Cemetery visits in Cebu City set at 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. —Zafra

Pegeeen Maisie Sararaña 10/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines  — The Cebu City government will set the time for cemetery visits during the observance of the Kalag-Kalag from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Cebu City Councilor Philip Zafra, chairperson of peace and order…

CCPO beefs up security preps for face-to-face classes

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — All 11 police station commanders in Cebu City are directed to coordinate with their respective barangay and school officials in securing the opening of the face-to-face classes this August 22, 2022. However, strengthening…

Mandaue cops to focus on commercial establishments this summer

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 03/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Deployment of Mandaue City police will focus on commercial establishments, considering that tourists will possibly flock to these areas during summertime. Among these areas are malls, hotels, and bars where both local and…

700 cops, military men to be deployed on Cebu City streets starting Monday

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Do not be surprised if you see uniformed cops and military men roaming Cebu City streets starting at midnight on Monday, August 16. Their task is to ensure compliance with health protocols while…

PCSO: Authorized STL agents in Cebu City, Bohol in July

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) plans to deploy two authorized Small Town Lottery (STL) agents in July this year as they hope to regain their losses in Cebu City and Bohol province.…

Netizens laud 50 frontliners from Cebu deployed to help battle COVID-19 surge in NCR

Immae Lachica 04/07/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— Salute to all our modern-day heroes! This is what the internet has been talking about when it was reported that 50 frontliners from Cebu will be flying to Manila to help battle the…

Gov’t lifts ban on deployment of health workers abroad

Dona Z. Pazzibugan 12/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The government officially lifted the temporary ban on the deployment of nurses, nursing aides and nursing assistants abroad, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). “The moratorium or temporary suspension of deployment of…

Suspend deployment of nurses overseas amid COVID-19 crisis, DOLE urged

Neil Arwin Mercado 03/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines —  A lawmaker is urging the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to temporarily suspend the deployment of Filipino nurses overseas as the country fights the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Cagayan de Oro City…

Deployment ban stays until Kuwait ‍honors 2018 labor agreement

Julie M. Aurelio, Tina G. Santos 01/17/2020

The total deployment ban of workers to Kuwait will remain in effect “until we get justice for Ms [Jeanelyn] Villavende and a consensus on the standard employment contract,” Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said in a press…

POEA totally bans deployment of OFWs to Iraq

Krixia Subingsubing 01/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) has imposed a total ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Iraq, formalizing the government’s efforts to repatriate Filipinos amid escalating tensions between the United…

Deployment ban in Kuwait also covers returning domestic workers – Bello

01/03/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines will also ban the deployment of vacationing household service workers to Kuwait and not only new ones as initially announced, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said. “Initially, I was inclined to exempt…

Police deployment to Mandaue polling centers starts

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/09/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu —  The deployment of over 150 personnel from the Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) to voting centers has begun Thursday, May 9. Some four to 10 policemen are detailed in each of the 27…

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