42 babies born from COVID mothers in Cebu City amid August surge

Dyrecka Letigio 09/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Hope appears in unique bundles for Cebu City amid the devastating COVID-19 surge last month which resulted in 266 deaths. Amid the surge of cases, deaths, and hospital admissions, at least 42 babies…

All Lapu SP members told to undergo RT-PCR test

Futch Anthony Inso 08/31/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Health Department is now conducting a contact tracing activity for those who attended the regular session of the city council on Thursday, August 26, at Marina Seaview in Barangay Ibo.…

6% of COVID-19 positive traced individuals are fully vaccinated — Cebu City EOC

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines –The Cebu City Emergency Operations Office (EOC) said that based on their one-week data of contact tracing, fully vaccinated individuals make up at least 6 percent of the cases that turn positive for Coronavirus…

‘Good vibes only’

Hyacinth Tagupa - @inquirerdotnet 03/19/2021

Back when COVID-19 wasn’t a thing and the biggest disappointment in our news feeds was the finale of “Game of Thrones,” “good vibes only” was a mantra to ward off unpleasant thoughts and news. But now, over…

2 Lapu RTC branches physically closed after employee test positive for COVID-19

Doris C. Bongcac 02/02/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Two branches of the Regional Trial Court (TRC) in Lapu-Lapu City were ordered closed starting this Tuesday, February 2, and until February 12 after an employee of Branch 73 tested positive for the…

Gullas admits to being a ‘close contact’ of COVID-positive individual

Doris C. Bongcac 01/11/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony Gullas is asking asking his constituents to remain vigilant and to always wear their face masks. In a Facebook post this Monday morning, January 11, 2021, Gullas said…

Sinulog participant is COVID-19 positive, contact tracing on

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/07/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — One of the members of a Sinulog 2021 contingent has tested positive for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) after manifesting symptoms. Councilor Joel Garganera, the deputy chief implementor of the Emergency Operations…

Cebu City plans to intensify testing following COVID-19 spike

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is planning to intensify contact tracing and testing following the rise of new Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the past weeks. The Emergency Operations Center said that it is only…

298 contact tracers to start contact tracing work in Lapu-Lapu

Futch Anthony Inso 10/15/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Two hundred ninety eight (298) of the 300 contact tracers hired by the Department of Interior and Local Government in Lapu-Lapu (DILG-Lapu-Lapu) will start their contact tracing duties today, October 15, 2020. Jonah…

7 of 10 new COVID cases in Bohol province are LSIs

Doris C. Bongcac 09/15/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Bohol province logged 10 new cases of the coronavirus disease on Monday, September 14, according to a report by the Bohol Provincial PCR laboratory. Seven of the 10 cases are locally stranded individuals…

12 employees of Cebu City bank positive for COVID-19

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Employees of a bank in Cebu City were tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) prompting the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to temporarily close down the bank. Councilor Joel Garganera, head of…

Only immediate family allowed in wakes, says Labella

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella urged families of deceased individuals not to invite other people to wakes, especially if the deceased has been swabbed prior to death and the results are still pending.…

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