Trump says first US vaccine will be administered ‘in less than 24 hours’

Inquirer 12/12/2020

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said the US will start administering the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine “in less than 24 hours,” after the Food and Drug Administration granted it an emergency use authorization late Friday. “The first vaccine…

Madridejos now COVID-19 free

Morexette Marie Erram 12/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There are now zero active cases of the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Madridejos town, a week after the town was under wide scrutiny due to crowd gathering. Mayor Salvador Dela Fuente,…

NBA says 48 players test positive for Covid-19

12/03/2020

Los Angeles, United States—The NBA announced Wednesday, December 2, 2020, that 48 players have tested positive for the coronavirus, a dramatic increase over the zero positive tests reported during last season’s quarantine bubble in Florida. The league…

River in Danao City overflows; 30 families evacuated

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 12/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Disaster and rescue personnel in Danao City are currently doing evacuation and search and rescue operations after one of the city’s major tributaries overflowed on Wednesday morning, December 2, 2020. Roland Reyes, head of the…

F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton positive for Covid-19: FIA

12/01/2020

Sakhir, Bahrainp—World champion Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)  and will miss this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix, Formula One’s governing body FIA announced Tuesday, December 1, 2020. “In accordance with COVID-19 protocols and public…

Central Visayas has new police director

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Central Visayas has a new police chief. Police Brigadier General Ronnie Montejo was installed as the new director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) during a ceremony in Camp Sergio…

Madridejos welcomes DILG probe on crowd gathering

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/29/2020

BANTAYAN ISLAND, Philippines — The local government of Madridejos town in northern Cebu welcomed the decision of the national government to conduct an investigation into the mass gathering during last November 27’s Suroy-Suroy Sugbo in Bantayan Island. …

Roque: Misa de Gallo’s fate up to LGUs

Morexette Marie Erram 11/27/2020

  BANTAYAN ISLAND, Philippines – The fate of the Misa de Gallo (dawn Masses) this year will be up to the local governments, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque announced. Roque, who is in Bantayan Island in northern Cebu…

Bantayan airport’s opening seen to boost island’s tourism industry

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/27/2020

BANTAYAN ISLAND, Philippines — Bantayan Island, one of Cebu’s most popular tourist destinations, is now accessible by air. Officials both from the national and local governments on Friday, November 27, inaugurated the upgraded Bantayan Island Airport. The…

Cebu City plans to intensify testing following COVID-19 spike

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is planning to intensify contact tracing and testing following the rise of new Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the past weeks. The Emergency Operations Center said that it is only…

Mandaue City adds four new fire trucks to its fleet

Doris C. Bongcac 11/18/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Mandaue City’s fire fighting capabilities received a boost with the addition of four new trucks to its existing fleet. A brand new ladder fire truck and three penetrator trucks, which the city government…

Cebu City adds more restrictions on travelers from outside Cebu, draws flak online

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government on Monday, November 16, 2020, issued another executive order (EO) that laid down guidelines for travels allowed in Cebu City. Mayor Edgardo Labella released EO No. 105 on Monday…

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