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Philippines logs 1,494 new COVID-19 patients; tally now at 41,830

Consuelo Marquez - INQUIRER.net 07/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — An additional 1,494 people in the country have been infected with COVID-19, driving the nationwide count to 41,830, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Saturday. According to DOH, 403 of the 1,494 new cases were labeled…

BREAKING: Duterte signs anti-terror bill into law

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 07/03/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Despite massive opposition, President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the controversial anti-terror bill into law. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque confirmed this in a text message to INQUIRER.net on Friday. The anti-terror bill seeks to strengthen the Human…

Basketball, football teams may now resume training sessions

Darryl John Esguerra 07/03/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The government has allowed the resumption of training sessions for basketball and football teams. In a televised press briefing Friday, July 3, 2020, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque announced that Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging…

Lapu-Lapu breaches 700-mark in COVID-19 cases

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The total number of confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Lapu-Lapu City has breached the 700 mark. This after Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan announced on Thursday, July 2, that the…

35 Cebu City cops recover from COVID-19

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A total of 35 cops in Cebu City have already recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection, its top official said on Thursday, July 2, 2020. Police Colonel Cydric Earl Tamayo, acting…

Police files cases against 19 people behind Calamba fiesta, disco

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO – 7) announced on Thursday, July 2, 2020, that cases were already filed against the individuals responsible for another unauthorized fiesta in Cebu City. Police…

Alegria town records first case of COVID-19

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Alegria town recorded its first case of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on June 30, 2020. The first case was from a woman from Barangay Valencia who recently gave birth through Caesarian section…

Shimura discharged from hospital, now 70% ‘recovered’

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Daanbantayan Mayor Sun Shimura has been discharged from the hospital, nine days since he announced that he tested positive for COVID-19. In an update on the Municipality of Daanbantayan’s Facebook page this Tuesday…

Cebu City’s COVID-19 cases breach 5,000 mark on June 29

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City will be ending June with over 5,000 confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. On Monday, June 29, the City Health Department logged 191 new COVID-19 patients, a new high in their…

4 private hospitals in Cebu await accreditation for COVID-19 test labs

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH – 7) announced on Monday, June 29, that at least four privately owned hospitals are now awaiting to have their coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing…

Barangay chief on controversial street celebration: ‘My conscience is clear’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The village chairperson of Basak San Nicolas in Cebu City is ready to face the charges to be filed against him for failure to stop a Sinulog street dance celebration amid prevailing strict…

DILG-Cebu City issues show-cause order on Basak San Nicolas captain

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Interior and Local Government in Cebu City (DILG – Cebu City) has summoned the village chairperson of Basak San Nicolas to explain why an unauthorized fiesta celebration took place there…

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