Samboan town extends restrictions up to Aug. 1

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The municipal government of Samboan in southern Cebu decided to extend the duration of its anti-COVID protocols up to August 1, 2021. Mayor Emerito Calderon Jr., issued Executive Order (EO) No. 26 on Wednesday, July…

Mandaue, Lapu return to MECQ status from Aug. 1 to Aug. 15

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Due to the continuous increase of COVID-19 infections, two of Cebu’s largest cities were reverted back to stricter community quarantine status. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Thursday dawn, July 29, 2021, announced that the Inter-Agency…

Private sector pledge to give nurses P15k monthly allowance

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – To address the lack of healthcare workers attending to infected patients in hospitals, the government, and private sector has dangled financial incentives for nurses who will be deployed in COVID-19 wards. The Project…

CHR steps in to investigate Cortes slay; RSF urges govt to deepen probe

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has stepped in to conduct their own investigation on the killing of Cebuano blocktimer Renante ‘Rey’ Cortes. CHR spokersperson, lawyer Jacqueline Ann de Guia, said in a…

More Cebu towns reinstate restrictions

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—More localities in Cebu province have reinstated restrictions due to the continuous rise of COVID-19 cases.  The towns of Moalboal, Ginatilan, and Balamban recently issued Executive Orders (EO), reimposing stricter health protocols to contain the…

Hospital occupancy on the rise but officials say ‘outbreak still manageable’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—At least six ambulances were parked in front of a private hospital in uptown Cebu City on Tuesday afternoon, July 27, 2021.  One of them had a patient who was relying on an oxygen tank.…

Cebu biz leaders weigh in on Pres. Duterte’s last SONA

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Key figures in the business community here welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte’s move to recognize the private sector’s participation in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic in his last State of the Nation Address (SONA). But…

Cebu province mourns passing of Lito O

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Localities in Cebu are urged to fly the nation’s flags in half-staff as the province mourns the passing of its former governor, Emilio Mario ‘Lito’ Osmeña. The Provincial Board passed separate resolutions to…

Not wanting to go back to ECQ, Cebu City to reimpose restrictions for 1 month

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Residents in Cebu City are told to brace themselves as local officials will be reintroducing restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19. Acting City Mayor Michael Rama announced that the city government is…

President Duterte’s last Sona: Cebu benefited from Build, Build, Build’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is set to hold his last State of the Nation Address (Sona) tomorrow, Monday (July 25). And several officials here in Cebu are expecting the Chief Executive to lay bare…

Santander to reimpose restrictions for 1 week

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Another town in southern Cebu will be reimposing restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19. Santander Mayor Marites Buscato on Sunday, July 25, issued Executive Order (EO) No. 070-07-2021, laying down guidelines for…

P265M budget for Camotes Airport secured

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Construction of the Camotes Airport could start soon. Local officials here recently announced that the national government already released the initial budget for the airport project amounting to P265 million. Cebu 5th District…

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