Edgar Labella - updates

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Cebu City promises P10,000 monthly incentive to private health workers

Jul 04, 2020 - 8:54 PM

The Cebu City Council will also hear two resolutions which would give P15,000 financial aid to nurses in the coronavirus ward, and financial aid to infected patients

INCENTIVES. Residents in Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City undergo blood extraction for rapid testing as part of the massive testing of the City Government to all barangays. File photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Cebu City to appeal for lifting of lockdown

Jun 16, 2020 - 10:12 PM

Cebu City is the only city in the country under enhanced community quarantine

LOCKDOWN. Police man checkpoint in Cebu City on first day of new lockdown on June 16. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Cebu City mayor says public has right to assemble even during health emergency

Jun 07, 2020 - 12:00 AM

Despite the heavy-handed tactics of the cops in dispersing a peaceful protest, the Cebu City police are 'professional policemen' and the mayor says he trusts their judgement

DEMONSTRATION. Cebu police haul off a demonstrator at the gate of the University of the Philippines Cebu. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

DOCUMENT: Cebu City releases GCQ guidelines

May 31, 2020 - 8:12 PM

Cebu City's Executive Order No. 79 is signed on Sunday, May 31, and takes effect immediately

CHECKPOINT. Cebu City personnel check passengers temperature in this March 2020 photo. File photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Cebu City lifts Sitio Zapatera's total lockdown

May 20, 2020 - 10:32 PM

Zapatera was the first sitio to be put on lockdown in April, and stayed that way for 43 days

LOCKDOWN LIFTED. The lockdown in Sitio Zapatera is lifted. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

DOCUMENT: Cebu City releases modified ECQ guidelines

May 16, 2020 - 12:07 AM

There are slight changes to the lockdown with the modified enhanced community quarantine in place

CHECKPOINT. Police man a checkpoint in Cebu City. File photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Cebu City releases mass testing schedule

Apr 30, 2020 - 10:40 PM

Cebu City is planning to test at least 23,000 families through rapid testing before the expiration of the enhanced community quarantine on May 15

TESTING. City health workers conduct tests in Sitio Zapatera, Barangay Luz. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

22 new coronavirus cases in Barangay Luz, Cebu City

Apr 26, 2020 - 8:46 PM

The cases are detected in the same barangay as Sitio Zapatera. On Sunday, 40 more new patients were recorded in Cebu City.

FRONTLINER. A worker in Sitio Zapatera, Barangay Luz, disinfects himself. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Cebu City lockdown extended to May 15

Apr 22, 2020 - 8:24 PM

Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella says there is a need to extend the enhanced community quarantine due to the rising number of coronavirus cases in the city

CHECKPOINT. Cebu City officials check motorcyclists passing through a checkpoint. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Cebu film writer arrested over Facebook post about coronavirus in Sitio Zapatera

Apr 19, 2020 - 3:57 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Maria Victoria Beltran describes Cebu City as being the 'epicenter' of COVID-19 'in the whole Solar System.' The writer and business owner was arrested without a warrant

ARRESTED. Writer Maria Victoria Beltran is arrested by Central Visayas police after making a sarcastic Facebook post. Background photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler and screengrab from Maria Victoria Beltran's Facebook page

Coronavirus in Cebu City: 21 more test positive in sitio under total lockdown

Apr 15, 2020 - 10:46 PM

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Cebu City and Cebu province to 64, including the cities of Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu, and 69 in the Central Visayas region

LOCKDOWN. Sitio Zapatera in Barangay Barrio Luz with at least 9,000 residents is on lockdown. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

At least 9,000 residents in Cebu City barangay under total lockdown

Apr 13, 2020 - 4:23 PM

Three persons in Barangay Luz test positive for coronavirus. In a total lockdown, no residents are allowed to leave their homes for any reason.

LOCKDOWN. Police lockdown Sitio Zapatera in Barangay Luzo, Cebu City. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Cebu City councilor wants new anti-discrimination ordinance to include frontliners

Mar 30, 2020 - 10:45 PM

The Cebu provincial government also threatens to file cases against those who would harass and discriminate health workers battling the spread of the novel coronavirus

CHECKPOINT. Workers take public tranpsortation while Cebu City is under quarantine. File photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Blowing of ship horns, ringing of church bells signal start Cebu City lockdown

Mar 26, 2020 - 8:22 PM

Cebu City's enhanced community quarantine begins noon of Saturday, March 28

CHECKPOINT. Authorities man a checkpoint in Cebu City. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Cebu City placed under community quarantine

Mar 16, 2020 - 7:33 AM

Mayor Edgar Labella places Cebu City under community quarantine until April 14

SCREENING. Passengers from Manila are screened as they arrive in the Port of Cebu. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

