Cimatu orders suspension of Alcoy firms mining, exporting dolomite 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/25/2020

Alcoy, Cebu–Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has verbally ordered on Friday, September 25, 2020, the temporary suspension of all aspects of operations of the two firms quarrying and exporting dolomite here.  Cimatu told members of the media in…

Think tank Infrawatch PH raises more red flags on Manila Bay project

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 09/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Infrawatch PH, a nongovernment policy think tank, raised more red flags on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, on the government’s Manila Bay rehabilitation project, saying that it lacked an Environment Compliance Certificate (ECC) and was…

SAF troops a huge help in COVID response in Cebu City–Cimatu

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The presence of troops from the Special Action Force (SAF) was a huge boost in Cebu City’s drive against the spread of COVID-19. This is what Secretary Roy Cimatu, overseer of the Inter…

Cimatu admits he was ‘worried’ of COVID-19 cases in Cebu province

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Interagency Task Force (IATF) Chief Implementer for the Visayas Sec. Roy Cimatu urged local government units in Cebu province to continue their COVID-19 responses as he admitted that he was getting worried about…

Granular lockdown eyed in Cebu City barangays with most number of COVID-19 cases

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, the overseer of Interagency Task Force (IATF) in Cebu, said that they have identified some barangays here that may be placed under granular lockdown here due to high number…

Cimatu wants fruit trees in Sapangdaku to be transferred, not cut

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, the overseer of the Interagency Task Force (IATF) in Cebu, said that the fruit trees that may be affected in the building of a new public cemetery in Barangay…

Health care professionals in Cebu City private hospitals need assistance, says Cimatu

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said that the health care professionals in private hospitals here desperately need assistance. Cimatu, the Interagency Task Force (IATF) overseer in Cebu, said on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, that…

More forces coming to Cebu City to implement ‘total lockdown’—Cimatu

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, the Interagency Task Force’s (IATF) overseer in Cebu, said that more forces will be coming to implement the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), which he says is essentially in a…

Cebu City gov’t to provide aid for residents

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said the city will try to help the residents who will be affected by this stricter Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). Labella said that the city has allotted P500…

Granular lockdowns for barangays in Cebu City—Cimatu

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu, the overseer of the Interagency Task Force (IATF) in Cebu, said that instead of city-wide or massive total lockdowns, granular lockdowns will be…

Cimatu to visit Cebu City barangays to assess COVID-19 situation

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Secretary Roy Cimatu of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), who was sent to oversee the Interagency Task Force (IATF) operations in Cebu City, said he will be going to the…

Vice Mayor Rama: Cebu City welcomes help from national gov’t

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City welcomes the help of the national government in curbing the cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This was the statement of Vice Mayor Michael Rama, who chairs the City Council’s…

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