Eleazar: SAF Troops To Help Enforce ECQ In Cebu City

Eleazar: SAF Troops To Help Enforce ECQ In Cebu City


GSIS To Release Php3.3B In Christmas Cash Gift To Pensioners Starting Dec 1

Good news! GSIS announced that it will start to release a total of Php3.3 billion in Christmas cash gift to a total of 330,496 old-age and disability pensioners starting December 1.

Igniting The Future Of Filipino Youth Through Education

EDC continues to uphold its mission to elevate the lives of its partner communities through various education initiatives.

Violence Against Children At Home During Pandemic – Save The Children Research Reveals

A recent report by Save the Children revealed that "the more household income that has been lost owing to COVID-19, the higher the reporting of violence in the home by both children and parents/ caregivers."

Save The Children Philippines Launches “E-Regalo Sa Mga Bata”

For every Php 10,000 raised through E-Regalo sa mga Bata, Save the Children will provide learning kits and life-saving essentials to 20 children.

The Joint Task Force Covid Shield (JTF CV Shield) on Thursday said Special Action Force (SAF) commandos of the Philippine National Police (PNP) will be deployed to Cebu City to assist in the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) amid the rising cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, JTF CV Shield commander, said as approved by PNP chief Gen. Archie Gamboa, two companies of the elite force composed of 150 police personnel will be deployed to Cebu City to prevent non-essential movement of residents and ensure that they are wearing face masks when going out for essential tasks such as buying food and medicines.

“Mobility assets of SAF will also be deployed in Cebu City include Multi-Purpose Armored Vehicles similar to what we used in the implementation of ECQ in Metro Manila. We have already coordinated with the Philippine Coast Guard and the Armed Forces of the Philippines for the deployment of SAF personnel and their mobility assets,” he said in a statement.

Last week, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte reverted Cebu City to ECQ over alarming cases of Covid-19 infections and deaths.

The fatalities include four policemen from Cebu.

During a visit in Cebu City on Wednesday, officials of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) and National Task Force Against Covid-19 observed that residents are not strictly following the quarantine rules as they saw people going out of their homes not wearing face masks and not observing safe physical distancing.

To strictly implement ECQ rules, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said he would work for the deployment of more policemen and soldiers in Cebu City in the soonest possible time.

The deployment of SAF commandoes during the ECQ in Metro Manila which started in late April resulted in a significant decline in the number of quarantine violators.

Aside from SAF troops, soldiers were also deployed in the region and its nearby areas.

Eleazar said while soldiers were already deployed in Cebu City and nearby areas, the AFP’s Central Command (CentCom) under Lt. Gen. Roberto Ancan has committed more personnel and assistance to enforce ECQ in Cebu City.

“The CentCom is also using their air assets over Cebu City to check on the observance of physical distancing,” said Eleazar.

Maj. Gen. Amando Clifton Empiso, SAF director, expressed confidence that they would also succeed in helping enforce the ECQ in Cebu City.

“I have full trust and confidence in my men in accomplishing the tasks given to them. This is our way of helping the people of Cebu City and nearby areas in their fight against Covid-19. And this is a way of showing the people of Cebu that we are with them in winning this battle,” Empiso said.

To facilitate the coordination between police ground personnel, Eleazar said they will also be sending three senior officers from the Directorate for Integrated Police Operations-Visayas and Directorate for Operations. (PNA)

PH Launches ‘Motourismo’ To Attract Riders To Travel

The Department of Tourism’s “motourismo” campaign seeks to revitalize the travel experience under the new normal and allow tourists to rediscover the country's sights on two wheels.

‘Stars Of Hope’ Bring Christmas Glow To QC Streets

Christmas is definitely in the air of Quezon City as the city lights its giant Christmas tree and Stars of Hope lanterns.

ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya Launches “Tulong-Tulong Sa Pag-Ahon” Campaign For Typhoon Victims

ABS-CBN hopes to inspire the nation to unite once again through its new public service campaign "Tulong-Tulong sa Pag-Ahon"

The Spirit Of Sharing Love On Christmas Through Food Continues With Lemon Grass

Specializing in home-cooked meals, Lemon Grass offers gourmet-style Filipino favorites such as beef caldereta and pork barbeque that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Grab, Lipa City Partnership To Provide Livelihood Opportunities For Microentrepreneurs

Good news! Batangueños may soon avail the services of GrabFood and GrabExpress as Grab opens its doors to Lipa, Batangas!

P35.7-M Anti-Landslide Project In Biliran Town Completed

The construction of the PHP35.7-million slope protection project in Caibiran, Biliran has been completed.

Over 6K Drivers Sign Subsidy Contracts With LTFRB

A total of 6,286 PUV drivers have joined the the LTFRB's Service Contracting Program (SCP) during its registration and orientation program last week.

Bong Revilla’s Appearance In GMA’s Station ID Draws Flak

A netizen reacted and said, “Jusko po (face palm emoji) my reaction when I saw Bong Revilla on GMA Christmas Station ID (clown emoji).”

No Politics In Covid-19 Vaccination Drive: Palace

“Wala pong pulitika diyan. Kung may pulitika po diyan, gagawin ni Presidente ang ginawa ng naunang presidente at administrasyon, ang mga kalaban ay hindi bibigyan." says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque.

21 Negrense Centenarians Receive Cash Incentives

At least 21 centenarians in Negros Occidental received cash incentives amounting to PHP100,000.