Palace: Cabinet proposes implementation of 4-hour curfew by LGUs

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 10/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte’s Cabinet has recommended a reduced curfew to only four hours as the country aims to gradually jumpstart the economy amid the pandemic, Malacañang said Wednesday. From the prevailing policy of 10…

DepEd-7 eyes one school per LGU to remain as isolation center

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) will be looking into a compromise with the local government units that are asking for the extension of their use of some public schools as…

DOH-7 tells LGUs: Use raw data for contact tracing only, not for announcements

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While discrepancies continue between government offices’ data on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the Central Visayas, the Department of Health in Central Visayas’ (DOH-7) called on local government units (LGUs) to…

LGUs urged to review plans for ‘perfect storm’

Nestor Corrales 07/04/2020

Local governments should review their disaster plans to anticipate a possible “perfect storm” of COVID-19 combining with the endemic problems of floods, landslides and diseases like diarrhea, influenza, leptospirosis and dengue, the Department of the Interior and…

Cebu Island LGUs report more COVID-19 cases

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Local government units in Cebu Island or Cebu province and the tricities — Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue and Cebu Cities —  have reported more cases of the coronavirus disease despite the continuous implementation of different…

LGUs that impose localized lockdowns told to organize quick response teams

Doris C. Bongcac 06/09/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — While local government units (LGUs) were given the option to organize local lockdowns, they too would have be responsible for organizing their own quick response teams (QRTs)  “that should carry out the test-trace-treat…

Duterte orders LGUs to help stranded individuals, vows to shoulder their hospital bill

Krissy Aguilar 05/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday ordered local government units (LGUs) to extend help to Filipinos and even foreigners who are stranded in their area, adding he would shoulder their hospital bills if needed. “I…

Make issuance of medical certificates free of charge, DILG tells LGUs

Krissy Aguilar 05/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Local government units (LGU) have been asked to make free of charge the issuance of medical certificates to stranded individuals, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)  said Wednesday. DILG spokesperson Undersecretary…

Caindec to LGUs: If you allow backriding, allow it for all

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Regional Director Victor Caindec of the Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas (LTO-7)  has called on local government units (LGUs) to forego the grant of exemptions should they decide to allow backriding in…

EcoWaste to DILG: Allow LGUs to grant hazard pay to garbage collectors

Catherine Gonzales - Inquirer.net 04/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The pro-environment and health group EcoWaste Coalition on Monday asked the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to allow local government units (LGUs) to grant hazard pay to garbage collectors sourced from…

DILG reminds LGUs to prohibit donation of infant formula

Consuelo Marquez 04/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday reminded local government units (LGUs) and residents that infant formula donations are prohibited as it “undermines” breastfeeding for newborn babies. DILG Spokesperson and…

LGUs to pay back cash aid given to unqualified beneficiaries – Nograles

Julie Aurelio 04/13/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Local government units (LGUs) that will give away cash aid from the social amelioration program to unqualified beneficiaries will have to pay it back. The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases warned…

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