Cebu City, other LGUs to get 1 million masks

Cebu City, other LGUs to get 1 million masks Caecent No-ot Magsumbol (The Freeman) – June 20, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Cebu City and other areas affected by the coronavirus pandemic are set to receive today one million surgical masks in a bid to boost their efforts against COVID-19. The masks were donated by business tycoon Enrique …

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Caindec warns drivers: Windshield signs illegal

Caindec warns drivers: Windshield signs illegal Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – June 19, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office (LTO)-7 has reminded vehicle owners and drivers that placing of unofficial or unauthorized passage signages, stickers and certificates on windshields and/or other parts of the motor vehicle is stricly prohibited as part of the re-instated …

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Five NPA rebels killed in gunfight

Five NPA rebels killed in gunfight Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – June 19, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Five suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) were killed in an encounter Thursday dawn between the communist guerillas and the government troopers in Sitio Talingting, Barangay Luyang, Mabinay town in Negros Oriental. Joint operatives of the …

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Cebu City’s revert to ECQ dismays business leaders

Cebu City’s revert to ECQ dismays business leaders Ehda M. Dagooc (The Freeman) – June 17, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The business community in Cebu is saddened by Cebu City’s shifting back to enhanced community quarantine due to the spike of COVID-19 cases. Although dismayed by the decision of Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID), …

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Stricter protocols up in Cebu City

Stricter protocols up in Cebu City Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – June 17, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Stricter quarantine restrictions in Cebu City have been implemented anew with the reimposition of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) due to the ballooning coronavirus cases. This Police Regional Office (PRO)-7 Director Albert Ignatius Ferro has appealed to the …

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Ed to appeal, Samsam ‘surprised’

CEBU, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said the city has to abide by the national government’s decision placing the city under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from June 15 to 30 but he will, nevertheless, appeal for reconsideration. He said he will ask that the city remain under general community quarantine (GCQ). “But if they still see that ECQ …

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Capitol offers unified scholarship program

Capitol offers unified scholarship program Lorraine L. Ecarma (The Freeman) – June 17, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Province of Cebu offers a new scholarship program for “deserving” students. During Monday’s regular session, the Cebu Provincial Board passed on third and final reading an ordinance creating a unified scholarship program for tertiary students called Cebu Province Grants …

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DSWD continues to give P100 thousand to centenarians

DSWD continues to give P100 thousand to centenarians Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – June 15, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development(DSWD)-7 continues to distribute centenarian gifts to its beneficiaries, even during this pandemic. As of June 2, the agency has already paid 47 centenarians in Central Visayas. Under Republic Act No. …

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