Don’t use trumpets, whistles to welcome 2021, DOH warns public

Dona Z. Pazzibugan, Jerome Aning 12/11/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, health officials have discouraged the use of trumpets and whistles as an alternative to firecrackers in welcoming the New Year. During the launch of the government’s annual anti-firecrackers campaign, an…

CCPO chief reminds public about the importance of staying home

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Those who do not have important things to do outside as well as those who do not have quarantine passes should stay inside their homes despite the general community quarantine (GCQ) status of…

Pelare: People out on Talisay streets ‘controllable’

Alven Marie A. Timtim 06/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More people were out on the streets of Talisay City on the first day of the general community quarantine (GCQ). Police Major Gerard Ace Pelare, Talisay City Police chief, also said that the…

CCPO chief to public: Please follow guidelines

Alven Marie A. Timtim 06/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) have one appeal to the public during this general community quarantine (GCQ) period and possible downgrade of the quarantine status of the city, and that would be…

Public in Lapu urged: Go out only when it’s necessary

Alven Marie A. Timtim 05/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City is now on its third day under the general community quarantine (GCQ) and business establishments have opened, which means more people or the public are also out on the streets. Despite…

Public urged: Report to authorities instead of posting on Facebook about suspected COVID-19 patients

Alven Marie A. Timtim 04/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines– Instead of posting on Facebook and other social media accounts about persons who are suspected coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients, the public of Talisay City, were encouraged to report to the authorities instead. This…

Public know ECQ rules but continue to violate them — PRO-7 survey

Alven Maria A. Timtim 04/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Gahi gihapon ang ulo.” (They continue to be hard headed or stubborn.) This was the statement of Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro, Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) director, weeks after the…

Banks warn public vs online scammers

Doris Dumlao-Abadilla 04/17/2020

As more people switch to online banking channels during the COVID-19 pandemic-induced lockdown of key cities, cyberspace has become a fertile ground for scammers who are becoming more and more sophisticated in stealing credentials and hard-earned money.…

China didn’t warn public of likely pandemic for 6 key days

04/15/2020

In the six days after top Chinese officials secretly determined they likely were facing a pandemic from a new coronavirus, the city of Wuhan at the epicenter of the disease hosted a mass banquet for tens of…

DILG: Be creative, make your own face masks

Rosalie Abatayo 04/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While there may be “difficulty” in buying face masks during this pandemic, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) said there could be creative ways in complying with the mandatory face mask…

Be fire conscious, Capitol urges public, businesses

Rosalie O. Abatayo 03/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Following the recent successive fire incidents in Metro Cebu, the Cebu Provincial Board is reminding the public and businesses to be fire conscious at all times. Aside from that, they are also calling on…

Mandaue cops seek public’s help to identify man found floating below Mandaue-Mactan bridge

Alven Marie A. Timtim and Paul Lauro 01/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue police are asking the public to help them identify the man who was found dead off the waters of Barangay Looc, Mandaue City, at around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 26,…

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