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Over 200 street dwellers back on streets after ECQ

Over 200 street dwellers back on streets after ECQ Caecent No-ot Magsumbol (The Freeman) – June 4, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Over 200 homeless individuals are now back on the streets of Cebu City after being sheltered for two months by Barangay San Nicolas Proper during the period of enhanced community quarantine. San Nicolas Barangay Captain Clifford …

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City logs 42 new cases, 13 in Cebu Province

City logs 42 new cases, 13 in Cebu Province CEBU, Philippines — Cebu province logged 21 positive results of coronavirus tests yesterday, with 13 being new cases. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia announced that Minglanilla recorded six new cases (all asymptomatic), Talisay five new cases (three asymptomatic), Consolacion one new case and Barili with one new case who is a health …

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DA-7 readies corn seeds as planting season nears

DA-7 readies corn seeds as planting season nears Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – June 3, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  In preparation for the planting season, the Department of Agriculture-7 announced that it has started to position its corn seeds in different provinces in Central Visayas. DA-7 Director Salvador Diputado said that the positioning of corn seeds …

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Cebu relaxes border restrictions

Cebu relaxes border restrictions Lorraine L. Ecarma (The Freeman) – June 3, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Workers who have been affected by the border restrictions between Cebu province and Cebu City can finally heave a sigh of relief, at least those who are qualified, as the Capitol will loosen its border limitations effective today, June 3. Governor …

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Firms encouraged to have returning workers tested

Firms encouraged to have returning workers tested CEBU, Philippines — The Cebu City government is encouraging companies in the city to test for COVID-19 employees who are returning to work during the general community quarantine. “To control the spread and minimize transmission of the virus, it is strongly encouraged that all employers subject their working employees or a sampling …

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Rules still in place during GCQ

CEBU, Philippines —  As border control ease down as the whole of Cebu Island is now under general community quarantine, the police ask the public to be patient as security measures like checkpoints will continue even during the GCQ period. Cebu City and Mandaue City graduate from enhanced community quarantine today to join the rest of Central Visayas in the …

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DOH on reports of overcapacity: Hospitals not full

DOH on reports of overcapacity: Hospitals not full CEBU, Philippines —  The Department of Health (DOH) – 7 has described as “half-truth” the information that hospitals in Cebu, as well as the Bayanihan Field Center 1, are overwhelmed with patients suffering from the coronavirus disease. “Half-truth. Ang atong mga hospital capacity, as we have been reporting, dili gyud ta …

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CPA to impose strict

Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – June 1, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  The Cebu Port Authority (CPA) has reiterated its call for all port workers and stakeholders to observe and follow strict security and health protocols in ports at all times. CPA General Manager Leonilo Miole said that following the issuance of the Interim Guidelines on Workplace Prevention …

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