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)…

Comelec Cebu City to aspiring candidates: Don’t bring supporters when filing COCs

Dyrecka Letigio 09/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Commission on Elections (Comelec) is already preparing for the election season, and this early, they are reminding the candidates to expect changes in the traditional filing of COCs. Omar Sharif…

DH Cebu FC: A football club born out of a pandemic

Glendale G. Rosal 09/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The newly-formed Dynamic Herb Cebu Football Club also had its fair share of struggles and challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. The club looks ready to start their campaign in the Philippines Football…

Cebu City EdRadio to return on air September 20

Dyrecka Letigio 09/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City’s EdRadio 106.7, the supplementary distant learning module of the city’s public schools, will go back on air on September 20, 2021, to assist elementary public school students with their lessons. This…

Michael Yang, Pharmally officials face arrest after no-show in Senate probe

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter 09/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A warrant of arrest will be issued against former presidential economic adviser Michael Yang after the Senate blue ribbon committee cited him in contempt. During Tuesday’s hearing, Senate blue ribbon committee chairman Senator Richard…

P888M fund for SRA to benefit over 97,000 health workers — DOH

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 09/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The P888 million budget that was released by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) will provide for the special risk allowance (SRA) of over 97,000 healthcare workers at the frontlines against the COVID-19…

Cebu City set to open another vax site in Urgello

Dyrecka Letigio 09/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is set to open another vaccination site on September 6, 2021, at the Southwestern University Campus in Urgello Street. This would be the ninth vaccination site of the city as it…

DepEd-7 now prepared for opening of school year 2021-2022

Mae Fhel Gom-os 09/04/2021

  MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Amid the challenges of the past school year, the Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) said they are now prepared for the opening of the school year 2021-2022. Salustiano Jimenez, DepEd-7…

Local Delta cases in Region 7 reach 83 as WHO confirms community transmission

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Health authorities in Central Visayas have already recorded a total of 83 local cases of the highly transmissible Delta variant as the World Health Organization in the Philippines (WHO – Philippines) declared on…

Duterte admits he ordered Duque to skip bidding on PPE purchase

Daphne Galvez 08/31/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday admitted he was the one who ordered Health Secretary Francisco Duque III to skirt from the bidding process in the procurement of protective personal equipment (PPE) during the onset…

Mandaue’s isolation facilities utilization rate rises to 70-90 percent

Mary Rose Sagarino 08/25/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City’s isolation facilities utilization rate is now at 70 to 90 percent. The city has two isolation facilities namely the Mandaue City Isolation Center (MCCI) located at the old North Bus Terminal…

Vaccine watch: 96% of medical workers in Region 7 fully vaxxed

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Approximately five months since the rollout began in Central Visayas, almost all medical workers here are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Data from the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) revealed that as of August…

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