Seares: ‘I-apprehend na, i-arrest pa,’ says Gwen on Año order. VP Sara on God and fathers. PB ordinance on face mask not yet enforceable.

SLIGHT DIFFERENCE IN MEANING. Governor Gwen Garcia chided the use of both “apprehend” and “arrest” in the threat of Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año to violators of IATF’s face mask mandate, following the governor’s executive order and Provincial Board ordinance making the wearing optional in Cebu province.As in “apprehend na, arrest pa.” Redundant, […]

Shanghai says China’s worst COVID outbreak under ‘effective control’

SHANGHAI — Shanghai said on Friday it has brought China’s worst outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) under effective control following a month-long lockdown of nearly 25 million people, with authorities vowing to stand by their zero-COVID strategy despite mounting economic costs.  The number of new COVID infections in China’s financial hub had been on […]

Talisay City now under Alert Level 1

TALISAY City in Cebu province and four other areas in the country have been placed under Alert Level 1, the lowest quarantine status so far in the Philippines.Presidential spokesperson Martin Andanar said the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) approved on Monday, May 2, 2022, the deescalation from Alert Level 2 to 1 of the five areas […]

DOH 7’s Loreche: Voters must check candidates’ adherence to health protocols

VOTERS must evaluate if their chosen candidates have religiously followed the minimum public health standards set by the government amid the Covid-19 pandemic.They must ask themselves if their chosen candidates wear face masks during campaign sorties and adhere to rules for physical campaigns set by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).This was what Dr. Mary Jean […]

Editorial: Discriminating against short people

Banning short people from events, including political rallies, is discriminatory.The Cebu City Police Office should stop insisting that prohibiting “minor-looking who are under four feet tall,” as deputy chief for operations Lt. Col. Wilbert Parilla put it, during the Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan’s April 2 proclamation rally at the Cebu City Sports Center was not […]

Enhancing Indonesian state-owned enterprises (SOEs) through clustering

JAKARTA, Mar 5, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has given a period of one to two years for state-owned enterprises (SOEs) to make fundamental changes to increase their competitiveness. SOEs Minister Erick Thohir (ANTARA/HO-Kementerian BUMN/pri) On October 14, 2021, Jokowi stated that he was pleased to witness the clustering […]