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Cebu City logs new lowest of COVID-19 cases

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City on Monday, August 10, logged its lowest number of new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections for the past three months, recent data from health officials showed. The Department of Health in…

Webinar promoting biking in Metro Cebu kicks off

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With clamor for bike lanes and demand for bicycles high due to coronavirus lockdowns, the government here and abroad, and private organizations organized webinars aimed to promote biking in Metro Cebu. The webinar…

Siquijor’s 2 new COVID cases are LSIs from NCR

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Provincial Government of Siquijor on Monday, August 10, 2020, announced it has two more confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Siquijor Governor Zaldy Villa, in an official statement published on…

DOH-7: Avigan tablets provided to COVID patients in CV for ‘compassionate use’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The highly sought Japanese anti-viral drugs called Avigan is being provided to coronavirus patients in Central Visayas for “compassionate use,” a local health official confirmed. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson of the Department…

Active cases in Region 7 down to 4,597

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The number of active cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Central Visayas continues to decrease as more recoveries and lesser newly infected patients are being reported. The latest COVID-19 case bulletin…

PhilHealth-7 paid P52M for COVID-related coverages – report

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Philippine Health Insurance Incorporation in Central Visayas (PhilHealth -7) has released at least P52 million as payment for medical services related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a government report said. The…

Basilica resumes public Masses in ‘new normal’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Wide spaces between each attendee, distancing markers everywhere, limited entry points, and queues of individuals inspected for masks and quarantine passes. These were just some of the scenes that marked the first day…

Madridejos fisherfolk rescue fisherman floating at sea

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Fisherfolk from Madridejos town in Bantayan Island, northern Cebu rescued on Saturday, August 8, a fisherman who was found floating at sea after strong winds capsized his boat. The distressed fisherman, identified as…

Cebu City’s count: Only 153 new cases reported in one week

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – In a span of one week, Cebu City logged less than 200 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Data from the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH – 7), compiled…

OVP: 11K Cebuanos benefitted from free shuttle services

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – More than 11,000 Cebuanos benefitted from the free shuttle services provided by the Office of the Vice President (OVP) during its month-long operation. Vice President Leni Robredo, in a post on her official…

Bantayan airport terminal, runway extension to be completed by end of 2020

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/09/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – Travel to Bantayan Island will already be made much easier after ongoing improvements on its community airport is complete. The Department of Transportation (DOTr), in a statement released on Saturday, August 8,…

Basilica reopens Pilgrim Center for public Masses

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — One of the country’s oldest and most prominent churches is set to hold public Masses after months of lockdown. Church administrators of the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu announced in an…

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