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265 thousand indigent elderlies get social pension

265 thousand indigent elderlies get social pension Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – June 14, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Over 265,000 indigent senior citizens in Central Visayas have received their cash grants from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-7). The department has so far disbursed a total of P813,837,000 in cash aid under its social …

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Isolate COVID patients instead of barangay-wide lockdowns

Isolate COVID patients instead of barangay-wide lockdowns Lorraine L. Ecarma (The Freeman) – June 13, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — To avoid lockdowns in the province’s barangays, only first-level contacts of confirmed COVID-19 patients will be isolated as a preventive measure against the transmission of the disease. Level one contacts are individuals who interacted with positive cases with …

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IATF ‘impressed’ with CCQC

IATF ‘impressed’ with CCQC Mary Ruth R. Malinao (The Freeman) – June 13, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is confident the city will not revert to enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) or modified ECQ despite the increasing number of COVID-19 cases after the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) chief implementer, Secretary …

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High number of COVID cases noted in 4 days

High number of COVID cases noted in 4 days Alicia Ivy L. Chua (The Freeman) – June 12, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  A high number of COVID-19 infections have been recorded in Cebu City for four consecutive days now since easing up to general community quarantine (GCQ) status on June 1. The Cebu City Health Department reported …

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Hospitals hike bed capacity

CEBU, Philippines —  The Department of Health in Central Visayas yesterday said that hospitals here are increasing the number of beds dedicated for COVID-19 patients after seeing an increase in admissions recently. This developed as Dr. Jaime Bernadas, regional director of DOH-7, said there is no spike in COVID-19 cases in Cebu City although there was an increase in the …

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Cebu crime rate drops in GCQ

Cebu crime rate drops in GCQ Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – June 11, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — A month after the implementation of the general community quarantine (GCQ) in Cebu Province, the momentum on the decrease of crime rate continues, said Police Colonel Roderick Mariano, Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) Director. The transition of GCQ …

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4 Cordova policemen positive in rapid test

4 Cordova policemen positive in rapid test Iris Hazel Mascardo (The Freeman) – June 11, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Four of the 25 personnel of the Cordova Police Station are now waiting for the result of their swab testing, after they had tested positive for Coronavirus Disease (COVID)-19 during their rapid testing. Police Lieutenant Colonel Jan Ace …

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IATF execs here today

Top officials from the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases will be in Cebu City today to assess the city’s COVID-19 situation to determine what quarantine status the city should be in after June 15. Source: https://www.philstar.com/cebu-news/2020/06/11/2020175/iatf-execs-here-today

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