DILG-7 completes validation for road clearing, commends tricities

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Interior and Local Government in Central Visayas (DILG-7) has completed the evaluation for the road clearing mandate in the local government units (LGUs) in the region.n The cities of Cebu,…

‘Knee-jerk reaction?’ Rolly revives issue on need for new disaster response dep’t

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 11/02/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The destruction brought about by Super Typhoon Rolly in the country has revived the issue of whether there is a need for a department focused on the government’s disaster response. While some senators renewed…

Navy deliver 5K DSWD food packs to Tacloban

Alven Marie A. Timtim 05/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 5,000 boxes of food items from the Department of Social Welfare and Development have been delivered by the Naval Forces Central (Navforcen) personnel to Tacloban City for those affected by Typhoon…

Secretary Dar: PH will have enough rice supply until March 2021

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Department of Agriculture projected that the country would have a 94-day rice buffer stock would continue by the end of December 2020. “We would like to inform the public that based on our…

DTI limits quantity of basic goods consumers can buy

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/20/2020

CEBU CITY—To ensure stable prices and availability of vital and essential commodities, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has set a limit on the quantity of basic goods consumers can buy. DTI issued Memorandum Circular 20-07…

The Department of Culture inches forward 

Jobers Reynes Bersales 03/05/2020

Now on second reading, according to my sources, is a bill to finally create a Department of Culture, raising culture as a significant concern in governance and giving a cabinet seat to this oft-forgotten but vital component…

Teachers encouraged to be more patient with students

Alven Marie A. Timtim - CDN Digital 03/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Teachers must learn to be more patient, put in mind their trainings, and remember the do’s and don’ts of the child protection policy all throughout their teaching days. Lawyer Buenvenido Douglas Luke Jaban,…

School heads urged: Put CVIRAA athletes’ safety first

Mars G. Alison 03/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Teachers and school division heads are reminded to always put the safety and security of student delegates, who will participate in the upcoming Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (CVIRAA) sports meet. This developed…

Five Lapu-Lapu City residents under home quarantine closely monitored

Norman V. Mendoza 02/07/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — Five residents in Lapu-Lapu City, who have been placed under home quarantine, are being closely monitored by the Lapu-Lapu City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (DRRMO) and the city’s nCoV Incident Management Team.…

Three pharmacies in Cebu City asked to explain for selling overpriced face masks

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Three commercial pharmacies in downtown Cebu City are being investigated by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) after they have been found with overpriced N95 and surgical face masks. The City Market…

DOH-7: Patients under investigation for nCoV in C. Visayas now 15

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The number of patients under investigation (PUIs) for the 2019 novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019 n-CoV ARD) in Central Visayas have increased from 4 as reported on January 31, 2020 to 15.…

DENR-7 urges public to stop using single use plastic bottles

Irene R. Sino Cruz 01/23/2020

CEBU CITY — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) renewed it’s call for the public to stop using single-use plastic water. In a statement posted on DENR-7 Facebook page, Executive Regional Director…

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