Court junks Boniel’s request to post bail

Court junks Boniel’s request to post bail Mary Ruth R. Malinao (The Freeman) – May 10, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  The Regional Trial Court Branch 22 in Cebu City has denied the request of former Bohol Provincial Board member Niño Rey Boniel to post bail in the parricide case he is facing on the murder of his …

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Previous admin “overpriced” sardines: Casas accuses Tomas of corruption

Previous admin “overpriced” sardines: Casas accuses Tomas of corruption Mary Ruth R. Malinao (The Freeman) – May 9, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Former Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmeña lacks the moral ascendancy to accuse Mayor Edgardo Labella’s administration of committing graft and corruption because of alleged overpriced procurement of relief goods, says city administrator Floro Casas Jr. …

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Province drafting schools’ new normal

Province drafting schools’ new normal Lorraine L. Ecarma (The Freeman) – May 9, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Learners in the province of Cebu may have to face an alternate class schedule in what would become the “new normal” after the corona virus disease (COVID)-19 pandemic. Sugbo News, the official news outlet of the Capitol Public Information Office, …

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Wa pay gipapauli gikan sa Isolation Center sa Brgy Luz

Wa pay gipapauli gikan sa Isolation Center sa Brgy Luz Alicia Ivy L. Chua (The Freeman) – May 8, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Wa pay pasyente nga gi-quarantine diha sa Bario Luz Elementary School sa Dakbayan sa Sugbo ang gipapauli na sa ilaha sukwahi sa mga nanggawas nga report nga dunay 100 nga nagpositibo sa coronavirus disease …

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ABS-CBN seeks Supreme Court injunction on NTC order

ABS-CBN seeks Supreme Court injunction on NTC order (The Freeman) – May 8, 2020 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — ABS-CBN Corp. ran to the Supreme Court on Thursday to ask it to set aside the National Telecommunications Commission’s cease and desist order against the network. The broadcast company filed a Petition for Certiorari and Prohibition assailing the NTC’s order …

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Day 1 of strategic mass testing: Low turnout in Cebu City

CEBU, Philippines —  Turnout was low on the first day of targeted mass testing for COVID-19, at least in Cebu City, yesterday, May 6, 2020. Only 195 residents from three barangays agreed to submit themselves to the test – 83 in Basak San Nicolas, 63 in Inayawan, and 49 in Basak Pardo – a far cry from the city’s 2,000 …

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Retest eludes some Luz patients

Retest eludes some Luz patients Caecent No-ot Magsumbol (The Freeman) – May 7, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Asymptomatic patients housed at the barangay isolation center in Barangay Luz, Cebu City are hoping they can be retested as soon as possible so they would know their next actions now that they have completed the mandatory 14-day quarantine. Roy …

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Cebu City, Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu: Mass testing starts today

CEBU, Philippines —  The mass testing in Cebu City, Mandaue City, and Lapu-Lapu City begins today, May 6, as part of “Project Balik Buhay” initiated by the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV) in coordination with the Department of Health (DOH). The strategic testing will involve 10 percent of the total number of households per barangay in …

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