Nearly 100,000 passengers left Cebu ports from May 4-7 — CPA

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 05/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — About 100,000 outbound passengers filled Cebu ports days ahead of the May 9, 2022 local and national elections. Cebu Ports Authority (CPA) spokesperson Mary Knoll Bolasa said they logged a total of 98,427…

‘Protokills’

Ann Cuisia - @inquirerdotnet 04/04/2022

The outbreak of COVID-19 has created a global health crisis. Several strategies were implemented to combat and control its spread including wearing masks, hand hygiene, social distancing, and even the use of a reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction…

Face masks stay, says Duterte as ‘monster’ COVID-19 is mutating

Daphne Galvez 03/22/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Even though the number of COVID-19 infections is currently “very low,” President Rodrigo Duterte said he is not yet ready to revoke an order for the mandatory use of face masks especially in enclosed…

Possible ‘alert level 0’ on agenda: Will face masks finally go?

Leila B. Salaverria 03/12/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The government’s pandemic managers would be discussing guidelines for a possible “alert level 0,” which could end most if not all of the health emergency restrictions in the country, according to Health Secretary Francisco…

Lapu police to investigate beach party gone wild

Futch Anthony Inso 11/23/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LCPO) will investigate a beach resort in the city for possible violation of the health and safety protocols when it hosted a party on the night of the…

Netizen in Cebu hopes to spread positivity with acts of kindness

Immae Lachica 11/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A netizen from Cebu has a story that can spread some positivity in these trying times. Netizen Martie de Castro shared on her Facebook account on Sunday, November 1, 2021, her story on her encounter…

Lapu-Lapu City resort under investigation for hosting overcrowded party

Futch Anthony Inso 09/24/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said that he is still waiting for the result of the investigation conducted by the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the City Tourism Cultural and Historical Affairs…

Do away with face shields, Speaker Velasco urges Duterte

Julie Aurelio 09/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines – Citing the “doubtful efficacy” of face shields against COVID-19 transmission, House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco has urged President Duterte to reconsider the mandatory use of face shields by the public. In a letter dated…

BFAR-7 tells public: Properly dispose used face masks

Doris C. Bongcac 09/19/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu –Face masks that are thrown just anywhere often end up in our seas. And personnel of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Central Visayas (BFAR -7) and their volunteers fished several face…

Mandaue schools have started distributing modules for Monday’s start of classes

Mary Rose Sagarino 09/09/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — A few days before classes start on Monday, September 13, 2021, schools here have already started distributing modules for students. Parents of students enrolled at the Don Gerardo LL. Ouano Memorial National High…

Michael Yang, Pharmally officials face arrest after no-show in Senate probe

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter 09/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A warrant of arrest will be issued against former presidential economic adviser Michael Yang after the Senate blue ribbon committee cited him in contempt. During Tuesday’s hearing, Senate blue ribbon committee chairman Senator Richard…

400K face masks, 400K face shields for Cebu City barangays – dad

Dyrecka Letigio 09/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City barangays are set to get 400,000 face masks and 400,000 face shields for their residents from the city government. Councilor Raymond Garcia said that the 400,000 washable face masks and 400,000…

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