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Mandatory helmets for e-bikers and e-scooter users pushed in Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council is reviewing an ordinance that would make it mandatory for electronic bikers and electronic scooter users to wear helmets when traversing the streets. Councilor Jerry Guardo, the proponent of the ordinance, said the increasing number of incidents involving e-bikes and e-scooters on the street had “compromised” public […] The post Mandatory helmets for e-bikers and e-scooter users pushed in Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 17th, 2020

Lifting of e-scooter ban, suspension of provision in Ordinance 801 sought

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Sugbo Skooteros, the community of electronic scooter users in Cebu City, has met with the Bike Lane Adhoc Committee and the Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) today, October 1, 2020, to jumpstart the discussions on the regulation of this modern mode of transportation. According to Lawyer Gerry Carillo, chairperson of […] The post Lifting of e-scooter ban, suspension of provision in Ordinance 801 sought appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2020

Cebu City passes ordinance for color coding of utility lines

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council has passed an ordinance that would color code all utility lines in the city. Councilor Nestor Archival authored the ordinance providing the mandatory color-coding of utility lines within the city, which was passed in its final reading on November 18, 2020. Archival said that the ordinance should […] The post Cebu City passes ordinance for color coding of utility lines appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2020

Ceres bus drivers subjected to mandatory drug testing

CEBU CITY, Philippines– The operator of Ceres Bus Liner has claimed that they have already started subjecting their drivers to a mandatory drug test in compliance with an order issued by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB-7). Joelito Cabanes, admin manager of Vallacar Transit Inc., said that yesterday, November 3, 2020, they have […] The post Ceres bus drivers subjected to mandatory drug testing appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 4th, 2020

E-scooter group in Cebu City questions legality of apprehensions

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Sugbo Skooteros plan to go the Cebu City Legal Office (CLO) to question the legality  of apprehension of electronic scooters (e-scooters) in the city. Doctor Evanuelle Mendoza, the founder and president of Sugbo Skooteros, said the Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) already verbally agreed to allow front liners to use […] The post E-scooter group in Cebu City questions legality of apprehensions appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 28th, 2020

3 Cebu City Hall workers fail drug test, face sanctions

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Three employees of the Cebu City government are now facing sanctions after they failed to pass the mandatory drug test. Ramil Ayuman, officer-in-charge of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CCDRRMO), confirmed that all three came from their department. The City’s Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (COSAP), in an […] The post 3 Cebu City Hall workers fail drug test, face sanctions appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Talisay City intensifies apprehension of erring bikers  

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Talisay City Government has started on Monday, October 19, 2020, intensifying its apprehension on bikers not following traffic rules. Four violators have so far been apprehended on Monday morning alone.  The violators, according to a post from the city’s Public Information Office (PIO), ignored stop signals within the city.  “Gisugdan na sa […] The post Talisay City intensifies apprehension of erring bikers   appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

Globe Telecom Installing 800 cell sites this year

Globe Telecom Inc. will install at least 800 cell sites in the last three months of 2020 to end the year of its network expansion on a high note.  In Metro Manila and Rizal, Globe intends to build at least 319 cell sites and at least 100  in North Luzon, with Bulacan, Pampanga and Pangasinan topping the 15 provinces with the most builds. Cavite, on the other hand, tops the 12 provinces in South Luzon which Globe targets for expansion.  The rest include Albay, Batangas, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Quezon, Laguna, Marinduque, Masbate, Occidental Mindoro, Palawan and Romblon.  The telco will put up  64 towers and small cell sites in the region. In Visayas, Globe plans on 147 installations in Cebu while builds are also set in Aklan, Antique, Bohol, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo, Leyte, Negros Occidental, Siquijor, Samar and Negros Oriental.  The telco will build a total of 190 installations in these provinces. Globe will also put up 166 cell sites in Mindanao with Davao Del Sur getting the most number among  the 23 provinces and one city covered by  its expansion. “Putting up more cell sites expsnds our coverage and gives users better data experience,” according to Joel Agustin, Globe Senior Vice President for Program Delivery, Network Technical Group. “We expect mobile signals to improve moving forward especially in challenged areas. As we increase site density, connectivity will be made available and accessible to more communities,” he added. Using newer technologies like easy macro and small cell sites, Globe will also address the need for more capacity in areas where it can not immediately build  towers......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

Quezon City council OKs lower fines for bikers without helmets

The Quezon City council has approved a proposal to lower the fines for those who will violate the soon-to-be implemented ordinance prohibiting bikers from traveling without helmets......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 7th, 2020