SM-Ayala consortium breaks ground on Cebu SRP project 

Jan 31, 2020 - 4:31 PM

Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella says the project is expected to generate over P316 billion in investments and 2 million direct and indirect jobs

GROUNDBREAKING. Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella and representatives from Ayala and SM break ground on new project at the South Road Properties. Photo form Cebu City Public Information Office

Signal shutdown to proceed during Sinulog 2020 events

Jan 17, 2020 - 8:24 PM

Despite a previous announcement that cellular signal would not be shut down, local police request that these be switched off during Sinulog due to the attendance of President Rodrigo Duterte

SHUTDOWN. The signal shutdown will proceed during this year's Sinulog Festival. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Labella defuses Sinulog 2020 exclusive broadcast rights backlash

Jan 15, 2020 - 6:52 PM

The announcement allays the concerns of media groups who learned of the exclusive broadcast contract between MyTv and the Sinulog Foundation

NO EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS. Mayor Edgar Labella intervened on an exclusive deal between MyTv and Edgar Labella. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Cebu political heavies to share stage on final day of Sinulog 2020

Jan 14, 2020 - 7:29 PM

Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia and Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella, together with provincial board members, are dancing on the last day of Sinulog

PIT SENYOR. In this file photo, Cebu Governor  Gwen Garcia dances in the 2013 Sinulog Festival. Photo by Bernardo Arellano III

No cell signal shutdown during Sinulog Festival, says Cebu City mayor

Jan 08, 2020 - 3:04 PM

Mayor Edgar Labella says keeping the signal on would help authorities – as well as families – stay connected but a shutdown may happen if police discover a threat

CELEBRATION. There will be no signal shutdown on Sinulog Day. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Axed Cebu water execs to push through with case vs Labella

Dec 17, 2019 - 8:07 PM

While the Metro Cebu Water District withdrew as a complainant against Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella, the 3 executives fired remain plaintiffs

WATER WOES.Axed executives of the Metro Cebu Water District are pushing through with their case filed agains the Cebu City mayor. Photo from Cebu City Public Information Office

Cebu mayor Labella allows vendors to sell again on city sidewalks

Nov 29, 2019 - 6:19 PM

The times they can sell and the size of their tables will be restricted

Cebu City mayor orders probe into manhandling of street vendor

Nov 23, 2019 - 11:14 PM

Mayor Edgar Labella asks his personnel to temper their actions with compassion, after a video goes viral

MANHANDLED. Members of the city's beautification team are seen in a viral video physically restraining and shoving a street vendor in Cebu City. Screengrab

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Downtown Cebu City sidewalk vendors given Sunday noon deadline to relocate

Sep 28, 2019 - 10:40 PM

The deadline complies with the order of President Rodrigo Duterte to remove obstructions by September 29

VENDORS. Market vendors take up part of a road in Cebu City. Photo from Mayor Edgar Labella's Facebook Page

Osmeña files suit vs Cebu City government, real estate conglomerates over SRP deal

Sep 04, 2019 - 8:33 PM

The ex-mayor also seeks to stop the city from using proceeds from the SRP to fund the local government's P2.5-billion supplemental budget

LAND SALE. Cebu City is funding its budget from partial payment of property sold in 2015. Former Mayor Tommy Osmeña wants to stop it. Road file photo from Cebu City's website

Labella focuses on cleaning dirty creeks, obstructed sidewalks

Aug 27, 2019 - 9:18 AM

In his first 60 days, newbie Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella cleans Guadalupe River and clears Colon street of hawkers

CLEANUP. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella focuses on cleaning up rivers and creeks in first 2 months of his term. Photo from Facebook

LOOK: Osmeña strips mayor’s office bare before stepping down

Jun 28, 2019 - 10:00 PM

(UPDATED) The outgoing mayor of Cebu says he spent P2 million of his personal money to have a functional office when he assumed the post in 2016 because the city council rejected his request for funds

FIXTURES GONE. Outgoing Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña has furniture, fixtures, even tiles removed from the mayor's office on his last day on the job on June 28, 2019. All photos by Marthy John Lubiano/Rappler

'Builders' vs 'destroyers'? Cebu City's Osmeña, Labella trade barbs

Mar 31, 2019 - 11:05 PM

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña and Vice Mayor Edgar Labella remain at odds over the Isla dela Victoria project

WAR OF WORDS. Mayor Tommy Osmeña and Vice Mayor Edgar Labella exchange words over a project in the Cebu SRP. Osmeña photo from Rappler Talk, Labella photo from Facebook, Isla dela Victoria photo from Cebu City official website