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International agency donating P4.7M worth of coronavirus detection kits to PH 

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/30/2020

CEBU CITY—An international agency is donating P4.7-million worth of detection kits for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) to the Philippines. This was revealed by the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) of the Department of Science and Technology…

Labella asks DOTr to allow families to backride on motorcycles

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has written to Secretary Arthur Tugade of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), asking reconsideration on the no-backride policy on motorcycles. Labella said on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, that…

CCPO prepares charges against Cebu City councilor

Immae Lachica 03/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Cebu City Police Office headed by Police Colonel Hector Grijaldo said it is preparing to file a case against Cebu City Councilor Niña Mabatid for violation of the provision of the Anti-Cyber Crime…

Pimentel on self-quarantine after he tested positive for COVID-19

Froilan Gallardo 03/25/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines—Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel tested positive of the coronavirus disease 2019  (COVID-19) and is now on self-quarantine. His close aide Omeng Maglangit said Pimentel went on quarantine after his swab samples taken on March 20…

NEDA calls for seamless coordination, comprehensive plan to mitigate COVID-19 impact

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Coordination and comprehensive planning is the right way to address the adverse impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). “This public health emergency brought about…

Officials try to shield quake evacuees from COVID-19

Edwin Fernandez, Eldie Aguirre, Orlando Dinoy 03/25/2020

They were uprooted from their communities by powerful earthquakes last year, living with other families of a similar fate in cramped makeshift shelters. As authorities put up a fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), they were asked…

Cebu City Police director eyes stricter implementation of social distancing

Immae Lachica 03/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Cebu City Police Director Police Colonel Hector Grijaldo Jr. was wandering the streets of Cebu City early Wednesday, March 25, 2020, to check for himself if the public continues to follow the government’s measures…

Gwen suggests use of habal-habal for karenderya delivery

Rosalie Abatayo 03/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Motorcycle taxis that are no longer allowed to operate due to social distancing concerns may find opportunities in delivering food from eateries. This is what Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said following her order…

Navy sends team to help man checkpoints in Lapu-Lapu City

Immae Lachica 03/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—  The Naval Forces Central of the Philippine Navy is helping the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office man the checkpoint operations in Lapu-Lapu City. This is to follow the national directive of Lieutenant General Roberto Ancan,…

3 killed, 1 injured as truck plows into quarantine checkpoint in Maramag, Bukidnon

Froilan Gallardo 03/21/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines—A village official and two barangay health workers were killed while a fourth victim was injured after a truck plowed into a checkpoint in Maramag town, an hour before a strict community quarantine measure…

10 masseuses rescued from Kasambagan spa

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Police in Cebu City rescued 10 masseuses, and arrested two individuals, including a Korean national, after they raided a spa in Barangay Kasambagan, Cebu City on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Police Lieutenant Erlinda Mayam,…

Military restricts entry to Camp Evangelista in Mindanao

Froilan Gallardo 03/18/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO—Army officials have implemented community quarantine measures in Camp Evangelista, the biggest military camp in Mindanao. Lt. Col. Xerxes Trinidad, spokesperson of the 4th Infantry Division, said they have limited the entry to only the…

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