Cebu City cops tasked to help monitor hoarding of medicines, selling of unregistered antigen test kits, and using of fake vaxx cards

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 01/28/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Following reports of possible proliferation here of fake medicines, unregistered antigen kits, and fake vaccination cards, Cebu City policemen have been directed to help and coordinate with other law enforcement agencies to ensure…

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,…

IC3 will no longer be an isolation center

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/21/2022

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The IEC Convention Center Cebu (IC3) will no longer be an isolation center despite earlier plans to transform it into an isolation facility. The facility should have had 300 beds and would…

#CDNFiestaSeñor2022: Syagit ug Sangpit, the Sinulog festival of yesteryears

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Sinulog festival is one of the grandest festival of the Philippines celebrated every third Sunday in January as a devotion to the Señor Sto. Niño. Began in 1980 by a crowd of…

Comelec hits crowding in poll bets’ rallies, gatherings

Daniza Fernandez 12/06/2021

MANILA, Philippines — While the guidelines for the campaign period in the 2022 elections are not in effect yet, Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesperson James Jimenez noted that some aspirants’ activities do not adhere to guidelines amid…

Pop-up vaccination sites will reach more residents — EOC

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Pop-up vaccination sites in the barangays can help improve the low vaccination turn-out in Cebu City. This was the statement of the Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) that said that these pop-up…

Mandaue City inoculates 100 youngsters on first day of minors vaccination

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/04/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City has started its COVID-19 vaccination of minors aged 12 years old to 17 years old on Thursday, November 4, 2021. Dr. Debra Maria Catulong, medical officer of the city’s Health Office,…

Mandaue City won’t lift curfew

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/04/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City has no plans yet to adjust or lift the city’s curfew, the chief of the city’s Emergency Operations Center said. Metro Manila has removed its standardized curfew starting today. Lawyer August…

Cebu City begins vaccination of minors

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City has launched the vaccination of its minors aged 12 to 17 years old against the COVID-19. The city joined the rest of Central Visayas in the ceremonial launch of the pediatric…

No mandatory vaccination for employees – Guevarra

Dona Z. Pazzibugan - Reporter 10/29/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has set the record straight on the official policy regarding COVID-19 vaccination of employees in the workplace, saying there is no law that mandates it. “I clarified this during the…

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…

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