Yearly Archives: 2020

Public told: Don’t buy blood plasma

CEBU, Philippines — The Department of Health-7 yesterday condemned the alleged selling of blood from recovered COVID-19 patients to those who need it, advising the public not to patronize such activity. This developed as the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas, DOH-7 and the Department of Social Welfare and Development-7 launched the Donate Blood! Save Lives! Campaign, a …

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In Cebu City ECQ violators to do community service

In Cebu City ECQ violators to do community service Alicia Ivy L. Chua (The Freeman) – July 10, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — A total of 233 Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) violators from July 6 to July 9 were made to do community service. As a penalty for violating the ECQ guidelines and protocols, some of the violators …

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As country revives economy: Unity key in war vs COVID-19

CEBU, Philippines —  Unity in effort and leadership are key to fighting the coronavirus disease as the country moves to loosen up restrictions to revive the economy under the National Action Plan – Phase 2. “Our local leaders should be with us together with the private sector so kailangan po na magkaisa tayo po,” said Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr., chief …

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Five more baragays asked to explain

Five more baragays asked to explain Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – July 9, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Five more barangay captains in Cebu City have been issued a show cause order by the Department of the Interior and Local Government in Central Visayas because of their alleged failure to enforce enhanced community quarantine protocols. DILG-7 Director …

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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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U.P. study: Cebu may have 30 thousand cases by July 31

U.P. study: Cebu may have 30 thousand cases by July 31 (The Freeman) – July 7, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  If quarantine measures are relaxed, the number of coronavirus cases in Cebu will surge to 20,000 to 30,000 by end-July, projections of the University of Philippines Research team showed. UP Research said Cebu City had about 3,400 …

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DSWD starts payout for waitlisted SAP beneficiaries in Cebu

DSWD starts payout for waitlisted SAP beneficiaries in Cebu Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – July 7, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  The Department of Social Welfare and Development-7 has started last week the payout for waitlisted beneficiaries of the Social Amelioration Program in four municipalities in the Province of Cebu. DSWD-7 regional director Rebecca P. Geamala said …

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