Pharmally exec admits getting face masks at P23 each from ‘Brother Tiger’ to supply gov’t

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 09/13/2021

MANILA, Philippines — An official of Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. has admitted getting face masks at P23 per piece from a local supplier known by the name “Brother Tiger”, to supply the government 500,000 pieces of face mask…

Labor group: Air purifiers on employees is a financial burden

Dyrecka Letigio 09/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A labor group in Cebu is pleading to Governor Gwendolyn Garcia to reconsider requiring employees of establishments allowed to operate under General Community Quarantine with heightened restrictions (GCQ-hr) to wear personal air purifiers…

Cebu City releases new PUV protocols

Dyrecka Letigio 08/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government has released the new and updated health protocols for public utility vehicles (PUVs). The city is set to start to implement the updated guidelines for PUVs next week. This…

Chan on face mask violators: We’re not after the money, but we let them do community service instead

Futch Anthony Inso 04/19/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan clarified that the city was not after the monetary penalty of those, who were violating the quarantine protocols, especially those who were not wearing a face mask.…

Mandaue City to continue penalizing health protocol violators

Mary Rose Sagarino 04/19/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines—There will be no changes in the policies implemented by the Mandaue City government with regards to penalties for violators of health protocols here. Lawyer Lizer Malate, head of the city’s Emergency Operations Center, said…

It’s final: Drivers, passengers of private cars required to wear face masks

Consuelo Marquez - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ 02/05/2021

MANILA, Philippines — It’s final. It is now required for both drivers and their passengers to wear face masks even inside private vehicles, and regardless if they are from the same household, the government said on Friday.…

Ordinance against improper disposal of face masks passed in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council passed an ordinance against the improper disposal of face masks and protective gears against the coronavirus on January 27, 2021. Councilor Alvin Dizon, the proponent of the ordinance, said…

Gullas admits to being a ‘close contact’ of COVID-positive individual

Doris C. Bongcac 01/11/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony Gullas is asking asking his constituents to remain vigilant and to always wear their face masks. In a Facebook post this Monday morning, January 11, 2021, Gullas said…

Grand disarray

Philippine Daily Inquirer 12/24/2020

The Philippines last week became the lone country in the world to mandate the use of face shields, supposedly to help temper the dreaded surge in COVID-19 cases after the Christmas and New Year holidays, when friends…

More safety guidelines for Mandaue Public Market set

Mary Rose Sagarino 12/22/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Additional guidelines will be enforced in Mandaue City Public Market starting December 23, 2020, as people are expected to flock to the market during Christmas and New Year.  An individual without face mask…

Lapu mayor favors limited face-to-face classes

Futch Anthony Inso 12/16/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- Lapu-Lapu City Mayor “Junard “Ahong” Chan welcomed the suggestion of the national government to allow the holding of limited face-to-face classes next month. Earlier, President Rodrigo Duterte has given his approval for the implementation…

‘Not a joking matter’: DOH rebukes Gadon for ‘misinformation’ on face masks

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 08/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) slammed what it called the “misinformation” being espoused by lawyer Larry Gadon that wearing face masks cannot prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), with a reminder that the…

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