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Abellanosa’s bill seeks to give every Filipino access to free COVID vaccine when ready

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Rep. Rodrigo Abellanosa of Cebu City’s south district has filed a bill in Congress that will make sure that every Filipino citizen will have access to free coronavirus disease vaccine as soon as this is made available. Abellanosa said that his bill was in fulfillment of a promise which President Rodrigo […] The post Abellanosa’s bill seeks to give every Filipino access to free COVID vaccine when ready appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Garganera: EOC is working with DOH-7 to harmonize ‘conflicting’ COVID-19 data

CEBU CITY, Philippines –More than four months have passed since cases of the coronavirus disease were first reported in Cebu City. But to date, there is still conflicting data on the number of cases reported in the city based on the monitoring of the Cebu City government and the Department of Health in Central Visayas […] The post Garganera: EOC is working with DOH-7 to harmonize ‘conflicting’ COVID-19 data appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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MCPO bags Best City Police Office award, 3 other recognitions

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) brought home no just one but four special awards during the culmination of the 119th-anniversary celebration of the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday, August 6. MCPO was cited as the Best City Police Office in Central Visayas while it also had the Best City […] The post MCPO bags Best City Police Office award, 3 other recognitions appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Ahong signs JVA for 200-ha. reclamation project in Mactan

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Lapu-Lapu City Government on Friday, August 7, entered into an agreement with a private firm for the development of a reclamation project in the city. Mayor Junard ‘Ahong’ Chan, in a post on his official Facebook page, announced that he signed a joint-venture agreement (JVA) with Mactan Bluewaters Development Corporation […] The post Ahong signs JVA for 200-ha. reclamation project in Mactan appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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NBI CEVRO arrest ‘illegal recruiter’ from Talisay City

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A woman who is operating a training school and a recruitment agency in Barangay Dumlog, Talisay City, was arrested by operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation Central Visayas Regional Office (NBI CEVRO) at around 3 p.m. this Friday, August 7, 2020. NBI CEVRO Investigator Arnel Pura said they had been […] The post NBI CEVRO arrest ‘illegal recruiter’ from Talisay City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Air India Express flight from Dubai with 190 aboard crash lands at Kerala airport

Updated 01:43 a.m., August 8, 2020 MALAPPURAM – At least 15 people are said to have died when an Air India Express flight crash-landed and split into two on Friday (Aug 7) night after skidding off a runway at an airport in India’s southern state of Kerala during bad weather. At least 123 people suffered injuries […] The post Air India Express flight from Dubai with 190 aboard crash lands at Kerala airport appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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16.5-percent GDP drop: What went wrong?

Our country has experienced negative growth for two quarters in a row in 2020 and is now technically in recession. In the first quarter of 2020, we contracted by 0.7 percent, and for the second quarter, the Philippine Statistics Authority announced another contraction—a negative 16.5 percent. Both in real terms, 2018 prices. Reader, I have […] The post 16.5-percent GDP drop: What went wrong? appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Labella says use of face shields not mandatory in Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Mayor Edgardo Labella said that while the use of face shields is highly encouraged when going out, its use will not be made mandatory in Cebu City for now. Labella said that face shields provide another layer of protection against the coronavirus disease, but is also costly at the same time. […] The post Labella says use of face shields not mandatory in Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Airlines require face shields for all travelers

Local airlines are requiring passengers to wear face shields during the flight in line with directives issued by the Philippine government amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Cebu Pacific said in a statement face shields must be worn “during the entire flight” starting Aug. 15. “This is on top of the mandatory use of face masks upon […] The post Airlines require face shields for all travelers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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LTFRB amends memo to prohibit use of eye protectors in lieu of face shields

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will proceed with the implementation of the mandatory wearing of face shields when taking public transportation starting on August 15. But it will already prohibit the use of eyeshields or eye protectors based on  Memorandum Circular No. 2020-033 that was issued on Friday, […] The post LTFRB amends memo to prohibit use of eye protectors in lieu of face shields appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Willie magbibigay ng P5-M sa mga jeepney driver; P400K sa pamilya ng 4 nasawing Pinoy sa Lebanon

