3-year-old boy from Dalaguete is a certified mini Christopher Cross

Doris Mondragon - Content Specialist 10/27/2021

CEBU, Philippines—A three-year-old boy from Barangay Balud in Dalaguete town, southern Cebu is proving to be a mini Christopher Cross.  Aiden Joseph Niere Cortes can be seen and heard belting out a gutsy rendition of Cross’ hit…

TEAM Mandaue seeks reelection in 2022 polls

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/08/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — TEAM Mandaue is seeking re-election in the May 2022 elections as they file their Certificates of Candidacy on Friday, October 8, 2021. TEAM Mandaue is headed by incumbent Mayor Jonas Cortes with incumbent…

Mandaue mayor not keen on ‘Bakuna Bubble’ in city

Mary Rose Sagarino 09/17/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City government is not keen on implementing a ‘Bakuna Bubble’ in the city. City Councilor Nerissa Soon-Ruiz, chairman of the comittee on health, said that they talked with other city councilors…

Step-down facility expected to boost Mandaue’s COVID response 

Mary Rose Sagarino 09/06/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The newly completed Mandaue City “step-down” facility is expected to boost the city’s COVID-19 response. Mayor Jonas Cortes led the ceremonial blessing and turnover of the step-down facility on Monday morning, September 6,…

Mandaue to PUV drivers get vaccinated at ‘Bakuna, Bai!’

Mary Rose Sagarino 08/30/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City government will be reaching out to the officers of drivers’ associations to cascade the information about COVID vaccination and encourage their members to get vaccinated. Mayor Jonas Cortes made this…

Mobile Vaccine Clinic starts vaccinating Mandauehanons

Mary Rose Sagarino 08/05/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City government has started its COVID-19 vaccination through the Mobile Vaccine Clinic (MVC) at the 6.5 relocation site gym in Barangay Paknaan, Mandaue City on Thursday, August 5, 2021. Senior citizens…

Mandaue considers giving free temporary accommodation to health workers

Mary Rose Sagarino 08/02/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City government is again planning to provide health workers with free temporary accommodation. Mayor Jonas Cortes said especially that COVID-19 cases were rising and capacity utilization rate of hospitals had increased,…

Discipline zones to be set up in Mandaue

Mary Rose Sagarino 07/25/2021

MANDAUE CITY,  Philippines — The Mandaue City government will be establishing discipline zones in different areas in the city that will start first at the city’s core. Mayor Jonas Cortes said he planned to establish a discipline…

Cortes to Mandauehanons: Throw garbage properly, help us solve flooding problem

Mary Rose Sagarino 06/27/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu, Philippines — Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes is appealing to the Mandauehanons to help the city government in declogging the drainage to ease flood problems in the city. Cortes made the appeal after he…

Cortes welcomes leisure travel okay from NCR Plus to MGCQ areas

Mary Rose Sagarino 06/03/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes welcomes the newest resolution of the Inter Agency Task Force for the Management and Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID), allowing leisure travel for people from the NCR Plus bubble…

Cortes: Three more bike stations for Mandaue

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/29/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City will be having four bike repair stations soon as the installation of another three bike stations in strategic locations in the city is set to start next month. This developed after…

Cortes: Mandaue backs Cebu gov’s quarantine policy on ROFs, OFWs

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/28/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu, Philippines —The Mandaue City government supports Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia’s testing and quarantine policy for Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes in an interview on Friday,…

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