DepEd-7 official says wearing of face mask in schools still mandatory

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 10/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An official of the Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) said students and teachers were still required to wear face masks inside the school premises, despite some local government units (LGUs) allowing…

‘Nothing to be alarmed’ – Rama on uptick in COVID cases in Cebu City

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – As far as Cebu City is concerned, the uptick in the number of new COVID-19 cases recorded is nothing to be alarmed of. This assurance came from Mayor Michael Rama himself, who urged…

Duque: PH likely to stay under Alert Level 1 until Duterte’s term ends

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 03/17/2022

MANILA, Philippines — It is likely that the Philippines will remain under Alert Level 1 until President Rodrigo Duterte ends his term in June, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said. Duque made the remark amid questions of…

Only 14 new COVID-19 cases in Cebu City on Feb. 26

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As Cebu City reopens its economy by removing major COVID-19 restrictions, the city is seeing more improvements in its COVID-19 situation. In the latest data of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), the city…

Fewer new cases, more recoveries of COVID-19 in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There are now more recoveries of the COVID-19 than newly reported cases daily in Cebu City. The city has recorded only 75 new cases as compared to 605 recoveries on February 8, 2022.…

Cebu City COVID-19 cases ‘plateaus’ — EOC

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City’s COVID-19 cases are on a plateau amid the current Omicron-driven surge. This was the observation of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on February 2, 2022, as the active cases reduced from…

31 persons under police custody, 6 CCPO personnel positive for COVID-19

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 01/31/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of 31 persons under police custody (PUPCs) and 6 personnel of the Cebu City Police Office contracted the COVID-19 virus as of Monday, January 31, 2022. Police Lieutenant Colonel Maria Theresa…

17 Cebu City cops isolated after testing positive for COVID-19

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 01/28/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of 17 Cebu City policemen have tested positive for COVID-19 in the latest round of mass testing. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for operations of the Cebu City Police…

In Brgy Guadalupe, police to focus on Oplan Bulabog to help lower COVID-19 cases

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 01/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Barangay Guadalupe now has the most number of COVID-19 cases among the 80 barangays in Cebu City. As of Thursday, January 20, the barangay logged a total of 533 active cases, data from…

Rama to establishments: Don’t hold Sinulog parties

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama reminds establishments that they should not be holding crowd-gathering parties during the celebration of Sinulog this weekend. The COVID-19 cases have been on the rise in Cebu City…

Only 69 active COVID-19 cases left in Cebu City, lowest this year

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — For the first time, Cebu City has only 69 active cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVD-19) left, the lowest it has ever recorded this year. Councilor Joel Garganera, the deputy chief implementor…

OCTA Research notes decreasing COVID-19 cases in PH

Cathrine Gonzales 09/24/2021

MANILA, Philippines — COVID-19 cases in the Philippines were on a “downward” trend although its deceleration was slower due to increases in coronavirus infections in some regions outside Metro Manila, independent pandemic monitor OCTA Research said Friday,…

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