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SMC insures 5,000 Cebu frontliners for P2 M each

Diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has provided life insurance coverage for about 5,000 medical front liners from 18 hospitals across Cebu, insuring them for P2 million each. SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang “We started this initiative several months ago, at the height of COVID-19 cases in Cebu, when our medical front liners there were really having a hard time,” said SMC president Ramon S. Ang. He noted that, “Many of them were also testing positive for the coronavirus. We wanted to do something to help protect them, and to show our solidarity and support for them.” With the insurance packages, obtained through Cocolife, Ang said that medical front liners in Cebu can now have added security as they save lives and fight the virus. “Saving lives is still our highest priority. Unfortunately, COVID-19 can affect anyone, even our doctors and nurses. As much as possible, we cannot lose any more lives, especially not our medical front liners, because they are the ones tasked to save lives. Through this effort, we hope they feel that their everyday sacrifices are valued and appreciated,” Ang added. Under the program, SMC paid all the premiums for the insurance of medical front liners. Thus far, SMC’s P2 million coverage-each insurance package has benefited front liners in the following Cebu hospitals: Perpetual Soccour Hospital (459), Cebu Doctors University Hospital (254), Southwestern University Medical Center (36), St. Vincent General Shopital (99), Mendero Medical Center (77), Visayas Community Medical Center (62), Adventist Hospital Cebu (189),  Chong Hua Hospital (1,303), Cebu South General Hospital (125), Cebu Velez General Hospital (143), Cebu City Medical Center (12), Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (65), Talisay District Hospital (30), Arc Hospital (44), Cebu North (91), Mactan Doctors’ Hospital (155), Allegiant Regional Care (305), Univeristy of Cebu Medical Center (278). Some 61 Infectious disease specialists and pulmonologists and hundreds of other medical workers were also provided the same insurance coverage......»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnSep 15th, 2020

Chan to CTMS: Exempt frontliners, APORs from payment of fines

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu- Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan has directed the City Traffic Management System (CTMS) to waive the penalties and fines imposed on frontliners and Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APOR), who were among those issued with citation tickets on Tuesday, January 26, for violation of the city’s number coding scheme. Violators are to pay […] The post Chan to CTMS: Exempt frontliners, APORs from payment of fines appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Andanar: Roll out of vaccines for frontliners to start by mid-February

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Communications Secretary Martin Andanar assured Cebuanos that they are part of the top priority for the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines by mid-February 2021. Andanar, in his visit to Cebu on January 19, 2021 for Pagduaw Central Visayas, said that Cebu along with Metro Manila and Davao are the priorities for the […] The post Andanar: Roll out of vaccines for frontliners to start by mid-February appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

Medical frontliners to be prioritized for vaccination in Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Medical workers, the police, contact tracers, and frontliners in Cebu City will be the first to be inoculated with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine should it arrive anytime soon. This was the promise of Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella for the planned vaccination program of the city the moment the […] The post Medical frontliners to be prioritized for vaccination in Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2021

Labella to Council: Reconsider P40 million budget for frontliners

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is asking the City Council to reconsider the P40 million budget allocated for food packs for the frontliners handling quarantine centers in the city. This after the council turned down on December 2, 2020 the additional budget the executive department is asking to feed the medical […] The post Labella to Council: Reconsider P40 million budget for frontliners appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2020

Duterte OKs active hazard pay, special risk allowance to pandemic frontliners

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the grant of active hazard duty pay (AHDP) and special risk allowance (SRA) to COVID-19 medical frontliners. In his Administrative Order (AO) No. 35 signed and issued Monday, Duterte ordered the government to grant active hazard duty pay of up to P3,000 per month to all human […] The post Duterte OKs active hazard pay, special risk allowance to pandemic frontliners appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2020

New Normal Celebrations at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu

You deserve to celebrate your intimate events and milestones in a venue where safety, security, and service are priority. Whether you are looking for an intimate celebration venue, a special package for our beloved frontliners, or simply a special place to get ready in, we have curated packages that will suit your needs and the […] The post New Normal Celebrations at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2020

Cebu City to be under lockdown again?

CEBU CITY — A lockdown may be imposed here again after a slight increase in new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases were recorded in the past three days, the chief of the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) said Thursday.           City Councilor Joel Garganera said that from Nov. 9 to 11, there were more new cases than recoveries which may lead to another lockdown before the month ends.           “If this trend will continue, then it’s not isolated and that before the end of the month, we will lock down,” Garganera said.           The city recorded 13 new cases last Tuesday and another 28 last Wednesday, increasing the active cases to 131 as of Thursday.           “This data serves as a warning. Our government, the police, the barangays, and frontliners can only do so much. We need the cooperation of the entire populace. If other first world countries, with much superior health services, experienced second wave, lockdowns, how much more us. What good will be our gains if the few continue to violate our health protocols,” Garganera said.           The councilor lamented that mass gatherings have also become common in the past few days even if the city remains under general community quarantine.            Garganera said the EOC has received reports that some people are renting houses as venues for parties.           “People tend to relax. There were mass gatherings and parties. Some people are renting houses or these Airbnb and hold parties there,” said Garganera.           “This is very alarming. If the cases continue to increase we might implement a lockdown. This is a warning because a lot are no longer complying with the health protocols,” said Garganera.           Garganera said the EOC will be meeting with the police so that stricter implementation of health protocols will be imposed.           “Though the positivity rate is way below the WHO (World Health Organization) threshold which is five percent but if people tend to be not mindful of the health protocols, we will be surprised that we will celebrate Christmas under ECQ (enhanced community quarantine)......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

