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P408K worth of ‘shabu’ seized from 2 women in pier area bust

  CEBU CITY, Philippines –Suspected shabu worth P408,000 were seized by PDEA agents from two women suspects in a buy-bust operation at Pier 2, Arellano Boulevard, Barangay San Roque, Cebu City, at 11:30 a.m. on January 14, 2021. The operation was jointly conducted by PDEA RO VII Cebu Provincial Office, Port Police, CPPO-PIU/PDEU, and CCPO […] The post P408K worth of ‘shabu’ seized from 2 women in pier area bust appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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As active cases rise, EOC to strictly monitor movement of public

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is facing 552 active Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases as of January 15, 2021, the first time it has reached such a number since November 2020. With this, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is planning to monitor more strictly the movement of people to avoid private gatherings. The EOC, […] The post As active cases rise, EOC to strictly monitor movement of public appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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DOH to issue ‘passports’ for the inoculated

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health on Friday said the Philippines would probably provide a COVID-19 “vaccine passport” to Filipinos who had been inoculated against the coronavirus. “We will also have a data registry for all vaccine recipients,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said. According to the health official, a QR, or quick response, […] The post DOH to issue ‘passports’ for the inoculated appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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DILG extends road clearing deadline to Jan. 22

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has extended by one week the deadline to clear roads across the country of obstructions, following the request of local governments. Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya, spokesperson for the DILG, said the original deadline, which was Jan. 15, would be moved to Jan. 22. Validation […] The post DILG extends road clearing deadline to Jan. 22 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Mandaue City nears 100-mark for new COVID-19 cases

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Mandaue City is again close to breaking the 100-mark for active cases of the coronavirus disease. As of Friday, the city logged a total of 99 active cases with the addition to eight new infections on the same day, data released by the City Public Information Office (PIO) show. One new […] The post Mandaue City nears 100-mark for new COVID-19 cases appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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So how much is the ‘kick-vac’?

Remember Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr.’s charge that the Philippines had the opportunity (he arranged it) to contract with Pfizer for the delivery of vaccines as early as January this year—and that the government flubbed it? Somebody was talking about “kick-vacs,” but it couldn’t have been Pfizer bribing someone in the government, right? Why should […] The post So how much is the ‘kick-vac’? appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Global COVID-19 death toll passes two million

PARIS, France – The global death toll from COVID-19 passed two million on Friday, with the World Health Organization (WHO) urging mass vaccinations as the pandemic progresses at a record rate. As of 1825 GMT on Friday, at least 2,000,066 people worldwide had been confirmed dead of the virus that first emerged in Wuhan, central […] The post Global COVID-19 death toll passes two million appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Military tanks sent to Cebu City brgys celebrating fiestas this weekend

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Military tanks were deployed to certain areas in downtown Cebu City starting Friday night, January 15. Uniformed personnel with long arms also roamed streets in these areas to make sure that residents stay at home. Personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Central Command (Centcom) are tasked to prohibit […] The post Military tanks sent to Cebu City brgys celebrating fiestas this weekend appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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What’s behind varying efficacy data for Sinovac’s COVID vaccine?

New efficacy data from Brazil on Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine, for which there are now four widely different success rates, raised more questions than answers, as many developing countries pin their hopes on CoronaVac to end the pandemic. Here are potential factors contributing to CoronaVac’s varying efficacy rates and expert interpretations. How effective is CoronaVac? Researchers […] The post What’s behind varying efficacy data for Sinovac’s COVID vaccine? appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Thailand serves up cannabis cuisine to happy customers

PRACHIN BURI, Thailand — “Giggling bread” and “joyfully dancing salad” aren’t the usual dishes on a menu in Thailand, but one eatery is hoping its cannabis-infused cuisine can lure foreign tourists and take the taboo out of the recently legalized leaf. The restaurant at the Chao Phya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital in Prachin Buri started serving its own happy […] The post Thailand serves up cannabis cuisine to happy customers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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DTI backs easing of age restrictions for economic recovery

