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Metro Cebu cities suspend classes amid COVID-19 threat

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cities in Metro Cebu have declared the temporary suspension of classes under their jurisdictions in view of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) threat. Among those who declared the suspension of classes are the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella, this afternoon, March 13, 2020, declared the suspension […] The post Metro Cebu cities suspend classes amid COVID-19 threat appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerMar 13th, 2020

Archdiocese of Manila suspends public masses amid medical groups’ ECQ appeal

MANILA, Philippines – The Archdiocese of Manila will suspend all public religious activities from Aug. 3 to 14, in response to the call of health workers to place Metro Manila under the the more stringent enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) status anew due to rising coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. The announcement was made by Bishop […] The post Archdiocese of Manila suspends public masses amid medical groups’ ECQ appeal appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020

JoyRide suspends passenger operations amid COVID-19 outbreak

Filipino-owned motorcycle hailing application JoyRide announced that it was suspending passenger operations in Metro Manila to show of full support to the measures being undertaken by the government to address the growing threat of the corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country. “In accord with the Guidelines issued by the DOTr Task group for […] The post JoyRide suspends passenger operations amid COVID-19 outbreak appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2020

Manila churches suspend Masses amid coronavirus lockdown

MANILA, Philippines – The Archdiocese of Manila suspended public Masses for 7 days after the Duterte administration placed Metro Manila on lockdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease called COVID-19. The Archdiocese of Manila covers the cities of Manila, Makati, Pasay, San Juan, and Mandaluyong. It is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 13th, 2020

DOT eyes more ‘bubbles’ to boost domestic tourism

The setting up of more tourism “bubbles” is being considered as among the key strategies to revive the country’s tourism industry amid the continuing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. Benito Bengzon Jr., undersecretary of the Department of Tourism (DOT), said the tourism bubble that started in Baguio City and neighboring provinces was successful as it […] The post DOT eyes more ‘bubbles’ to boost domestic tourism appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 24th, 2021

‘Bubble’ travelers barred from Western Visayas borders

Travelers from the Greater Manila bubble and the cities of Cebu and Davao are barred from entering the borders of Western Visayas amid the worsening Covid-19 outbreak.  The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF), over the weekend, approved the temporary suspension of inbound travel from Covid-19 hotspots until 10 April.  […] The post ‘Bubble’ travelers barred from Western Visayas borders appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 5th, 2021

Manila has fallen

I’m referring not just to the old city of Manila, but to the 16 cities of the entire Metro Manila area. From the vantage point of those who are in the provinces like me, the COVID-19 contagion has overrun the National Capital Region (NCR). From news reports, so many Metro Manila hospitals can no longer […] The post Manila has fallen appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 5th, 2021

Cebu Condo Demand Still Strong Amid Pandemic

The condominium housing demand in Metro Cebu is still doing very good, in fact it was labelled as “strong” despite the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI), the strong demand on condo units mostly comes from mobile professionals and entrepreneurs. Cebu’s condo stocks as of the third quarter of last year was 45,000. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 27th, 2021

House suspends work for 2 days due to ‘alarming’ rise in COVID-19 cases

MANILA, Philippines — Work operations at the House of Representatives will be suspended for two days amid the “alarming” rise of COVID-19 cases particularly in Metro Manila. In a memorandum, House Secretary General Mark Llandro Mendoza said work will be suspended until Wednesday, March 24. Plenary sessions will resume on Thursday, March 25, at 9 […] The post House suspends work for 2 days due to ‘alarming’ rise in COVID-19 cases appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2021

LIST: Curfews declared by Metro Manila cities amid spike in COVID-19 cases

Here is a running list of curfew hours announced by local chief executives......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 11th, 2021

Panelo opposes Briones proposal to allow face-to-face classes

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Secretary Salvador Panelo on Sunday opposed Education Secretary Leonor Briones after she renewed her call to allow face-to-face classes. In his daily online program, “Counterpoint”, Panelo maintained that the government should continue the implementation of distant learning amid the continued threat of the coronavirus (Covid-19). “It is fine Secretary Liling [Briones], […] The post Panelo opposes Briones proposal to allow face-to-face classes appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2021

Health workers of 4 Metro Manila hospitals will be first to get COVID-19 jabs

“Afterwards, we will also inoculate health workers of other COVID-19 referral hospitals in different Metro Manila cities, Cebu City and Davao City,” Galvez said in Filipino......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2021

Garcia: Cebu Province in ‘good’ shape amid COVID-19 rise

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia is not a bit worried that only 10 of the 50 towns and cities in the province can be considered as Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) free. The governor said that the Capitol will not be distracted with saturated information on COVID-19 as they are more focused on […] The post Garcia: Cebu Province in ‘good’ shape amid COVID-19 rise appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2021

