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Cortes: No need for Mandaue to revert to GCQ

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes believes there is no need for his city to revert to general community quarantine (GCQ) from its current modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) status despite the rising number of new COVID-19 cases noted lately. Cortes said that the rise is still not alarming to warrant a […] The post Cortes: No need for Mandaue to revert to GCQ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJan 12th, 2021

Mandaue City sets aside P200M for COVID-19 vaccine

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The Mandaue City government is setting aside P200 million intended for the procurement of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine to complement what the national government will provide the city. Lawyer John Eddu Ibañez, executive secretary of Mayor Jonas Cortes, said the P200 million will be used to purchase the COVID-19 vaccine […] The post Mandaue City sets aside P200M for COVID-19 vaccine appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Overcharging tricycle drivers in Mandaue face fine, arrest

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – Tricycle drivers here who would collect excessive fares and violate the “one passenger policy” will be apprehended and fined. Edwin Jumao-as, the new executive director of the Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (TEAM), said this was the instruction of Mayor Jonas Cortes after the Mayor received numerous reports and complaints about […] The post Overcharging tricycle drivers in Mandaue face fine, arrest appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2021

Mandaue City welcomes Gwen’s plan to review sale of CICC

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The Mandaue City Government welcomed the plan of Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia to review the legality of the sale of the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) to the city. Lawyer John Eddu Ibañez, executive secretary of Mayor Jonas Cortes said that the city has yet to obtain a copy of the […] The post Mandaue City welcomes Gwen’s plan to review sale of CICC appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2021

Cortes to Mandauehanons: Stay disciplined to avoid new virus strain

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – While cases of the coronavirus disease in Mandaue City is now on a downtrend, Mayor Jonas Cortes said there is still a need for city residents to remain disciplined and continue to comply with health protocols. “Now more than ever, we need to remain vigilant. Especially with the new strain of […] The post Cortes to Mandauehanons: Stay disciplined to avoid new virus strain appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2020

Looc fire victims get cash aid from Mandaue City gov’t

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines- Victims of the fire that hit sitio Superior, Barangay Looc here last December 6, 2020, received financial assistance from the city government on Monday, December 28, 2020. Mayor Jonas Cortes led the distribution of financial assistance to families that were displaced by the fire. The families, whose homes were totally damaged, received […] The post Looc fire victims get cash aid from Mandaue City gov’t appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2020

Mandaue’s 5 PTVs ready to bring elderly, asymptomatic patients to hospitals 

OLANGO ISLAND, Lapu-Lapu City — With the five new Patient Transport Vehicles (PTVs) procured by the Mandaue City government, residents can expect faster medical response, patient transportation, and ambulance services. Lawyer John Eddu Ibañez, executive secretary of Mayor Jonas Cortes, said in an interview with CDN Digital on December 25 that the PTVs would help […] The post Mandaue’s 5 PTVs ready to bring elderly, asymptomatic patients to hospitals  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 27th, 2020

Cortes to Mandaue parishioners: Go home if churches are already full

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The Mandaue City government will no longer allow people outside churches during the celebration of Misa de Gallo and Simbang Gabi especially at the National Shrine of Saint Joseph. Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes said that although social distancing was observed inside the churches, it was a completely different story outside. […] The post Cortes to Mandaue parishioners: Go home if churches are already full appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020

January 2021 resumption of face-to-face classes too early –Cortes

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The Mandaue City government believes January next year is too early to resume face-to-face classes. Mayor Jonas Cortes said that January is too early and is not safe for children especially with the anticipated surge of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases after the Holiday season. “It’s too early para nako, ang […] The post January 2021 resumption of face-to-face classes too early –Cortes appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020

Mandaue City gov’t allows Misa de Gallo

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City government has decided to allow the conduct of the traditional Misa de Gallo in the city despite the threat of COVID-19. During a meeting with Mayor Jonas Cortes, Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) Director Police Colonel Jonathan Abella, Police Major Zosimo Jabas, lawyer John Eddu Ibanez, local IATF […] The post Mandaue City gov’t allows Misa de Gallo appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2020

Mandaue first LGU in CV to distribute free tablets to senior high students

  Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes leads the turnover of tablets and laptops to the DepEd-Mandaue City Division. The 5,000 tablets are to be distributed to the city’s Senior High School students for free. CDN Digital photo | Mary Rose Sagarino MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City became the first local government unit (LGU) in […] The post Mandaue first LGU in CV to distribute free tablets to senior high students appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2020

