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Cebu City Council fails to hold regular session

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council failed to hold a regular session on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, after only two members of the council were physically present in the session hall. Vice Mayor Michael Rama,…

400 displaced vendors in Cebu City to receive DOLE livelihood assistance

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Vendors in Cebu City who were displaced from the streets in October 2019 received livelihood assistance kits from the Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7). At least 100 vendors began…

Mandaue police records fewer arrests of ECQ violators

Alven Marie Timtim 05/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Following a certain police strategy, the Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) reported that from March 17, 2020 to May 24, 2020, they logged fewer arrests of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) violators. The MCPO…

Danao penalizes discrimination of PUMs, COVID-19 patients, frontliners

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Amid the stigma against patients suspected or confirmed to have coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a city in northern Cebu has passed an ordinance penalizing any form of “discrimination” against patients, their families and medical…

CPA orders moratorium on fees imposed on domestic vessels affected by COVID-19 travel restrictions

Doris C. Bongcac 05/20/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The Cebu Port Authority (CPA) will not be collecting berthing and anchorage fees for domestic vessels that were affected by government restrictions implemented as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The…

PRO-7 receives 50 steam inhalation kits from Cebu City

Alven Marie A. Timtim 05/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) received 50 steam inhalation kits from the Cebu City government on Tuesday morning, May 19, 2020. Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro, director of PRO-7,…

Police looking into death of man in Argao quarry site

Alven Marie A. Timtim 05/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Argao Police is currently investigating the case of the man who reportedly died in a quarry site owned by a coal mining company in Barangay Calagasan in Argao town, southern Cebu, on Sunday,…

CNU adopts ‘unique’ mass promotion scheme

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Normal University has assured that no student will fail for the second semester of Academic Year 2019-2020, but the top state-run school also assured that it will not glorify freeloading in this…

Police reminds motorists: Follow speed limit when driving in the city

Alven Marie A. Timtim 05/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Policemen of the Carbon Police Station here are reminding motorists, especially those traversing the downtown area, to follow the required city speed limit to avoid accidents. This after a private vehicle and a…

Lapu helps PWD suffering from depression

Immae Lachica 05/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan and the city government of Lapu-Lapu extended help to a person with disability (PWD) who allegedly suffered from depression after not being able to receive his cash assistance under the Social Amelioration…

Three barangays in Lapu exceed target for mass testing

Immae Lachica 05/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— With the release of the accomplishment report of the “Targeted and Strategized Community Mass Testing” by the Lapu-Lapu government, the report stated that there were three barangays who captured more than 100 perfect of…

Lapu PIO hopeful more Oponganons will be tested

Immae Lachica 05/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Only 3,257 actual samples have been collected in the Lapu-Lapu City government’s rapid diagnostic test (RDT) mass testing since the tests started on May 6. That is according to data as of May 11,…

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