Stranded dolphin in Mandaue freed

Mary Rose Sagarino 03/09/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – A Fraser’s dolphin that was rescued from a shallow area off Mactan Channel near the Pajara Park under the Marcelo Fernan Bridge, was already released back to the ocean by members of the…

Labella: Households in riversides need to be relocated to solve flooding

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said that the households within the three-meter easement or riverbanks in major waterways in the city would have to be relocated for waterway projects to push through. This…

Mandaue flood victims return home

Doris C. Bongcac 10/05/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Personnel from Mandaue City’s Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) distributed dinner to flood-affected families residing along the Butuanon River, Sunday night, October 4. “As floodwaters of the Butuanon river slowly subside,…

Boy hurt; over 400 houses flooded in Mandaue City

Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 12-year-old boy from Barangay Paknaan in Mandaue City suffered a wound on his foot after being washed away by the rising water from the river during the afternoon flood on Sunday, October…

DOH asks public to help cut poliovirus spread through vaccination

Rosalie Abatayo 02/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has renewed its call on parents to get their children vaccinated against polio and other diseases to stop the cycle of viral infections. Dr. Jaime…

20K children in Mandaue to be vaccinated — DOH

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH – 7) is now targeting to inoculate an estimated 20,000 children in Mandaue City to prevent the re-emergence of polio. Data from the National Immunization…

DENR-7 mulls canceling clean-up activity in poliovirus-infected Butuanon River

Futch Anthony Inso 02/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) in Central Visayas might cancel their planned river clean-up activity in the Butuanon River in Mandaue City. This is after the Department of…

CHD pushes Cebu City-wide anti-polio vaccination

Delta Dyrecka Letigo 02/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) is proposing a mass vaccination here to protect its around 30, 000 children aged 10-years-old and below from poliovirus infection. “We cannot just look into the areas…

Mandaue launches mass vaccination for polio dose defaulters

Rosalie Abatayo 02/18/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu —The Mandaue City Health Office (MCHO) launched on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, a door to door anti-polio vaccination for children who missed their doses of the anti-polio vaccine. Dr. Rosemarie Ouano-Tirado, city health officer,…

Relocation sites mulled for informal settlers along Butuanon River

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/18/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City government has long been preparing for the relocation of the informal settlers along the Butuanon River even before its waters tested positive for the poliovirus.  Mayor Edgardo Labella said that the…

Labella wants other Cebu City rivers tested for poliovirus

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella wants the other rivers in the city to be tested for poliovirus after the Department of Health (DOH) revealed that Butuanon River tested positive for the virus.  In a phone…

Mandaue to tap barangays in helping monitor and enforce off-limits on rivers

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/17/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Government will be tapping the help of its barangays to monitor several of its tributaries which have been declared off-limits to the public. This was just some of  Mandaue City…

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