Daily Archives: June 27, 2020

Cebu City logs 2nd highest daily rise in COVID deaths

Cebu City logs 2nd highest daily rise in COVID deaths CEBU, Philippines — Cebu City has recorded around 20 deaths for the second day in a row. It logged 17 deaths linked to COVID-19 yesterday, the second highest number of fatalities the city has experienced in a single day since lockdown was imposed in March. On June 25, the …

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Dino's ouster sought; petitioner may face probe

Dino’s ouster sought; petitioner may face probe CEBU, Philippines — An online petition has been initiated calling for the ouster of Secretary Michael Dino of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV). But Dino’s camp said the petition only constitutes libelous allegations aimed to discredit him. The petition on change.org is addressed to President Rodrigo Duterte. …

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Duterte ‘No vaccine, no class opening’ statement: Mixed reactions

CEBU, Philippines — The pronouncement of President Rodrigo Duterte Monday night that he will not allow schools to re-open unless a vaccine for COVID-19 is found drew mixed reactions from various stakeholders. Antonia Lim, regional head of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Party List, said the decision, if formalized, will endanger the livelihood of teachers who might get displaced …

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Cebu City logs 96 new cases

Cebu City logs 96 new cases CEBU, Philippines — Cebu City recorded 96 new coronavirus cases yesterday, May 26, with the biggest bulk coming from Barangay Pardo, which recorded at least 21 cases. The other new cases were from Barangay Tinago, 16; Barangay Pasil, 12; Barangay Basak Pardo, 9; Barangay Duljo, 8; Barangay Punta Princesa, 4; Barangay Labangon, 3; …

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Majority from other sitios in Baragay Luz: City logs 40 more cases

Majority from other sitios in Baragay Luz: City logs 40 more cases CEBU, Philippines —  Forty more residents of Cebu City tested positive of the coronavirus disease Sunday and majority in this group are from Barangay Luz – 13 from sitio Sto Niño, eight from sitio San Vicente, and one from sitio Lubi. Twelve other cases were recorded from …

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Frasco launches COVID-19 hotline

Frasco launches COVID-19 hotline (The Freeman) – April 27, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Residents of the 5th district of Cebu who were not able to receive relief and assistance from the government during the ongoing enhanced community quarantine may now message the Office of Rep. Vincent “Duke” Frasco. The congressman launched the 5th district COVID-19 hotline yesterday. …

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Salimbangon: Malapascua Island never a timberland

Salimbangon: Malapascua Island never a timberland Gregg M. Rubio (The Freeman) – January 27, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The famous Malapascua Island in Daanbantayan was never a forest land when the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) declared in 1987 as timberland. This was Cebu Fourth District Representative Janice Salimbangon’s explanation to her fellow lawmakers in …

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Salimbangon: Malapascua Island never a timberland

Salimbangon: Malapascua Island never a timberland Gregg M. Rubio (The Freeman) – January 27, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The famous Malapascua Island in Daanbantayan was never a forest land when the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) declared in 1987 as timberland. This was Cebu Fourth District Representative Janice Salimbangon’s explanation to her fellow lawmakers in …

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