Cebu biz leaders weigh in on Pres. Duterte’s last SONA

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Key figures in the business community here welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte’s move to recognize the private sector’s participation in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic in his last State of the Nation Address (SONA). But…

Mandaue police to intensify strict enforcement of health, safety protocols

Mary Rose Sagarino 07/26/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) has intensified its inspection and enforcement of health protocols due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the city. Police Lieutenant Colonel Mercy Villaro,MCPO spokesperson, said…

Duterte warns of possible lockdown if ‘more aggressive’ Delta variant spreads

Christia Marie Ramos 07/26/2021

MANILA, Philippines — In his final State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte warned of a possible lockdown should the more transmissible COVID-19 Delta variant spreads in the country. “It (Delta) is rampaging…

EO issued: Liquor ban imposed in Lapu-Lapu, mass gatherings suspended

Futch Anthony Inso 07/26/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City government will enforce stricter restrictions in the city for nearly a month to address the rising cases of COVID-19 and to prevent the virus from spreading. This after Mayor Junard “Ahong”…

Not wanting to go back to ECQ, Cebu City to reimpose restrictions for 1 month

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Residents in Cebu City are told to brace themselves as local officials will be reintroducing restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19. Acting City Mayor Michael Rama announced that the city government is…

CCPO priorities: Solving killings, measures to stop shootings

Pegeeen Maisie Sararaña 07/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Solving the killings in Cebu City and trying to prevent more shootings from happening are the priorities of the Cebu City Police Office this month. Police Lieutenant Wilbert Parilla, CCPO deputy director for…

Discipline zones to be set up in Mandaue

Mary Rose Sagarino 07/25/2021

MANDAUE CITY,  Philippines — The Mandaue City government will be establishing discipline zones in different areas in the city that will start first at the city’s core. Mayor Jonas Cortes said he planned to establish a discipline…

Councilor Amores: I did not declare war on Mayor Chan’s administration

Futch Anthony Inso 07/25/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Councilor Rico Amores has answered Mayor Junard Chan’s allegations against him, saying that he (Amores) did not declare war on the mayor and his administration. Amores said that he had…

President Duterte’s last Sona: Cebu benefited from Build, Build, Build’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is set to hold his last State of the Nation Address (Sona) tomorrow, Monday (July 25). And several officials here in Cebu are expecting the Chief Executive to lay bare…

CCPO appeals to militants: COVID cases rising, postpone rallies

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 07/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With at least 200 policemen on standby to secure any rallies in Cebu City, police are appealing to militant groups to postpone the holding of street rallies tomorrow, July 26, when President Rodrigo…

Santander to reimpose restrictions for 1 week

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Another town in southern Cebu will be reimposing restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19. Santander Mayor Marites Buscato on Sunday, July 25, issued Executive Order (EO) No. 070-07-2021, laying down guidelines for…

SB-1 of Cebu City increases by P22 million

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The proposed Supplemental Budget No. 1 (SB-1) of Mayor Edgardo Labella to the City Council has been increased slightly from P4.4 billion to P4.5 billion to accommodate additional expenses. This after the City…

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