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Groups unite vs COVID-19

Rowena D. Capistrano (The Freeman) – July 4, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Members of the medical, academe and business leaders had converged to form the Cebu COVID-19 Citizens (CCC) Initiatives in order to unify and solidify its actions in fighting the virus. The CCC-Initiatives will be launched today in Cebu City with Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma participating in …

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Police: No ‘inhumane punishment’ for ECQ violators

Police: No ‘inhumane punishment’ for ECQ violators Iris Hazel Mascardo (The Freeman) – July 4, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Police Regional Office (PRO)-7 Director Albert Ignatius Ferro assured yesterday that the police will not tolerate “inhumane punishment” on those found violating Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) protocols. This after a 59-year-old woman was accosted in Barangay San Nicolas, …

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From houses and baragay isolation centers: IATF to transfer COVID patients

From houses and baragay isolation centers: IATF to transfer COVID patients CEBU, Philippines —  COVID-19 patients in Cebu City who have been staying home or at the barangay isolation centers located right smack in the middle of populated areas will be transferred to a facility. Secretary Carlito Galvez, chief implementer of Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases, yesterday …

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Cops punish stroke survivor over suspected fake Q-pass

Cops punish stroke survivor over suspected fake Q-pass CEBU, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella yesterday clarified that the 353 new cases of coronavirus recorded in the city last Tuesday were actually cumulative results over a nine-day period ending June 30, 2020. A 59-year-old immunocompromised woman was made to walk five to six kilometers by the police as …

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Cimatu challenges Cebu City residents: “End quarantine”

CEBU, Philippines —  Secretary Roy Cimatu has a challenge to Cebu City residents after the city was placed under enhanced community quarantine for the third time: ECQ – End Cebu’s Quarantine. “ECQ-End Cebu’s Quarantine. We have to end your quarantine already and I’m making this a message to all the Cebuanos. You help us end Cebu’s Quarantine,” Cimatu said during …

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Nutrition Month aims to curb stunting among children

Nutrition Month aims to curb stunting among children Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – July 2, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — With special focus on combatting stunting among children, the National Nutrition Council yesterday launched virtually the 46th Nutrition Month in response to the call of the Inter-Agency Task Force to avoid mass gatherings to prevent the spread …

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2nd SAP payout set next week

2nd SAP payout set next week Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – July 1, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  The second tranche of cash assistance under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) is expected to be distributed next week, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). “Distribution of digital payment is expected to start next week,” …

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As various sectors back OPAV Chief: Pres. Duterte still trusts Dino

As various sectors back OPAV Chief: Pres. Duterte still trusts Dino CEBU, Philippines — Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque dispelled rumors that Secretary Michael Dino, of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV), will be replaced following an online petition calling for his resignation because of alleged corruption. Roque said Dino still has the trust and confidence …

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