Rama’s P51.4B annual budget and his quest for a Singapore-like Cebu City

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 01/01/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With the approval of his requested P50 billion plus annual budget for 2023, Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said he does not want to make any promises but rather “work hard and make…

DOLE releases guidelines on optional use of face mask at workplace

Zacarian Sarao - Reporter / @zacariansINQ 11/03/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Thursday released the guidelines on the voluntary use of face masks inside workplaces. President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. earlier lifted the mandatory use of face masks indoors and…

FULL FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES: Pardo Elementary School in Cebu City needs more classrooms

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 11/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The start of the mandatory five-day in-person classes for students on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, highlighted the lack of classrooms in a school in Cebu City. With a population of almost 5,000 students,…

Mayor Suan issues guidelines for Kalag-Kalag celebration in Cordova

Futch Anthony Inso 10/25/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Cordova Mayor Cesar “Didoy” Suan issued the guidelines for the observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on November 1 and 2, respectively. Executive Order No. 17 entitled “An executive order…

DepEd-7 official says wearing of face mask in schools still mandatory

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 10/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An official of the Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) said students and teachers were still required to wear face masks inside the school premises, despite some local government units (LGUs) allowing…

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…

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