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DOH COVID-19 Tracker: 0 PUIs admitted in CV as of Feb. 15

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There are no more patients under investigation (PUIs) suspected of having the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) admitted in Central Visayas as of the latest data from the state’s health department. The Department of…

Cebu City sanitation team issues citation tickets to violators of no-smoking ordinance

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/15/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – Enforcers from Cebu City’s Environmental and Sanitation Team (CESET) issued citation tickets to several individuals in various portions of the city for smoking in public on Saturday, February 15. CESET posted photos…

Cebuanos ‘Walk for Life’ to pray vs spread of COVID-19

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma called on all faithful to pray that all “threats of life” be put to a halt, including threats brought about by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). “It’s our deepest…

BREAKING: Philippines lifts COVID-19 travel ban vs Taiwan

Darryl John Esguerra 02/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government has decided to lift the travel restrictions imposed against Taiwan due to the COVID-19. COVID-19 is the name given by the World Health Organization to the disease caused by the novel…

DOH: Erroneous and incomplete details provided by passengers subject for contact tracing

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) revealed on Friday, February 14, 2020, that co-passengers of the patients who tested positive of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) provided erroneous and incomplete details to authorities. At…

40 loose firearms destroyed

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Over 40 loose firearms, most long arms, were destroyed in a ceremony Thursday, February 13, at Camp Sergio Osmeña in Cebu City. The ceremony was led by Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro,…

Mild earthquake rattles parts of south Cebu

Rosalie Abatayo 02/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A magnitude 3 earthquake jolted parts of southern Cebu at 6:32 p.m. today, February 11, 2020. According to the Earthquake Information bulletin issued by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvocs), the…

AirAsia suspends trips between PH and Taiwan

Morexette Marie Erram 02/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – AirAsia Philippines has indefinitely suspended direct flights between the Philippines and Taiwan after the government here included the self-ruled island in the travel ban to prevent the spread of the dreaded 2019 novel…

PRO-7 anti-cybercrime group to lead enforcement of anti-fake news ordinance

Rosalie O. Abatayo 02/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Anti-cybercrime group of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) will lead the enforcement of Cebu province’s anti-fake news ordinance particularly regarding the 2919 novel coronavirus. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, in a…

BREAKING: Contact tracing for first two confirmed cases complete – DOH

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) confirmed that the contact tracing of the first two confirmed cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), who traveled to Dumaguete City via Cebu, is already complete. DOH…

Sandiganbayan acquits former crime lab chief accused of falsifying Alfie Ducayag’s med cert

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan has acquitted a former head of a forensics laboratory in Central Visayas, who was accused of falsifying a medical certificate on the death of Mario Alfie Ducuyag in 2013. The Sandiganbayan…

Water from Butuanon River floods three Sitios in Brgy Paknaan, Mandaue City

Norman Mendoza 02/08/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Three Sitios in Barangay Paknaan in Mandaue City experienced flooding after the Butuanon River overflowed past 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020. Some residents of sitios Talong, Sili and Ahos that has…

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