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Duterte wants probe into ‘overpriced’ test kits, equipment

Duterte wants probe into ‘overpriced’ test kits, equipment (The Freeman) – May 23, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte wants a probe into alleged overpriced COVID-19 equipment, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque Friday. Roque said the president is “bothered” by the supposed discrepancy in prices of COVID-19 testing kit bought by the private sector, against the purchase …

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Stranded residents struggle with requirements to go home

Stranded residents struggle with requirements to go home Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – May 23, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  While many Cebu province residents stranded in Cebu City and other areas due to movement restrictions want to avail of the offer to go home, they are struggling to comply with the requirements, particularly medical certification …

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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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Gealon says: Lifting of lockdown based on evidence

Gealon says: Lifting of lockdown based on evidence Alicia Ivy L. Chua (The Freeman) – May 22, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The lifting of the lockdown at Sitio Zapatera, Barangay Luz, Cebu City was evidence-based, so said City Legal Officer Attorney Rey Gealon, who is also the mayor’s spokesperson. In a press conference, Gealon said that Cebu …

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Crime volume in Central Visayas drops by 60 percent during ECQ

Crime volume in Central Visayas drops by 60 percent during ECQ Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – May 21, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The crime volume in Central Visayas has dropped by at least 60 percent during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) period. Police Regional Office-7 director Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro said that from an …

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Mass testing turnout hits 108% in tricities

Mass testing turnout hits 108% in tricities CEBU, Philippines —  More than 12,000 Cebu City residents have already submitted themselves to the strategic mass testing, an official from the Department of Health (DOH)-7 said. Dr. Mary Jane Loreche, chief pathologist of DOH-7, reported that as of May 19, at least 11,881 or 67.75 percent have joined in the mass …

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Except for Talisay City, Mandaue City:GCQ kicks off across province

Except for Talisay City, Mandaue City:GCQ kicks off across province CEBU, Philippines —  Save for Talisay City and Mandaue City, Cebu Province will be under general community quarantine starting today, May 20, until May 31, 2020. Talisay City will be under modified enhanced community quarantine while Mandaue City remains under ECQ until March 31. The two are component cities …

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40 nagnegatibo sa lab test sa Bo. Luz nakauli na

40 nagnegatibo sa lab test sa Bo. Luz nakauli na (The Freeman) – May 20, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Gipapauli na kagahapon ang 40 ka Covid-19 patients kinsa nagnegatibo sa laboratory test sa Barangay Luz, Dakbayan sa Sugbo. Ang maong mga pasyente unang gibutang sa Barangay Isolation Center human nagpositibo sa Covid-19. Matud sa tigpamaba sa barangay …

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