Rama welcomes Palace allowing voluntary use of face mask outdoors

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama on Monday, September 12, welcomed the decision of the Malacañang to allow the optional use of face masks in non-crowded, well-ventilated outdoor spaces. “I appreciate it very much…

Face mask use now voluntary in uncrowded, well-ventilated outdoor spaces – Palace

Daphne Galvez - Reporter 09/12/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Wearing face masks in uncrowded, well-ventilated outdoor spaces is now voluntary, Malacañang announced Monday. Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles said Malacañang issued Executive Order No. 3, allowing the voluntary wearing of face masks outdoors, as long…

Cebu biz leaders welcome optional face mask use but…

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Key figures in Cebu’s business community welcomed the decision of the government to make the use of face masks optional in outdoor settings. Presidents of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI)…

Cebu City officials welcome IATF decision on optional use of face masks nationwide

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Officials of the Cebu City government have welcomed the national government’s decision to make wearing of face masks voluntary in open spaces nationwide, which can be seen as a significant policy change as…

Face mask to be optional when outdoors nationwide

Jerome Aning, Kathleen de Villa - @inquirerdotnet 09/08/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The government has decided to make the wearing of face masks voluntary in open spaces nationwide, a major policy shift to relax COVID-19 protocols as the country transitions to the “new normal” of treating…

Kabataan Partylist Cebu: Non-obligatory wearing of face masks in Cebu City puts youth under “unnecessary risks”

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/31/2022

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Kabataan Partylist Cebu opposes the decision of the Cebu City government to make the wearing of face masks non-obligatory within its jurisdiction. In a statement, Kyle Enero, the chairperson of the…

Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu may no longer require face masks in open spaces

Mary Rose Sagarino and Futch Anthony Inso 08/31/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The cities of Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu are also in favor of making the wearing of face masks optional in open public spaces. Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes said he will recommend to the…

Rama signs EO making use of face masks non obligatory in the City

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/31/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is giving its constituents the discretion whether to still wear their face masks or not in open spaces, except for those inside hospitals and those with flu-like symptoms. Cebu…

Cebu City mulls lifting mandatory face masks requirement in open spaces

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Pegeen Maisie Sararana 08/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City Government announced on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, that it is mulling lifting the mandatory wearing of face masks in open spaces. The city’s Public Information Office (PIO), in a post…

Bongbong Marcos: Face masks may be optional if booster rollout successful, situation very safe

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 07/09/2022

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said the government could make the wearing of face masks optional only if the booster rollout is successful and it’s clear that it’s already safe to do so. Marcos…

Cebu guv agrees to wait for IRR before optional mask rule, says DILG

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 06/24/2022

MANILA, Philippines — After a  “fruitful and productive” dialogue with the Cebu government, the Department of Interior and Local Government is now waiting for the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the optional usage of face mask…

Rep. Frasco to file resolution supporting mask-wearing rationalization

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Reelected Cebu fifth district Representative Vincent Franco “Duke” Frasco plans to file a resolution in support of rationalizing the use of face masks in the Province of Cebu when the 19th Congress convenes…

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