Local officials conduct stringent preparations for 2021 Bar Exams

Mae Fhel Gom-os 09/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Local officials here are conducting a series of preparations to ensure the health and safety of bar examinees who will be taking part in the first regionally-held Bar Examinations in November this year.…

Walk-in allowed in vax sites in Cebu City on Wednesday as text system falters

Dyrecka Letigio 09/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—In celebration of the Feast of the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary, the Cebu City government is giving residents a chance to walk-in in vaccination sites here on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.  Doctor Jeffrey Ibones,…

400K face masks, 400K face shields for Cebu City barangays – dad

Dyrecka Letigio 09/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City barangays are set to get 400,000 face masks and 400,000 face shields for their residents from the city government. Councilor Raymond Garcia said that the 400,000 washable face masks and 400,000…

Cebu City launches home vaccination program

Dyrecka Letigio 08/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — In its bid to bring vaccination closer to those who have a difficult time going to sites, the Cebu City government launched the Bakuna sa Tugkaran, or Vaccination at the Doorstep, on Wednesday,…

Cebu City still awaits Archdiocese of Cebu approval on cemetery proposal

Dyrecka Letigio 08/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is still waiting for a response from the Archdiocese of Cebu over their request to build tombs in four major cemeteries in the city. The city government had asked…

Cebu City gov’t sets up medical tents to assist hospital admissions

Dyrecka Letigio 08/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City government is setting up medical tents outside major hospitals catering to COVID-19 patients to assist in the admission triage.  Councilor David Tumulak said the city received six medical tents from Red Cross,…

Cebu City asks for space in Catholic cemeteries to build tombs

Dyrecka Letigio 08/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is asking the Archdiocese of Cebu for space in four major Catholic cemeteries in the city to build more tombs. This is one of the solutions the city government…

Mendoza, former COA chief: Clean opinion is not proof of no irregularities

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A clean audit opinion is not proof that there are no irregularities in transactions of a local government unit (LGU). This was the explanation of Heidi Mendoza, former Commission on Audit (COA) commissioner…

Cebu City told to explain purchase of ‘overpriced’ KN95 masks

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Commission on Audit (COA) has told the Cebu City Government to explain the purchase of ‘overpriced’ KN95 face masks. In its 2020 Annual Audit Report for the fiscal year 2020, the state…

COA flags Cebu City’s purchase of P90M COVID test kits, machine

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – State auditors flagged down the purchase of RT-PCR test machine and kits, and Rapid Antibody Test Kits made by the Cebu City Government that amounted to around P90 million. This was contained in…

Cebu City begins releasing cash incentives for frontliners sent to NCR

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government on Monday, July 12, has announced that it has begun releasing the incentives meant for medical frontliners who were deployed in Metro Manila earlier this year. The city’s Public…

Cebu City gov’t to terminate non-employee heads of offices

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City government is terminating heads of offices, including special offices, who are not organic employees of the city.  This is done in response to the advice of the City Legal Office that heads…

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