Mayor Cortes wants spaghetti wires fixed

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines– The Mandaue City government is having enough of unsightly dangling wires on its streets. According to lawyer John Eddu Ibañez, executive secretary of Mayor Jonas Cortes, the Mayor has ordered the utility, cable, and telecommunication companies operating in the city to fix their sagging wires to ensure the safety of Mandauehanons and […] The post Mayor Cortes wants spaghetti wires fixed appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2020

Mayor Cortes turns over new firetrucks, modern command center to MCDRRMO

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines– Mandaue City’s four new fire trucks and the renovated state-of-the-art command center were blessed and turned over to the Mandaue City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MCDRRMO) today, November 25, 2020. The blessing and turnover ceremonies were led by Mayor Jonas Cortes. “Magtinabangay ta kay karun’g panahuna lisod gyud kaayo, kung mapun-an […] The post Mayor Cortes turns over new firetrucks, modern command center to MCDRRMO appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2020

No tightening of border controls, just stricter implementation of health protocols in Mandaue

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu–The Mandaue City government won’t implement stricter border control but will instead focus on intensifying its implementation of health protocols in its barangays. Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes said on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, that instead of imposing stricter border controls, he will ask for closer monitoring of the implementation of health protocols […] The post No tightening of border controls, just stricter implementation of health protocols in Mandaue appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2020

Mandaue changes mind, COVID-19 patients to remain at MCIU

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines– Contrary to its previous statement, the Mandaue City government will no longer transfer COVID-19 patients from the Mandaue City Isolation Unit (MCIU) located inside the Mandaue City Central School (MCCS). According to lawyer John Eddu Ibañez, executive secretary of Mayor Jonas Cortes, this decision was reached because of the continued drop in […] The post Mandaue changes mind, COVID-19 patients to remain at MCIU appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2020

Mandaue’s COVID-19 positivity rate drops, no new cases reported

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines- Mandaue City now has a 2.63 positivity rate of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Lawyer John Eddu Ibañez, executive secretary of Mayor Jonas Cortes revealed that from October 1 to 15, a total of 2,272 swab samples were tested with only 62 individuals positive for the pneumonia-inducing disease. This translates to a […] The post Mandaue’s COVID-19 positivity rate drops, no new cases reported appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2020

Two Mandaue barangay captains suspended for 2 months

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Two barangay captains of Mandaue City have been suspended for two months by the Office of the Ombudsman. These two village chiefs — Patricio Soco of Barangay Alang-Alang and Ignacio Cortes II of Barangay Centro — are accused of commiting anomalies in the distribution of the social amelioration program (SAP). Kenneth […] The post Two Mandaue barangay captains suspended for 2 months appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 27th, 2020

Starting Saturday, Mandaue to monitor closely cemeteries

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—With only a week left before the closure of the cemeteries in Mandaue City to prevent the spread of COVID-19, several people have started to visit the graves of their departed loved ones. Among them are Gina Beltran from barangay Subangdaku and Amy Cortes from barangay Ibabo-Estancia. They usually visit their departed loved […] The post Starting Saturday, Mandaue to monitor closely cemeteries appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2020

Former dumpsite in Umapad transformed into an eco park

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Mandaue City’s former dumpsite in barangay Umapad is now an ecological park. Two of the 10-hectare areas were converted by the Department of General Services (DGS) into a forest park. Engineer Marivic Cabigas, DGS head, said that it started in 2013 when she was appointed by Mayor Jonas Cortes as the […] The post Former dumpsite in Umapad transformed into an eco park appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Mandaue bans karaoke, videoke sessions on weekdays

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City now prohibits videoke and karaoke sessions from Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., and this is the city is under modified general community quarantine or MGCQ. Mayor Jonas Cortes issued the Executive Order No. 83-C series of 2020 on Thursday, October 15 in consideration of students […] The post Mandaue bans karaoke, videoke sessions on weekdays appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2020

Mayor Cortes to meet with village chiefs to discuss clearing of settlers in ‘danger zones’

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes plans to meet with barangay captains (village chiefs)  to discuss the clearing of settlers living in “danger zones” or within the 3-meter easement zone from the riverbanks of both the Butuanon river and Mahiga creek here. Cortes believes clearing settlers from the danger zones can help address the […] The post Mayor Cortes to meet with village chiefs to discuss clearing of settlers in ‘danger zones’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2020