No international flights to land at MCIA on May 14-15

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) will temporarily stop accepting flights carrying returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) for two days. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, in a virtual press conference…

COVID-19 variant from India now in the Philippines — DOH

Catherine Gonzales 05/11/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The COVID-19 variant first detected in India is now here in the Philippines. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in an online press briefing on Tuesday that the B.1.617 variant was detected from two…

Region 7 receives 1st shipment of Pfizer COVID vaccines

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas on Tuesday, May 11, received a fresh supply of COVID-19 vaccines. A total of 132,000 doses of AstraZeneca and 29,250 doses of Pfizer’s BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines arrived at the Mactan Cebu…

Cebu province’s relaxed travel protocols now part of local laws 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Without any objections, the Provincial Board on Monday, May 10, passed the provincial ordinance formalizing the easing of travel restrictions for all inbound travelers for Cebu province. During its regular session on Monday,…

Fire on Mother’s Day in Alumnos leaves dozens homeless

Paul Lauro, Pegeen Maisie Sararana 05/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Dozens of residents were feared to have lost their homes after a fire struck a residential area in Barangay Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City on Sunday, May 9, the day that everyone celebrates…

Mactan-Cebu International Airport expands with 2nd taxiway

Morexette Marie Erram 05/05/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Expansions at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) continue despite the crisis spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, inaugurated MCIA’s second taxiway. Watch it here: He was accompanied…

Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella gets vaccinated

Morexette Marie Erram 05/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Labella, accompanied by several City Hall executives, was administered with CoronaVac, the COVID-19 vaccine brand of China’s Sinovac…

Cebu City to lift liquor ban but biz told to still follow health protocols

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella on Tuesday, May 4, announced that he is planning to lift the liquor ban here. “We have favorable recommendations from the EOC and City Health officials (to lift…

14 cause-oriented group members detained for ‘quarantine violations’

Delta Dyrecka Letitio, Futch Anthony Inso 05/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Fourteen members of the Alyansa sa mga Mamumuo sa Sugbo-Kilusang Mayo Uno (AMA-Sugbo-KMU) and Bayan Central Visayas did not make it to the Fuente Osmeña Circle, the assembly area for their Labor Day…

Gerald Anderson to play in Mindanao leg of VisMin Super Cup

Glendale G. Rosal 04/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Celebrity baller Gerald Anderson will play in the Mindanao leg of the 2021 Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup next month.  A press release said that Anderson will be playing for a team backed by Brew Authoritea,…

PH Quincentennial Museum now open

Morexette Marie Erram 04/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippines finally has its own museum dedicated to pre-colonial life and the country’s participation in the first circumnavigation of the globe. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) on Monday, April…

BREAKING: Senior citizen jab roll-out halted: No more vaccines

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The number of vaccinated senior citizens is growing in Cebu City as the program continues to roll out in three sites in the city. Yet the number of vaccine doses is limited and…

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