Poe to IATF: Heed health workers’ plea

Bong Lozada - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ 04/10/2021

MANILA, Philippines—Senator Grace Poe called on the Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases to act on the cries of the country’s health workers who are falling ill and risking their lives amid the still unresolved COVID-19…

4 in 4,400 Cebu City vaccinees suffer ‘serious’ allergic reactions

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) confirmed that four individuals out of the 4,435 vaccinated since March 24, 2021, experienced “serious side effects” of the vaccines. Although tagged as serious, the four individuals…

In the maw of death sans ivermectin

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 04/08/2021

Text messages two days ago from a next of kin, a young, intrepid ER nurse in one of the big hospitals in Metro Manila: “Full capacity… nakapila mga ambulance and private cars outside. When I am the…

Labella says he needs 2 weeks to study lifting of liquor ban

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is asking residents and establishments to give the city government more time to study the possibility of lifting the liquor ban during the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).…

Liquor ban should stay in Cebu City –DOH-7

Futch Anthony Inso 04/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) will not recommend the lifting of the liquor ban in Cebu City. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, the spokesperson of DOH-7, said that the ban should…

14K doses of Sinovac vaccines arrive in Cebu today

Futch Anthony Inso 04/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Another batch of 14,400 doses of Sinovac Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines have arrived in Cebu on Wednesday morning, April 7, 2021. This was confirmed by Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson of the…

Mandaue City notes “slight drop” in daily cases, positivity rate of COVID-19

Mary Rose Sagarino 04/07/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The Mandaue City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has reported a “slight drop” in the number of daily cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Lawyer Lizer Malate, the city’s EOC chief, said that the…

Gov’t target: 100 frontliners from Visayas to be sent to NCR

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local and national government officials are targeting to send a total of 100 health workers from Visayas to the country’s capital to help address the spike of COVID-19 there. On Wednesday, April 7,…

Labella says naming new COVID-19 variant “Central Visayas” variant is unfair

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella branded the naming of a newly identified variant of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) as the “Central Visayas variant” as unfair. The mayor said the nomenclature makes it…

Netizens laud 50 frontliners from Cebu deployed to help battle COVID-19 surge in NCR

Immae Lachica 04/07/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— Salute to all our modern-day heroes! This is what the internet has been talking about when it was reported that 50 frontliners from Cebu will be flying to Manila to help battle the…

A COVID-19 scare

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 04/07/2021

Lockdown extended another week? Nobody seems surprised. Some even think this will last till the end of the month, speculating that Malacañang is merely delaying the inevitable to keep people in the National Capital Region Bubble happy…

Pilipinas VisMin Super Liga all set to open despite MPBL threat

Glendale G. Rosal 04/06/2021

CEBU CITY—- The Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup organizers will proceed with the staging of the league despite the recent threat of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) to demote active MPBL players who will compete in the…

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