Lapu-Lapu Council suspends curfew ordinance implementation

Futch Anthony Inso 04/08/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City council has passed during their regular session on Thursday, April 7, 2022, a measure suspending the implementation of the city’s curfew ordinance. Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan, earlier, sent a letter-request…

Vaccine supply woes may again halt jabs of 5-11-year-old kids in Cebu City

Vhenna Marie Mantilla 02/28/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Only 200 doses of vaccines for COVID-19 are left for the inoculation in Cebu City of children, who are 5 to 11 years old.  Doctor Jeffrey Ibones, head of the City Health Department…

Another lazy policy

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 11/16/2021

Our history is replete with policies having the effect of a shotgun that inflicts unwanted collateral damage outside of the targeted objects of the policy — even when rifle-focused solutions would have been better. The thing about…

LTO to suspend issuance of student driver’s permit starting July 1

Krissy Aguilar 06/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The issuance of student driver’s permits will be suspended starting July 1, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) said Monday. LTO chief Edgar Galvante said starting August 3, those who want to acquire a student’s…

Dizon to Labella: Suspend use of ECQ passes

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Alvin Dizon is asking Mayor Edgardo Labella to suspend the use of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) passes as this has caused more problem for the city’s constituents.  In a…

Suspend deployment of nurses overseas amid COVID-19 crisis, DOLE urged

Neil Arwin Mercado 03/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines —  A lawmaker is urging the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to temporarily suspend the deployment of Filipino nurses overseas as the country fights the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Cagayan de Oro City…

Issuance of permits suspended; market fees waived

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government will not be issuing any permits while the city is under general community quarantine for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). In a memorandum, Mayor Edgardo Labella, ordered the Business…

JoyRide suspends passenger operations amid COVID-19 outbreak

PR 03/16/2020

Filipino-owned motorcycle hailing application JoyRide announced that it was suspending passenger operations in Metro Manila to show of full support to the measures being undertaken by the government to address the growing threat of the corona virus…

Comelec suspends voter registration until March 31

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has announced the suspension of voter’s registration because of the recent developments related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  In an advisory issued on Monday, March 9, Comelec…

DILG: Council has power to suspend barangay officials

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Can the Cebu City Council suspend an elected barangay official? The Department of Interior and Local Government in Cebu City (DILG-Cebu City) says ‘yes.’  DILG-Cebu City acting director, Emma Joyevelyn Calvo, said the Local Government…

Garcia sues Davide, Magpale, Capitol execs; asks Ombudsman to suspend Capitol officials

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Cebu’s third district Representative Gwendolyn Garcia has filed criminal and administrative charges against Governor Hilario Davide III, Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale and four other Capitol executives for allegedly filling in positions in the Capitol…

MCIA to suspend midnight to 8 a.m. flights in September to give way to 15-day runway repair

JOSE SANTINO BUNACHITA 07/13/2018

With the runway of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) set to be closed for repair for 15 days in September, the airport’s authority (MCIAA) and operator, GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC), will hold meetings with…

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