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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

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

Cebu jeepney drivers stage ‘silent protest’ for ‘Balik-Pasada’

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Jeepney drivers and operators here conducted a “silent protest” on Monday, July 20, 2020, asking the government to allow them to operate amid the continuing threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Members of PISTON-Cebu staged the rallies in various areas in Cebu City, which is under modified enhanced community quarantine […] The post Cebu jeepney drivers stage ‘silent protest’ for ‘Balik-Pasada’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 20th, 2020

LIST: Quarantine classifications of provinces, cities in PH until July 31

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday night, July 15, 2020, approved new quarantine classifications that would be in effect throughout the country from July 16 to 31 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Modified enhanced community quarantine VISAYAS: Cebu City Read: Cebu City under MECQ until July 31 General community quarantine LUZON: Metro Manila, Laguna, Cavite, […] The post LIST: Quarantine classifications of provinces, cities in PH until July 31 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 16th, 2020

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma urges faithful to remain united amid pandemic

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma urged the Cebuano faithful to remain united amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis. In his pastoral letter, the archbishop encouraged the faithful to remain steadfast in the faith and continue praying for Cebu as the town and cities in the province continue to fight the dreaded […] The post Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma urges faithful to remain united amid pandemic appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2020

Heart Evangelista to give away tablets to students with online classes

Actress Heart Evangelista will be giving away tablets to less fortunate students as schools hold online classes amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Evangelista announced her giveaways via Twitter earlier today, June 4, which was accompanied by a photo of a Cherry tablet. It was not specified, however, if this is the only model of tablet the […] The post Heart Evangelista to give away tablets to students with online classes appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2020

Cebu, Mandaue Cities Still on ECQ Amid IATF Resolution

The cities of Cebu and Mandaue have continued to enforce strict measures in battling the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) following the resolution of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID) placing them under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). The IATF-EID issued Resolution No. 37 on Friday placing the two highly-urbanized cities […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 19th, 2020

DepEd cancels crowd-drawing events in upcoming school year

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education’s (DepEd) annual sporting events, fairs, and other academic competitions that draw large crowds will be called off in the upcoming school year amid the lingering threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Education Secretary Leonor Briones said the annual Palarong Pambansa which was supposed to happen from May 1 to 9 […] The post DepEd cancels crowd-drawing events in upcoming school year appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 5th, 2020

47K Cebuanos Up for Covid-19 Testing to Prepare for GCQ

In a bid to transition key cities in Metro Cebu from enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to general community quarantine (GCQ), some 46,895 individuals in three cities will be subjected to a strategic testing to come up with scientific basis in deciding the measures after May 15. “This program aims to identify the Covid-19 (coronavirus disease) […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 30th, 2020

Fil-Jap Karateka Tsukii to offer online classes amid lockdown

Tsukii, a licensed kindergarten teacher, will be uploading content on her Youtube channel for kids who are unable to go to school due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) threat......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 24th, 2020

Cebu netizens: No classes until pandemic ends

Cebuano netizens are calling on the Department of Education (DepEd) to hold off the opening of classes until the pandemic ends. CDN Digital created a poll asking netizens about their opinion if the government should decide to start off classes in June or August amid the increasing number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the […] The post Cebu netizens: No classes until pandemic ends appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2020

COVID-19 crisis: House panel backs temporary freedom for ‘qualified’ detainees

MANILA, Philippines — A House panel is recommending the temporary release of “qualified” persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) to address the congestion in jails and detention facilities amid the COVID-19 threat. The House Committee on Justice submitted their recommendation to the Peace and Order Cluster of the Defeat COVID-19 Committee (DCC) of the House of […] The post COVID-19 crisis: House panel backs temporary freedom for ‘qualified’ detainees appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 9th, 2020

PB to hold last ‘physical’ session within ECQ period

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial Board will be holding their last “physical” session on Monday, April 6, 2020, amid the province-wide implementation of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) threat. Seventh District Board Member Christopher Baricuatro, the majority floor leader, said among their agenda on Monday’s regular session […] The post PB to hold last ‘physical’ session within ECQ period appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 5th, 2020