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Bogo City family beats COVID-19

Rosalie Abatayo 07/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A family of four from Bogo City, northern Cebu, has finally gone home after about two weeks of being under isolation due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). They are patients number 12, 13,…

Duque to present ‘downward trend’ of Cebu City cases to Duterte

Rosalie Abatayo 07/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Close to a month since Cebu City was placed back to enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), the country’s top health official said they are set to present to the president the COVID-19 situation in…

Cebu City hits 7K-mark in COVID-19 cases

Rosalie Abatayo 07/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With 146 additional cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, Cebu City’s case tally has gone past the 7,000-mark based on the Department of Health in Central Visayas’ (DOH-7)…

MGCQ in Cebu province except Talisay, Minglanilla, Consolacion

Rosalie Abatayo 07/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu province, except for Talisay City and the municipalities of Minglanilla and Consolacion, is now under a modified general community quarantine (MGCQ). This was announced by Health Secretary Francisco Duque III in a…

Castillano: Comelec wants safety first before registration resumes

Rosalie Abatayo 06/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The suspension of voters registration nationwide has been extended anew, the Commission on Election (Comelec) said on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. In an advisory, the Comelec said the suspension of registration has been…

Earlier curfew in Liloan starts Thursday

Rosalie Abatayo 06/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Except for those reporting for work or those going home from work, residents in Liloan town northern Cebu will have to comply with an earlier curfew schedule beginning Thursday, June 25, 2020. In…

Fewer quakes but steam emission continues at Mt. Kanlaon

Rosalie Abatayo 06/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Fewer ground tremors have been recorded in the vicinity of the Kanlaon Volcano in the past 24 hours compared to those reported in the last two days. In its 8 a.m. bulletin this…

Bantayan mayor undergoes self isolation after Shimura tests positive for COVID-19

Rosalie Abatayo 06/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Bantayan Mayor Art Despi has undergone voluntary self isolation after Daanbantayan Mayor Sun Shimura announced that he tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Read: Shimura is 2nd Cebu mayor to test…

Dialysis patient is latest COVID-19 case in Bogo City

Rosalie Abatayo 06/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Another dialysis patient, this time a resident of Bogo City, has been found positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In an update, the Bogo City government said the its seventh positive case is…

Talisay City may be reverted to GCQ soon

Rosalie Abatayo 06/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Talisay City has a chance to be downgraded to General Community Quarantine (GCQ) as early as Friday, June 19, 2020. This after Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said she will endorse to the Regional Interagency…

Gwen to DOH: Report only ‘active’ cases

Rosalie Abatayo 06/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has called on the Department of Health (DOH) to revise their reporting of cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases and only declare “active” cases and not the cumulative…

Rains, cloudy skies hover over Cebu as LPA, southwesterly winds persist

Rosalie Abatayo 06/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Low Pressure Area (LPA) and the southwesterly windflow continue to bring cloudy skies with scattered and widespread rains and thunderstorms in Cebu and most parts of the country. As of 3 p.m.…

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