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Daily Archives: September 2, 2020

House approves lifting of Camotes forest reserve tag

House approves lifting of Camotes forest reserve tag Le Phyllis F. Antojado (The Freeman) – September 2, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  The bill that seeks to lift the forest reserve declaration of Camotes Island is nearing to become a law. House Bill No. 4785 is now in the Senate after it was approved on its third and …

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Contact tracing app awaits approval

Contact tracing app awaits approval CEBU, Philippines — A contact tracing application for persons infected with the coronavirus disease is just awaiting approval from the Cebu City government. Two Cebuano information technology experts—Mark Anthony Racal and Loucris Pongas— have developed COVID-19 tracking app capable of determining a probable or positive patient. The app, they said, is aimed at providing …

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For online classes: Student sells garden soil to buy gadget

For online classes: Student sells garden soil to buy gadget CEBU, Philippines —  Incoming Grade 10 student John Dale Perez is among the millions of Filipino students at a loss as to how to join online classes as they do not have either a computer, smartphone, or any gadget, much less internet connection, at home. Yet Perez, 16, is …

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Cimatu challenges Cebu City residents: “End quarantine”

CEBU, Philippines —  Secretary Roy Cimatu has a challenge to Cebu City residents after the city was placed under enhanced community quarantine for the third time: ECQ – End Cebu’s Quarantine. “ECQ-End Cebu’s Quarantine. We have to end your quarantine already and I’m making this a message to all the Cebuanos. You help us end Cebu’s Quarantine,” Cimatu said during …

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Nutrition Month aims to curb stunting among children

Nutrition Month aims to curb stunting among children Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – July 2, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — With special focus on combatting stunting among children, the National Nutrition Council yesterday launched virtually the 46th Nutrition Month in response to the call of the Inter-Agency Task Force to avoid mass gatherings to prevent the spread …

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Firms encouraged to have returning workers tested

Firms encouraged to have returning workers tested CEBU, Philippines — The Cebu City government is encouraging companies in the city to test for COVID-19 employees who are returning to work during the general community quarantine. “To control the spread and minimize transmission of the virus, it is strongly encouraged that all employers subject their working employees or a sampling …

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After PCR test in Cebu 5 OFWs positive for COVID

After PCR test in Cebu 5 OFWs positive for COVID CEBU, Philippines —  Five of the 200 overseas Filipino workers who returned to Cebu Province from Manila on April 28 had tested positive for COVID-19 with the test here, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia disclosed yesterday. The five are from Poblacion, Liloan; Maya, Daanbanatayan, Looc, Danao City; Sac-sac, Consolacion; and Colon, …

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Labor Day marked by blowing of ships’ horns in Cebu ports

Labor Day marked by blowing of ships’ horns in Cebu ports Gregg M. Rubio (The Freeman) – May 2, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — To mark the Labor Day amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, sea vessels on anchorage in Cebu did a simultaneously blowing of horns at 12 noon yesterday. The activity was in support of the call …

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