Uncertainty looms in Cebu’s curfew policies 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Whether local governments in Cebu would scrap curfew remains a question.  Officials here have yet to make their respective decisions on the existing curfew policies as Metro Manila, the country’s capital, has already…

DOH-7: Community transmission present in Cebu, 4 more Delta variant cases in Lapu-Lapu

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas  (DOH-7) said that four more cases of the Delta variant were confirmed in Lapu-Lapu City.  However, these cases have already recovered as their samples were taken…

Cebu City EOC: Delta variant may be the cause of COVID cases spike

Mae Fhel Gom-os 08/02/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Councilor and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Deputy Chief Implementer Joel Garganera said they were not discounting the possibility that the spike of COVID-19 cases in the city might be due…

Low turnout of vaccinees noted in Lapu-Lapu City

Futch Anthony Inso 05/27/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has noticed a low response to the vaccination drive against COVID-19 in Lapu-Lapu City. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, the spokesperson of DOH-7, said that the…

In Region 7, only 44k of 600k seniors so far jabbed with COVID vaccine

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – More than 500,000 senior citizens in Central Visayas are yet to receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccines as of May 23. Recent data from the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) showed that…

Probe ongoing for ‘food poisoning’ incident

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local health officials and authorities are looking into the alleged food poisoning incident that downed several performers of a church-related event last Sunday, May 23, 2021. Ramil Ayuman, head of the Cebu City…

DOH-7: Vax not directly linked to deaths of 3 frontliners

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The deaths of three frontliners in Central Visayas who received COVID-19 vaccines are not directly connected to the inoculation, the Department of Health in the region (DOH-7) ruled. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson…

Inoculation for A4 may start early if…

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Individuals here in Central Visayas, classified under A4 of the Philippine National Deployment Plan for COVID-19 vaccines, may receive their COVID-19 vaccine doses earlier than expected. But only if majority of those, who…

Region 7 holds Pfizer vaccine rollout in Cebu City

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local health officials here in Cebu on Monday, May 17, 2021, kicked off the ceremonial rollout of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines. At least 60 individuals participated in Monday’s ceremony, which was held at the…

More doses of AstraZeneca vaccines for Mandaue health workers arrive

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/12/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—The Mandaue City Government received 700 more doses of AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccines from the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Subangdaku Barangay Captain Ernie Manatad, the chairman of the…

Region 7 receives 1st shipment of Pfizer COVID vaccines

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas on Tuesday, May 11, received a fresh supply of COVID-19 vaccines. A total of 132,000 doses of AstraZeneca and 29,250 doses of Pfizer’s BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines arrived at the Mactan Cebu…

VM Rama says Cebu City will get more COVID-19 vaccines soon

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City should get additional doses of the vaccines when more vials will be allocated to Central Visayas. Vice Mayor Michael Rama, the lead convener of the city’s vaccination program, said he talked…

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