Daily Archives: June 28, 2020

Cuenco succumbs to COVID

Mary Ruth R. Malinao (The Freeman) – June 28, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Former congressman and now Cebu City Councilor Antonio Cuenco became the latest victim who had succumbed to COVID-19. His son, former city councilor James Anthony Cuenco, had confirmed the news through a Facebook post. “My family and I wish to let you know that my …

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Cebu City won’t ask IATF to extend ECQ

Cebu City won’t ask IATF to extend ECQ Mary Ruth R. Malinao (The Freeman) – May 28, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  The Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) will be left to decide on what will be the city’s quarantine status after the extended enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) ends on May 31. Despite the rising …

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Doctor asks city: Clean skywalks, pavements

Doctor asks city: Clean skywalks, pavements CEBU, Philippines —  A pathologist calls on the Cebu City government to keep the city clean, as it continues to fight the spread of the COVID-19. Dr. Kathrina Catingub, who is working at the Department of Pathology at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center(VSMMC), has noticed garbage, including human waste and urine, on …

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Before Commitment, leaving City Jail COVID test required for PDLs

Before Commitment, leaving City Jail COVID test required for PDLs Mary Ruth R. Malinao (The Freeman) – April 28, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has issued an executiveorder requiring persons deprived of liberty (PDL) to undergo coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing before admission into or release from the Cebu City Jail (CCJ)). Labella …

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More cops to be deployed in COVID-infected sitios

More cops to be deployed in COVID-infected sitios Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – April 28, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  The Police Regional Office (PRO)-7 is prepared to sustain its duty in the extended Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), as some police personnel will be directed to other areas that have higher number of positive cases of …

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Fight vs China virus: Cebu monitors 2 new patients

CEBU, Philippines — Just a few days after the five-year-old Chinese boy was cleared of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and discharged from hospital in Cebu, the Department of Health revealed two new cases are being monitored here. The two cases are part of the total 11 patients under investigation (PUIs) the health agency is watching closely in an effort to …

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US envoy hails PH for trafficking work

US envoy hails PH for trafficking work CEBU, Philippines — United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim has congratulated the Philippines for maintaining the Tier 1 ranking for the fourth consecutive time for its efforts to combat against human trafficking. “The report acknowledges your government’s strong commitment to addressing this problem,” said the ambassador, who was the keynote …

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