Daily Archives: July 8, 2020

Cimatu confident of downgrade by July 16: Cebu City may revert to GCQ

CEBU, Philippines —  Some three weeks since President Duterte assigned him to oversee Cebu’s fight against coronavirus, Secretary Roy Cimatu yesterday declared he is optimistic that the enhanced community quarantine in Cebu City may finally be downgraded to general community quarantine by July 16. But just the same, he said, the sequential lockdowns will have to be maintained. “I’m very …

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Cebu City villages to get P1 million in aid

Cebu City villages to get P1 million in aid Alicia Ivy L. Chua (The Freeman) – July 8, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — All 80 barangays in Cebu City will each receive P1 million in financial assistance, said Mayor Edgardo Labella. It is set to be released today. The aid is the second tranche of assistance given by …

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Labella to create group to study: Bike lanes soon

Labella to create group to study: Bike lanes soon Alicia Ivy L. Chua (The Freeman) – June 8, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Good news for bike users in Cebu City. The city government is now taking the first steps to establishing bike lanes in its streets. Mayor Edgardo Labella has announced that a group composed of enthusiasts …

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DA-7 tells farmers: Register to get aid

DA-7 tells farmers: Register to get aid Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – June 8, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA)-7 has encouraged farmers to register with the Registry System for Basic Sector in Agriculture (RSBSA) in order for them to avail of whatever interventions the agency will provide. DA-7 Regional Executive Director Salvador …

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Wa pay gipapauli gikan sa Isolation Center sa Brgy Luz

Wa pay gipapauli gikan sa Isolation Center sa Brgy Luz Alicia Ivy L. Chua (The Freeman) – May 8, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Wa pay pasyente nga gi-quarantine diha sa Bario Luz Elementary School sa Dakbayan sa Sugbo ang gipapauli na sa ilaha sukwahi sa mga nanggawas nga report nga dunay 100 nga nagpositibo sa coronavirus disease …

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ABS-CBN seeks Supreme Court injunction on NTC order

ABS-CBN seeks Supreme Court injunction on NTC order (The Freeman) – May 8, 2020 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — ABS-CBN Corp. ran to the Supreme Court on Thursday to ask it to set aside the National Telecommunications Commission’s cease and desist order against the network. The broadcast company filed a Petition for Certiorari and Prohibition assailing the NTC’s order …

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Carcar ex-mayor fined over fertilizer scam

Carcar ex-mayor fined over fertilizer scam (The Freeman) – February 8, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Carcar City Ex-Mayor Mario Patricio Barcenas has pleaded guilty of a lesser offense to avoid undergoing a full trial for a graft case, which stemmed from the alleged anomalous purchase of fertilizer in 2005 during his term as mayor. Barcenas, on January …

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Amidst novel coronavirus threat: Protocols in place for ships

CEBU, Philippines —  Preventive protocols amid the growing threat of the novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease has been set for ships docking at seaports in the Province of Cebu. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has signed EO 5-A earlier this week, February 6, establishing precautionary measures that should be followed by both cargo vessels and passenger vessels. No cargo vessel from China …

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