During certain hours of the day: Capitol to turn off aircon units

During certain hours of the day: Capitol to turn off aircon units CEBU, Philippines — To cut down on power consumption and avoid the mysterious disease from China that thrives in air-conditioning systems, the Capitol will now literally open its windows and switch off its aircon units during certain times of the day. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia relayed to reporters …

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Security preps in place for Cebu’s Fiesta Señor

Security preps in place for Cebu’s Fiesta Señor CEBU, Philippines — Around 6,000 police personnel from the region will be deployed in the city for the annual Sinulog festivity. The Basilica Minore del Santo Niño community, in coordination with the Police Regional Office (PRO)-7, Philippine Coast Guard-7 and other Law enforcement agencies, had laid down the final security measures …

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Capitol offers JO slots for doctors

Capitol offers JO slots for doctors Lorraine L. Ecarma (The Freeman) – January 6, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — After months of yielding zero applicants, the Cebu provincial government has decided to hire medical doctors for its four provincial and 12 district hospitals on a job order basis instead of outsourcing them. That means the Capitol will now …

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NKTI expansion pushed

Gregg M. Rubio (The Freeman) – January 6, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The National Kidney and Transplant Institute in Quezon City is being eyed for expansion to cater patients from the Visayas and Mindanao. A bill proposing the expansion of the facilities and services of NKT) is now up for discussion by the House Committee on Health. Bohol …

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Wage hike in Central Visayas takes effect starting today

CEBU, Philippines —  Minimum wage earners and domestic helpers in Central Visayas will enjoy the increase in their pay starting today. Wage Order No. ROVII-22 provides the increase of the daily minimum wage rates of all private sector workers and employees in Region 7. On the other hand, Wage Order No. ROVII-D.W. 02 reflects the increased monthly minimum wage rates …

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Teenager nabbed with P300 thousand drugs

Teenager nabbed with P300 thousand drugs (The Freeman) – January 5, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  The police have confiscated over P300,000 worth of illegal drugs in a buy-bust operation yesterday morning in Banawa, Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City. The suspect was identified as Rodel Florentino Panuncialman, 19, a resident of Upper Capunculan, Barangay Tisa, Cebu. The police considered …

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Firecracker-related injuries drop in Central Visayas

Firecracker-related injuries drop in Central Visayas CEBU, Philippines —   That there were fewer victims of firecracker blasts this year compared to last year means that the public may have finally learned their lesson, the Department of Health said. DOH-7 reported that there were only 36 cases of firecracker-related incidents this year compared to 50 in 2018. Two cases of …

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In Barangay Duljo-Fatima: Fire razes 70 homes

In Barangay Duljo-Fatima: Fire razes 70 homes Rowena D. Capistrano, Iris Hazel Mascardo (The Freeman) – January 3, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  A day after the New Year, at least 70 houses were gutted down by a fire that broke out in Sitio C. Padul, Barangay Duljo-Fatima, Cebu City Thursday afternoon. Fire Senior Inspector Arnel Abella, ground …

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