Third quarter surprise

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 11/23/2021

I was wrong about how the economy would fare in the third quarter (Q3) this year. And like most everybody else, I’m glad I was. Most were surprised at the unexpected strong upturn in the country’s gross…

Unemployed swell to 3.9M in August due to lockdowns

Ben O. de Vera, Jerome Aning 10/01/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The unemployment rate worsened to 8.1 percent in August as many business establishments in Metro Manila were forced to close by the lockdown meant to contain the spread of COVID-19 and as thousands of…

Not all lockdowns are equal

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 08/27/2021

Over a year and a half since the surreal news of Wuhan, China being quarantined due to the coronavirus outbreak, a common response to COVID-19 continues to be the imposition of a “lockdown,” that is, a set…

Cebu City barangays to get P143 million financial assistance

Dyrecka Letigio 08/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City barangays are set to receive their financial assistance in the coming weeks after the city government signed the guidelines for the release of the cash vouchers. Councilor Raymond Garcia said that…

New Zealand thrown into lockdown over single suspected Delta case

08/17/2021

WELLINGTON — Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern put New Zealand under strict lockdown on Tuesday after the country’s first coronavirus case in six months was reported in the largest city of Auckland. Ardern’s “go hard, go early” strategy has helped…

COVID-19 hits another non-profit shelter in Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A facility ran by a non-profit group here in Cebu was placed under lockdown after several of its occupants contracted COVID-19. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) of Cebu City confirmed on Tuesday, August…

Rama will no longer allow convergence in Fort San Pedro, Plazas, and Fuente Osmeña Circle

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama will no longer allow any convergence or gatherings in the city’s public parks. This includes Fort San Pedro, Plaza Independencia, Plaza Sugbo, and the Fuente Osmeña Circle…

Santander town mayor: No ‘hard lockdown’ here

Mae Fhel Gom-os 07/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The mayor of Santander town in the southern tip of Cebu clarified that they are not implementing a hard lockdown. In her official statement through a Facebook post on Thursday, July 22, 2021,…

Negros Occidental governor’s office shut down due to COVID scare

Carla Gomez 06/13/2021

BACOLOD CITY – The Negros Occidental Governor’s Office has been temporarily shut down after two employees tested positive for COVID-19, Provincial Administrator Rayfrado Diaz said on Friday. The two employees who tested positive for COVID-19 are in…

India turns to ex-army medics as COVID surge sparks calls for lockdown

Reuters 05/10/2021

MUMBAI  -India will recruit hundreds of former army medics to support its overwhelmed healthcare system, the defence ministry said on Sunday, as the country grapples with record COVID-19 infections and deaths amid calls for a complete nationwide…

Several Legazpi City offices, buildings on lockdown due to COVID-19 infections

Mar Arguelles 05/02/2021

LEGAZPI CITY  – The City Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases on Saturday locked down several public and private offices, schools, and villages due to reported cases of COVID-19. Mayor Noel…

CDN’s Lockdown brings entertainment amid trying times with new guests this week

Marc Cosep 04/08/2021

While most of us are still working from home— finding solace in our little bubble, CDN Digital continues to bring entertainment and information through our Lockdown series. In the last Lockdown episode, we tackled women empowerment and…

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