In Cebu City, adolescents with co-morbidities to be prioritized for vaccines

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Starting Monday, October 11, 2021, adolescents aged 12 to 17 years old here can register to receive free COVID-19 vaccines from the national government. The Cebu City Government on Monday announced that its…

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…

DOH: Looser curbs by Christmas if cases keep dropping

Patricia Denise Chiu 10/10/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday said that if the number of COVID-19 cases continued to decline, the government may loosen restrictions for the Christmas Season. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said during…

10K Mandaue City minors masterlisted for COVID-19 vaccination

10/06/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Vaccine Operation Center (VOC) has already masterlisted almost 10,000 minors aged 12 to 17 years old for vaccination against COVID-19. Dr. Ligaya Lakambini Dargantes, operations head of the city’s VOC…

DepEd-7 targets inoculating 75% of teachers, personnel

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) is yet to receive formal orders from the national government requiring teaching and non-teaching personnel who will be deployed for the pilot implementation of face-to-face…

DepEd – 7: 12 schools initially selected for pilot in-person classes

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The national government is yet to announce when and what schools in the country will be piloting the resumption of “limited face-to-face” classes. But here in Central Visayas, the Department of Education (DepEd)…

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…

August worst month for COVID-19 deaths – DOH

Donna Pazzibugan, Jerome Aning 09/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines –An average of 155 people died each day in August due to the coronavirus disease, making it the worst month with the highest COVID-19 death toll of 4,816 since the pandemic started last year. This…

DOH: Let COVID-infected folk vote online or by text

Patricia Denise Chiu 09/18/2021

COVID-19 positive on Election Day? Don’t go out. Just text your vote. The Department of Health (DOH) hopes to see this scenario becoming real next year as it urges the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to find alternative…

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…

Unbeaten Suganob brothers headline Bohol’s first pandemic pro boxing card

Glendale G. Rosal 09/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Island of Bohol will host its first pro boxing fight card since the COVID-19 pandemic dubbed as the “Kumong Bol-anon 1″featuring the unbeaten Suganob brothers on September 27 at the PMI Bohol…

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…

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