Cebu City out of testing kits?

CEBU, Philippines —  Has Cebu City run out of COVID-19 test kits? Barangay Guadalupe Captain Michael Gacasan told The Freeman they have requested for kits for some residents of sitio Tambis but were told by the Cebu City Health Department that there are no longer kits available. “Sa sitio Tambis, among lockdown whole compound kay naay nag-positive, and requested swab …

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Tourism establishments told: Secure certificate to operate

Tourism establishments told: Secure certificate to operate Lorraine L. Ecarma (The Freeman) – June 15, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Hotels, resorts and other homestay establishments in Cebu province must first secure a certificate of authority to operate (CAO) in order to be allowed reoperation. According to Sugbo News, the official news portal of the Capitol Public Information …

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BPOs gilaumang mo usbong sa mosunod nga buwan

BPOs gilaumang mo usbong sa mosunod nga buwan (The Freeman) – June 15, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Gipanglantawan sa Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) ang subling pag-usbong sa business process outsourcing industry dinhi sa nasud sa mosunod nga mga buwan ug gilaumang liboan ang makatrabaho niini. Si DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III nipadayag nga ang western …

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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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