No vax requirement to enter Cebu City cemeteries while open

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There will no longer be any restrictions against unvaccinated individuals in cemeteries here as all cemeteries will be closed anyway from October 29 to November 2, 2021. Councilor Joel Garganera, the deputy chief…

Modular tombs turned over to Cabantan Cemetery

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/27/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Pre-fabricated molds that will be used to build new tombs have just been installed in the Cabantan Cemetery in Barrio Luz, Cebu City.  Cebu City Councilor Jerry Guardo, the City Council’s chairperson…

Infectious disease expert: Monitoring CO2 level in enclosed spaces reduces risk of COVID transmission

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Monitoring the carbon dioxide (CO2) level in the air may be the long-term solution to preventing COVID-19 transmission in establishments, schools, and workplaces. International studies show that “the higher the CO2 levels, the…

Kids can now enter Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño, the main church Cebuanos worship the Child Jesus in, would finally see children again after more than a year. The Order of St. Augustine (OSA) friars who…

It’s final: Cebu City closes cemeteries on Oct. 29 to Nov. 2

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government has finally conceded to the Interagency Task Force’s (IATF) decision to close the cemeteries from October 29 to November 2, 2021. Acting Mayor Michael Rama has announced that due…

Gullas: Talisay City will follow DILG guidelines for Kalag-Kalag

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas said the city government will follow the Kalag-Kalag guidelines of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). This means that all cemeteries will be closed…

Sogod flash floods affect over 270 families 

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/26/2021

SOGOD, Cebu—Homes were filled with mud while families were trying to salvage what they could.  This was the scene here in Sitio San Lorenzo, Barangay Poblacion on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, a day after a flash floods…

EOC on cemetery visits: Vax card requirement applies on Nov 1 and 2

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is reminding the management of the different cemeteries in the city to continue to allow unvaccinated individuals to visit the graves of their loved ones until…

Rama hopes for a BBM-Bong Go tandem

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama said that if he could so wish, he would want Presidential candidate, former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos and Vice Presidential candidate, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go to team…

Cebu City continues to build more tombs amid drop in COVID deaths

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Despite the significant drop in COVID-19 deaths in Cebu City, the city government has continued the construction of new tombs in the major cemeteries here. Councilor Jerry Guardo, City Council’s chairperson for infrastructure,…

Cinemas open, minors can now go out in Cebu City, but…

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Minors aged 15 years and below can now go out in Cebu City provided they are accompanied by fully vaccinated guardians. This was the pronouncement of Acting Mayor Michael Rama as signified in…

Fully vaccinated travelers can now enter Cebu City without need for COVID-19 tests

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Fully vaccinated travelers can now enter Cebu City ports without the need for a real-time polymerase reaction (RT-PCR), antigen, or saliva test. The new Directive No. 10-25-1 signed by Acting Mayor Michael Rama…

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