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Daily Archives: August 28, 2020

DTI warns online resellers on profiteering, overpricing

DTI warns online resellers on profiteering, overpricing CEBU, Philippines —  The Department of Trade and Industry has warned online sellers against profiteering and overpricing of medical, basic commodities and prime goods, as well as electronic devices and accessories that are high on demand in the time of pandemic. Because the new normal is seen to be powered digitally, from …

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Feliciano off for Bacolod mission

Feliciano off for Bacolod mission Caecent No-ot Magsumbol (The Freeman) – August 28, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  After claiming success in “flattening the curve” of new infections in Cebu City, Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) deputy implementer for the Visayas Melquiades Feliciano is leaving the city soon for another mission.  Feliciano, a retired military general, assisted Secretary Roy …

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Duterte hits telcos, oligarchs

CEBU, Philippines —  For what he said was his “longest” State of the Nation Address (SONA), if not trimmed, President Rodrigo Duterte’s penultimate report to the nation was lacking on comprehensive details of a much-awaited pandemic recovery program. In a SONA that lasted for about an hour and a half, Duterte attacked Senator Franklin Drilon, chastised the “oligarchs” and threatened …

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Cebu officials back move to improve telco services

CEBU, Philippines —  Cebu officials are backing President Rodrigo Duterte on moves to improve the services of the country’s telecom companies. During his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) yesterday, Duterte warned telecom companies of the possibility of getting shut down if they fail to improve their services before December this year. Cebu City South District Rep. Rodrigo Abellanosa …

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Cuenco succumbs to COVID

Mary Ruth R. Malinao (The Freeman) – June 28, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Former congressman and now Cebu City Councilor Antonio Cuenco became the latest victim who had succumbed to COVID-19. His son, former city councilor James Anthony Cuenco, had confirmed the news through a Facebook post. “My family and I wish to let you know that my …

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Cebu City won’t ask IATF to extend ECQ

Cebu City won’t ask IATF to extend ECQ Mary Ruth R. Malinao (The Freeman) – May 28, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  The Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) will be left to decide on what will be the city’s quarantine status after the extended enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) ends on May 31. Despite the rising …

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Doctor asks city: Clean skywalks, pavements

Doctor asks city: Clean skywalks, pavements CEBU, Philippines —  A pathologist calls on the Cebu City government to keep the city clean, as it continues to fight the spread of the COVID-19. Dr. Kathrina Catingub, who is working at the Department of Pathology at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center(VSMMC), has noticed garbage, including human waste and urine, on …

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Before Commitment, leaving City Jail COVID test required for PDLs

Before Commitment, leaving City Jail COVID test required for PDLs Mary Ruth R. Malinao (The Freeman) – April 28, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has issued an executiveorder requiring persons deprived of liberty (PDL) to undergo coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing before admission into or release from the Cebu City Jail (CCJ)). Labella …

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