LTFRB-7 targets 496 PUVs to ply under ‘Libreng Sakay’

Mae Fhel Gom-os 09/23/2021

  The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in Central Visayas (LTFRB-7) said they were targeting 496 public utility vehicles (PUVs) to ply under the Libreng Sakay and service contracting program here. LTFRB-7 Director Eduardo Montealto Jr.…

Listen to their protests

Kay Rivera - @inquirerdotnet 09/06/2021

Readers of this column must grow weary of how often it is used to speak about the plight of health care workers (HCWs). However, these are not issues that I, as a health care worker with a…

HCWs are not just ‘human resources’

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 09/03/2021

I find it profoundly disturbing that, amid news of a newly formed company securing billions in contracts for overpriced face masks and face shields, health care workers’ (HCW) pleas for hazard pay and higher salaries continue to…

Cebu frontliners to receive cash incentives, meds

Morexette Marie Erram 04/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Each of the 50 medical frontliners from Cebu who will be deployed to the National Capital Region (NCR) is expected to receive cash incentives up to P70, 000 for their assignment. Read: Cebu to send…

Cebu City sees steep rise of vaccine registrants

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is seeing a rise of registrants among health workers for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine program. City Health Department (CHD) officer-in-charge, Doctor Jeffrey Ibones, told CDN Digital that as of…

Are we fair to our health care workers?

Ernesto M. Pernia - @inquirerdotnet 03/15/2021

One major issue that came out loud and clear with the coronavirus pandemic is how woefully we have underinvested in our health system capacity, both over time and compared with our Asean neighbors. This largely explains our…

Increased COVID-19 cases in Cebu City affects health workers, PDLs

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The increased Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Cebu City has significantly affected the health care industry and jails. As the city sees a rise in the cases since the start of the…

Contact tracers in Cebu City finally get salary, health care workers gets 2nd tranche of assistance

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) contact tracers in Cebu City are finally getting their long-awaited salaries after months of delay or since August  2020. The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) revealed that…

PPE makers gripe over DOH reliance on imports

Roy Stephen C. Canivel 08/22/2020

Months into the pandemic, health-care workers are still getting infected with COVID-19, prompting a group of local manufacturers to inquire whether the government could have been importing cheaper but substandard personal protective equipment (PPE) from China and…

Talisay City logs 2 deaths, 19 new COVID cases on July 17

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two senior citizens were added to Talisay City’s list of COVID-related fatalities on Friday, July 17. Its newest deaths were an 81-year-old female resident of Barangay Lawaan I and a 67-year-old male from…

Reports of nurses quitting in Cebu City over pandemic worries group

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Filipino Nurses United (FNU) Cebu City Chapter said that the reports of nurses resigning from public and private hospitals over the pandemic are alarming. In a statement, the FNU Cebu City said…

Health care professionals in Cebu City private hospitals need assistance, says Cimatu

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said that the health care professionals in private hospitals here desperately need assistance. Cimatu, the Interagency Task Force (IATF) overseer in Cebu, said on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, that…

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