Unbeaten Suganob brothers headline Bohol’s first pandemic pro boxing card

Glendale G. Rosal 09/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Island of Bohol will host its first pro boxing fight card since the COVID-19 pandemic dubbed as the “Kumong Bol-anon 1″featuring the unbeaten Suganob brothers on September 27 at the PMI Bohol…

How fast does Delta spread? In Cebu, 24k new cases in 1 month

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas experienced the “second wave” of COVID-19 cases, during the first few months of 2021. At that time, everyone was enjoying the most relaxed form of community quarantine status – Modified General…

Kalma, ako lang ‘to: Roque trends on Twitter as video of ‘meltdown’ during IATF meeting  turns up

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 09/10/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque became a trending topic on Twitter on Friday shortly after a video of his supposed meltdown during a meeting of the Interagency Taskforce on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) surfaced on…

Shorter quarantine period for fully vaxxed returning ROFs, OFWs pushed

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Capitol plans to shorten the quarantine period for overseas Filipinos arriving at the Mactan airport and who are already fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia made the announcement during a…

Gwen puts Cebu province in GCQ

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on Tuesday, September 7 decided to place Cebu province under General Community Quarantine (GCQ). Garcia issued Executive Order (EO) No. 41 formally declaring the new quarantine status for the…

EOC welcomes Cebu City’s shift to GCQ

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local officials here welcomed the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF) to place the city under a more lenient quarantine status. For Councilor Joel Garganera,…

IATF downgrades quarantine statuses of Cebu tri-cities

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The national government’s anti-COVID task force has approved the recommendations to downgrade the quarantine statuses of the tri-cities of Cebu. Malacañang on Monday, September 6, announced that the cities of Cebu and Mandaue…

Daanbantayan to suspend physical novena Masses as town fiesta nears

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines –  Starting Thursday, August 26, there will be no physical novena Masses in Daanbantayan’s churches. This after the local government there decided to impose restrictions for their upcoming fiesta this Monday, August 30. “Nasabutan…

Cebu lawmakers slam IATF advisor over column

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Lawmakers in Cebu slammed a member of the national government’s anti-COVID task force over his column recounting how they warned the province of threats of the more transmissible Delta variant. In a joint…

Garcia: National policy on not swabbing upon arrival ’caused’ rise of Delta variant

Dyrecka Letigio 08/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Garcia hit back at Doctor Edsel Salvana, an Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) adviser, who claimed that the surge of the Delta variant cases in Mindanao was due to the leniency of…

Acting Mayor Rama prepares EO for MECQ extension

Dyrecka Letigio 08/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama is preparing to issue an Executive Order (EO) to lay down policies for the extended modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).  The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) has maintained…

11 localities in Cebu province back to MECQ

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At least 11 localities in Cebu province were reverted to Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) to stem the increasing cases of COVID-19. Several mayors here announced on social media that starting Wednesday, August…

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