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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…

Two LSIs are Siquijor’s first cases

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Siquijor province has logged its first two cases of COVID-19 on August 1, 2020, after seven months of maintaining to be the only COVID-19-free province in Central Visayas. The new cases are locally…

Oslob to start accepting tourists by Aug. 1

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/31/2020

Oslob, Cebu –The local government of Oslob in southern Cebu will start accepting tourists by Saturday, August 1, 2020. Oslob Mayor Jun Tumulak made this announcement during the Capitol’s ceremonial reopening of the province’s tourism industry, which…

Cebu City downgraded to GCQ

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/31/2020

Cebu City, Philippines—Cebu City, despite having the most number of cases in Central Visayas, will now be under general community quarantine (GCQ). This was announced in a televised address of President Rodrigo Duterte that was aired Friday…

After years in hiding, Ecleo arrested in Pampanga

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Former Dinagat Island representative and cult leader Ruben Ecleo Jr. was arrested in San Fernando town, Pampanga on Thursday, July 30 after years hiding from authorities. The 63-year-old Ecleo was presented to members…

Daanbantayan logs 15 new cases, active cases back to 18

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines  — After its active COVID-19 cases dropped to as low as one in the past week, the northernmost Cebu town of Daanbantayan reported an additional 15 new infections on Thursday, July 30, 2020, raising…

Mandaue City recoveries near 1,000; Active cases down to 728

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The COVID-19 recoveries in Mandaue City is now at 970 after the city reported 157 additional patients that have recovered from the viral infection. In an update posted on Thursday morning, July 30,…

COVID-19 cases in PH soar to 83,673 as DOH records 1,678 new infections

Katrina Hallare 07/28/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, reported an additional 1,678 COVID-19 infections, driving the Philippines’ total caseload to 83,673. DOH said 55,109 of the total count are considered active cases,…

Cebu City logs new low in COVID-19 cases

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — For the first time in weeks, Cebu City logged less than 50 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), data from the regional health office here showed. The Department of Health in…

Zubiri tests positive for coronavirus anew

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 07/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri on Monday tested positive for the coronavirus after he recovered from the disease in April. Zubiri earlier withdrew from physically attending President Rodrigo Duterte’s penultimate State of the…

Duterte warns: Gov’t will go after SAP ‘opportunists’

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Rosalie Abatayo 07/27/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to go after individuals, including local officials, who took advantage of the national government’s emergency cash aid for the underprivileged.  The President, during this 5th State of the…

Online, street protests in Cebu mark hours before Pres. Duterte’s 5th SONA

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Various progressive groups in Cebu took to the streets and social media in conducting pre-SONA (State of the Nation Address) protests on Monday morning, July 27, 2020. Members of the Bagong Alyansa Makabayan…

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