IATF commits to visit Cebu, study its COVID response

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Members of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID or IATF) has pledged to visit and study Cebu’s response towards COVID-19 soon.  The House of Representatives’ Committee on…

Cebu will stick with Swab-Upon-Arrival policy

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—It’s still a status quo on swab policies for arriving Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROF) and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) here in Cebu. A day after Malacañang announced that President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the province to…

DOH-7: We did not defy IATF protocols

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local health officials here continue to defend Cebu’s Swab-Upon-Arrival policy amid orders from President Rodrigo Duterte for the province to follow protocols from the national government’s anti-COVID task force. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche,…

Palace steps foot down; says Cebu must follow IATF protocols on arriving passengers

Daphne Galvez 06/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Monday ordered Cebu province to stand down and abide by health protocols set by the government’s pandemic task force, particularly on the testing of arriving passengers from abroad. Cebu province must abide…

More Cebu mayors inoculated against COVID-19

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The list of mayors in Cebu who were inoculated against COVID-19 continues to grow. The latest to receive the shot was Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony ‘Samsam’ Gullas. Gullas was administered with his…

With diversion of flights lifted, Cebu continues to implement Swab-Upon-Arrival policy

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The diversion of international flights bound for the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) has already been lifted as of Sunday, June 13. And Cebu will continue to implement its Swab-Upon-Arrival policy on arriving Overseas…

More Senators back Cebu’s Swab-Upon-Arrival policy

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – More Senators are backing Cebu province’s own Swab-Upon-Arrival policy, a few days after  Malacañang announced all international flights bound for Mactan to be diverted to the country’s capital. Senators Sonny Angara and Bong…

Cebu’s Swab-Upon-Arrival policy gains more support

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu province’s Swab-Upon-Arrival policy is gaining more support. The latest to express his support is Senator and Senate President Vicente ‘Tito’ Sotto III. Sotto, in a press statement, expressed support for the implementation…

Cebu sticks to own swabbing policy as int’l flights return to MCIA

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu province will stick to its swab-upon-arrival policy now that Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is reaccepting inbound international flights.  Governor Gwendolyn Garcia announced on Monday, June 7, that key government officials here decided…

For the 1st quarter of 2021, Cebu province is P128M richer

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Despite the lingering COVID-19 crisis, Cebu, the country’s wealthiest province, saw an increase in its income for the first quarter of 2021. Data from the Provincial Treasurer’s Office obtained by reporters showed that…

Cebu spared from Dante’s wrath

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Tropical Storm Dante (international name: Choi-Wan) has spared most parts of Cebu from its wrath. This, after no casualties were reported as of Wednesday, June 2, 2021. READ: TS Dante causes landslides in…

TS Dante causes landslides in Cebu, Bohol, but no casualties

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Office of the Civil Defense in Central Visayas (OCD-7) said that Tropical Storm (TS) Dante has caused landslides and flooding in the provinces of Bohol and Cebu, but has not resulted to…

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