Sec. Cimatu: 12 Cebu City Villages Placed Under Tight Watch

Sec. Cimatu: 12 Cebu City Villages Placed Under Tight Watch


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.

DOTr Sec. Tugade Urges Drivers Of PUV To Participate In Gov’t’s Service Contract Program

Sa ilalim ng Service Contracting Program ng LTFRB, maaaring makatanggap ng karagdagang kita ang mga drayber na lubos na naapektuhan ang pangkabuhayan dahil sa COVID-19 pandemic.

In New Education Normal, Volunteers Help Fill Crucial Learning Gaps

“I volunteered because I didn’t want these kids to waste their time learning nothing,” says Emy Tarnate, one of the hundreds of volunteers helping children survive an education system altered by a global health crisis.

ECHO, OXFAM, World Vision, And ADRA Partner To Support Goni-Displaced Families In Bicol

World Vision, along with several of its partners, vows to provide immediate aid to the most affected communities in the hard-hit areas of the Bicol region.

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID) is keeping a close watch on the 12 villages that recorded a high number of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases before deciding to place them under a barangay-wide total lockdown.

Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu on Thursday said his team might put all or some of the villages under strict quarantine measures, including restrictions of people from entering or leaving the area.

The barangays under close monitoring as of Thursday are Sambag 2 which registered 128 active cases, followed by Kamputhaw with 123, Sambag 1 with 109, and Basak-San Nicolas with 104.

The barangays of Mabolo (82 active cases), Guadalupe (79), Lahug (78), Duljo-Fatima (77), Tinago (67), Tisa (65), Ermita and Tejero (45 each) are also placed under close watch.

The IATF is also considering placing sitios of 10 barangays here under a “sitio-level lockdown” to impose stricter control of the movement of the people.

These may be the villages of Lahug, Sambag 1, Tinago, Tejero, Duljo-Fatima, Guadalupe, Basak-San Nicolas, Mabolo, Tisa and Ermita.

The decreasing number of Covid-19 cases as well as many recoveries in Luz and Mambaling were considered reasons they were no longer included in the list of villages under tight monitoring.

Mayor Edgardo Labella, through his spokesperson, lawyer Rey Gealon, clarified that there is no takeover of the national government to the city, amid Cimatu’s presence after being appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte to oversee the measures to stop the alarming rise of Covid-19 cases in the city.

“Giklaro sa mayor nga walay takeover. Ang lokal nga kagamhanan sa Dakbayan sa Sugbo padayon ug pabilin nga under control niining maong sitwasyon nato dinhi sa dakbayan (The mayor clarified that there is no takeover. The local government of the city of Cebu continues and remain to be in control of the city until now),” Gealon said in a statement.

Gealon also viewed the relationship between the mayor and Cimatu as “close coordination and cooperation”.

The mayor, he said, has been given the “final say” in recommending matters to the IATF and he would be consulted on solutions to be done for the city, Gealon said. (PNA)

Typhoon-Hit Biliran Fishermen Get New Boats, Engines

Fishermen in Biliran province will receive new fishing boats and engines as part of the BFAR’s efforts to help people affected by last year’s typhoon.

Ayala Museum Virtual Exhibition Features Early Works Of Arturo Luz

Have your first online museum experience at Ayala Museum’s first virtual gallery!

Pasig Expands Contact Tracing Solution Via QR Code System

Pasig City’s QR code system will prevent people from having direct contact with strangers when manually filling out health declaration or contact tracing forms.

P40-M Sports Complex To Rise In Bulacan Town

A PHP40-million sports complex with state-of-the-art amenities will soon rise in Bulacan!

realme Marks Down realme X3 SuperZoom, realme 7 For #realmeWithYou Christmas Special

realme PH is making this Christmas merrier as it brings about yet another round of exciting deals for its fans and supporters this holiday season!

PH Logs 183 New Covid-19 Recoveries

Total number of recoveries in the Philippines is now at 386,955.

Central Luzon Reports 80% Covid-19 Recoveries

At least 80.75 percent of those who tested positive for COVID-19 in Central Luzon has recovered.

PH Manages Covid-19 ‘Very Well’ With Low Mortality Rate: Palace

“Pinaninindigan po natin that we have managed COVID-19 very well in this country.” 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.

realme Grabs PH Top 1 Smartphone Brand Slot In Just 2 Years

realme Philippines claims the number 1 spot in the country's smartphone market, recording triple-digit growth in Q3 2020!