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Police, city officials urge Cebu City residents to report ‘abuses’ from enforcers

Alven Marie A. Timtim, Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Residents in Cebu City continue to complain of harassment and intimidation from policemen as the city enters its third week under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). One of them was Missy (not her real…

Galvez: Cebu City still needs ‘stringent’ restrictions

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While the public awaits the President’s announcement on the post-June 30 quarantine status of the country, Secretary Carlito Galvez, National Task Force chief implementer, hints that Cebu City still needs more “stringent” restrictions…

PRO-7 chief: Intimidation or abuse from cops will not be tolerated

Alven Marie A. Timtim 06/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Intimidation and abuse from policemen will not be tolerated. This is the assurance of Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro, director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), following complaints posted…

DepEd urged to prepare for reintroduction of GMRC in curriculum

Neil Arwin Mercado 06/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A lawmaker is urging the Department of Education (DepEd) to start preparations for the prepare for the reintroduction of subjects on good manners and right conduct (GMRC) in schools. Cagayan de Oro City 2nd…

More COVID-19 quarantine facilities eyed in Cebu City

Krissy Aguilar 06/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines— The government is planning to put up more quarantine facilities in Cebu City due to the rising number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said Monday.…

Documented COVID-19 cases in Central Visayas now at 8k

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has already documented over 8,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the region. As of Sunday, June 28, the latest COVID-19 bulletin…

Cebu City Legal summons Basak San Nicolas officials

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Legal Office has summoned officials of Barangay Basak San Nicolas to shed light on the fiesta celebration that took place within their village last Saturday, June 27. A two-page show…

AFP medical team ready to fight COVID-19 in Cebu

Alven Marie A. Timtim 06/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) medical team is in Cebu City to help handle the growing number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the city. All 33 personnel of the…

Cebu officials mourn over Councilor Tony Cuenco’s passing

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Officials in Cebu City continue to pay their respects and tribute as they mourn the passing of City Councilor and former Congressman Antonio ‘Tony’ Cuenco.  In separate statements, Cebu City’s two Representatives Raul…

Police chief to Cebu City residents: Follow health protocols

Alven Marie A. Timtim 06/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There is no other way around lifting the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) status of the city and fighting the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) other than following the health protocols. This is…

Capitol to train 16K BHWs on alternative health care

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Capitol is planning to train the 16,000 barangay health workers (BHWs) in its 44 towns and seven component cities for alternative health care along with its plan to establish a Provincial Traditional…

SAF will stay until virus stops spreading – Ferro

Alven Marie A. Timtim 06/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Special Action Force (SAF) team will be staying in Cebu City until the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) here stops spreading. This was the announcement of Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro, Police…

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