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CHR urged to look into harassment vs students

CHR urged to look into harassment vs students (The Freeman) – April 29, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Youth and student organizations are asking the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to intervene on the reported cases of student repression in various universities and colleges across the country. The Samahan ng ProgresibongKabataan (SPARK) and the Student Solidarity Network to …

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LGUs told: Release SAP by April 30

LGUs told: Release SAP by April 30 CEBU, Philippines — Local government units have until April 30 to completely distribute the emergency subsidy to 18 million families who are the intended beneficiaries under the government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP), the Department of Interior and LocalGovernment said. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año, in a statement, said that LGUs must fast-track the …

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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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More cops to be deployed in COVID-infected sitios

More cops to be deployed in COVID-infected sitios Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – April 28, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  The Police Regional Office (PRO)-7 is prepared to sustain its duty in the extended Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), as some police personnel will be directed to other areas that have higher number of positive cases of …

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Majority from other sitios in Baragay Luz: City logs 40 more cases

Majority from other sitios in Baragay Luz: City logs 40 more cases CEBU, Philippines —  Forty more residents of Cebu City tested positive of the coronavirus disease Sunday and majority in this group are from Barangay Luz – 13 from sitio Sto Niño, eight from sitio San Vicente, and one from sitio Lubi. Twelve other cases were recorded from …

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Frasco launches COVID-19 hotline

Frasco launches COVID-19 hotline (The Freeman) – April 27, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Residents of the 5th district of Cebu who were not able to receive relief and assistance from the government during the ongoing enhanced community quarantine may now message the Office of Rep. Vincent “Duke” Frasco. The congressman launched the 5th district COVID-19 hotline yesterday. …

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No new case in Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu, province: 63 more COVID cases at city jail

CEBU, Philippines —  Only Cebu City registered new coronavirus cases among local government units in Cebu island yesterday, April 25, and all cases, 63 of them, are from the city jail. The cases are from the female dormitory but Dr. Daisy Villa of the City Health Department said most of the new patients are actually male inmates because the female …

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4Ps beneficiaries share blessings to neighbors

4Ps beneficiaries share blessings to neighbors CEBU, Philippines —  While they are also in need, beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Cebu have organized their own relief drives to extend help to fellow poor families and vulnerable sectors in their communities who have been affected by the …

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