Dynamic Herb players demoralized by postponements of season opening

Glendale G. Rosal 10/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu’s very own Dynamic Herb Cebu Football Club is clinging on to their diminishing hope after the tip-off of the Philippines Football League (PFL) 2021 season was rescheduled again. This time, the PFL…

DOH records 411 more Delta variant cases

Daniza Fernandez 10/11/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) recorded 411 more cases of the Delta COVID-19 variant, Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said on Monday, October 11, 2021. During the DOH forum, Vergeire reported that 747 samples collected in…

Lessons from Delta variant: Vaccination, consistency in observance of minimum health standards

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The implementation of another round of stricter community quarantine revived the anxieties and uncertainties that Cebuanos felt in 2020. But the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination rollout provided the much-needed hope of living normal lives…

How fast does Delta spread? In Cebu, 24k new cases in 1 month

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas experienced the “second wave” of COVID-19 cases, during the first few months of 2021. At that time, everyone was enjoying the most relaxed form of community quarantine status – Modified General…

Doctors skip hospital duty due to unpaid benefits

Maricar Cinco 09/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The delayed release of benefits and the strain of being at the front line of the fight against COVID-19 amid a record-breaking surge in cases due to the Delta variant are affecting not just…

Number of arrivals to PH decrease by 70% amid pandemic — BI

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

MANILA, Philippines — The number of inbound travelers decreased by almost 70 percent amid the pandemic due to several travel restrictions, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Saturday. “Mababa po ngayon ang number of travelers natin. Nakita…

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…

EOC: COVID outbreak in Cebu City indeed improving

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local officials agreed with the findings from OCTA Research that the COVID-19 outbreak here is starting to improve. But with the city’s Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) status extended until September 7, they…

COVID situation in Cebu City improves – OCTA

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Experts from OCTA Research Group on Sunday, August 29 said that the COVID situation here is improving. With it, they are projecting for the number of newly confirmed cases in the city will…

Gwen welcomes DOH’s stance on lockdowns

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on Wednesday, August 25, welcomed the recent stand of the Department of Health (DOH) that lockdowns are not effective in curbing the spread of COVID-19. “Gikinahanglan ta magbalanse. Balansehon…

19 additional Delta variants detected in Central Visayas

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) on Tuesday, August 24, confirmed that they detected 19 additional cases of the Delta variant in the region. But these patients were considered as “recovered”…

Delta: When being young is no longer a protection

Kurt Dela Peña - Content Researcher Writer / @inquirerdotnet 08/23/2021

MANILA, Philippines—Recent data on coronavirus infections are belying the previously widespread belief that the young, especially children, were at a lower level of risk. Numbers available everywhere, including the Philippines, showed that children were increasingly becoming infected…

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