Cebu City may go back to MGCQ by October if…

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) shared the same sentiments with health officials from Cebu City that it may transition to a more lenient quarantine status by October. But only if…

Inclusion of vaccine perks mulled for bars, travels

Dyrecka Letigio 09/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is mulling expanding the perks for vaccinated individuals when the city’s status is downgraded to a Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ). Councilor Joel Garganera, the EOC…

Lapu-Lapu City opens another isolation facility

Futch Anthony Inso 09/22/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government has formally opened on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, its second isolation facility located at the Mactan National High School. The isolation facility can accommodate 260 Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)…

Cebu City cops to continue apprehending protocol violators amid easing of quarantine status

Mae Fhel Gom-os 09/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The top official of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) said that they will continue to strictly implement the minimum health protocols despite the easing of the city’s quarantine status and the decreasing…

Second doses for Sputnik V finally here in Cebu City

Dyrecka Letigio 09/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City residents awaiting their second dose of the Sputnik V vaccines for the last three months can now breathe a sigh of relief. The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) said that today,…

Hospitals in Cebu City now in safe zone

Dyrecka Letigio 09/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Hospitals in Cebu City are now in the safe zone amid the drop in COVID-19 admissions in major hospitals in the city. The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) revealed that at least…

Here are the tests you need to help fight COVID-19, especially for those recovering at home

PR 09/20/2021

When it comes to fighting COVID-19, knowledge is key to saving lives. This is because SARS COV-2 is a virus that attacks everyone differently, with some being asymptomatic in one patient to others developing severe illness or…

Duterte OKs pilot face-to-face classes in areas with minimal risk for COVID-19

Daphne Galvez 09/20/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the holding of pilot face-to-face classes in areas with minimal risk for COVID-19, Malacañang announced Monday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the classes will be held on half-days and…

Siquijor to require use of home quarantine, working passes starting Sept. 23

Mae Fhel Gom-os 09/20/2021

  MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Starting on Thursday, September 23, 2021, Siquijor province residents will already be required to present their home quarantine pass (HQP) when they go out of their homes to purchase essentials. A working…

CCMC 2nd, 3rd floors officially open to patients

Dyrecka Letigio 09/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) has officially opened the second and third floors of its new buildings to patients. CCMC Administrator, Yvonne Cania, said that they have reached the target date for…

DOH: Let COVID-infected folk vote online or by text

Patricia Denise Chiu 09/18/2021

COVID-19 positive on Election Day? Don’t go out. Just text your vote. The Department of Health (DOH) hopes to see this scenario becoming real next year as it urges the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to find alternative…

DBP extends P8.5-billion in rehabilitation and recovery financing

09/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — State-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) has approved P8.5-billion in funding support for the rehabilitation efforts of both public and private institutions adversely affected by the current public health crisis, a top…

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