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 City BPLO to deploy 16 teams to monitor establishments, bars amid slight rise of cases

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) will be deploying more personnel out on the streets to monitor the implementation of health protocols following a slight increase in the daily cases…

First dose vaccination in Cebu City resumes on June 17, still no A4

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 06/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The first dose vaccination for residents in Cebu City will finally resume on June 17, 2021, after being suspended for five days for lack of vaccines. Doctor Jeffrey Ibones, officer-in-charge of the City…

DOH ‘repurposes’ hospital workers’ allowance

Maricar Cinco 06/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) had “repurposed” or already spent on other COVID-related matters the funds originally intended as allowances of public hospital employees during the pandemic. Sean Velchez, president of the National Orthopedic…

Use of face shields remains mandatory

DJ Yap 06/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines — For now, the use of face shields will remain mandatory as an “added protection” to the public while not enough people have been vaccinated, the country’s pandemic managers said on Tuesday. Health Secretary Francisco…

Provincial Board excited to meet IATF experts

Mae Fhel Gom-os 06/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Third District Board Member, lawyer John Ismael Jimbo Borgonia said they would love to hear directly from the medical experts to be sent here by the national government on their scientific basis…

Ahong to get 2nd vaccine dose in Olango Island to encourage islanders to get the jab

Futch Anthony Inso 06/15/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippine — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan announced that he will be receiving his second dose of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine tomorrow, June 16, 2021, in Olango Island. The mayor explained that…

Gwen invites IATF consultants to present data before Cebu board members

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Provincial Government is inviting consultants and experts of the national government’s anti-COVID task force to present their data before local lawmakers here. Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, during the Senate Hearing on Tuesday,…

COVID-19 outbreak in uptown site affects 49 construction workers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The high cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) recorded in Cebu City on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, has been attributed to an outbreak in a construction site. Councilor Joel Garganera, the deputy…

Negros, Bohol travelers will need RT-PCR result to enter Mandaue

Mary Rose Sagarino 06/14/2021

MANDAUE CITY,  Philippines — Mandaue City now requires negative RT-PCR or  Rapid Antigen test result from individuals coming from Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Negros Occidental. Mayor Jonas Cortes issued Executive Order No. 19 series of 2021 requiring…

521 CV cops complete COVID-19 jabs

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of 521 policemen in Central Visayas already completed their COVID-19 vaccination as of this Sunday, June 13. But this only represents about five percent of the 12, 250 cops who are…

Cebu-bound travelers from Bohol, Negros Island need RT-PCR, antigen test

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Travelers from Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Negros Occidental will need to take a real time polymerase reaction test (RT-PCR) or a Rapid Antigen Test should they want to come to Cebu. Cebu Governor…

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