Daily Archives: July 2, 2020

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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Firms encouraged to have returning workers tested

Firms encouraged to have returning workers tested CEBU, Philippines — The Cebu City government is encouraging companies in the city to test for COVID-19 employees who are returning to work during the general community quarantine. “To control the spread and minimize transmission of the virus, it is strongly encouraged that all employers subject their working employees or a sampling …

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After PCR test in Cebu 5 OFWs positive for COVID

After PCR test in Cebu 5 OFWs positive for COVID CEBU, Philippines —  Five of the 200 overseas Filipino workers who returned to Cebu Province from Manila on April 28 had tested positive for COVID-19 with the test here, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia disclosed yesterday. The five are from Poblacion, Liloan; Maya, Daanbanatayan, Looc, Danao City; Sac-sac, Consolacion; and Colon, …

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Labor Day marked by blowing of ships’ horns in Cebu ports

Labor Day marked by blowing of ships’ horns in Cebu ports Gregg M. Rubio (The Freeman) – May 2, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — To mark the Labor Day amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, sea vessels on anchorage in Cebu did a simultaneously blowing of horns at 12 noon yesterday. The activity was in support of the call …

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Union threatens strike vs Visayan Electric

Union threatens strike vs Visayan Electric Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – February 2, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Visayan Electric Company Employees Union (VECEU-NAFLU-KMU) has filed a notice of strike against the Visayan Electric Company (now Visayan Electric) last Friday. Union President Rolando Jimenez told The FREEMAN that they filed the notice of strike for alleged …

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Night market spells hopefor displaced vendors

Night market spells hopefor displaced vendors CEBU, Philippines —  On the first day of December 2019, displaced sidewalk vendors in Cebu City were given the chance to sell their wares again. The city government launched the Cebu City Night Market Bazaar which accommodated at least 500 sidewalk vendors affected by the road clearings conducted by Prevention, Restoration, Order, Beautification, …

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Infra must support economic growth: ‘Cebu’s challenge’

CEBU, Philippines —  Its ability to catch up with overwhelming expansion is the real challenge that Cebu must face in 2020 as the province is in danger of getting suffocated by its own growth, business leaders said. They believe that the province may suffer from urbanization doldrums with its laidback infrastructure as the main culprit. Philip Tan, past president of …

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