Daily Archives: June 23, 2020

Mayors in meeting with Shimura self-monitoring

Mayors in meeting with Shimura self-monitoring Lorraine L. Ecarma (The Freeman) – June 23, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Mayors who attended the June 17, 2020 meeting with Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia at the Provincial Capitol are now monitoring themselves. This after Daanbantayan Mayor Sun Shimura, one of those who was at the meeting, tested positive for COVID-19, …

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Patient saved from COVID-19: Plasma therapy

Patient saved from COVID-19: Plasma therapy CEBU, Philippines —  A 68-year-old COVID-19 patient who has been in the hospital for 13 days is set to return home after recovering from the disease, thanks to a treatment procedure performed successfully at the Cebu Doctors Hospital. Dr. Potenciano Larazzabal III, president and chairman of the board of the Cebu Doctors Group …

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Tom’s lawyer tells Labella: Show your health records

Tom’s lawyer tells Labella: Show your health records CEBU, Philippines —  A lawyer for former Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmeña is challenging the City Hall to release Mayor Edgardo Labella’s medical records to the public. In a Facebook post, Lawyer Amando Virgil Ligutan, Osmeña’s legal counsel, said Labella’s health is of public concern and something the public has the …

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2 siblings wanted for murder nabbed

2 siblings wanted for murder nabbed Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – May 23, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Two siblings who are wanted for murder in Lapu-Lapu City were arrested Thursday evening in Purok 8, Barangay Mabasa, Danao City by the joint operatives of the Regional Intelligence Unit in Central Visayas, Lapu-Lapu City Police Office and …

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Duterte wants probe into ‘overpriced’ test kits, equipment

Duterte wants probe into ‘overpriced’ test kits, equipment (The Freeman) – May 23, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte wants a probe into alleged overpriced COVID-19 equipment, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque Friday. Roque said the president is “bothered” by the supposed discrepancy in prices of COVID-19 testing kit bought by the private sector, against the purchase …

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Stranded residents struggle with requirements to go home

Stranded residents struggle with requirements to go home Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – May 23, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  While many Cebu province residents stranded in Cebu City and other areas due to movement restrictions want to avail of the offer to go home, they are struggling to comply with the requirements, particularly medical certification …

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Lapu-Lapu City records five more: Cebu City Jail logs 123 new COVID cases

Lapu-Lapu City records five more: Cebu City Jail logs 123 new COVID cases CEBU, Philippines — Cebu City recorded 139 new coronavirus positive cases yesterday, the most number of cases logged in a single day. Of this, 123 are from the Cebu City Jail. The other cases are from Barangay Labangon, nine; Barangay Luz, three; C. Padilla Street, one; …

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Priest: ‘Lockdown’ Baragay Pasil, Suba

Priest: ‘Lockdown’ Baragay Pasil, Suba Caecent No-ot Magsumbol (The Freeman) – April 23, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  A parish priest in Barangay Pasil, Cebu City has joined calls for the city government to implement strict measures, including a lockdown, now that their barangay and nearby areas have reported cases of COVID-19. The appeal was made through a …

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