Low turnout of senior vaccinees noted at UCLM site

Mar Rose Sagarino 05/18/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Only 273 of the 500 target senior citizens and health workers were vaccinated on the first day of the seniors’ vaccination at the University of Cebu Lapu-Lapu-Mandaue (UCLM) campus’ new building. Subangdaku Barangay…

105K Cebu City residents registered in vaccine program, 20K vaccinated

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More Cebu City residents have expressed their desire to get vaccinated through registering in the Pabakuna.com site of the city government. In the latest count of the Vaccination Operations Center (VOC), at least…

PhilHealth benefits for health workers affected with COVID-19

Futch Anthony Inso 05/08/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Health workers who were hospitalized due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) may avail of the COVID-19 benefits for inpatient case management, both in public and private facilities. This is based on PhilHealth…

Vaccination for health workers, seniors resumes on May 4

Doris C. Bongcac 05/02/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The vaccination for health workers and senior citizens in Lapu-Lapu City is set to resume on Tuesday, May 4. Mayor Junard Chan said his city already received additional vaccine supply from the Department…

3K BHWs, private health workers in Cebu City vaccinated

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More barangay and private health workers in Cebu City have been vaccinated five days after the vaccine roll-out. The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) reported that a total of 3,620 barangay health workers…

LCP chair to mayors: Be patient, stop cutting vaccine line

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Stop cutting the vaccine line and be patient for one’s turn. This was the statement of League of Cities in the Philippines (LCP) chairperson, Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella, after at least five…

Duterte OKs use of 525,600 AstraZeneca vaccines as first dose for health workers

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 03/19/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the recommendation to use all currently available AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines in the country as the first doses for healthcare workers amid the recent surge in COVID-19 cases. This means…

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…

3,000 nurses dead, COVID-19 exodus looming: global federation

03/11/2021

GENEVA, Switzerland  – At least 3,000 nurses have been killed by Covid-19, the global nurses’ federation said Thursday, March 11, 2021, as it warned of a looming exodus of health workers traumatized by the pandemic. Exactly one…

Vaccines key to lowering COVID-19 cases in Cebu City —EOC

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Vaccines are the key to the lowering of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Cebu City. This was the statement of Councilor Joel Garganera, the deputy chief implementor of the Emergency Operations…

9 Lapu-Lapu health dept. employees positive of COVID-19

Futch Anthony Inso 02/24/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Nine Lapu-Lapu City Health Department (LCHD) employees and contact tracers tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This was confirmed by Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan in a press briefing on Wednesday,…

EOC urges vigilance with rise in cases among health workers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is urging the public to be more vigilant with the slight rise of active Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the city. After dropping to less…

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