Daily Archives: June 22, 2020

DOH assures machine can still work: Lab lacks reagents

DOH assures machine can still work: Lab lacks reagents CEBU, Philippines — Can Cebu expect another delay in the release of COVID-19 test results? The Freeman learned from a source that the Department of Health-7 Cebu TB Reference Laboratory Molecular Facility for COVID-19 testing is facing a challenge with its supply of reagents, an important chemical required for testing. …

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DA-7 starts farm inputs distribution

DA-7 starts farm inputs distribution Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – June 22, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture-7 has started the distribution of hybrid rice seeds and fertilizers to farmer beneficiaries in Central Visayas. The delivery of farm inputs is under the Rice Resiliency Project (RRP) of the Ahon Lahat, Pagkaing Sapat kontra COVID-19 …

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DILG: Second wave of SAP coming

DILG: Second wave of SAP coming CEBU, Philippines — Interior Secretary Eduardo Año has assured that the around five million families nationwide left out by Social Amelioration Program (SAP) distribution will still be eligible to receive the aid so long as qualified under the guidelines. The Department of the Interior and Local Government has directed all local government units …

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Gealon says: Lifting of lockdown based on evidence

Gealon says: Lifting of lockdown based on evidence Alicia Ivy L. Chua (The Freeman) – May 22, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The lifting of the lockdown at Sitio Zapatera, Barangay Luz, Cebu City was evidence-based, so said City Legal Officer Attorney Rey Gealon, who is also the mayor’s spokesperson. In a press conference, Gealon said that Cebu …

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Cebu City still leads in COVID numbers: 12 new cases in Cebu

Cebu City still leads in COVID numbers: 12 new cases in Cebu CEBU, Philippines —  Cebu logged 12 new coronavirus positive cases yesterday, April 21, seven of which are from Cebu City. Mayor Edgardo Labella announced that one of the seven cases is from the fishport in Barangay Suba; two are from the Cebu City Jail; two are from …

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Public teachers shell out funds to help frontliners

Public teachers shell out funds to help frontliners Caecent No-ot Magsumbol (The Freeman) – April 22, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Public school teachers in Central Visayas raised over P3 million out of their own pockets to help the COVID-19 frontliners in their divisions. The fundraising initiative was organized by the Regional Federation of Teachers Association (RTFA-7) through …

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Student nabbed for threatening to leak woman’s nude photos

Student nabbed for threatening to leak woman’s nude photos Iris Hazel Mascardo (The Freeman) – January 22, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — A first year criminology student from Barangay Guadalupe in Cebu City was arrested for allegedly demanding sex from a 19-year-old woman in exchange for not posting her nude photos online. Dexter Antonio, 19, was arrested in …

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CLO junks request of homeowners to collect rentals for use of Apas lot

CLO junks request of homeowners to collect rentals for use of Apas lot Mary Ruth R. Malinao (The Freeman) – January 22, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  The Cebu City Legal Office (CLO) has denied the request of a homeowners association to allow the organization to collect the monthly rental paid by Abejo Waters Corporation for the use …

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