Sec. Año Suspends 250K Quarantine Passes In Cebu City

Sec. Año Suspends 250K Quarantine Passes In Cebu City

Spotlight

Globe Recreates The Holiday Season With #ChristmasWeLove Live Pop-Up

Join Globe as they celebrate the holiday season with #ChristmasWeLove - a series of live digital pop ups featuring fun activities for your family and friends!

Republic Cement Launches Co-Processing Solution Amid PH Waste Management Crisis

Through ecoloop, Republic Cement aims to help address the waste management crisis of the country.

Recreate The Holidays Right At Home Best With Globe At Home Unli Plans

Make your virtual get-togethers possible with Globe At Home UNLI Plans!

SM – Pasay Tech Voc Scholarship Program Launched

With the launch of the SM - Pasay Tech-Voc Scholarship Program, a full tech-voc scholarship will be awarded to 20 students from financially challenged families.

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Tuesday ordered the suspension of 250,000 enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) passes issued by the city government to residents here.

The suspension took effect at 10 p.m. on Tuesday but with no definite period as to its effectivity.
Brig. Gen. Albert Ignatius Ferro, chief of the Police Regional Office 7 (Central Visayas), confirmed the suspension on the use of passes.

“Yes. Quarantine passes issued by the Cebu City Hall will no longer be honored. The residents cannot go out of their barangay. Only those essential workers are allowed,” Ferro said in a radio interview.

He said the decision to suspend quarantine passes was part of the strategy seen by the national Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) and its regional counterpart to be an effective approach to address the rising number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections here.

Col. Cydric Earl Tamayo, Cebu City Police officer-in-charge, issued a memo addressed to all 11 station commanders in the city, instructing them to implement Año’s order suspending the quarantine passes.

“In this regard, all station commanders are directed to identify a holding area, preferably a gymnasium, to hold those apprehended violators of the foregoing directives,” Tamayo’s memo read.

He directed the station commanders “to strengthen the security in your respective Barangay Control Points and to deploy PNP (Philippine National Police) personnel as BCP supervisor.”

“Likewise, you are directed and encouraged to submit (a) report to those uncooperative barangays officials within your respective AORs (areas of responsibility),” Tamayo said.

The chief implementer of the country’s National Policy Against Covid-19, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., led other task force officials in coming to Cebu on Tuesday to announce their intensified approach in solving the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the city.

At least 10 barangays in the city that have the most number of Covid-19 cases are considered placed under “hard lockdown” to pave the way for the strict implementation of quarantine protocols down to the village level.

These barangays are Mambaling, Cebu City Jail area, Luz, Labangon, Suba, Kamputhaw, Tejero, Sambag 2, Duljo-Fatima, and Basak San Nicolas.

Mayor Edgardo Labella has yet to release a statement on the order to suspend the quarantine passes he issued to the residents last March. (PNA)

SME Owners Need Telehealth Now More Than Ever To Protect Businesses

Here’s why SME owners need telehealth now more than ever to protect their businesses.

Tourism Workers May Avail Of Cash Aid, Employment Programs: DOLE

Displaced tourism industry workers, such as tour guides and service staffs are encouraged to avail the financial assistance and emergency employment program of the government.

Add To Cart: Synergeia Launches Online Store In Aid Of Parents

As part of their efforts to help boost income of parents amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Synergeia Foundation has launched an online store where parents can sell anything.

Markets Buoyed By Promising Vaccines, But High Hurdles Remain

According to some mathematical models, if wealthy countries buy up all of the first available vaccines, the pandemic will actually kill more people than if these vaccines were distributed evenly across the world.

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.

Pacquiao Gets ‘Clean Air Champion’ Award, Urges Tree Planting

Boxing champion and Senator Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Pacquiao is urging the public to plant more trees as part of measures to save the environment.

Tugade Leads DOTr Team’s Inspection Of Seaports, Airports

We must make sure that operations in these facilities will not be disrupted, and that these are safe for operators and passengers to use,” says Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade.

Travel Vouchers, Affordable RT-PCR Test Eyed For Tourists

The Dept. of Tourism is eyeing to ink an agreement with the UP-PGH to cut by 50 percent the RT-PCR test cost originally priced around PHP1,800 to PHP1,900 per person.

4-Day Work Week In PH Courts Starts Dec. 1: SC

Under the guidelines, all courts would observe a 10-hour workday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Republic Cement Launches Co-Processing Solution Amid PH Waste Management Crisis

Through ecoloop, Republic Cement aims to help address the waste management crisis of the country.