How some of Cebu’s youth leaders see Edsa ‘People Power’ Revolution

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 02/25/2021

Collective action to bring about change. A bloodless revolution.  Fight for freedom.  This is what the Edsa Revolution also known as the People Power Revolution means to some of the youth leaders of Cebu today, 35 years…

So how much is the ‘kick-vac’?

Solita Callas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 01/16/2021

Remember Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr.’s charge that the Philippines had the opportunity (he arranged it) to contract with Pfizer for the delivery of vaccines as early as January this year—and that the government flubbed it? Somebody…

Minors will be allowed to go to malls if accompanied by parents — Año

Neil Arwin Mercado 12/01/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Minors may soon go to malls as long as their parents or guardians accompany them, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said Monday night. In a televised briefing, Año said this is part of the move…

Año to public, officials: Refrain from holding events

Dona Pazzibungan, Jeannette Andrade 11/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Sunday advised the public and his fellow government officials to refrain from holding community events if they could not guarantee compliance with coronavirus measures. Año also said he would…

Madridejos welcomes DILG probe on crowd gathering

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/29/2020

BANTAYAN ISLAND, Philippines — The local government of Madridejos town in northern Cebu welcomed the decision of the national government to conduct an investigation into the mass gathering during last November 27’s Suroy-Suroy Sugbo in Bantayan Island. …

Año: Gov’t to conduct fact-finding on mass gatherings attended by Roque, Pacquiao

Darry John Esguerra 11/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A “fact-finding” effort into the crowd-drawing events attended by presidential spokesperson Harry Roque and Senator Manny Pacquiao, which allegedly violated physical distancing measures, will be conducted, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said Sunday. “We’ll make sure…

Gov’t issues conflicting reports on Ulysses death toll, Roque explains

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 11/13/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Government officials on Friday came out with different reports on the Typhoon Ulysses death toll as the country reels from the effects of the typhoon that caused massive flooding in parts of Luzon. In…

Typhoon Ulysses death toll climbs to 14

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 11/13/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Over a dozen individuals have died as a result of the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses in Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon. Citing data from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council…

DILG chief advises families to wear face masks at home

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 08/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Monday advised families to “best try” physical distancing or wear face masks even in their homes if they cannot prevent being physically close to other household members. In an…

Cebu village’s Sinulog defies quarantine rules

Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Interior Secretary Eduardo Año has directed police officials to investigate and file charges against organizers of a street dance and religious procession in a sitio (subvillage) here, where a surge in new coronavirus disease (COVID-19)…

Año denies reports entire Central Visayas on ECQ

Consuelo Marquez 06/19/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Friday clarified that the whole Central Visayas was not placed under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), saying that only Cebu City is on a strict coronavirus lockdown. “Hindi yan totoo.…

Placing Cebu City under ECQ not a punishment — Año

Consuelo Marquez - INQUIRER.net 06/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Returning Cebu City’s status to a strict enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) is not a punishment but to address the surge of coronavirus disease cases in the city, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said Wednesday. “Nagkausap…

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