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Cebu lags behind Bohol, NegOr in number of LGUs with completed SAP payout

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu lags behind Bohol and Negros Oriental in the distribution of emergency subsidy in terms of total amount paid and number of local government units (LGUs) with completed payout As of noon of…

DSWD-7 starts posting list of SAP beneficiaries on its website

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — To show transparency, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VII is now posting on its website the list of beneficiaries who received the emergency cash subsidy under the Social…

DOH-8 medical staff undergo COVID-19 proficiency training in Cebu

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Ten medical personnel from the Department of Health (DOH) in Eastern Visayas underwent a 3-day COVID-19 proficiency training at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) and DOH-7 COVID Laboratory. The training was…

Maasin City candle makers return SAP subsidy

Jani Arnaiz 05/07/2020

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte – A couple who earn their living by making and selling candles in this city, returned their Social Amelioration Program cash subsidy on Thursday after they unexpectedly received P5,000 from the Department of…

City Health begins re-swabbing of isolated Luz patients

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health has conducted a swabbing of the patients isolated in Barrio Luz National High School. This after Luz patients debunked the statements of City Administrator Floro Casas Jr., that they…

Start-up firm shifts to making face masks, online grocery delivery service

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak adversely affected many businesses, a Cebu-based firm recognized the opportunities available as most people stayed home due to the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine. FRL…

Tourism stakeholders need to adjust to new normal to bring back tourists

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tourism stakeholders need to make adjustments to the new normal if they intend to bring back tourists to Cebu. During the webinar ‘Cebu Tourism Reboot,’ five tourism executives discussed what measures need to…

Grateful SAP beneficiary walks all the way home under intense heat with a sack of rice just to save on fare

Futch Anthony Inso 05/06/2020

DUMANJUG, Cebu- A 29-year-old father walked for almost an hour under the scorching heat of the sun while carrying a sack of rice just to save on fare, after he received his P6,000 social amelioration subsidy last…

Basak San Nicolas residents refuse rapid testing, only 83 show up

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The residents of Basak-San Nicolas in Cebu City were properly informed that rapid testing would be conducted in the barangay. The residents however simply refused to be tested. This was the assessment of…

Maasin City readies quarantine facility for returning OFWs

Jani Arnaiz 05/06/2020

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte – The city government of Maasin has prepared its own quarantine facility intended for the four returning OFWs who will arrive in the city this Friday, May 8. In its LGU Maasin City…

Rice farmers enjoy high farmgate prices of palay

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The country’s rice farmers are enjoying high farmgate prices of palay during the current dry season. As of April 5, the national average price of dry palay is at P19.91 per kilogram (/kg),…

2 men nabbed in Mandaue City drug bust

Norman V. Mendoza 05/05/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Two persons were arrested by police in a drug buy-bust operation at Purok Lemonsito Barangay Umapad, here past 8 p.m. tonight, May 5, 2020. Police identified the suspects as Jerrylou Peros, 35, and…

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