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Police: Man nabbed with P31M drugs is not a Grab driver

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The 42-year-old man who yielded P31 million worth of illegal drugs on Wednesday afternoon, April 8, 2020, is not affiliated with the Transport Network Vehicle Service company Grab. Police Major Gerard Ace Pelare,…

BREAKING: No new COVID-19 case in Cebu today

Rosalie Abatayo 04/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There is no new case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Cebu this Holy Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia made this announcement during her regular press conference on Wednesday afternoon. Garcia said…

Magnitude 3 earthquake shakes northern Cebu

Rosalie Abatayo 04/08/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Parts of northern Cebu felt a magnitude 3 earthquake past 11 a.m. this Holy Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the earthquake’s epicenter was at…

Man selling overpriced thermal scanners nabbed by Lapu police

Futch Anthony Inso 04/08/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—A man was apprehended for selling overpriced thermal scanners in an entrapment operation in Barangay Basak here at around 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The suspect was identified as John Michael Abuton, 31…

Region 8 records local transmission of COVID-19

Jani Arnaiz 04/07/2020

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte – The Department of Health here has reminded residents in Eastern Visayas (Region 8) to take extra precautionary measures after the region recorded a local transmission of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  This…

Four earthquakes jolt Central Visayas in 30-minute span

Rosalie Abatayo 04/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — In a span of 30 minutes, four earthquakes jolted Central Visayas on Tuesday evening, April 7, 2020. At 8:30 p.m., state seismologists recorded a magnitude 4.4 ground tremor around 40 kilometers north of…

Gwen to mayors: Help constituents find assistance from other gov’t agencies aside from SAP

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Poor and vulnerable families that will not be able to avail of the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s  (DSWD) Social Amelioration Program (SAP) may still receive assistance from other government agencies. In…

Martinez to DSWD: Start the distribution of SAP cards

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) Cebu Chapter President Celestino Martinez III has asked the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) to already facilitate the distribution of Special Amelioration Program…

105 Britons fly out of Cebu to Manila for repatriation flight

04/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 105 British nationals flew out of Cebu on Tuesday morning, April 7. 2020, in line with the British government’s last-ditch efforts to repatriate their citizens stranded here amid the coronavirus pandemic.…

BREAKING: No COVID-19 cases, deaths in CV for the 5th time; 2 more recoveries

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas reports another day without any confirmed cases and deaths related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) for Monday, April 6, 2020. As a result, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and…

Doctor in Cebu City recovers from COVID-19

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A physician here is among the patients who recently recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Dr. Estrella Huang, an internal medicine specialist from the Cebu Doctors’ Hospital, is set to be discharged…

Cebu City: With a population of 1M, 260k will benefit from SAP

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Around 262,000 households in Cebu City were identified as beneficiaries for the emergency subsidy program from the national government. This was announced by Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella during a press conference on…

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