Vaccination simulations for BHWs and health workers begin in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The vaccination simulations in Cebu City have begun today, March 19, 2021, and will last at least for a week. The barangay health workers (BHW) and other frontliners will be vaccinated starting March…

FACES OF CEBU: Johannah Paula Vidal, nurse

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At first, she was hesitant about receiving the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine. But on March 10, 2021, nurse Johannah Paula Vidal said she was glad she made the right choice to get…

All CCPO personnel are to be vaccinated — Parilla

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 03/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — One hundred percent of Cebu City’s police force will receive COVID-19 vaccines once the doses intended for them are already given. This was assured by Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for…

Chan: 10 Lapu-Lapu City hospital frontliners COVID-19 positive

Futch Anthony Inso 02/26/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Ten more frontliners in Lapu-lapu City tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This was confirmed by Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan and this time those tested positive are healthcare medical workers from the…

Mandaue lays down COVID-19 vaccination plan

Mary Rose Sagarino 02/16/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes met with the city’s barangay officials on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, to tackle the city’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination plan. In line with the preparation of the…

Health workers seeking pay hike say nothing has changed since pandemic started

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 02/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Alliance of Health Workers (AHW) says it would continue to ask the government for an increase in the salaries of medical frontliners as nothing has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared early…

Andanar: Roll out of vaccines for frontliners to start by mid-February

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Communications Secretary Martin Andanar assured Cebuanos that they are part of the top priority for the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines by mid-February 2021. Andanar, in his visit to Cebu on January 19, 2021…

Medical frontliners to be prioritized for vaccination in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Medical workers, the police, contact tracers, and frontliners in Cebu City will be the first to be inoculated with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine should it arrive anytime soon. This was the…

Lapu-Lapu mayor eyes P100M for COVID vaccines

Futch Anthony Inso 01/07/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-lapu City government will allocate not less than P100 million in purchasing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said this in an interview with CDN Digital…

On Christmas Day, vaccine czar Galvez hails COVID-19 frontliners

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 12/25/2020

MANILA, Philippines — COVID-19 policy chief implementer and vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. paid tribute to pandemic frontliners as the country celebrates Christmas Day. “As we celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace, let us not…

Labella to Council: Reconsider P40 million budget for frontliners

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is asking the City Council to reconsider the P40 million budget allocated for food packs for the frontliners handling quarantine centers in the city. This after the council…

Duterte OKs active hazard pay, special risk allowance to pandemic frontliners

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 11/16/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the grant of active hazard duty pay (AHDP) and special risk allowance (SRA) to COVID-19 medical frontliners. In his Administrative Order (AO) No. 35 signed and issued Monday, Duterte…

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