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Pachico A. Seares
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EXPLAINER: Initial confusion over MECQ, then MGCQ, finally GCQ for Cebu City. Entire Cebu under general quarantine starting June 1, say OPAV, Roque.
TIMELINE.  Wednesday, May 27: IATF resolution placing Cebu City under MECQ and the rest of Cebu under GCQ announced.  Thursday, May 28: Cebu City's Mayor Labella petitioned regional IATF for shift to GCQ. Thursday night: President Duterte announced ...
From 74 days ago
Seares: Is MECQ right for Cebu City? ‘Saving lives’ part overwhelms again the ‘saving jobs’ bit.
“POSSIBLY, ECQ will be lifted. It will be MECQ or GCQ. But this will depend on the experts... on the IATF.”—Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella, May 26, 2020And IATF and its experts have decided.The national government, through the Inter-Agency Task ...
From 75 days ago
Seares: Is MECQ right for Cebu City? 'Saving lives' part overwhelms again the 'saving jobs' bit
"Possibly, ECQ will be lifted. It will be MECQ or GCQ. But this will depend on the experts... on the IATF." -- Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella, May 26, 2020And IATF and its experts have decided.The National Government, through the ...
From 75 days ago
EXPLAINER: Human rights in the time of pandemic. Why CHR tends to protect the plain citizen, not the public official
THE SITUATION. Are human rights still protected in the time of a public health emergency? Are they still applicable during the crisis brought to the world by the coronavirus menace?Yes to both questions.But was Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia's case within ...
From 76 days ago
EXPLAINER: UP May 20 study urges 'continued' restrictions. Would Cebu City stay at MECQ after May 31?
THE SITUATION. A University of the Philippines panel, in its latest Covid-19 forecast (#17, dated May 20 and posted May 22), recommends that the national government "continue significant restrictions" in the National Capital Region and Cebu City.Cebu City, along with ...
From 78 days ago
Seares: Gwen and CHR: Social media users can bully but public officials can’t bully back?
“Netizens have the edge over us (public officials). Nobody censors them. And unless we retaliate this way (by publicly bashing them), how else can their attacks be abated?”—Gov. Gwen Garcia“The governor’s public shaming ran contrary to the standards of ethics ...
From 79 days ago
Explainer: Minority opposed method, didn't block mass testing, merely 'requested' Cebu City mayor not to use public funds
THE SITUATION. The Cebu City component of the tri-city Project Balik Buhay (PBB), which wages the campaign of mass testing for coronavirus, was never threatened by the minority BOPK's resolution to cut off funding.The City Council last May 20 killed ...
From 81 days ago
Seares: Can Guv Gwen improve IATF guidelines on quarantine? Am not sure. But she did.
WHAT the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (AITF-EID) in its May 15 omnibus guidelines for quarantine has not thought out well and left a crack on the floor is being covered by Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia's May 19 ...
From 82 days ago
Explainer: Control at borders of Cebu Province under GCQ: tighter, but not without problems
THE SITUATION. Those who expected (a) easier entry to Cebu province and (b) freer movement from a town or city to another town or city within the province will be disappointed. Under the province's risk-downgraded category of GCQ or general ...
From 83 days ago
EXPLAINER: Mass, other religious services still banned under ECQ; 'impractical' under GCQ
THE SITUATION. In an enhanced community quarantine or ECQ, under which Cebu City and Mandaue City are still governed until May 31, masses and other religious services continue to be prohibited.In a general community quarantine or GCQ, to which Cebu ...
From 84 days ago