Daily Archives: June 30, 2020

As various sectors back OPAV Chief: Pres. Duterte still trusts Dino

As various sectors back OPAV Chief: Pres. Duterte still trusts Dino CEBU, Philippines — Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque dispelled rumors that Secretary Michael Dino, of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV), will be replaced following an online petition calling for his resignation because of alleged corruption. Roque said Dino still has the trust and confidence …

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In Cebu City: Stringent restrictions still needed

CEBU, Philippines —  For Secretary Carlito Galvez, Cebu City still needs “stringent restrictions” moving forward as the city’s current quarantine classification, enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), ends today, June 30. Galvez is chief implementer of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases. “We don’t want to preempt the pronouncements ng presidente pero nakikita namin na kailangan pa talaga ng stringent …

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PRO chief to public: Report police abuses

PRO chief to public: Report police abuses Iris Hazel Mascardo (The Freeman) – June 30, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Following reports about alleged police intimidation incidents on social media, Police Regional Office (PRO)-7 Director Albert Ignatius Ferro has urged the public to formally file a complaint against police abuses. “If those that have been abusive, just report …

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25 Luz residents who first tested COVID-19 positive still isolated

25 Luz residents who first tested COVID-19 positive still isolated CEBU, Philippines —  At least 24 residents of Barangay Luz in Cebu City who are among the first who tested positive for COVID-19 are still at the barangay isolation center (BIC) 40 days after they were put in isolation. The result of their re-test remained unavailable as of yesterday, …

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Even in barangays without COVID cases: ‘Infection’ noted

Even in barangays without COVID cases: ‘Infection’ noted CEBU, Philippines —  Some barangays in Cebu City, Mandaue City, and Lapu-Lapu City in Cebu that did not record COVID-19 positive cases were found to have infection, results of the strategic mass testing in the three cities revealed.  This is based on data from prevalence survey through the massive rapid and …

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Labella urged: Release financial aid to PWDs

Labella urged: Release financial aid to PWDs Mary Ruth R. Malinao (The Freeman) – May 30, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Cebu City Council has requested the executive department to release the “much-needed” financial assistance to registered persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the city. Councilor Alvin Dizon sponsored a resolution asking Mayor Edgardo Labella to release the …

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Cebu City, Mandaue , Lapu-Lapu massive testing in urban cities

CEBU, Philippines —  Strategic mass testing will be undertaken in Cebu City, Mandaue City, and Lapu-Lapu City starting May 4, 2020 as part of a unified effort to quell the effect of the coronavirus disease here. The three urbanized cities are the most densely populated areas in Cebu island. As of yesterday, Cebu City has a total of 548 positive …

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Police: Drunk person out on the street to face arrest

Police: Drunk person out on the street to face arrest Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – April 30, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  The Cebu City Police Office has warned the public that anyone drunk found outside of his residence will still be arrested even if consumption of alcoholic beverages are already allowed in private. CCPO director …

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