No permits required for community pantries — Cebu City barangays

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There will be no permits required of community pantries set up by residents in the city. The Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) through its president, ex-officio Councilor Franklyn Ong, told CDN Digital that…

Dead people, minors, Filipinos abroad on list of ‘ECQ aid’ recipients – lawmaker

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 04/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Dead persons, minors, and Filipinos already living abroad were among those listed as beneficiaries in the government’s cash assistance for people affected by lockdowns in the National Capital Region (NCR) Plus bubble. Puwersa ng…

DILG: Ordinary individuals like Fernandez who jumped vaccine line may be off-the-hook

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 03/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday said it does not see any liability on the part of ordinary individuals, like actor Mark Anthony Fernandez, for skipping the COVID-19 vaccine…

DILG slams COVID vaccination of actor Mark Anthony Fernandez: ‘Madaling gumawa ng excuse’

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 03/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III on Thursday said he does not believe that actor Mark Anthony Fernandez is qualified to be a substitute when it comes to…

DILG to issue show cause order vs Mingla mayor for taking vaccine; LGU says no HCWs displaced

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, announced it will be issuing a show-cause order against Minglanilla Mayor Elanito Peña. In an interview with state-run Radyo Pilipinas,…

Brgy Bakilid could be drug-cleared this year

Mary Rose Sagarino 03/23/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The Mandaue City government and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) aim to have a drug-cleared barangay in the city within the year. So on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, the City Anti-Drug Abuse…

Mandaue to ask RIATF: Decide on tricities’ unified curfew proposal

Mary Rose Sagarino 03/18/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City government will follow what the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force (RIATF) on COVID-19 will decide on the recommendation of a unified curfew for the tri-cities of Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu and Cebu. Lawyer…

Cebu City PROBE hopeful to pass DILG evaluation on road clearing

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 03/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Prevention Restoration Beautification and Enhancement (PROBE) team is confident that the city will pass the road clearing evaluation of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). PROBE head, Racquel…

Labella: No RT-PCR requirement for entry in Cebu City up to medical experts

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said he was considering waiving the real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test for tourists and travelers entering the city from other modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) areas. This…

DILG: Labella can work from home

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 02/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is nearing a month in his work-from-home set-up as he continues to recuperate from an ear infection he contracted in mid-January 2021. The Department of Interior and Local…

Waiving of medCert, travel authority for travelers bound for MGCQ areas eyed – DILG exec

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on Thursday, February 25, welcomed the plans of the national government to waive the need to present a medical certificate and travel authority in areas under modified general community…

DILG: Cebu Province policy for tourist and travellers’ entry acceptable

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 02/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Department of Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III said the policy of Cebu Province for the entry of tourists and travellers is acceptable. This he clarified after it was reported that…

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