Free bus rides for medical frontliners, APORs

Futch Anthony Inso 05/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Some 15 buses from the SMB Tourist Transport will be providing free rides for medical frontliners and Authorized Person Outside Residence (APOR) starting Monday, May 25, 2021. Mark Anthony Boyo, the owner of…

Capitol to give face masks to public

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Monday, April 19, 2021, defended her plans to do away with penalties for individuals caught not wearing face masks. With this, Garcia announced that the Capitol will be…

EOC: Penalties for no face mask remains

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Cebu City recommends to continue imposing penalties to individuals caught not wearing face masks in public.  Councilor Joel Garganera, head of the city’s EOC, told reporters in a message…

Women registrants receive gifts from Comelec-Mandaue City

Mary Rose Sagarino 04/06/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) here has distributed giveaways to the first 20 female registrants per day to encourage women to register. The giveaways are in the form of cloth face masks or…

How to discard personal protective equipment properly to avoid hurting the environment

Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 03/22/2021

Cebu City, Philippines–Going outside our homes now requires us to be prepared and protected. It is no longer the usual routine of care-free sightseeing at our local sites or hopping by our neighborhood shops for errands and…

3 Lapu City Hall employees get citation tickets for failure to wear face masks

Futch Anthony Inso 03/08/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- No excuses. Three employees of the Lapu-Lapu City Halll received citation tickets from Mayor Junard Chan on Monday morning, March 8, for their failure to comply with health and safety protocols. Loue Llimit, Fidel…

Chan: No more number coding scheme for vehicles, Qpass rule in Lapu-Lapu

Futch Anthony Inso 03/05/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan has already lifted the implementation of the number coding scheme for vehicles and quarantine pass in the city. This was announced by Chan on his Facebook page…

Public urged to still wear face masks, shields despite vaccination rollout

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 03/05/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Experts are advising the public to continue observing minimum public health standards — including wearing face masks and face shields — even as the country has rolled out its vaccination program against the coronavirus…

Face masks a must for Sinulog 2021 ritual showdown participants – former SFI chief

Doris C. Bongcac 01/05/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Since the Sinulog 2021 ritual showdown is being done in the new normal, participants in the event scheduled on January 17 should wear face masks all throughout their performance. Ricky Ballesteros, former executive…

A year to forget

Peter Wallace - @inquirerdotnet 12/31/2020

Finally we end the worst year the world has experienced since the world wars, and in some ways beyond maybe. The impact on our lives has been, quite simply, horrendous. The impact on national economies disastrous. It…

Chan mulls issuing EO for mandatory wearing of face shields

Futch Anthony Inso 12/16/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said he will still have to study if there’s a need to issue an executive order for the mandatory wearing of face shields for all Oponganons whenever…

Police apprehend 150 people during Lapu-Lapu fiesta

Futch Anthony Inso 11/22/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Around 150 individuals were apprehended by the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LCPO) on Saturday, November 21, 2020, for violating the health and safety protocols during the city’s fiesta celebration in honor of its…

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