Cebu labor group questions 2021 budget priorities, calls for approval of unemployment assistance bill

Rosalie Abatayo 09/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A progressive labor group in Cebu reiterated the call for the passage of the Makabayan-bloc sponsored bill seeking to provide assistance for workers whose livelihood was affected by the pandemic. The call came amidst…

DOH-7: Central Visayas should remain under MGCQ

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has recommended for the entire region to remain under the most relaxed form of community quarantine. “We’re still not qualified to shift to the ‘new…

Lapu-Lapu cop chief to witnesses: Help us identify Councilor Augusto’s killers

Futch Anthony Inso 09/28/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu police continue to appeal to the public especially those who have witnessed the killing of Barangay Mactan Councilor Zandro Augusto to step forward and help them identify his killers. “Ako sab giawhag…

Cebu City drug busts: 2 HVIs nabbed with P408K shabu

Alven Marie A. Timtim 09/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Possession and selling of illegal drugs charges are being readied against two men, who were caught with P407,000 worth of suspected shabu in two separate anti-illegal drugs operations on Sunday, September 27, in…

Basilica assures Fiesta Señor 2021 will push through

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Augustinian friars, who are among the lead organizers for the annual Fiesta Señor celebration, assured the public that the much-awaited event will push through in 2021. This was announced last Saturday, September 26,…

PJ wants inmates database to aid decongestion of jails, transfer provincial jails to BJMP

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu third district Representative and Deputy Speaker Pablo John Garcia has filed a bill in Congress seeking to establish a centralized system for the monitoring of inmates nationwide in aid of decongesting penitentiaries…

Active COVID-19 cases in Central Visayas reach 1.7K

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  The number of active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Central Visayas has risen to over 1,700 as of Sunday, September 27, 2020, according to the case update of the health department…

Church starts 200-day online countdown to Christianity’s quincentenary celebration

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Roman Catholic Church here in Cebu have started the 200-day countdown for the quincentenary celebration of Christianity. The Archdiocese of Cebu, through an online briefing on Saturday, September 26, kicked off the…

Cebu City Hall of Justice closed after law enforcer-witness tests positive for COVID-19

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Hall of Justice will be under “lockdown” for two days, beginning Monday, September 28, 2020, after a law enforcer, who recently visited the courthouse, tested positive for the coronavirus disease…

Obstruction case readied against Carcar woman who warned gamblers of approaching cops

Alven Marie A. Timtim 09/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The woman, who warned “tigbakay” gamblers about the arrival of the police during a raid in Barangay Napo, Carcar City this morning, September 27, 2020, will be charged with obstruction of justice. The…

347 MGCQ violators around Cebu in a week – CPPO

Alven Marie A. Timtim 09/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — For this week, a total of 347 modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) protocol violators were apprehended by the the Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO). In an interview with reporters this afternoon, September 27,…

Revamp: Cop chiefs in at least 10 towns, cities in Cebu reassigned

Alven Marie A. Timtim 09/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police chiefs in at least 10 municipalities and cities in Cebu province or those under the Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) have vacated their posts or were reassigned to go back to school.…

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