays, only first-level contacts of confirmed COVID-19 patients will be isolated as a preventive measure against the transmission of the disease. Level one contacts are individuals who interacted with positive cases with …

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IATF ‘impressed’ with CCQC

IATF ‘impressed’ with CCQC Mary Ruth R. Malinao (The Freeman) – June 13, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is confident the city will not revert to enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) or modified ECQ despite the increasing number of COVID-19 cases after the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) chief implementer, Secretary …

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Commuters group proposes P110 billion for ‘secure’ post-lockdown public transport

Commuters group proposes P110 billion for ‘secure’ post-lockdown public transport (The Freeman) – May 13, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Public transport at a time of pandemic is a “ticking time-bomb” and the government would do well to prioritize the welfare of commuters to diffuse it once movement restrictions are eased and people troop back to typically congested …

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21 cops positive for COVID

21 cops positive for COVID Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – May 13, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Less than a week after two detainees at Cebu City Police Office Station 6 in Barangay Sawang Calero tested positive for COVID-19, 21 personnel of that station were found to have also contracted the virus. Police Regional Office-7 Director …

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Due to three COVID-19 positive cases: Sitio Zapatera on lockdown

Due to three COVID-19 positive cases: Sitio Zapatera on lockdown CEBU, Philippines — Sitio Zapatera in Barangay Luz, Cebu City is on lockdown after the area has recorded three positive coronavirus cases as of April 11, 2020. The first resident who tested positive is now in the hospital but the two additional residents were confirmed to have been infected …

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Over 13 thousand workers get DOLE’s cash aid in Central Visayas

Over 13 thousand workers get DOLE’s cash aid in Central Visayas Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – April 13, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — At least 13,329 workers in Central Visayas have already benefited the COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP) of the Department of Labor and Employment. Luchel Taniza, DOLE-7 regional information officer, said the total financial assistance …

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Firms told: Accept certified true copies of pre-employment docs

Firms told: Accept certified true copies of pre-employment docs CEBU, Philippines — Private establishments are called on to only require certified true copies of the pre-employment documents for first-time jobseekers, instead of requiring them to submit the original copies during the application process. A labor advisory on this was issued by Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre …

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Operation Smile to return to Cebu

Operation Smile to return to Cebu Lorraine L. Ecarma (The Freeman) – January 13, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Brighter smiles await children born with cleft lips and cleft palates in the Province of Cebu. Sugbo TV, the official news leg of the Cebu Provincial Public Information Office (PIO), reported that a meeting was held between the Mariquita …

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