Health officials hope Cebu remains under Alert Level 2

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Despite rapid increase in COVID-19 cases here, health officials are hoping that Cebu will remain under a more relaxed quarantine classification.  The number of active COVID cases in the entire Cebu have breached the 1,000…

Rama hopes Alert Level 1 for Cebu City by Jan 2022

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said that he wants the city to further ease its restrictions, and be placed under Alert Level 1 by January 2022. Rama on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, said…

IATF sets new alert levels for Dec. 1-15

Jerome Aning, Tina G. Santos 11/30/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has approved the recommendation to retain the National Capital Region (NCR) under alert level 2, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said on Monday.…

Lapu police ready should city be placed under Alert Level 3

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 11/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There will be no major adjustments in the security measures should Lapu-Lapu City be placed under Alert Level 3 due to the recent rise in COVID-19 infection, the city’s police said. This was…

Entire Cebu remains under Alert Level 2 until Nov. 30

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The entire island-province of Cebu will remain under Alert Level 2 until November 30, the Palace announced. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, in a statement, announced the updated alert level classifications recommended by the…

PRO-7 chief orders intensified patrolling

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 11/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7)  has directed his personnel the region to intensify their patrolling after Christmas carolling was recently already allowed in areas under the Alert…

Complacency under alert level 2 worries DOH

Dexter Cabalza, Kathleen de Villa, Leila B. Salaverria 11/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) warns that active COVID-19 cases in the country may shoot up again in December if Filipinos will let their guard down and become complacent in observing health protocols, now…

Cebu City reminds establishments: Minors included in capacity count

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Establishments in Cebu City are reminded that minors count in the maximum capacity set in their establishments under Alert Level 2. This is after the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) saw a rise…

More protocols expected in Cebu City malls due to influx of mallgoers

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Officials from Cebu City have diverted their attention to malls instead of cemeteries in this year’s Kalag-Kalag. This after they expressed concerns over an increase of mallgoers over the weekend. Councilor Joel Garganera,…

Kids can now enter Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño, the main church Cebuanos worship the Child Jesus in, would finally see children again after more than a year. The Order of St. Augustine (OSA) friars who…

Cebu City cops ready to meet the challenges of a relaxed quarantine status

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 10/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City cops expressed readiness to control the possible influx of people in various establishments following the easement of quarantine restrictions here. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for operations of…

Cebu City’s COVID daily positivity rate drops to 1.35%

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City’s COVID-19 daily positivity rate dropped to 1.35 percent on October 21, 2021, the lowest it has ever reached this year. Councilor Joel Garganera, the deputy chief implementor of the EOC, revealed…

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