Daily Archives: June 29, 2020

Jail term, fine await ECQ violators

Jail term, fine await ECQ violators CEBU, Philippines —  Violators of the general/enhanced community quarantine protocols in Cebu City may soon get more than just dancing the Sinulog or rendering community service. This as the City Council has approved an ordinance imposing fine and imprisonment against those who violate the rules during public health crisis. Among the prohibited activities …

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AFP sends medical team to Cebu City

AFP sends medical team to Cebu City Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – June 29, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines has sent a medical team to Cebu City to help in the ongoing response to the COVID-19 crisis. Nine doctors, 10 nurses, and 13 medical aides led by Major Maria Adesitas …

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From June 1 to 15: MECQ for Cebu City – IATF

CEBU, Philippines —  The Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases has recommended placing Cebu City under modified enhanced community quarantine from June 1 through 15 but Mayor Edgardo Labella is appealing for general community quarantine instead. The task force’s MECQ recommendation for Cebu City was based on the assessment that the city remains a “high-risk area.” The city’s ECQ …

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DepEd: Enroll online only, or call schools

DepEd: Enroll online only, or call schools Caecent No-ot Magsumbol (The Freeman) – May 29, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — There will be no physical setup when the enrollment for the next school year goes full blast starting June 1 as students or their parents will only enroll online or through telephone. In fact, online enrollment has already …

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CHR urged to look into harassment vs students

CHR urged to look into harassment vs students (The Freeman) – April 29, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Youth and student organizations are asking the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to intervene on the reported cases of student repression in various universities and colleges across the country. The Samahan ng ProgresibongKabataan (SPARK) and the Student Solidarity Network to …

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LGUs told: Release SAP by April 30

LGUs told: Release SAP by April 30 CEBU, Philippines — Local government units have until April 30 to completely distribute the emergency subsidy to 18 million families who are the intended beneficiaries under the government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP), the Department of Interior and LocalGovernment said. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año, in a statement, said that LGUs must fast-track the …

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2 mayors seek ban on Chinese

CEBU, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan is calling on the Department of Health (DOH) to considering banning flights from China amidst the coronavirus scare. The Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA), which caters to flights from China, is located in Lapu-Lapu City. “Nanawagan kita sa Department of Health (DOH) to consider banning of flights from China as a preventive …

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Gabuya bats for wastewater basin in carwash shops

Gabuya bats for wastewater basin in carwash shops Alicia Ivy L. Chua (The Freeman) – January 29, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — A proposed ordinance requiring carwash establishments and gasoline stations with carwash services in Cebu City to construct catch basin for their runoff or wastewater was lobbied before the City Council. Councilor Eugenio Gabuya Jr., author of …

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