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PJ Garcia wants Cebu warehouses checked following Lebanon blast

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Representative Pablo John Garcia of Cebu’s Third District has called on port and customs authorities to conduct inspections in all warehouses and storage facilities in Cebu for materials that may pose danger to…

No special permits released to traditional PUJ units in Cebu yet

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has not issued special permits to operate for traditional public utility jeepneys (PUJs) yet, two weeks since the Department of Transportation (DOTr) gave the green light…

Construction of New International Port in Consolacion may begin in 2020

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Groundworks for the construction of the P10.1-billion New Cebu International Container Port (NCICP) in Tayud, Consolacion may begin before 2020 ends if schedules for the consultancy work will come as planned. Cebu Port…

Mandatory wearing of face shield for public land transport temporarily suspended — LTFRB

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is temporarily suspending the implementation of the no-face shield, no-ride policy in public land transport. LTFRB-7 Regional Director Eduardo Montealto Jr. said the requirement is…

Chan allows more establishments to open under GCQ

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Testing, tutorial and review centers; gyms and fitness centers; sports facilities; internet cafes; dermatological clinics; personal care services except for full body massage; pet grooming services; and drive-in cinemas are already allowed to operate…

Talisay, Consolacion, Minglanilla heading to MGCQ — Cimatu

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With the decreasing number of active cases in the city of Talisay and the municipalities of Consolacion and Minglanilla, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, the IATF overseer for the Visayas, said the three local…

DILG adds Bogo City in list of passers for Good Financial Housekeeping

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The city government of Bogo has made it to the Department of Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) list of passers for Good Financial Housekeeping for the year 2019. In a letter sent to…

Mandaue City cases up by 22; active cases at 751

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease in Mandaue City increased by 22 on Tuesday, August 5, 2020, bringing its total number of cases to 1,901. An update posted by the…

Cimatu admits he was ‘worried’ of COVID-19 cases in Cebu province

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Interagency Task Force (IATF) Chief Implementer for the Visayas Sec. Roy Cimatu urged local government units in Cebu province to continue their COVID-19 responses as he admitted that he was getting worried about…

Lapu-Lapu now seeing progress in cutting COVID-19 spread

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines  — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan said he is now seeing progress in the cutting off of the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)  in the city. This is after only one out of…

HRRAC says Cebu is ready for international arrivals

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — For the accommodation sector in Cebu, it is already high time to accept international arrivals here in order to promote economic recovery. In a letter dated August 4, 2020, the Hotel, Resort and…

DOTr requires wearing of face shields in all PUVs starting Aug. 15

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The wearing of face shields will already be a must for everyone traveling via public transport beginning next week, August 15, 2020. In a memorandum dated August 3, Department of Transportation (DOTr) Undersecretary…

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