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Cebu City Residents Can Go Out on Sundays Starting Aug. 9

Residents here will be allowed to leave their homes on Sundays starting August 9, Mayor Edgardo Labella said Friday. Labella released on Thursday an executive order amending the schedule of quarantine pass use to include Sundays, apart from the three days of the week residents are allowed to leave their homes for essential goods and […].....»»

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Credit Card Growth Slows During Lockdown Despite Online Shopping

Growth of credit card receivables declined as most shops are closed and people cannot travel due to the pandemic but online grocery shopping rose significantly. During the virtual launch of the Unionbank-Lazada credit card Friday, Union Bank of the Philippines (Unionbank) senior vice president and card business head Antonio Sebastian Corro said consumers’ behavior changed […].....»»

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Gradual Reopening with Strict Rules to Help PH Economy Recover

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez on Friday said only through resuming business activities will the country’s economy be able to recover after it plunged 16.5 percent in the second quarter of the year. But with the risk of Covid-19, Lopez underscored that strict health protocols should remain in place while easing lockdowns and gradually reopening economic […].....»»

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A Safer Philippines From HIV

Amid the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, other diseases seemed to be forgotten and ignored. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is one of the most common disease not only in the Philippines but in the whole world. The Department of Health (DOH) reported that from January-March this year, 2,818 Filipinos have been newly diagnosed with […].....»»

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Protocols Issued on Hearing of Cases During GCQ in Cebu City

The Cebu City Hall of Justice has required lawyers and litigants to use hotlines and emails in transacting with the local courts here amid the general community quarantine (GCQ) status. Regional Trial Court Executive Judge Macaundas Hadjirasul on Sunday issued a memorandum addressed to judges, staff and court users, implementing a strict “no ID (identification), […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsAug 7th, 2020Related News

GrabCar Resumes Operations in Cebu City and Talisay City

GrabCar announces the resumption of its service in Cebu City and Talisay City, both of which are now downgraded to the General Community Quarantine (GCQ). Grab Philippines Sr. City Manager for Vis-Min Raymond Dejan emphasized on the need to reopen the economy while continuing to provide safe and reliable transportation to commuters. “As Cebu City […].....»»

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July Inflation Rate Hits 2.7% as Transport Costs Rise

The country’s inflation rate slightly picked up to 2.7 percent in July, from June’s 2.5 percent mainly due to higher transport costs, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Wednesday. Inflation in July 2019 reached 2.4 percent. Last month’s figure brought the average inflation for the first seven months of the year to 2.5 percent. […].....»»

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PNOC-EC Eyes Study to Make Oil, Gas Drilling Marketable

The state-run Philippine National Oil Company – Exploration Corp. (PNOC-EC), along with the Department of Energy (DOE) and the University of the Philippines (UP), will conduct an extensive study to make the country’s 16 sedimentary basins marketable for oil and gas exploration, its president and chief executive officer, Rozzano Briguez, said. During the Energy Independence […].....»»

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Boat Owners in Moalboal Recieve Negosyo Kits

The Department of Trade and Industries (DTI) turned over negosyo kits to 41 boat owners from different barangays in the town of Moalboal, Cebu. The activity is part of the “Pangkabuhayan sa pagBangon at Ginhawa” (PBG) program. The said boat owners, who are members of the Boat Owners of Moalboal Island Hopping Association (BOHIMA) Inc., […].....»»

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Western Union and TrueMoney Expands Money Remittance Services in PH

Western Union and TrueMoney partners to improve money remittance services in the Philippines to cater to more Filipinos in the country and abroad. Customers are now able to receive remittances from select TrueMoney locations, with expansion to over 5,000 branches in the country in plans. Jeffrey Navarro, Western Union’s Head of Network to the Philippines, […].....»»

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LTO-7’s Driver’s Education Center to Launch Soon

The Land Transportation Office Central Visayas (LTO)-7 will soon launch its own “Driver’s Education Center” (DEC) which will technically serve as a public driving school for people who cannot afford to enroll in private driving school. This is the first ever DEC in the region. LTO previously required all applicants to undergo an actual driving […].....»»

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All 13 Missing Seafarers in Beirut Explosion Safe

All 13 Filipino seafarers missing are “safe and accounted” for following the deadly explosion that struck Lebanese capital Beirut on August 4, according to the Philippine Embassy in Beirut. “Our Embassy in Beirut has ascertained the conditions of all the 13 Filipino seafarers who were injured in the blasts that rocked the city recently,” confirms […].....»»

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Cebu City Mall Operators See Recovering Foot Traffic Amid GCQ

Foot traffic in shopping malls here is slowly recovering as dine-ins in food shops are now allowed albeit in a limited capacity. Celeste “Bong” Dy, operations head for the Visayas at AyalaMalls, said they “see an improvement in the traffic in the mall.” “Allowing dine-in in food outlets and opening additional shops are steps towards […].....»»

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PH Credit Rating Downgrade ‘Highly Unlikely’: BSP Chief

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno considers as “highly unlikely” any ratings downgrade for the Philippines after the domestic economy posted another growth contraction in the second quarter of 2020. “The sharp fall in Q2 GDP does not pose a danger to the Philippines strong macroeconomic fundamentals: relatively low debt-to-GDP ratio, one of […].....»»

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Cebu City Could Transition Into GCQ: Cimatu

Environment Secretary and Cebu Overseer Roy Cimatu said that there is a high chance that the City of Cebu may be placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) by the end of the month. Cebu City is currently under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). During a meeting with Inter Agency Task Force for the Management of […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJul 23rd, 2020Related News

Duterte to Unveil COVID-19 Recovery Roadmap During SONA

On his fifth and penultimate State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Rodrigo Duterte will present a roadmap that will help the country recover from the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), Malacañang said on Wednesday. “He (Duterte) will be presenting now a roadmap for recovery which the economic team has not unveiled yet […].....»»

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Palace Happy with Filipinos’ High Face Mask Compliance

Malacañang on Tuesday was elated that majority of Filipinos are complying with the government’s protocol of wearing face masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the country. This, after a survey conducted by a think tank from the United Kingdom (UK) found that most Filipinos wear face masks whenever they […].....»»

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Cebu Bloodletting Drive Yields Over 300 bags, Demand for Blood in Cebu Rising Amidst COVID-19

Bloodletting drives in various parts of Cebu organized by the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV) and the Department of Health (DOH) have yielded of a total of 321 bags of blood. The campaign “Donate Blood, Save Lives, Be a Hero” is a direct response to the rising demand for blood in […].....»»

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SEC Declares Cease and Desist Order Against Crowd1 Permanent

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has made permanent its order stopping CROWD1 Asia Pacific, Inc. from soliciting and accepting investments from the public under a scheme disguised as a digital marketing business. In a resolution issued on July 2, the Commission denied the Motion to Lift Cease and Desist Order Ad Cautelam filed by […].....»»

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Megaworld’s 1H Reservation Sales Hit P38-B

Megaworld, the country’s largest developer of integrated urban townships, has booked P38-billion in reservation sales for various residential projects during the first half of the year. For the entire second quarter, the Megaworld Group generated around P17-billion in reservation sales, at a time when most parts of the country were placed under ‘enhanced community quarantine.’ […].....»»

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