Frontline workers in 23 barangays in Cebu City to receive hazard pay

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is finally releasing the hazard pay for frontline workers in barangays three months after the peak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The city government will be releasing P250 per day worth of hazard pay for all barangay frontliners from March 28 to May 30, 2020, which was […] The post Frontline workers in 23 barangays in Cebu City to receive hazard pay appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 27th, 2020

Cebu City to release cash incentives for medical frontliners this Oct. 29

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella on Monday, October 26, announced that they would start releasing the cash incentives they promised to healthcare workers attending to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients here. Labella, in a press conference, said the city would be distributing P10,000 to each qualified beneficiary this Thursday, October 29, […] The post Cebu City to release cash incentives for medical frontliners this Oct. 29 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2020

SM gives away 10K worth of SM gift certificates to 5 frontliners via 'ShareHopeWithSM

CEBU, Philippines – Spark hope and share the joy of gift-giving as SM Supermalls celebrates our front line workers, our modern day heroes, in this time of pandemic. This holiday season, shoppers may nominate a frontliner to receive a special gift via the #ShareHopeWithSM digital mailbox until December 14, 2020. Five (5) nominated frontliners may […] The post SM gives away 10K worth of SM gift certificates to 5 frontliners via #ShareHopeWithSM appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2020

DPWH-7 turns over dorm, isolation facilities intended for healthcare workers

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Public Works and Highways in Central Visayas (DPWH – 7) has officially turned over various isolation and dormitory facilities intended for medical frontliners here in Cebu to respective national government agencies and local government units. On Friday, October 23, separate ceremonies were held to mark the completion of […] The post DPWH-7 turns over dorm, isolation facilities intended for healthcare workers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2020

Frontliners in Cebu City tie knot amid pandemic

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A love story right out of a pandemic. Such is the marriage of 37-year-old Sylvester Ray Ortega, and 30-year-old Michelle Ann Ouano from Barangay Mabolo in Cebu City, who tied the knot in a civil ceremony administered by Mayor Edgardo Labella on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. The bride and groom are […] The post Frontliners in Cebu City tie knot amid pandemic appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 30th, 2020

SMC helps insure medical frontliners

San Miguel Corp., the country's diversified conglomerate, has provided life insurance package to medical frontliners from 18 hospitals across Cebu......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 18th, 2020

ARTHALAND leads donation drives for frontliners in Cebu

ARTHALAND Corporation, the internationally recognized real estate developer of the country’s largest eco-friendly single-tower office development, has recently held the country’s first virtual structural topping off ceremony of Cebu Exchange, on track as scheduled, despite the pandemic.  As part of ARTHALAND’s promise to build sustainable legacies through collaboration, the company has also spearheaded donation drives […] The post ARTHALAND leads donation drives for frontliners in Cebu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

Netizen gives back by doing ‘treasure hunt’ game in a mall for random frontliners

  CEBU CITY, Philippines —  A netizen shares his blessings with random people in a mall with his treasure hunt-inspired game. Vicente Alcarez, 25, a private school teacher from Cebu, did not spend his money on things in the mall but rather, he shared P500 bills with strangers. Alcarez filmed this project last August 10, […] The post Netizen gives back by doing ‘treasure hunt’ game in a mall for random frontliners appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2020

Choobi Choobi donates 70K face masks to frontliners

To assist front-line medical workers in the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Choobi Choobi, a family-oriented casual dining restaurant has donated face masks to frontliners across Metro Cebu. This donation included 70,000 surgical face masks, whose level of protection is adapted to the immediate needs of the most exposed health care personnel. These […] The post Choobi Choobi donates 70K face masks to frontliners appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 19th, 2020

OPAV: 4K food packs given to VSMMC frontliners since July

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV) reported to have distributed over 4,000 food packs to medical workers at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) since the first week of July. In an emailed press release on Sunday, August 9, OPAV said 320 food packs were being […] The post OPAV: 4K food packs given to VSMMC frontliners since July appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2020

OVP’s free shuttle services to cease operations after August 8

CEBU CITY, Philippines – With Cebu City now under general community quarantine (GCQ), the Office of the Vice President (OPV) announced that it will already cease to operate its free shuttle services starting on Sunday, August 9. OVP’s shuttles that provided free rides especially to frontliners here under the #BayanihanSugbuano program will serve its designated […] The post OVP’s free shuttle services to cease operations after August 8 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2020

Policemen, firemen to be deployed to hasten contact tracing

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Policemen or firemen will be deployed in each barangay in Lapu-Lapu City in order to enhance and expedite the contact tracing activities for COVID-19 cases in the city. On Monday, August 3, 2020, Mayor Junard Chan held a coordination meeting with medical frontliners, police  and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) personnel, […] The post Policemen, firemen to be deployed to hasten contact tracing appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

In Misamis Occ, local officials, frontliners take care of three kittens

CEBU CITY, Philippines — In the province of Misamis Occidental in Northern Mindanao, there’s a new quarantine facility dedicated to a unique set of LSIs. But these LSIs have four legs and paws with claws and whiskers. Called as locally stranded irings (cats in Bisaya), the provincial government and frontliners of Misamis Occidental  are now […] The post In Misamis Occ, local officials, frontliners take care of three kittens appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 19th, 2020