Pandemic lessons from Thailand

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 09/30/2022

Bangkok—I was in the Thai capital in early 2020, just as people were beginning to wear masks, and now, I am back just as people are beginning to take them off. From tomorrow onwards, COVID-19 will be…

Archdiocese of Cebu eases Liturgical protocols amid downtrend of COVID-19 cases

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Archdiocese of Cebu now allows masses in offices and factories, subject to the discretion of the parish priest and observance of the mandatory health protocols. The Archdiocese of Cebu issued updated liturgical…

Canada to remove all COVID-19 travel restrictions from October 1

Reuters 09/28/2022

OTTAWA — Canada will drop all COVID-19 restrictions for travelers from Oct. 1, including vaccination and masking requirements for flights and trains, the government said on Monday. The move is likely to boost the Canadian travel industry, already booming…

Govern agriculture right

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 09/27/2022

No doubt, agriculture now deserves top attention among the three economic sectors, over industry (mostly manufacturing) and services (with its mix of low- and high-value activities). The global food crisis that COVID-19 and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine…

Long awaited Cesafi regular season unwraps on Oct. 15

Glendale G. Rosal 09/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The upcoming regular season of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (Cesafi) is on track for its formal opening on Oct. 15, 2022 at the Cebu Coliseum. This is what its long-time commissioner, …

Cebu City police start crafting security prep for Sinulog 2023

Pegeeen Maisie Sararaña 09/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) has started crafting their security measures for the coming Sinulog 2023 in coordination with the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño representatives and other concerned agencies. Police Lieutenant…

Councilor wants VSMMC waiting area for patients’ guardians

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council has called for its Committee on Health, Hospital Services, and Sanitation to provide a waiting area for persons accompanying patients at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC). The…

No ‘luxury vehicles’ allowed for local gov’t operations, says DILG

John Eric Mendoza 09/14/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Local government units are not allowed to acquire or use “luxury vehicles” for their operations, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benjamin Abalos said on Wednesday. Abalos made the reminder as he…

To mask or not to mask

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 09/13/2022

I recently stumbled on a YouTube post showing a government press conference. Sitting shoulder to shoulder were several officials to be interviewed. None had masks on. It was a classic example of a common misconception around COVID-19…

Ahong welcomes IATF recommendation making wearing of face masks optional outdoors

Futch Anthony Inso 09/09/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan welcomes the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to lift the mandatory wearing of face masks in outdoor areas. “Well, maayo na no it’s a good…

Reinventing teaching of reading and writing

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 09/09/2022

Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.” (Anonymous) National Teachers’ Month began on Monday, Sept. 5, and ends on Oct. 5, which is National Teachers’ Day and World Teachers’ Day. Those directly connected to…

Mandaue to wait for Malacañang EO before amending face mask ordinance

Mary Rose Sagarino 09/08/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City will wait for the Executive Order from Malacañang before amending its face mask ordinance. Vice Mayor Glenn Bercede on Thursday, September 8, said he was happy that the Inter-Agency Task Force…

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