ECQ ‘wasted’ as gov’t still has no clear plans – doctors

Donna Pazzibugan 04/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Healthcare Professionals Alliance Against COVID-19 (HPAAC) said the two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) was “wasted” since the long-term changes necessary to prevent another surge of COVID-19 cases were not implemented. “We re-emphasize that…

PH gov’t is biggest violator of workers’ rights

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 02/15/2021

The government is so high-strung and unforgiving in commanding private employers to pay their employees minimum salaries and other benefits made mandatory by law. The Philippine government, however, is a huge hypocrite, because it’s the biggest abuser…

Inoculated individuals still have to follow travel protocols, for now — Duque

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 01/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Even those who have already been inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine have to follow travel protocols imposed by the government, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Monday. During the hearing of the House committee…

‘Bato’ to anti-terror bill critics: Don’t blame gov’t if terrorism escalates

Consuelo Marquez 06/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Critics of the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 should not blame the government if terrorism in the country worsens, Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa said on Sunday. “Sige okay lang sa akin, eh di…

Liza Soberano pleads for unity; asks gov’t to renew ABS-CBN’s franchise again

Katrina Hallare 05/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Kapamilya actress Liza Soberano has appealed for unity among people quarreling because of differences in opinions about ABS-CBN’s franchise. In an Instagram post on Thursday, Soberano lamented how pride seemed to have prevailed upon…

The virus is the enemy, not the government

Jobers Reynes Bersales 04/09/2020

  Today is the 78th anniversary of the Fall of Bataan while tomorrow is the 78th anniversary of the Japanese invasion of Cebu. Two hugely significant events in the life of the country and of Cebuanos which…

Cebu Chamber calls for measures for gov’t, other sectors to meet 

Irene R. Sino Cruz 02/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) calls on business sector and government to implement ways to address adverse effects of COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019). In a position paper, CCCI cited the…

Cebu City gov’t to provide police with bulletproof vests

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government will provide policemen with bulletproof vests. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella gave this promise after the death of a policeman during a botched surveillance operation against suspected drug personalities…

DILG Cebu chief vows to help brgys to comply with road clearing tasks

Rosalie Abatayo 01/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Cebu province has promised to help barangays to comply with their agency’s order to take the lead in sustaining the road clearing efforts initiated…

Duterte declares ceasefire with communist rebels

Froilan Gallardo 12/23/2019

Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental—Malacañang on Sunday night, December 22, 2019, said President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has declared a ceasefire with communist rebels for the Christmas season. Malacañang said Duterte declared the unilateral and reciprocal ceasefire…

EO 70 a huge factor in campaign against insurgency in Central, Western Visayas

Florence Baesa 12/18/2019

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental–The government is gaining in its campaign to end insurgency problems through Executive Order No. 70, which aims to address root causes of insurgency through the Whole-of-Nation approach and the creation of the National…

Cebu City Government to give cash incentives to SEA Games medalists from Cebu City 

Mars G. Alison 12/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—A gold medalist from Cebu City in the recently-concluded  30th Southeast Asian Games is set to receive a total cash incentive of P950,000. This after the Cebu City government through the Cebu City Sports Commission…

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