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Daily Archives: August 24, 2020

All target beneficiaries to get SAP–DSWD chief

All target beneficiaries to get SAP–DSWD chief Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – August 24, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Social Amelioration Program (SAP) will continue until all target beneficiaries have received the assistance due to them, said Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Rolando Bautista.  Bautista said the distribution of the second tranche of …

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Lagon gets early endorsement

Lagon gets early endorsement Gregg M. Rubio (The Freeman) – August 24, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Less than two years before the 2022 elections, all the 13 barangay captains in the Municipality of Cordova have endorsed Ako Bisaya Partylist Representative Sonny Lagon for congressman of the Sixth District of the Province of Cebu. Led by Association of …

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COA questions MCIAA for medicine purchase

COA questions MCIAA for medicine purchase Gregg M. Rubio (The Freeman) – August 24, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  The Commission on Audit (COA) has questioned the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) for spending public funds for the purchase of high-blood pressure maintenance medicines of its employees. This was among the irregular expenditures found by state auditors based …

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First 100 days Ferro highlights low crime rate

First 100 days Ferro highlights low crime rate Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – July 24, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  In his first 100 days in office as Police Regional Office (PRO)-7 chief, Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro claimed that the crime statistics had decreased with the people’s cooperation during the pandemic. Ferro, however, said the …

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Chong Hua’s COVID-19 beds full

Chong Hua’s COVID-19 beds full CEBU, Philippines —  Cebu’s Chong Hua Hospital announced Monday that all its 167 regular beds and 18 ICU beds dedicated for COVID-19 patients are currently occupied. “We wish to inform you that Chong Hua Hospital, despite having the greatest number of beds allocated for COVID-related cases among the private hospitals, is currently full in …

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On Cimatu’s first day: Nearly 100 new cases, 7 deaths

On Cimatu’s first day: Nearly 100 new cases, 7 deaths CEBU, Philippines — On the day retired military general Roy Cimatu assumed post yesterday as czar for Cebu’s fight against COVID-19, he was met by these statistics in Cebu City: 30 new confirmed cases, seven fatalities, and 31 recoveries. In Cebu province, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said the active cases …

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DepEd asked to allow use of schools longer

DepEd asked to allow use of schools longer CEBU, Philippines —  Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak has appealed to the Department of Education (DepEd) to allow the city government to continue using public schools as barangay isolation centers (BICs) for COVID-19, the time period subject to the advice of health authorities. Tumulak said the June 15 extension DepEd will …

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To escape COVID-19: Armored cars used for smuggling people?

To escape COVID-19: Armored cars used for smuggling people? Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – April 24, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Armored vehicles carrying cash for banks and automated teller machine (ATM) for the towns and cities in the province are allegedly used in “smuggling” people out of Cebu City for a fee amid the spike of …

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