Jail term, fine await ECQ violators

Jail term, fine await ECQ violators CEBU, Philippines —  Violators of the general/enhanced community quarantine protocols in Cebu City may soon get more than just dancing the Sinulog or rendering community service. This as the City Council has approved an ordinance imposing fine and imprisonment against those who violate the rules during public health crisis. Among the prohibited activities …

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AFP sends medical team to Cebu City

AFP sends medical team to Cebu City Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – June 29, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines has sent a medical team to Cebu City to help in the ongoing response to the COVID-19 crisis. Nine doctors, 10 nurses, and 13 medical aides led by Major Maria Adesitas …

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Cuenco succumbs to COVID

Mary Ruth R. Malinao (The Freeman) – June 28, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Former congressman and now Cebu City Councilor Antonio Cuenco became the latest victim who had succumbed to COVID-19. His son, former city councilor James Anthony Cuenco, had confirmed the news through a Facebook post. “My family and I wish to let you know that my …

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Cebu City logs 2nd highest daily rise in COVID deaths

Cebu City logs 2nd highest daily rise in COVID deaths CEBU, Philippines — Cebu City has recorded around 20 deaths for the second day in a row. It logged 17 deaths linked to COVID-19 yesterday, the second highest number of fatalities the city has experienced in a single day since lockdown was imposed in March. On June 25, the …

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Dino's ouster sought; petitioner may face probe

Dino’s ouster sought; petitioner may face probe CEBU, Philippines — An online petition has been initiated calling for the ouster of Secretary Michael Dino of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV). But Dino’s camp said the petition only constitutes libelous allegations aimed to discredit him. The petition on change.org is addressed to President Rodrigo Duterte. …

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Sectors sign manifesto vs COVID-19

Sectors sign manifesto vs COVID-19 Caecent No-ot Magsumbol (The Freeman) – June 26, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Leaders from the religious, medical and business sectors have signed a manifesto expressing unity in the battle against COVID-19. The signing of the manifesto was led by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma on behalf of the Archdiocese of Cebu, Dr. Leticia …

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30 persons nabbed for social distancing violation in Dumanjug

30 persons nabbed for social distancing violation in Dumanjug Iris Hazel Mascardo (The Freeman) – June 26, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  At least 30 people were arrested Thursday morning for violation of the social distancing protocol while swimming in Dumanjug, Cebu. Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) director Col. Roderick Mariano said that while swimming is no longer …

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Province shuts borders on Cebu City anew

Province shuts borders on Cebu City anew Lorraine L. Ecarma (The Freeman) – June 25, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Except for identified essential workers, Cebu Province is shutting its borders anew to Cebu City beginning Friday, June 26. The province is under general community quarantine while Cebu City has reverted to enhanced community quarantine. “No person shall …

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