300 Mandaue healthcare workers may receive One COVID-19 allowance

Mary Rose Sagarino 06/23/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines- About 300 medical and non-medical workers in Mandaue City may soon receive the One COVID-19 allowance (OCA). Dr. Ligaya Lakambini Dargantes, assistant city health officer, said they have already submitted the list with the…

Unvaccinated triathletes will be barred from 70.3 Ironman race in Cebu

Futch Anthony Inso 06/23/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Unvaccinated athletes will not be allowed to participate in the upcoming 70.3 Ironman Triathlon on August 7, 2022. This was agreed upon during the first Coordination Meeting of the technical working group at…

It’s still mask on in Mandaue City…..for now

Mary Rose Sagarino 06/23/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Health Office would still advocate for the wearing of face masks. Dr. Ligaya Lakambini Dargantes, the assistant city health officer said that even if a person is vaccinated against COVID-19,…

Cobonpue’s second term as RDC-7 head ends

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/23/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As his second term as chairman of the Regional Development Council in Central Visayas (RDC-7) ends this month, Kenneth Cobonpue said he hopes that this would not be the last time that someone…

Loreche appointed as next CCMC chief

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Dr. Mary Jean Loreche has been appointed by Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama as the next Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) head. The mayor said in a phone interview with reporters on June…

DOH-7 reports low COVID-19 healthcare utilization rate

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/21/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines –The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7)  reported that only 11 of the 126 dedicated COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) beds in the entire region were occupied as of June 18, 2022. Its…

Rep. Frasco to file resolution supporting mask-wearing rationalization

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Reelected Cebu fifth district Representative Vincent Franco “Duke” Frasco plans to file a resolution in support of rationalizing the use of face masks in the Province of Cebu when the 19th Congress convenes…

Lapu barangays with highest number of vaccinated individuals receive awards

Futch Anthony Inso 06/17/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government, together with the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI), has awarded the top 5 barangays that garnered the highest percentage of vaccinated individuals against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) during the…

Gullas to bring back Aksyon Agad services in barangays

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/17/2022

TALISAY CITY, Cebu, Philippines — Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas, Jr., said that he will bring back the Aksyon Agad services in the barangays. This was promised by the mayor during his inauguration into his…

Gwen defends Soriano, hits Danao for accusing relieved director of ‘politicizing’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia came to the defense of former Cebu province police director, Col. Engelbert Soriano, days after the latter was relieved in what she hinted was a result of ‘politicizing’. During…

Chan supports Gwen’s EO but would need to consult team before adopting it

Futch Anthony Inso 06/15/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan is in favor of Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia’s executive order making it optional the wearing of face masks in open and well-ventilated places. Chan, however, said that…

Cebu City mulls return of Bakuna Bonanza

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is mulling the return of the Bakuna Bonanza to encourage more people to get the booster shot. Mayor Michael Rama mulls the return of the raffle draw program the city initiated…

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