Labella appeals to IATF to place Cebu City under GCQ

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella was surprised that the Interagency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) placed Cebu City back under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) late Monday evening, June…

It’s back to ECQ for Cebu City

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The national government’s anti-coronavirus task force has placed Cebu City back to a stricter enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, chairperson of the Inter-Agency Task Force for Management of Infectious…

Volunteer group needs help for 77-year-old woman in Cebu City

Raul Constantine L. Tabano 05/29/2020

MOALBOAL, CEBU — Bayanihan Mission, a nationwide volunteer group, is asking netizens for support to help a senior citizen in Cebu City who is among those struggling while the city remains in enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) due…

Minglanilla cops receive ‘Thank you’ letter

Alven Marie A. Timtim 05/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Arguing or explaining rules to hot-tempered individuals is a scene that is no longer new or shocking to policemen, who are assigned in one of the quarantine control points (QCPs) in Minglanilla town,…

CCTO impounds over 300 vehicles in less than a month

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Even with the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Cebu City, several motorists continued to violate traffic rules and regulations. The Cebu City Transportation Office (CTTO) said that from May 1…

Cebu Tri-cities asks IATF to keep them under ECQ

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The highly urbanized cities of Cebu including Cebu City, Mandaue City, and Lapu-Lapu City are appealing to the Interagency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to keep the three cities under the…

Capitol workers back at work as S. Leyte now in GCQ

Jani Arnaiz 05/04/2020

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte – Capitol employees returned to work this morning in full force after the provincial government of Southern Leyte downgraded the enhanced community quarantine to a general community quarantine on May 1. It was…

Forecast: Cebu could have up to 1,300 COVID-19 cases on May 15 if…

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Experts from the University of the Philippines (UP) projected that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Cebu could infect up to 1,300 individuals, and claim at least 50 lives. “The forecast for May 15…

Soco asks utilities to give incentives, adopt deferred payment schemes

Rosalie Abatayo 04/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial Board has asked the utility providers to extend payment grace periods or develop favorable payment schemes for their consumers amid economic difficulties brought by the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing…

Capitol to focus on Enhanced Countryside Development after ECQ is lifted

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu provincial government will shift its focus to Enhanced Countryside Development (ECD) after it wins its battle against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said that the implementation of the enhanced…

Duterte may ask Congress for more funds for COVID-19 response

Darryl John Esguerra - INQUIRER.net 04/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang said Friday that President Rodrigo Duterte may ask Congress to grant him additional budget in light of the continuing response of the government against coronavirus disease (COVID-19). According to Duterte’s economic team, the government…

LIST: Provinces, areas under ECQ and GCQ

Krissy Aguilar - INQUIRER.net 04/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the extension of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila and other high-risk areas in Luzon until May 15, 2020. The President also placed several areas in Visayas and Mindanao under…

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