Gov’t on LSI travel moratorium: ‘Public health first’

CAMP AGUINALDO, QUEZON CITY (29 JUNE 2020)— Following the moratorium on travel imposed on locally stranded individuals (LSIs) bound for Cebu province, as well as those returning to regions VI, VIII and CARAGA, the government emphasized that the public’s health must be ensured if the country is to win the war on COVID-19. (more…)

Proper management of COVID-19 isolation, quarantine facilities key to decongesting hospitals in Cebu City

CEBU CITY (29 June 2020) — The efficient management of isolation and quarantine facilities will help decongest hospitals in the city and enable their medical staff to better handle severe COVID-19 cases, according to Melquiades Feliciano who is assisting Cebu coronavirus management overseer Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu. (more…)

AFP sends medical team to help in Cebu’s fight against COVID-19 

VILLAMOR AIR BASE, Pasay, June 28, 2020 – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has dispatched a medical team on Sunday to augment Cebu City’s health workers who are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

The AFP medical team, which flew to Cebu City on board a C-130, is composed of nine military doctors, 10 nurses, and 13 medical aides. (more…)

NOAH Complex, proof of Cebu City’s Bayanihan spirit – Gen. Feliciano

CEBU CITY (27 June 2020) – The Bayanihan spirit is virus-proof.

This is being demonstrated by Cebuanos, as they continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic that has so far infected over 4,000 residents of this city.

As part of concerted efforts to curb the spread of the deadly disease, the local government and private sector have pooled their expertise, manpower and resources to create a temporary facility for COVID-19 patients.

The partnership has given birth to the NOAH complex.

On June 29, the New Normal Oasis for Adaptation and a Home (NOAH) Complex quarantine facility, which can accommodate more than 300 mild to moderate COVID-19 patients, will open its doors to the public.

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Inter-agency efforts for safe return of repatriated Filipinos from Sabah underway

ZAMBOANGA CITY (25 JUNE 2020)—  The creation of the Inter-Agency Task Group Western Mindanao – Management of Returning Filipinos from Sabah (IATGWM-MREFS) is the result of a multi-pronged effort to ensure the safe return of repatriated Filipinos from Malaysia. (more…)

NTF COVID-19 welcomes Cimatu’s appointment as Cebu City overseer

CEBU CITY (23 JUNE 2020)— The appointment of Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu as overseer of the government’s COVID-19 response in the city is in line with the national government’s intensified efforts to contain the spread of the deadly disease. (more…)

MESSAGE OF PRESIDENTIAL PEACE ADVISER CARLITO GALVEZ, JR. ON THE 122nd PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE DAY |12 June 2020

On this day, a century, two decades and two years ago, the Philippine flag – in vibrant blue, red, yellow, and white – was raised with great pride and honor as the national anthem was being played for the first time. (more…)

STATEMENT OF PRESIDENTIAL PEACE ADVISER CARLITO G. GALVEZ JR. ON THE ANTI-TERROR BILL (11 June 2020)

There is a debate raging across our nation on Senate Bill No. 1083 and House Bill No. 6875 or “An Act Defining, Preventing and Penalizing Terrorist Acts, Repealing for the Purpose Republic Act No. 9372 Otherwise Known As The Human Security Act of 2007 And Appropriating Funds Therefore.” (more…)

Government declares OFWs COVID-free within 72 hours upon arrival at Clark Airport

CLARK, PAMPANGA (9 JUNE 2020)— Making good on its promise to send home Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) within five days or less upon their arrival in the country, the government has cleared 337 seafarers from Vancouver and Barbados who arrived at the Clark International Airport on June 6. (more…)

NTF COVID-19 supports ‘One Panay’ policy, commends strong collaboration among Western Visayas LGUs

ILOILO CITY (June 2, 2020) — Local government units in Western Visayas are leading the way in the fight against COVID-19 and have come together to propose a ‘One Panay’ policy. (more…)