August worst month for COVID-19 deaths – DOH

Donna Pazzibugan, Jerome Aning 09/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines –An average of 155 people died each day in August due to the coronavirus disease, making it the worst month with the highest COVID-19 death toll of 4,816 since the pandemic started last year. This…

August haul: CCPO seizes P85M shabu, nabs 163 drug suspects

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 09/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least P85 million worth of shabu has been confiscated in 180 anti-drug operations of Cebu City policemen in the month of August. Police Colonel Josefino Ligan, Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) chief,…

Mountain barangay deaths concern EOC

Dyrecka Letigio 08/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has noticed a rise in deaths in the city’s northern barangays since the beginning of August 2021. Councilor Joel Garganera said that they opened a cluster…

COVID-19 death toll for August in Cebu City now at 27

Dyrecka Letigio 08/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It has been merely a week into August 2021 and the death toll for COVID-19 in Cebu City has now reached 27. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) revealed that the deaths are consistently…

DepEd to push through with August opening of classes

Mariejo Ramos 06/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) on Tuesday remained firm that the opening of classes for the next school year will continue amid emerging COVID-19 variants, but whether in-person classes will resume would depend on…

Everybody determined’ to get Tokyo Games going – Bach

Reuters 01/23/2021

  The entire Olympic movement is united in its determination to ensure the Tokyo Games happen in July and August, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said in a video message to mark the six-month countdown…

Price hikes likely to remain muted as Aug. inflation comes in below BSP’s forecast

Daxim L. Lucas - Reporter / @daxinq 09/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Price pressures on basic goods and services will likely remain muted over the near term, according to the central bank, as it welcomed the lower-than-expected August inflation rate which came in below the monetary…

Cebu City Health dep’t preparing for dengue season

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department is preparing for dengue season as cases of mosquito-borne illness is expected to rise in the months of July and August. Cebu City spokesperson, Rey Gealon, said that…

Senate OKs on 3rd reading bill allowing school opening after August

Leila B. Salaverria, Matthew Reysio-Cruz 06/02/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate has approved on third and final reading a measure that would allow the President to move the opening of classes beyond August during times of emergency. The bill’s approval comes amid concerns…

Reopening schools in August opposed

Melvin Gascon - Philippine Daily Inquirer 05/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — An administration lawmaker on Saturday opposed the plan of the Department of Education (DepEd) to reopen classes in school on Aug. 24, despite the uncertainty in government efforts to contain the spread of the…

ABS-CBN near ‘very painful’ decision

Marlon Ramos, Melvin Gascon 05/20/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — Media giant ABS-CBN may have to start letting go some of its 11,000 employees in August if Congress fails to grant its application for franchise renewal soon, the network’s president and CEO Carlo…

45 contingents to join Pasigarbo sa Sugbo on August 25

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The relaunch of Pasigarbo sa Sugbo this year will be graced by at least 45 entries that will showcase the festivals of the component towns and cities of the province. After a 6-year…

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