To reduce power rates, VECO to renegotiate contracts with power suppliers 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Visayan Electric Co. (VECO) will be renegotiating several of its power contracts as part of its fulfillment to reduce power rates in Cebu. In a recent press release, VECO announced it is…

PH tops with most baptisms of young children

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Five hundred years ago, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan made history by introducing Roman Catholicism in the archipelago. Cebu’s then ruler Rajah Humabon, his wife Hara Humamay (also known today as Queen Juana), and…

Rains may dampen baptism reenactment in Cebu City

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City is expected to have cloudy skies on Wednesday, April 14, as a result of localized thunderstorms. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration in Mactan (Pagasa-Mactan) on Tuesday, April 13, …

Cebu City officials, church leaders thank Palace for declaring April 14 a holiday

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Church leaders and local officials in Cebu City welcomed the recent proclamation from the Malacañang declaring April 14, 2021 a Special Non-Working Holiday here to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Christianity’s arrival in…

32 ‘wasted’ COVID vaccines in Region 7 minimal, says DOH7

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas has 32 unused COVID-19 vaccines that were put to waste, the regional health office here reported. The Department of Health in the region (DOH-7) on April 12, 2021 confirmed to reporters…

Palace declares April 14 ‘Special Non-Working Holiday’ in Cebu City

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Malacañang on Monday, April 12, proclaimed April 14, 2021 as a Special Non-Working Holiday in Cebu City in line with the quincentennial celebration of Christianity’s arrival in the Philippines. The Palace issued…

11,000 medical frontliners in CV complete COVID inoculation sked

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At least 11,000 healthcare workers in Central Visayas have already completed their COVID-19 inoculation. But health officials still need to administer the first dose of the vaccine to at least 59,683 medical frontliners.…

Cebu City police says liquor ban helped in decreasing COVID cases

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local officials and law enforcers in Cebu City welcomed the continuous decline of COVID-19 cases, especially after recording its lowest number of new infections since January 1, 2021. And the police attributed this…

Archdiocese of Cebu priest nominated for National Artist Award

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A Cebu-based priest is among the nominees for the Order of National Artist (ONA). Msgr. Rodolfo ‘Rudy’ Villanueva from the Archdiocese of Cebu is shortlisted for the country’s highest recognition given to Filipino…

Sotto, DOH-7 deny frontliners ‘coerced’ to go to NCR

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two of Central Visayas’ top health institutions denied that some medical frontliners from Cebu were coerced to go to Metro Manila. The Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) issued a statement on April…

Church christens 100 infants for 500 YOC

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Roman Catholic Church here on Sunday, April 11, welcomed 100 infants into their fold. The event, which took place at the Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, is part of the…

FACES OF CEBU: Dr. Niki Rota, frontliner

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – “OMG! Take care!” Dr. Niki Rota said this was her mother’s response when the latter learned about the former’s new assignment–in National Capital Region (NCR). “But I’m always thankful for my mother who…

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