SM Supermalls gears up to open VAXCertPH booths nationwide

PR 10/06/2021

In partnership with the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), SM Supermalls launched its first official venue for the digital vaccination certificate program VAXCertPH in SM City Clark last October…

DICT-7 launches online VaxCert app in Cebu City

Dyrecka Letigio 09/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Filipinos due to travel abroad, international seafarers, and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) can now get a vaccination certificate online. The Department of Information, Communication, and Technology in Central Visayas (DICT-7) launched the VaxCert…

DOH urges Comelec to allow online voting for COVID-positive voters

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 09/17/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) called on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday to have alternative modes of voting—such as virtual means—as it stressed its stand that COVID-19 positive patients should not be…

104 health workers die of COVID-19 — DOH data

Cathrine Gonzales 09/15/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 104 healthcare workers who contracted COVID-19 have died, according to data from the Department of Health (DOH). Based on the latest DOH COVID-19 situation report, 24,284 healthcare workers have so far…

All-time high for PH COVID cases: 22,820

Zacarian Sarao 09/10/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has logged another record-high daily count of 22,820 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic struck the country in 2020, the Department of Health (DOH) announced Thursday evening, September 9, 2021. The country has…

Labor group: Air purifiers on employees is a financial burden

Dyrecka Letigio 09/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A labor group in Cebu is pleading to Governor Gwendolyn Garcia to reconsider requiring employees of establishments allowed to operate under General Community Quarantine with heightened restrictions (GCQ-hr) to wear personal air purifiers…

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…

42 babies born from COVID mothers in Cebu City amid August surge

Dyrecka Letigio 09/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Hope appears in unique bundles for Cebu City amid the devastating COVID-19 surge last month which resulted in 266 deaths. Amid the surge of cases, deaths, and hospital admissions, at least 42 babies…

Cebu City ends August 2021 with 266 COVID-19 deaths, ‘improving’ situation

Dyrecka Letigio 08/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City ends August 2021 with 266 deaths, its second-highest number of deaths in a single month since the pandemic began in March 2020. The highest death toll the city ever recorded in…

Oplan Panghimangno and Sita effective in lowering COVID-19 cases in Mandaue City

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The strengthened coordination between the city police, the government, and the community were among the effective ways imposed by Mandaue City that resulted in the lowering of COVID-19 cases in the city. Through…

GAB, DOH renew free medical and neurological services for contact sports athletes

Glendale G. Rosal 08/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Games and Amusements Board (GAB) and the Department of Health (DOH) officially renewed the free medical and neurological services for all Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, and Muay Thai fighters in the…

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…

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