New weather system expected as ‘Ofel’ skirts out of PAR

Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While Tropical Depression Ofel continues to head out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) rains may continue until next week as the state weather bureau notices another weather system forming east of…

Central Visayas logs 103 new cases, recovery rate hits 89%

Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Central Visayas has logged 103 new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, a day after the active cases in the region dipped to below 1,000. In the October…

Capitol to partner with private HMOs for provincial hospital services

Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/15/2020

Cebu City, Philippines — Members of private health insurance companies may soon avail of their health insurance benefits when availing of the services of the Capitol-run district and provincial hospitals in Cebu. The Cebu provincial government and…

Parts of E. Samar under TCWS No. 1 due to TD Ofel; rains expected over Cebu

Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Parts of Eastern Visayas and the southern portion of the provinces of Quezon and Batangas are currently under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 1 due to tropical depression Ofel. Ofel made landfall…

Consolacion sets cemetery visiting days per barangay

Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The municipality of Consolacion in northern Cebu has designated cemetery visitation schedules for residents in each barangay beginning Thursday, October 15, ahead of the observance of the All Souls’ Day amid the pandemic.…

52 tourism-related establishments in Cebu given green light to resume operations

Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Some 52 tourism-related establishments in Cebu province have been allowed to operate while the province is under the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ). The Provincial Tourism Office has released the list of the…

Mandaue reports 2 COVID-19 related deaths, 4 recoveries, 2 new cases on Oct 12

Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two deaths from July and September were added to the tally of deaths related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mandaue City. The city’s Public Information Office logged on Monday, October 12, 2020,…

Ygot’s death to cripple drug trade in CV — Ferro

Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police in Central Visayas are expecting that the drug trade in Cebu will be crippled for some time without one of its strongest players in the game. Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro, director…

Number of COVID-19 recoveries in Central Visayas hits 19K

Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There are now over 19,000 persons in Central Visayas, who have been infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) who have recovered from the viral infection. In the latest COVID-19 case bulletin issued…

Frasco files bill for proposed Camotes Cebu Domestic Airport

Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tourists and residents may soon be able to access Camotes Islands by plane, cutting off the long travel time from mainland Cebu to the island group in Cebu’s northeast. Cebu fifth district Representative…

Cordova eyes facility to convert plastic to useful by-products

Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The municipality of Cordova is eyeing the establishment of materials recovery facilities (MRF) in all of its 13 barangays and a waste to useful by-products facility as it gears towards a possible hike…

CV COVID-19 update: Active cases dwindle to 1,153 as recovery hits 88.57%

Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The active case count of coronavirus disease continues to dwindle in Central Visayas as the health department reports more recoveries than new cases, at least in the last seven days. From October 4…

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