Thoughts on a Lenten lockdown

Ramon J. Farolan - @inquirerdotnet 03/29/2021

For many Metro Manilans, Lent has always been a time for leaving the city and heading for the cool mountains in the north, or the beaches in nearby Batangas, or Bohol, and for the affluent, perhaps Hong…

Looking Back: ECQ and post-ECQ Cebu City

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – When the Cebu City Government decided for the city, with a population of roughly one million, to be placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) on March 28, 2020, life for many Cebuanos changed.…

In Photos (Part 2): A glimpse of Cebu amid the pandemic

Dennis Singson 01/01/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has forced most countries to adapt to changes to protect each one’s well-being from an infectious virus that has ravaged and infected millions in the world. In…

Pilot error eyed as possible cause in Argao gyrocopter crash

Alven Marie Timtim and Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Investigators are looking at pilot error as the possible cause to explain the death of a foreigner after his gyrocopter crashed in Argao town last November 5.  Citing initial findings, Police Captain Jeremie…

San Fernando mayor places 6 puroks in Pitalo under 15-day localized ECQ

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Six communities in Barangay Pitalo, San Fernando town will be under a 15-day localized enhanced community quarantine beginning Monday, August 3, 2020, until August 17. San Fernando Mayor Lakambini Reluya issued on Sunday,…

Palace thumbs down medical groups’ call for ECQ in NCR

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 08/01/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Palace spokesman Harry Roque on Saturday shunned the calls of medical professionals and groups to revert back Metro Manila to enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) status since lockdowns alone are not enough to combat the…

QR coding, vehicle coding for passes in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The new QR-coded Enhanced Community Quarantine Passes of Cebu City can only be used in a resident’s barangay. Lawyer Rey Gealon, Cebu City spokesperson, said the QR passes would contain an alphanumeric code…

Cebu City police warn: Cases await ECQ violators

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City police have warned residents not to go out of their houses and the barangays they belonged to while the city is under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). Police Colonel Cydric Earl Tamayo,…

More COVID-19 recoveries on week 2 of ECQ in Cebu City

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City logged more recoveries than additional coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases on Monday, June 22, as the city entered its second week under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). This development ended a two-week…

Barangay chiefs told: Follow COVID protocols; 200K sacks of rice on the way

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The barangay chiefs in the city are reminded that a certain protocol has to be followed when dealing with suspected and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients in their jurisdiction. The barangay chiefs met…

Cebu City targets fast tracking of hospital capacity, testing laboratories

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is determined to be released from the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). With this, Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella detailed the plans of the city to address the concerns of…

Labella appeals to IATF to place Cebu City under GCQ

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella was surprised that the Interagency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) placed Cebu City back under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) late Monday evening, June…

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