Rama, Garganera react to Duque’s statement that ‘there seems to be no improvement’ in Central Visayas

Mae Fhel Gom-os 08/23/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Cebu City officials have reacted to Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III’s statement that “there seems to be no improvement” in Central Visayas despite the prolonged imposition of the Enhanced Community…

Duque: ‘No improvement’ despite prolonged ECQ in Regions 7, 10

Neil Arwin Mercado 08/23/2021

MANILA, Philippines — There seems to be “no improvement” in Central Visayas and Northern Mindanao despite the prolonged imposition of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the regions, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Monday. In an…

Montejo: Trace who leaked incorrect memo from DIPO

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  The top official of the Police Regional Office (PRO-7) said that they will try to trace and identify the person who could have leaked online the incorrect memo from the Directorate for Integrated…

Lapu-Lapu mayor: I’m for granular lockdown instead of ECQ

Futch Anthony Inso 08/09/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said that he was more in favor of implementing a granular lockdown than placing the city under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) status. Chan said this after he admitted…

Not wanting to go back to ECQ, Cebu City to reimpose restrictions for 1 month

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Residents in Cebu City are told to brace themselves as local officials will be reintroducing restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19. Acting City Mayor Michael Rama announced that the city government is…

Let the children go outdoors

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 04/09/2021

For over a year now, minors—especially young children—have borne the brunt of the Philippines’ draconian quarantine policies. Indeed, since the original “expanded community quarantine” declaration in March 2020, children have been forbidden to go out of their…

A COVID-19 scare

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 04/07/2021

Lockdown extended another week? Nobody seems surprised. Some even think this will last till the end of the month, speculating that Malacañang is merely delaying the inevitable to keep people in the National Capital Region Bubble happy…

SEC extends deadline for GIS submission

Doris C. Bongcac 04/06/2021

MANDUE CITY, Cebu -The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced the extension of the deadline for the submission of the General Information Sheet (GIS) to allow corporations enough time to cope with the implementation of quarantine…

PBA abandons 46th Season opening this month

Denison Rey Dalupang 04/06/2021

The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) has ruled out an April start to its 46th season, with commissioner Willie Marcial saying that the extension of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) has forced the hand of the league to…

Metro Manila, 4 provinces under ECQ for at least one more week

Leila B. Salaverria, Patricia Denise M. Chiu 04/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday ordered Metro Manila and four nearby provinces to remain under the strictest lockdown for at least another week to contain the surge in COVID-19 cases. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque…

Cebu and Region 7 ‘not candidates’ for ECQ

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has expressed confidence that the city will remain under the most lenient level of community quarantine this April. “I think of the lesson (we learned before), and I…

A call for normalcy: A year after Cebu City’s ECQ

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — On March 28, 2020, Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella closed down the city from non-residents to contain the growing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Then, there were only five cases of the disease…

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