DOLE to give cash aid to 350,000 workers affected by ECQ by April 14

Daphne Galvez 04/06/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is aiming to give cash assistance to about 350,000 formal and informal workers who were not able to go to work due to the enhanced community quarantine…

Filipinos now allowed to visit South Korea except in areas affected by COVID-19

Krissy Aguilar 03/03/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino tourists may now travel to South Korea, except in areas heavily affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Malacañang said Tuesday. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases…

Bohol Gov suggests tax exemption on products, establishments affected by COVID-19

Futch Anthony Inso 02/28/2020

Cebu City, Philippines—Bohol Governor Arthur Yap suggested the implementation of tax exemptions of some products and establishments related to tourism affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) threat. Yap made his suggestion, during the Regional Development Council…

Daanbantayan extends biz permit renewal deadline for Typhoon Ursula affected businesses

Doris C. Bongcac 01/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Good news for owners of businesses in the municipality of Daanbantayan in northern Cebu who were affected by Typhoon Ursula.  The municipal government announced on its Facebook page the extension of the deadline…

Cebu City may extend financial assistance to Ursula-hit towns

Rosalie Abatayo 12/31/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is willing to extend financial assistance to Ursula-hit towns in northern Cebu, if necessary. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said he is only waiting for the damage assessment of…

SMART: Ursula affected cell sites now fully operational

Doris Mae C. Mondragon 12/26/2019

The signal is back! Which means, the internet is back too! In this digital world, who can survive without the Internet or network service for a day? This is because most of the things we do now…

PB wants prison term, fines for importers of hog products from ASF affected areas

Rosalie Abatayo 09/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial Board’s Committee on Agriculture is now drafting an ordinance that seeks to impose penalties on individuals who will try to bring into the province pork and pork-related products from areas…

On reported divorce of ‘Song-Song’ couple, fans urged to ‘be understanding’

Michelle Joy Padayhag 06/28/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—Understanding is the best choice. This is the piece advice of Kyren Cabellon, head of Cebu K-Pop Convention, to Cebuano fans who are affected with the reported divorce of Korean stars Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo…

DSWS: Ermita fire destroys at least 131 houses, displaces 1,500 residents

Benjie B. Talisic, Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The fire that gutted a densely populated area in Barangay Ermita, Cebu City Tuesday afternoon, February 5, displaced at least 1,500 individuals. In a text message sent to Cebu Daily News Digital, Flora Bartolome,…

Data breach hits Cebuana Lhuillier, around 900k clients affected

Inquirer.net 01/19/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Data of some 900,000 Cebuana Lhuillier clients was compromised after the company admitted on Saturday that one of its email servers was affected by a data breach. According to the company, the data breach…

Many affected by very warm weather

Benjie B. Talisic, Jessa Mae O. Sotto, Nestle L. Semilla 11/01/2018

AT least four people fainted from extreme heat while visiting Cebu City cemeteries yesterday, November 1. “Nakuyapan sila tungod sa grabe ka init. Pero dali rasad sila natabang sa atong mga medical team naka stand by,” said…

Danao City bans single-use plastics

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 09/26/2018

The Danao City Government has started to ban single-use plastics, starting on Tuesday (September 25).  Engr. Leonidez Martel, head of Danao City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO), said plastics are rampant in the city and the…

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