ECQ ‘wasted’ as gov’t still has no clear plans – doctors

Donna Pazzibugan 04/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Healthcare Professionals Alliance Against COVID-19 (HPAAC) said the two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) was “wasted” since the long-term changes necessary to prevent another surge of COVID-19 cases were not implemented. “We re-emphasize that…

Sotto, DOH-7 deny frontliners ‘coerced’ to go to NCR

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two of Central Visayas’ top health institutions denied that some medical frontliners from Cebu were coerced to go to Metro Manila. The Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) issued a statement on April…

DOH-7 to LGUs: Give unused AZ vaccines to seniors if…

Morexette Marie Erram 04/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) told local governments here to administer unused AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to senior citizens after they have completed administering the first dose of the vaccine to…

401 COVID deaths mark new single-day high in PH

Patricia Denise Chiu 04/10/2021

The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday recorded 401 deaths due to COVID-19—the highest single-day tally of fatalities since the pandemic began. The deaths pushed the national toll to 14,520. While 213 of the number reported on…

Cebu City seeks holiday for April 14

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/09/2021

The area near the Magellan’s Cross will host the reenactment of the First Baptism in the country which happened 500 years ago on April 14. | CDN Digital file photo CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City…

Labella: Remember frontliners on Araw ng Kagitingan

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella urged Cebuanos to remember and honor the frontliners, who are the modern heroes of this year, during the celebration of the Araw ng Kagitingan on Friday, April 9,…

4 in 4,400 Cebu City vaccinees suffer ‘serious’ allergic reactions

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) confirmed that four individuals out of the 4,435 vaccinated since March 24, 2021, experienced “serious side effects” of the vaccines. Although tagged as serious, the four individuals…

CCPO ordered to investigate, remove STLs in Carreta

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has ordered the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) to investigate and remove illegal small town lottery (STL) outlets in Barangay Carreta. This after Carreta Barangay Captain Marciano Ando…

IMO honors PCG officer from Bohol

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – For saving all crew and passengers in a sinking ferry even off-duty, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) honored a Boholono officer of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG). Probationary Ensign Ralph Ofalla Barajan was…

Labella says he needs 2 weeks to study lifting of liquor ban

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is asking residents and establishments to give the city government more time to study the possibility of lifting the liquor ban during the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).…

Policemen involved in rape, extortion raps to lose allowance from Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The policemen who are facing raps on extortion, rape, and allegedly running a secret jail in Barangay Sawang Calero in Cebu City will lose their allowances from the city government. Mayor Edgardo Labella…

Sputnik, AstraZeneca vaccines for senior citizens in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Senior citizens in Cebu City can expect to be inoculated with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines in the next few days as the country’s vaccine czar, Secretary Antonio Galves, promised the arrival…

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