Mandaue notes massive drop in daily COVID-19 doses

Mary Rose Sagarino 01/27/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Health Office has recorded a drop of about 50 percent in the number of COVID-19 doses administered in a day during the past few days. Dr. Debra Maria Catulong, medical…

Lapu starts master listing kids 5-11 years old for COVID-19 vaccination

Futch Anthony Inso 01/26/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government will now start master listing children ages 5 to 11-years old to be inoculated with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines. Lawyer James Sayson, vaccination czar of Lapu-Lapu City,…

Cebu City biz leaders back ‘no vaccination, no entry’ rule

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Leaders of Cebu’s business community expressed support for the city government’s decision to require vaccination cards upon entry into indoor spaces. The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI), in a statement issued…

More Cebu City minors violating health protocols

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 01/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Minors violating health protocols in Cebu City are increasing by the day. On Monday, January 24, Cebu City police rescued 56 more minors despite their relentless information drive on the compliance of health…

Rama is COVID negative, still to work from home

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has tested negative to the COVID-19, but he will remain to work from home for some period of time. The mayor said in a phone interview with CDN…

Cebu City prepares for vaccination of 5 to 11 yo

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 01/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is preparing for the vaccination of 5 to 11-year-olds on February 2022, as the Department of Health (DOH) announced the start of the vaccination for the age bracket by February 4,…

Small business travails

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 01/25/2022

It’s that time of year again when many a small entrepreneur is led to throw up his/her hands in anguish over all the paperwork and legwork they must do to renew their business permits and update tax…

Mandaue exec: Despite rise in COVID cases, isolation facilities, hospitals not overwhelmed

Mary Rose Sagarino 01/24/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Despite the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Mandaue City, isolation facilities and hospitals are still not overwhelmed. City Councilor Nerissa Soon-Ruiz, chairperson of the committee on health, on Monday, January 23, said…

Fernandez: Rise in COVID cases may push back resumption of reg’l, national sports meets

Glendale G. Rosal 01/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The possible resumption of regional and national meets this year may be pushed back due to the uptrend of the COVID-19 infections. Ramon “El Presidente” Fernandez, Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) commissioner, said this…

Samsam in isolation after family gets COVID-19

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – More local chief executives in Cebu are undergoing isolation as the number of new COVID-19 cases here continues to rise.  Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony ‘Samsam’ Gullas on Monday, January 24, 2022, announced…

COVID survivor swears by ‘lagundi’ efficacy vs mild symptoms

Jane Bautista 01/24/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Pete Mangmang, 28, has experienced being infected with COVID-19 twice. The second time was more difficult, he said, as he recalled how it seemed like all the symptoms like coughing and high fever were…

DOH: More beds needed than oxygen, ventilators

Leila B. Salaverria, Tina G. Santos 01/23/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Hospitals need to allocate more beds for COVID-19 patients, but don’t have much need for ventilators and oxygen, as there are few severe and critical coronavirus cases, according to the Department of Health (DOH).…

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