EOC eyes opening of cinemas should Cebu City’s quarantine status improve

Dyrecka Letigio 10/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is considering the reopening of cinemas in the city should the quarantine status of the city be reduced to a lower level. Currently, the city is…

Generation rates down by 0.07 centavos for Sept-Oct electric bill

09/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The generation rates in the Visayan Electric franchise area will be 0.07 centavos lower for the September-October billing period. President and Chief Operating Officer Raul C. Lucero said the slight drop in the…

Cebu City cops won’t recommend lifting of liquor ban despite GCQ

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 09/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Lifting the liquor ban in Cebu City is not recommended by the city’s police following their latest assessment that allowing drinking sprees in public areas is one of the major contributors to COVID-19…

CPPO chief: Gov. Gwen satisfied with provincial checkpoints

Mae Fhel Gom-os 08/14/2021

  MEDELLIN, Cebu — Cebu’s top police official said Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has expressed satisfaction over how checkpoints in the different towns of the province are being managed. The governor’s statement came just two days after she…

Perpetually perplexed people

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 08/12/2021

Although more than a year late, a meme came out recently on social media to spread humor while lessening people’s confusion and to make sense of the jumble of letters and acronyms that restrict our movements during…

Face-to-face classes can wait until Delta is out – Sen. Gatchalian

Futch Anthony Inso 07/23/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Although he advocates for the resumption of the face-to-face classes, Senator Sherwin “Win” Gatchalian is in favor of the continued postponement of the learning scheme. Gatchalian said that he just wants to be…

Gov’t to release guidelines for ventilation in cinemas — DOH

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 02/15/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government will release guidelines for proper ventilation in cinemas after it allowed movie houses in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) to reopen amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of Health (DOH) said…

Cortes: No need for Mandaue to revert to GCQ

Mary Rose Sagarino 01/12/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes believes there is no need for his city to revert to general community quarantine (GCQ) from its current modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) status despite the rising number…

In Photos (Part 2): A glimpse of Cebu amid the pandemic

Dennis Singson 01/01/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has forced most countries to adapt to changes to protect each one’s well-being from an infectious virus that has ravaged and infected millions in the world. In…

Duterte: Metro Manila, 6 other areas stay under GCQ in December

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 11/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has extended anew the implementation of general community quarantine (GCQ) in Metro Manila for the entire month of December. Apart from Metro Manila, areas also under GCQ until the end of…

IN PHOTOS: Downtown Cebu City on Aug. 29

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City’s general community quarantine (GCQ) status is about to end this August 31. Three days before the deadline, people can be seen milling along the streets in downtown Cebu City despite limited…

Gov’t OKs pillion riding without barriers for persons living in same household — Eleazar

Consuelo Marquez 08/18/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — The National Task Force (NTF) against COVID-19 has approved pillion riding without protective dividers if the persons are living in the same house as the government eased policies for areas under the general…

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