Daily Archives: June 14, 2020

265 thousand indigent elderlies get social pension

265 thousand indigent elderlies get social pension Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – June 14, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Over 265,000 indigent senior citizens in Central Visayas have received their cash grants from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-7). The department has so far disbursed a total of P813,837,000 in cash aid under its social …

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Hospital worker among 20 new COVID cases in Cebu

Hospital worker among 20 new COVID cases in Cebu CEBU, Philippines — Twenty more COVID-19 cases were recorded in Cebu yesterday, among them a hospital worker from Talisay City, but Cebu City yielded yet again most of the new cases. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, in her online presser yesterday, said three cases were reported in the jurisdiction of the provincial …

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2 more cops COVID positive

2 more cops COVID positive CEBU, Philippines — Two cops assigned at the Carbon Police Station of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) had tested positive for the Corona Virus disease (COVID-19). CCPO Director Josefino Ligan said these cops were already transferred to the Don Vicente Rama National High School, where the personnel from Police station 6, who also …

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Zero positive cases for 2 days in a row in Cebu

CEBU, Philippines —  Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia yesterday announced that for the second day in a row, no new positive COVID-19 cases had been reported in the province. In her daily update, Garcia said that based on the data from the Department of Health, 31 swabs that were tested in the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) all yielded negative …

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Over 1 million workers displaced due to COVID-19 pandemic

Over 1 million workers displaced due to COVID-19 pandemic CEBU, Philippines —  The Department of Labor and Employment reported that the number of displaced workers in the country has already breached the one million mark with 98 percent of close to 42,000 reporting establishments are seeking assistance under the agency’s social amelioration program. DOLE is extending P5,000 one-time assistance …

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Signal shutdown looms: Duterte to grace Sinulog

Signal shutdown looms: Duterte to grace Sinulog CEBU, Philippines —  President Rodrigo Duterte will be in Cebu on Sunday for the Sinulog festivities, the first time he will grace the occasion since ascending to the presidency in 2016. What the president’s scheduled visit means for the police is more stringent security measures that may possibly include a signal shutdown …

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P13 million shabu seized in Mandaue bust

P13 million shabu seized in Mandaue bust (The Freeman) – January 14, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  The Mandaue City police confiscated illegal drugs worth an estimated P13 million from a high-value target early Monday morning. The suspect, Dave Natividad, 30, a resident of Barangay Calamba, Cebu City, was arrested in Barangay Tipolo. “Makapagawas man si Dave og …

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