PH relaxes protocol after IATF recommended optional face mask use outdoors

Daphne Galvez - Inquirer.net 09/07/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The government’s pandemic task force Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF), has recommended making the wearing of face masks outdoors voluntary, Malacañang announced on Wednesday. Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles…

Cebu City’s non-obligatory use of face mask: Trial only 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama on Monday, September 5, introduced several changes to his Executive Order (EO) that makes the wearing of face masks outdoors ‘non-obligatory’. During City Hall’s flag raising ceremony on…

Female lawyer, son ambushed in Mandaue

Morexette Marie Erram, Paul Lauro 09/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – (UPDATED) Still unidentified gunmen ambushed a female lawyer and her son in Barangay Tipolo, Mandaue City late Thursday evening, September 1, 2022, police confirmed. Investigators from Station 4 of the Mandaue City Police…

Club employee killed in accident in Lapu after trying to avoid stray dog

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 09/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A club employee did not make it home after he died due to a road accident in Lapu-Lapu City on Thursday morning, September 1. Local police from Lapu-Lapu City confirmed that a 33-year-old…

2 injured in Mabolo fire

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 08/31/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At least 27 houses were burned down when a Wednesday noon fire broke out in a residential area in Barangay Mabolo here on August 31, 2022. Fire investigators from the Cebu City Fire…

Cebu City mulls lifting mandatory face masks requirement in open spaces

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Pegeen Maisie Sararana 08/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City Government announced on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, that it is mulling lifting the mandatory wearing of face masks in open spaces. The city’s Public Information Office (PIO), in a post…

Carcar keeps Pasigarbo champ title 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Carcar City retained its title as the champion of the Pasigarbo sa Sugbo festival as it was hailed as this year’s big winner. The city’s contingent which showcased their Kabkaban Festival bagged the…

Central Visayas welcomed close to 1M tourists in 1st half 2022

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Central Visayas has welcomed close to 1 million tourists during the first half of 2022, tourism officials have announced on Thursday, August 11. Department of Tourism (DOT) Usec. Shalimar Tamano, director of DOT…

7.3 quake jolts Luzon

Inquirer One Luzon Bureau INQ 07/27/2022

MANILA, Philippines–A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck inland in the northern province of Abra at 8:43 a.m., the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualty from the strong quake…

Region 7 remains free of monkeypox

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas remains free of monkeypox, the regional bureau of the Department of Health (DOH-7) announced. DOH-7, in a press conference on Tuesday, July 26, said that the region, and the entire country…

Mayor Michael Rama elected as League of Cities in the Philippines president

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/21/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has been chosen as the new president of the League of Cities in the Philippines (LCP) in an uncontested election in Manila on Thursday, July 21, 2022. Cebu…

Suspected communist rebel dead in Guihulngan encounter

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 07/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A suspected member of the communist rebel group died in an early morning encounter in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) confirmed.  Initial…

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