Ferro to recommend gradual downgrade of Cebu City ECQ

Alven Marie A. Timtim 07/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A gradual downgrade from the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) would be ideal for Cebu City. This is the what Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro, Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) director,…

Rama not keen on GCQ for Cebu City after July 15

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama is not keen on having Cebu City be downgraded from its enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) status after July 15, 2020. In a virtual press conference on Saturday,…

ECQ impact on economy ‘more severe than expected’

Ben O. de Vera - Philippine Daily Inquirer 07/11/2020

The Philippines is bracing for a worse-than-expected drop in gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter as the country’s chief economist on Friday said the COVID-19 lockdown inflicted more pain to the economy than earlier projected.…

Border controls remain as Cebu province’s MGCQ takes effect on July 10

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The more “relaxed” protocols under the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) status in Cebu province will already take effect at midnight on Friday, July 10, 2020. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has signed on Thursday,…

Cebu City remains under ECQ because hospitals are already overwhelmed – Duque

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - INQUIRER.net 07/08/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Cebu City remains under an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), the highest quarantine restriction level placed by the national government, as hospitals are already overwhelmed. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said this during President Rodrigo…

Cimatu confident Cebu City will be downgraded to GCQ on July 16

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, the Interagency Task Force (IATF) overseer in Cebu, said he is confident that the city will be downgraded to General Community Quarantine (GCQ) by July 16, 2020. “I am…

Ferro to reprimand police imposing exercise punishments

Alven Marie A. Timtim 07/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There will be no punishments involving exercises and walking kilometers that would be imposed among enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) protocol violators. This was clarified by Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro, director of…

CCPO: 356 nabbed for disobedience, curfew violation in June

Alven Marie A. Timtim 07/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) reported on Friday, July 3, 2020, that 356 individuals were apprehended here for either disobedience of curfew violation for the month of June. Police Colonel Cydric Earl…

Inayawan village chief laments city’s lack of coordination in rice aid distribution

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Photos of residents from Barangay Inayawan gathering in a gym for rice distribution in the area on July 1, 2020 have been circulating online, and this was a cause of concern for village…

Lack of Q passes still a problem for many Cebu City residents

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Have you already received your quarantine pass from the Cebu City Hall? The distribution of the new quarantine passes has become a primary concern for many especially with the extension of the city’s enhanced…

Cebu City to remain under ECQ until July 15

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City will remain under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) until July 15, 2020, President Rodrigo Duterte announced in a televised presser midnight of July 1, 2020. The President said the city continues to…

More cases surface as Cebu await post-June 30 quarantine status

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As Cebuanos await President Rodrigo Duterte’s announcement of the quarantine control status of the different areas in the country on Tuesday evening, June 30, 2020, local authorities have reported more cases of the…

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