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DILG: Be creative, make your own face masks

Rosalie Abatayo 04/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While there may be “difficulty” in buying face masks during this pandemic, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) said there could be creative ways in complying with the mandatory face mask…

Aid for elderly: Cebu City eyes distributing cash card

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City government is considering using cash cards as a means of distributing financial assistance for senior citizens in the city. At a press conference on Monday, April 6, 2020, Cebu City…

PRO-7 chief: We are ready if ECQ is extended in Cebu

Alven Maria A. Timtim 04/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) is prepared and can manage to continue to fulfill their roles should there be an extension of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Cebu. Police…

VisMin LGUs, DoH can decide to lift or extend ECQ

Rosalie Abatayo 04/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The extension or lifting of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in areas in the Visayas and Mindanao depends on the assessment of the local government units and the field offices of the Department…

DOH tests 23,000 people for coronavirus; 82% test negative

Daphne Galvez 04/06/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government has conducted a total of 22,958 tests for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), of which over 82 percent resulted negative. Health Secretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, in a Laging Handa press briefing Monday,…

DILG: No summons for Cebu, CV mayors so far

Rosalie Abatayo 04/06/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines —  No summon or show cause order, either from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) or the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), is on the way for local chief executives in…

Electronic quarantine passes for Cebu City

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Residents in Cebu City are now encouraged to register and keep digital copies of their enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) passes. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella announced on Monday, April 6, 2020, that electronic…

Emergency subsidy for beneficiaries of 4Ps in CV rolled out

Rosalie Abatayo 04/06/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The emergency subsidy in line with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has already been rolled out to all beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in Central Visayas. Department of Interior and…

Gun slips from manager’s hand, fires; bullet hits, kills helper

Norman V. Mendoza 04/05/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu, Philippines — A 40-year old plant helper was accidentally shot and killed by his manager in Barangay Labogon, Mandaue City around 7:30 p.m. today, April 5, 2020. Oliver Ho of Bogo City in northern…

PB to hold last ‘physical’ session within ECQ period

Rosalie Abatayo 04/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial Board will be holding their last “physical” session on Monday, April 6, 2020, amid the province-wide implementation of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) threat.…

Pastor nabbed for holding a religious gathering with 500 members in CDO

Froilan Gallardo 04/05/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines — Police arrested a pastor and dispersed a religious gathering here on Sunday, April 5, 2020,  for violating social distancing measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19. Antonio Resma Jr., head…

Man caught trying to steal 120 Kilos of sweet corn for frontliners in Cebu City

Alven Marie A. Timtim 04/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 31-year-old man was caught trying to steal 120 kilos of sweet corn meant to be donated to the frontliners in the city. Felix Leciña Rudas was caught by barangay tanods, who responded…

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