DECIDING ON TOTAL SHUTDOWN. National Telecommunications Commission-Central Visayas Director Jesus Laureno said only Secretary Rodolfo Salalima of the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) and President Rodrigo Duterte can decide whether to grant the PNP’s request or not.

WITHDRAW AHEAD OF TIME. The Cebu Banker's Association asked its depositors to wtihdraw ahead of time, as automated teller machines (ATMs) will be affected once shutting down of cellular sites for the Sinulog will push through.

DRUG AFFECTED. Negros Island Region (NIR) is the third-most drug affected region in the Philippines.