14K doses of Sinovac vaccines arrive in Cebu today

Futch Anthony Inso 04/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Another batch of 14,400 doses of Sinovac Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines have arrived in Cebu on Wednesday morning, April 7, 2021. This was confirmed by Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson of the…

Cebu still in safe levels, has enough frontliners

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local health officials assured Cebuanos that the island-province still has enough medical frontliners to respond to the COVID-19 cases here amid plans of sending some of them to Metro Manila. Today, Tuesday (April…

Cebu MMA gyms bear brunt of COVID-19 restrictions

Glendale G. Rosal 04/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Cebu is considered a hotbed of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in the country with a thriving MMA community and more than a dozen MMA gyms operating. Cebu’s pioneer MMA gym, the YawYan ArDigma, regularly…

Expert says Cebu’s COVID-19 situation less likely to end up like NCR

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 04/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation in Cebu is relatively better than that of the National Capital Region (NCR) due to the coordinated efforts of all stakeholders in the community to keep the…

April 2021 pharmacy licensure exam to be conducted only in MGCQ areas — PRC

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 04/02/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The pharmacy licensure exam scheduled this month will only be conducted in areas placed under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced Friday. The PRC said this was in compliance…

‘Remember why Jesus Christ is here’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A year since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Cebu, the Cebu Metropolitan Church has reopened its doors for devotees who want to physically attend the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, April…

What to expect in this year’s Holy Week in Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The entire island of Cebu remained under the most lenient classification of community quarantine this April. With this, devotees are allowed to go to churches, albeit in limited capacity, in observance of this year’s Holy…

20 vax sites in Cebu eyed

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At least 20 vaccination sites, in anticipation of the public rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, will be launched in Cebu. This after a public-private partnership under the Project Balik Buhay (PBB) gathered national…

A world-class native bag painter in our midst

Rick Gabuya 03/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Are you fond of hand-painted native bags like the ones similarly produced by actress Heart Evangelista? Look no farther as Lesley Anne Pino can easily give the Kapuso actress a run for her money.…

Healthcare workers in NCR bubble, Cebu, Davao to get 400,000 Sinovac vaccines

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 03/26/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government will be allocating most of the recently delivered 400,000 vaccine doses of Sinovac BioTech for healthcare workers in areas most affected by new coronavirus variants, Malacañang said Friday. This includes healthcare workers in the…

Bantayan Bay in Cordova now making waves

Immae Lachica 03/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Nature just keeps on giving! A trending video of a beautiful beach is now making everyone want to jump out of their seats and head straight to the sea. The video was shared by…

ECD launched in Cebu, residents can now take out loans for business

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial Government has partnered with three banks to provide loans for provincial residents venturing into food production businesses for the Enhanced Countryside Development (EDC). Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, representing the Capitol, signed…

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