Food is Cebu City’s biggest expense in COVID-19 response

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Food was the largest expense of Cebu City during the peak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) response in 2020. Councilor Raymond Garcia, the City Council’s chairperson on the committee on budget and…

Cebu City police ink deal to bolster basic services to community

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 02/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City police will work together with the local chief executives of the Cebu City government and the community to bolster the delivery of basic services to the community. This developed after…

Ermita officials, vendors want city gov’t to manage new Carbon Public Market

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Ermita officials and vendors, who earn from the operation of the Carbon Public Market, want the Cebu City government to continue to operate its biggest wet market upon the completion of the rehabilitation…

Carbon Vendors: We have concerns on redevelopment

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – While expressing their support on the Carbon Public Market redevelopment project, vendors wanted several concerns addressed before this should be allowed to take off. Ester Tenchavez, president of the Carbon Market Unit 1…

New CCMC OPD to start operations on Dec. 29

Morexette Marie Erram 12/28/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — After several years, the new Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) will start accepting patients on Tuesday, December 29. The Cebu City government led the inauguration of the first three floors of the…

Palma to Cebu City gov’t: Allow holding of Dawn Masses, Simbang Gabi in gyms

Futch Anthony Inso 12/10/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma will ask the Cebu City government to allow Misa de Gallo and Simbang Gabi to be held in gymnasium and auditoriums. Palma said that instead of holding Dawn Masses…

DOH-7 to Cebu City: Stricter enforcement of health protocols, not border controls

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) is not recommending for Cebu City to implement stricter border controls as a way to prevent another surge of new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.…

Cebu City adds more restrictions on travelers from outside Cebu, draws flak online

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government on Monday, November 16, 2020, issued another executive order (EO) that laid down guidelines for travels allowed in Cebu City. Mayor Edgardo Labella released EO No. 105 on Monday…

Cebu City gov’t orders indefinite closure of shoe store after failure to control crowd in 11.11 sale

Morexette Marie Erram, Paul Lauro 11/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City government on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, ordered a shoe store here to close its operations indefinitely after holding an 11.11 sale that went awry. Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera, head…

Cebu City to donate goods to Catanduanes, other typhoon-struck areas

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is opening a drop off center outside the City Hall and other strategic areas in the city for those who want to donate food, water, medicine, hygiene kits, and…

Cebu City starts distributing aid to 400 cemetery vendors

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government has started distributing aid to vendors who will be affected by the closure of cemeteries this Kalag-kalag season. Mayor Edgardo Labella announced that they had already provided assistance to…

Cebu City, Archdiocese form ‘overseeing group’ for Christianity’s quincentenary celebration

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Only a few people will be allowed to physically attend events in line with one of the country’s most awaited celebrations this 2021. This as the Archdiocese of Cebu and the Cebu City…

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