CCTO: e-scooter ban stays until ordinance’s provision suspended

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) said that they would have to wait for the suspension of  Article 4 Section 7 of Ordinance 801 before they could totally lift the ban on electronic scooters or e-scooters in the city. The provision of the ordinance states that coasters, roller skaters, and toy […] The post CCTO: e-scooter ban stays until ordinance’s provision suspended appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2020

Cebu City Council to CCTO: Reconsider e-scooter ban

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera has officially brought the concern of the planned ban on electric scooters (e-scooters) to the City Council. Garganera delivered a privilege speech during the regular session on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, explaining to the council that the ban on the e-scooters on the grounds of a […] The post Cebu City Council to CCTO: Reconsider e-scooter ban appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 30th, 2020

Labella willing to listen to side of Cebu e-scooter group

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said he is willing to listen to suggestions of an e-scooter group here over the supposed ban of the two-wheeled vehicles on major streets.  This developed after the Sugbo Skooteros, a Cebu-based community that promotes e-scooters as an alternative and sustainable mode of transportation, offered to […] The post Labella willing to listen to side of Cebu e-scooter group appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2020

Cebu e-scooter group offers to help gov’t

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Medical frontliner and nurse Djan Dyll Ardiente has been relying on his electric scooter (e-scooter) for several months now. Djan, who lives in D. Jakosalem Street here, decided to purchase last March an e-scooter when the lockdown due to the coronavirus disease was implemented and paralyzed public transportation. “I was planning […] The post Cebu e-scooter group offers to help gov’t appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 28th, 2020

Missouri governor, opponent of mandatory masks, has COVID-19

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri — Missouri Governor Mike Parson, a Republican who has steadfastly refused to require residents to wear masks, tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Parson was tested after his wife, Teresa, tested positive earlier in the day. Teresa Parson had experienced mild symptoms, including a cough and […] The post Missouri governor, opponent of mandatory masks, has COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2020

Road to mountain barangays in Talisay City off-limits to sightseers until Sunday

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Talisay City government has temporarily closed Barangays Jaclupan, Campo 4, and Manipis to bikers, joggers, sightseers, and mobile vendors starting today, September 17, 2020, until Sunday, September 20, 2020, due to bad weather conditions. The Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (LDRRMO) has recommended that people avoid taking the […] The post Road to mountain barangays in Talisay City off-limits to sightseers until Sunday appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2020

Consolacion starts mandatory swab test for municipal employees

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The municipal government of Consolacion town in northern Cebu ordered all of its over 500 employees to undergo swab tests. Consolacion Mayor Joannes Alegado confirmed this in a text message sent to CDN Digital. Alegado said that the decision was made to sweep the municipal hall of any possible infections of […] The post Consolacion starts mandatory swab test for municipal employees appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 12th, 2020

Billy Donovan out as Thunder coach after 5 seasons

Billy Donovan won’t return as coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder after five seasons, the team announced Tuesday night. Donovan, who was at the end of his contract, took the Thunder to the playoffs every year and was a finalist for Coach of the Year this season after his squad outperformed expectations and pushed the […] The post Billy Donovan out as Thunder coach after 5 seasons appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

Swab test for departing passengers not mandatory

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Officials of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) have issued a clarification that swab test for departing passengers is not mandatory. Real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests for departing passengers is “an optional service being provided to passengers who need a negative test result to meet the intended requirements of their […] The post Swab test for departing passengers not mandatory appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2020

Talisay cops: Bikers will now need IDs, passes to go through Manipis

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Talisay City Policemen starting this Sunday, August 23, 2020, will be asking for identification cards and quarantine passes to all bikers who will be passing and going in Barangay Manipis. This after the Local Government Unit (LGU) came up with guidelines to better protect the residents of the area as […] The post Talisay cops: Bikers will now need IDs, passes to go through Manipis appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2020

Cebu City to pilot pool testing among vendors

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City will be the pioneer city to implement the pooled swab testing initiative of Project Antibody Rapid Test Kit (ARK) that is the new way of swab testing to save tests kits and test more individuals for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This was pushed by Iloilo Representative Jent Garin, […] The post Cebu City to pilot pool testing among vendors appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2020

Netizens find other ways to use motorcycle barriers

CEBU CITY, Philippines— It’s official: Motorcycle barriers are not required for riders living under the same household anymore. Just a couple of weeks ago, the Interagency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF)  made motorcycle barriers  mandatory for riders living in the same household.  But on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, the The National Task Force (NTF) […] The post Netizens find other ways to use motorcycle barriers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 19th, 2020