NAG-PROMISE si Willie Revillame na magdo-donate ng P5 million sa mga jeepney driver na muling nawalan ng trabaho matapos ibalik sa modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) ang Metro Manila at mga kalapit-probinsya. Makakatanggap din ng ayuda ang pamilya ng apat na OFWs na nasawi namatay sa naganap na pagsabog sa Beirut, Lebanon. Umapir si Willie […] The post Willie magbibigay ng P5-M sa mga jeepney driver; P400K sa pamilya ng 4 nasawing Pinoy sa Lebanon appeared first on Bandera......»»

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Harden’s 39 help Rockets past short-handed Lakers

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida — James Harden had 39 points and 12 assists to lead the Houston Rockets to a 113-97 victory on Thursday night (Friday morning, August 7, 2020, Philippine time) over the Los Angeles Lakers, who were playing without LeBron James. The Lakers, who clinched the top seed in the Western Conference on […] The post Harden’s 39 help Rockets past short-handed Lakers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Cebu City Quarantine Center to be expanded

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Quarantine Center (CCQC) at the North Reclamation Area will be expanded to be able to accommodate more Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients, especially front-liners who may contract the disease. Mayor Edgardo Labella said on Friday,  August 19, 2020, that the CCQC will be able to accommodate 200 additional […] The post Cebu City Quarantine Center to be expanded appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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WeTrace to open registration by Aug. 8

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Residents in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) of Cebu province will have to wait for a while before they can register to a contact tracing application needed for their future travel passes. Developers of WeTrace, in an advisory, announced that their Work Pass System portal will be open for registration […] The post WeTrace to open registration by Aug. 8 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Labella: Drop in COVID-19 cases resulted from Cebuanos show of discipline

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella credited the Cebuanos show of discipline for the massive drop in new cases of the coronavirus disease in the past days. Labella said that the people will soon enjoy the benefits of their cooperation with the government as soon as the city’s status is downgraded to […] The post Labella: Drop in COVID-19 cases resulted from Cebuanos show of discipline appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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CentCom opens mini library to help poor students

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Central Command (CentCom) that is located in Barangay Apas in Cebu City is more than just a military camp. Its compound also houses a mini-library that will serve as a hub for donated books and other learning materials that may be used by students in Barangay Apas and other communities where military […] The post CentCom opens mini library to help poor students appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Use Facebook, other social media platforms for contact tracing, DOH told

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) should take advantage of social media in contact tracing people infected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and those they had close interaction with, Anakalusugan Partylist Rep. Mike Defensor said Friday. Defensor, who serves as vice-chairperson of the House committee on health, said that through social media, the […] The post Use Facebook, other social media platforms for contact tracing, DOH told appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Labella to city residents: Behave on Sundays or else…

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The authority which Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella gave to allow city residents to leave their homes to buy essentials on Sundays is not absolute. Labella said that the privilege will be revoked as soon as he would start to notice abuses. “Atong observahan ang body language, demeanor, ug disciplinary attitude. […] The post Labella to city residents: Behave on Sundays or else… appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Monitor lizard disturbs peace at Daanbantayan Hospital

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The frenzy on animals running loose and being chased by humans all over the country, including Cebu, is not over yet. The latest incident, which many have likened to the popular 1995 Hollywood film adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s book Jumanji, involved a monitor lizard, locally known as haw, that was […] The post Monitor lizard disturbs peace at Daanbantayan Hospital appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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COVID-19 cases in PH overshoot 122,000 mark

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health on Friday logged 3,379 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease, pushing the country’s caseload to 122,754. Of the total cases, 53,734 are considered active cases. Metro Manila registered the most number of newly logged cases at 1,846, followed by Rizal with 314 cases and Laguna with 276 […] The post COVID-19 cases in PH overshoot 122,000 mark appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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