Cases of fever, colds rising this due to weather, says City Health Dept.

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) has noted an increase of cases of fever and colds here, especially in residential areas. Although the CHD has not revealed the specific data for this occurrence,…

With no hospital admitting him, Bacolod City councilor’s staff member dies from cardiac arrest

Carla Gomez - @inquirerdotnet 08/24/2020

BACOLOD CITY –– A technical staff member of a councilor here died of cardiac arrest in his house on Sunday as hospitals in Bacolod City remained overwhelmed by the rising number of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients.…

Cebu Doc opens first ARID Center to prepare vs COVID-19

By Rosalie O. Abatayo 03/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A private hospital in Cebu City has opened an Acute Respiratory Infection + Diarrhea (ARID) triage and holding area as part of its contribution in the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Dr.…

PUI in ship from Manila, 311 passengers cleared

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — One of the 312 passengers of a ship, who arrived in the Cebu City port from Manila on Saturday morning, March 14, 2020, has been put on quarantine. The passenger, who was nursing…

3-year-old child referred to ACR Hospitals cleared of 2019-nCoV infection

Doris C. Bongcac 01/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines -Lapu-Lapu City has remained free of the dreaded 2019 novel coronavirus. The management of a private hospital that is operating in Barangay Agus in Lapu-Lapu City said that the 3-year-old child, who was referred…

With 3 pork brands positive for ASF, Cebu stays firm on banning pork products from Luzon

Rosalie Abatayo 10/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —— There will be no let-up in Cebu’s African Swine Fever Task Force monitoring and operations against pork products from Luzon and the 22 ASF-affected countries. Dr. Mary Rose Vincoy, provincial veterinarian and the…

WATCH: These three elderly women are so into Kadenang Ginto

Immae Lachica 10/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Mornings are best spent with a good cup of coffee and bit of that tasty breakfast food. A little chit chat could make it better. Just as in the case of these elderly women,…

DVMF reminds public: It’s safe to eat local pork

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/20/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Cebu City Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF) is reminding the public that it’s safe to consume local pork products despite the confirmed entry of the African Swine Fever (ASF) in the…

ASF Task Force: P470K worth of pork, pork products burned

Rosalie Abatayo 09/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The African Swine  Fever (ASF) Task Force of Cebu Province disposed of over P470,000 worth of pork and pork products coming from countries that have reported cases of ASF On Thursday afternoon, September…

Swine fever fears prompt strict checks on pig farms, pork

08/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) has ordered strict certification of live animals and processed pork products that are to be moved and traded across the country as fears rise that  African swine fever has…

Provincial Vet assures: No African Swine Fever in Cebu

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Provincial Veterinary Office has assured that the death of the 12 pigs of a backyard hog raiser in Carcar City is less likely related to the African Swine Fever (ASF). Dr. Rose…

Pampi assures local meat products safe; FDA told: Be specific on recall orders

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/31/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Association of Meat Processors Inc. (PAMPI) assured the consumers that locally-produced processed meat are safe from consumption and does not contain meat from African Swine Fever (ASF) infected countries. In a…

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