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Daily Archives: August 22, 2020

Drug suspect killed in shootout

Drug suspect killed in shootout Iris Hazel Mascardo (The Freeman) – August 22, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — An alleged high-value drug target was killed Thursday afternoon after he shot it out with the agents of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas during a buy-bust operation in Sitio Lubi, Barangay Luz, Cebu City. The fatality was identified …

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Baragay Luz now free from COVID-19

Baragay Luz now free from COVID-19 Caecent No-ot Magsumbol (The Freeman) – August 22, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Barangay Luz, the former COVID-19 epicenter in Cebu City, is now coronavirus-free. Eldebrian Arañez, the barangay’s spokesperson, said no new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the village since August 6. Also, there are no more active cases of COVID-19 …

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P54 million smuggled cigarettes from China seized in Cebu

P54 million smuggled cigarettes from China seized in Cebu Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – August 22, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) seized P54.5 million worth of cigarettes smuggled from China into the Port of Cebu. BOC-Cebu, in a statement posted on its Facebook page, said it intercepted a 40-foot container with the …

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Badian highlands closed after tourists violated health protocol

Badian highlands closed after tourists violated health protocol Le Phyllis F. Antojado (The Freeman) – July 22, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The hordes of tourists in Badian Highlands over the weekend have prompted local officials to temporarily shut down its operations amid the coronavirus pandemic. Badian Highlands, the newest tourist attraction in Badian town in southern Cebu, …

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‘Oplan Lungon’ effective — Chan

‘Oplan Lungon’ effective — Chan Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – July 22, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Lapu-Lapu City’s “Oplan Lungon” is reaping positive results as most residents are now compliant with the health protocols, said Mayor Junard Chan. “Natmangon na ang mga tawo. Conscious na sila ug duna nay kahadlok. Ni-epekto ang atong approach,” the mayor …

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DOH assures machine can still work: Lab lacks reagents

DOH assures machine can still work: Lab lacks reagents CEBU, Philippines — Can Cebu expect another delay in the release of COVID-19 test results? The Freeman learned from a source that the Department of Health-7 Cebu TB Reference Laboratory Molecular Facility for COVID-19 testing is facing a challenge with its supply of reagents, an important chemical required for testing. …

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DA-7 starts farm inputs distribution

DA-7 starts farm inputs distribution Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – June 22, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture-7 has started the distribution of hybrid rice seeds and fertilizers to farmer beneficiaries in Central Visayas. The delivery of farm inputs is under the Rice Resiliency Project (RRP) of the Ahon Lahat, Pagkaing Sapat kontra COVID-19 …

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DILG: Second wave of SAP coming

DILG: Second wave of SAP coming CEBU, Philippines — Interior Secretary Eduardo Año has assured that the around five million families nationwide left out by Social Amelioration Program (SAP) distribution will still be eligible to receive the aid so long as qualified under the guidelines. The Department of the Interior and Local Government has directed all local government units …

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