MANILA, Philippines — Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez on Friday expressed support for the gradual easing of age restrictions possibly down to 10 years old to help the economic recovery of the country. In a televised briefing, Lopez agreed with the call of Acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua to let more children and families […] The post DTI backs easing of age restrictions for economic recovery appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Sto. Niño vendors report losses following transfer to Compania Maritima

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Sto. Niño vendors have been reporting scant sales after they have been transferred to the Compania Maritima grounds for the 2021 Sinulog season. The vendors are expected to stay there until the Quincentennial Anniversary for the arrival of Christianity in April 2021, and this has worried many of them since they […] The post Sto. Niño vendors report losses following transfer to Compania Maritima appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Cortes signs EO amending schedule of Mandaue City Public Market

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes has issued Executive Order no. 01 series of 2021 on Friday, January 15, 2021, amending portions of Section 1 of EO no. 71 series of 2020 on the removal of barricades and Section 3 of EO no. 83 series of 2020 amending the schedule of operations […] The post Cortes signs EO amending schedule of Mandaue City Public Market appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Oplan Bulabog: 130 curfew violators nabbed in Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City policemen arrested 130 curfew violators during synchronized checkpoints and visitations of establishments in Cebu City on January 14, which is is line with “Oplan Bulabog.” Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for operations of the Cebu City Police Office, told CDN Digital through a phone interview that majority […] The post Oplan Bulabog: 130 curfew violators nabbed in Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Cebu archbishop in hospital for COVID-19 symptoms but Church exec says ‘no need to worry’

CEBU CITY—Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma was taken to the hospital after showing COVID-19 symptoms, mainly cough and cold. But Msgr. Joseph Tan, spokesperson of the Archdiocese of Cebu, said there was no need to worry. “He is all right,” Tan said. He said doctors advised Palma to stay at the hospital for monitoring and rest […] The post Cebu archbishop in hospital for COVID-19 symptoms but Church exec says ‘no need to worry’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Rent.ph produces 700 rent manager course graduates

The first-ever online course on becoming a certified rent manager in the Philippines by Rent.ph has produced over 700 graduates nationwide. Held last December 21, 2020, and January 7, 2021,  the course on rent management aims to continuously create rental opportunities amid the pandemic and the new normal. Under the umbrella of Filipino Homes, the […] The post Rent.ph produces 700 rent manager course graduates appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Chan sees big challenge in establishing COVID-19 vaccine storage facility

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan admits that one of the city’s biggest challenges in procuring the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine would be the storage facility that would maintain the efficacy of the medicine. Chan said that an acceptable storage facility is of utmost importance since some vaccines need to […] The post Chan sees big challenge in establishing COVID-19 vaccine storage facility appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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PROBE to continue to road clearing beyond Jan. 15

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Prevention Restoration Order Beautification and Enhancement (PROBE) team will continue with their road clearing even after the deadline of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on January 15, 2021. PROBE head, Racquel Arce, said they were monitoring the barangays for compliance to the road clearing especially that they […] The post PROBE to continue to road clearing beyond Jan. 15 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Learning modules featuring Victory of Mactan launched in Lapu-Lapu

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd)- Lapu-Lapu City Division, together with the Lapu-lapu City government, has launched the Self-Learning Modules in Social Science for Junior and Senior High School Leaners on Friday morning, January 15, 2021. The module will feature the road to the 500 years of the Victory of Mactan. Dr. […] The post Learning modules featuring Victory of Mactan launched in Lapu-Lapu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Victims of TD Vicky in Lapu-Lapu City start rebuilding homes

Barangay Ibo residents whose houses were destroyed by Tropical Depression Vicky last December 19, 2020, have started rebuilding their homes in Barangay Canjulao, the relocation site provided by the Lapu-Lapu City government. LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Victims of Tropical Depression Vicky at Sitio Apro, Barangay Ibo, Lapu-Lapu City, whose houses were destroyed by big waves, […] The post Victims of TD Vicky in Lapu-Lapu City start rebuilding homes appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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