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Doctor in Cebu City recovers from COVID-19

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A physician here is among the patients who recently recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Dr. Estrella Huang, an internal medicine specialist from the Cebu Doctors’ Hospital, is set to be discharged…

Cebu City: With a population of 1M, 260k will benefit from SAP

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Around 262,000 households in Cebu City were identified as beneficiaries for the emergency subsidy program from the national government. This was announced by Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella during a press conference on…

Two COVID-19 deaths and 1 new case in Cebu

Florence A. Baesa, Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/06/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The first patient from Talisay City confirmed to have the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is among the latest fatality for Central Visayas, and the first for Cebu province. In a bulletin issued…

Palma to Cebuano faithful: Value life amid the COVID-19 threat

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma reminded Cebuano faithful of the need to value life while most parts of the world face the threat of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “Karun panahona tungod sa COVID-19, we…

Another day without COVID-19 case in Central Visayas

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – No additional case for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was reported in Central Visayas for Friday, April 3, 2020. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia announced this in a press conference on Friday. Garcia said…

NBI-7 arrests 2 for selling overpriced thermal scanners

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 04/02/2020

CEBU CITY,  Philippines — Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas have cracked down on online sellers of overpriced medical product and arrested two men in two separate operations in Cebu City on Thursday…

BREAKING: COVID-19 death toll exceeds 100; now at 107

Daphne Galvez 04/02/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Deaths in relation to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Philippines have soared beyond the 100 mark and is now at 107, the Department of Health announced on Thursday. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque said in…

Council wants hazard pay for frontliners, mass testing in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council wants all frontliners serving amidst the fight against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) to have hazard pay. Vice Mayor Michael Rama delivered a privilege speech on Wednesday, April 1,…

Cebu registers three new Covid-19 cases

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu has registered three additional cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) this Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The new cases include one in Consolacion town, one in Cebu City and one in Mandaue City. These…

BREAKING: Bongbong Marcos tests positive for COVID-19

Daphne Galvez 03/31/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has been tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), his lawyer confirmed Tuesday. His spokesman, Atty. Victor Rodriguez, said that Marcos’ condition is improving. His test results were released by the…

Capitol readies P376M as aid to LGUs during ECQ

Rosalie Abatayo 03/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu provincial government will disburse a total of P376 million of financial assistance for the local government units amid the implementation of the province-wide enhanced community quarantine. The amount is allocated equitably…

COVID-19 claims Cebuano oncologist’s life

Rosalie Abatayo 03/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has claimed the life of another Cebuano frontliner. This time, it is Dr. Dennis Ramon Tudtud, an oncologist. Dennis Thomas Tudtud confirmed the death of his father through a…

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