Is Cebu City ready to move on? Arat na Cebu draws mixed reactions

Jewil Anne Tabiolo, Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A free concert that was recently held here sparked discussions among experts and the general public about whether the city is ready to move on from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Arat na Cebu…

Concert in Cebu City may be a superspreader — DOH-7

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Local health officials raised concerns on the crowd that joined a free concert here last Saturday, March 26. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, chief pathologist of the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7),…

Some cops, spectators injured during Arat na Cebu concert – Devaras

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 03/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines –A still undetermined number of individuals including some police officers and concertgoers were among those who were reported to have sustained minor injuries after they were pushed and stepped on during the Arat na…

Police: 100,000 flock to Arat na Cebu Concert, no stampede 

Morexette Marie Erram, Pegeen Maisie Sararana 03/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A total of 100,000 people congregated inside and outside of the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC) to attend the first concert held here after two years in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.…

Stampede, defiance of health protocols mar Arat na Cebu concert

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A jampacked Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC) and an uncontrollable crowd. This was the atmosphere at the Arat na Cebu concert, the first major public event held in the city following the easing…

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