Discounts for vaccinated individuals in Cebu City pushed

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Alvin Dizon is requesting grocery stores to provide some sort of incentive for vaccinated individuals.  He said that this would be one way to encourage more people to get vaccinated…

Drive-through vaccination not feasible — Cebu City VOC

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Vaccination Operation Center (VOC) does not see the proposal for a drive-through vaccination as feasible. Doctor Jeffrey Ibones, the acting city health officer, said that there would need to be…

Group demands accounting of Cebu City COVID-19 funds

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—A coalition is demanding transparency and accountability for the budget allocated for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic response here.  The Freedom Debt Coalition composed of various cause-oriented groups in the city said there is a…

Councilor to Labella: Prioritize pandemic response in 2021 budget

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Allocate funds for pandemic response.” This was the request of Cebu City Councilor Alvin Dizon to the city government’s executive department, which is headed by Mayor Edgardo Labella, for the 2021 city budget. …

Dizon to education officials: Study impact of distance learning on mental health of students

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Alvin Dizon is asking the education department and the Local School Board (LSB) to conduct a study that will look into the mental health of the students undergoing distance learning.…

Ordinance for proper disposing of face mask pushed in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City residents may no longer be able to dispose of face masks anywhere and anytime they want to should a proposed ordinance be passed by the City Council. Councilor Alvin Dizon has…

SK urged: Create online tutorial programs for students

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Alvin Dizon is asking the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) to formulate online tutorial programs for students to help them adjust to the new method of distance learning. Dizon said that since…

Food banks in Cebu City soon

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City will soon have its own food banks after the city council passed the ordinance establishing a food bank in times of public emergencies such as the pandemic. Councilor Alvin Dizon, the…

Cebu City needs comprehensive pandemic ‘bounce back’ plan – dad

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Alvin Dizon is asking Mayor Edgardo Labella and Vice Mayor Michael Rama to convene the executive and legislative departments of the city to create a comprehensive recovery plan for the…

Give us proof that no public funds were spent for tuob kits — dad

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Alvin Dizon said the city government has to prove that there were no funds used in the distribution of 2,000 tuob kits to the isolation centers. Dizon filed a resolution…

Palace names ‘PH anti-COVID czars’

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 07/13/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Five months since the Philippines recorded its first coronavirus case, Malacañang on Monday introduced the country’s anti-coronavirus czars who would spearhead the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Kasama po natin for the first…

Guba cemetery project public hearing set on July 15

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Does the end justify the means? This was the question raised by Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera over the controversy surrounding the construction of a new public cemetery in Barangay Guba during the…

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