Thousands flock to Quiapo for Black Nazarene feast amid COVID-19 threat

MANILA, Philippines — Despite the threat posed by COVID-19, thousands of devotees flocked to Quiapo in Manila to celebrate the Feast of the Black Nazarene on Saturday. In an interview on radio station DZBB, Manila Police District director Brig. Gen. Leo Francisco said that as of 7:40 a.m., they have estimated that over 300,000 devotees […] The post Thousands flock to Quiapo for Black Nazarene feast amid COVID-19 threat appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2021

In Photos (Part 2): A glimpse of Cebu amid the pandemic

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has forced most countries to adapt to changes to protect each one’s well-being from an infectious virus that has ravaged and infected millions in the world. In Cebu Island — Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu cities and Cebu province — Cebuanos have also adapted to the […] The post In Photos (Part 2): A glimpse of Cebu amid the pandemic appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 1st, 2021

Makati, Baguio, Davao among 7 high-risk areas for COVID-19 transmissions

MANILA, Philippines — Seven cities and towns in Luzon and Mindanao have been listed as high-risk areas for COVID-19 transmissions, OCTA Research said in its report released on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. In Luzon, these are Makati in Metro Manila, Baguio in Benguet, Lucena in Quezon, Batangas City in Batangas, Capas in Tarlac. In Mindanao, […] The post Makati, Baguio, Davao among 7 high-risk areas for COVID-19 transmissions appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2020

Save the Children launches fund-raising drive Sunday

Believing that education will empower children, especially those who are in need, to look forward to a better future, a child rights group will launch “eSave Natin ang Pasko,” an online fund-raising campaign to support their learning needs Sunday. “This online fundraising campaign encourages everyone to unite in saving the Christmas spirit through a series of joyous and meaningful activities to provide joy and hope to children,” the group said. “Even if classes are conducted through distance learning or will resume via face-to-face, millions of children will still need our support as they continue to be deprived of their right to education since their families do not have the means to support their learning needs,” said SCP Chief Executive Officer Atty. Alberto Muyot. Muyot, a former Department of Education (DepEd) Undersecretary, said that education empowers children, especially those in dire situations. “Supporting their learning needs will save their lives and their future,” he added. When classes formally opened last Oct. 5 amid the COVID-19 situation in the country, SCP said that millions of students, especially in public schools, have been experiencing major challenges such as the lack of access to learning materials and Internet connection. To help the students who struggle to learn from home, SCP said that the proceeds of the Christmas fundraising campaign will support the learning needs of children in poor households in Metro Manila, typhoon-stricken places in Eastern Visayas, and the conflict-affected areas in Mindanao. “It will also support children with disabilities, those from indigenous communities and from hard to reach areas,” SCP added. SCP said that e-Save Natin ang Pasko also promotes the importance of a nurturing home through the “Mapagkalingang Tahanan” advocacy where every member of the family, especially children, receives the support they need so they learn, survive, and are protected. The “Mapagkalingang Tahanan” emphasizes the critical role of parents, guardians, and caregivers in the continued learning of children and aims to provide them the knowledge and skills to facilitate their children’s learning......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

’Pepito’ prompts suspension of some classes, work on Wednesday, Oct. 21

MANILA, Philippines — Some local governments and schools opted to suspend work and classes for Wednesday despite the prevalence of online classes and work from home schemes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The suspensions were declared on Tuesday as a precaution for bad weather brought about by Tropical Storm Pepito as it barreled into Aurora. The […] The post ’Pepito’ prompts suspension of some classes, work on Wednesday, Oct. 21 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2020

PRC eyes online licensure exams amid COVID-19

MANILA, Philippines — The Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) is eyeing the conduct of online licensure exams amid the threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. During the Senate hearing on the budget of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Thursday, PRC chairman Teofilo Pilando Jr. said the commission is eyeing the use of […] The post PRC eyes online licensure exams amid COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2020

Metro Cebu Mayors Back Random Covid-19 Tests for Workers

Local government leaders in Metro Cebu have backed measures requiring businesses to do random coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) tests on their workers and suspend their operations if an employee is found positive of the virus. These measures are pushed by the Project Balik Buhay (PBB), a post-Covid, public-private collaborated roadmap for businesses to safely reopen, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 9th, 2020

Project Balik Buhay goal: Safer workplaces

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Project Balik Buhay (PBB) of Metro Cebu will work on ensuring that workplaces are safer for workers against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The project aims to provide a road map for businesses to open safely especially now that the commercial centers in Metro Cebu such as the tri-cities of […] The post Project Balik Buhay goal: Safer workplaces appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2020