Second doses for Sputnik V finally here in Cebu City

Dyrecka Letigio 09/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City residents awaiting their second dose of the Sputnik V vaccines for the last three months can now breathe a sigh of relief. The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) said that today,…

OBO to construction safety officers: Do your job

Dyrecka Letigio 09/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Office of the Building Official (OBO) is reminding construction safety officers to ensure safety of workers.  Building Official, Architect Florante Catalan, said that safety officers have a huge role in the success…

Lapu Council OKs burial assistance budget

Futch Anthony Inso 09/22/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Lapu-Lapu City Council has approved the burial assistance budget and passed an ordinance to safeguard its disbursement. Councilor Rico Amores said that they approved in their regular session last week the P15 million fund…

Comelec mum on Congress’ call to extend voter registration

Dona Pazzibungan 09/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — With just nine days to go before the deadline for the registration of voters, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has not responded to a call from the Senate to extend it for another month…

Mandaue City to inoculate market vendors on Sept. 23

Doris C. Bongcac 09/22/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The Mandaue City government is bringing its inoculation drive to the city public market on Thursday, September 23, to accommodate the vendors. In an advisory, the city’s Public Information Office said that vaccination…

25 barangays in Siquijor town placed under granular lockdown

Mae Fhel Gom-os 09/22/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – At least 25 barangays in the town of Siquijor in Siquijor province were placed under modified granular lockdown starting on Wednesday, September 22, and until October 6, 2021. Acting Siquijor town Mayor Teodoro…

Do away with face shields, Speaker Velasco urges Duterte

Julie Aurelio 09/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines – Citing the “doubtful efficacy” of face shields against COVID-19 transmission, House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco has urged President Duterte to reconsider the mandatory use of face shields by the public. In a letter dated…

P550 million lost in expired COVID-19 test kits from Pharmally

Melvin Gascon 09/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government bought about P550 million worth of expired COVID-19 test kits from Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. as part of the trading company’s supply contract with the Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and…

Oliva hopes probe on Fernandez’s death to roll faster

Mary Rose Sagarino 09/21/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Cebu City Chapter, hopes that the death of lawyer Rex Fernandez will be solved soon as they noted that the investigation has stalled. Lawyer Regal Oliva,…

Cebu City police note number of cyclists violating health protocols in Busay

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 09/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The deputy director of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) said that they will be strictly monitoring  areas in barangay Busay as they noted that there are a number of cyclists plying this…

Road accidents in Mandaue involving bicycles expected to drop with implementation of bike ordinance

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 09/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Despite their continuous information drive on Mandaue City’s Comprehensive Bicycle Ordinance of 2020, authorities were still able to apprehend at least seven bikers for their involvement in various traffic accidents in September. Police…

Subangdaku fire victims get financial aid

Mary Rose Sagarino 09/21/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—Victims of the fire in Sitio Riverside in Barangay Subangdaku here last August received their financial assistance from the City Hall on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes said 108 families were…

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