The ebb of Dutertismo

Dindo Manhit - @inquirerdotnet 10/23/2021

Populism ruled during the first five years of the Duterte administration. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, exacerbated by national officials’ mismanagement of the government response to the unprecedented health crisis, has unraveled the populist rhetoric that once made…

Clinical trial participants are not considered vaccinated — Cebu City Health Dept

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City residents who will participate in clinical trials will not be considered vaccinated from COVID-19. This was the pronouncement of the Cebu City Health Department (CHD) over the conduct of clinical trials…

Mandaue jumpstarts barangay-based vaccination program

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/14/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines- Mandaue City has started its barangay-based COVID-19 vaccination program. Percy Mendoza-Pongasi, a nurse supervisor, said that the program was launched on Monday in Barangay Paknaan. On Thursday, October 14, 2021, the program visited Barangay…

COC filing amid COVID-19: So far, so good in Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The filing of candidacy for next year’s polls is coming to an end. Despite challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic and new protocols in place, everything went smoothly so far in Cebu province.…

Show-cause order issued to Barug-PDP Laban and club venue

Dyrecka Letigio 10/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has issued a show-cause order to Barug-PDP Laban and the club where they held their launching of candidates on October 5, 2021. Councilor Joel Garganera, the…

Ace Durano: I fight for those ‘discontented’ with admin’s pandemic response

Mae Fhel Gom-os 10/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Former Tourism Secretary Joseph “Ace” Durano said he was running for the gubernational post in Cebu Province to fight for those, who were ‘discontented’ with the present administration’s COVID-19 pandemic response. Durano made…

Unemployed swell to 3.9M in August due to lockdowns

Ben O. de Vera, Jerome Aning 10/01/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The unemployment rate worsened to 8.1 percent in August as many business establishments in Metro Manila were forced to close by the lockdown meant to contain the spread of COVID-19 and as thousands of…

PH eSports flourishes despite pandemic

Glendale G. Rosal 09/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The vibrant and highly competitive eSports scene in the Philippines identified the challenges they’ve been battling amidst the COVID-19 pandemic during the Games and Amusements Board’s (GAB) 3rd Professional Sports Summit on Wednesday,…

Comelec – Cebu ready for COC filing

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/30/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Elections in Cebu (Comelec – Cebu) is now ready for the filing of Certificates of Candidacy (COCs). Lawyer Lionel Marco Castillano, Provincial Elections Supervisor, said they have already coordinated…

3rd surge in Cebu City finally ends

Dyrecka Letigio 09/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The third surge of COVID-19 cases, which began in July 2021, has officially ended for Cebu City as the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) reports a stable COVID-19 situation in the city. The first…

Rama to meet with stakeholders for new EO on October

Dyrecka Letigio 09/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama is set to meet stakeholders in the city to draft adjustments in the executive order (EO) that would guide the city’s quarantine implementation for October 2021. Rama…

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)…

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