Mandaue police: We continue to follow IATF rules on face masks

Mary Rose Sagarino 06/16/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines —The Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) continues to follow the guidelines of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) regarding face mask policy. Police Lieutenant Colonel Franco Rudolf Oriol,…

Año gives Cebu gov’t until weekend to ‘rectify’ face mask rule

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 06/16/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Thursday gave the Cebu provincial government until the weekend to “rectify” its ordinance making the use of face masks outdoors voluntary before resorting to legal remedies. Garcia issued Executive…

Cities of Cebu, Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu and some areas in Cebu Province under Alert Level 1 from June 16-30

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The tri-cities of Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu will remain under Alert Level 1, the most relaxed community quarantine classification from June 16 to June 30, 2022. In a statement on Wednesday, June 15,…

Chan supports Gwen’s EO but would need to consult team before adopting it

Futch Anthony Inso 06/15/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan is in favor of Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia’s executive order making it optional the wearing of face masks in open and well-ventilated places. Chan, however, said that…

It’s mask on in Cebu as IATF rule to prevail, says DOJ chief

Donna Pazzibugan, Frances Mangosing, Melvin Gascon 06/14/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The order of the Cabinet-led pandemic task force on the mandatory wearing of face masks against COVID-19 will prevail over that of the Cebu provincial governor’s optional wearing of face masks, Justice Secretary Menardo…

Garcia to Año: Respect local autonomy

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia clapped back at Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año, who said that their agency would not honor the Executive Order of the province for the…

DILG ‘not recognizing’ Garcia’s EO on face masks

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said it does not recognize the executive order issued by Cebu Provincial Governor Gwen Garcia on ditching the use of face mask when outdoors.…

Cebu City dad to public: Stay vigilant against petty crimes

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Philip Zafra reminded the public to be vigilant against petty crimes. As the chairman of the peace and order committee of the City Council, Zafra said they were expecting that…

More funds for PhilHealth coverage of students pushed

Melvin Gascon 05/29/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The government must provide additional funding for the insurance coverage of students under the state-owned Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) in the face of an imminent return to in-person classes, party-list group Kabataan said…

Tricities in Cebu remain under Alert Level 1 until June 15

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tricities of Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu will remain under Alert Level 1 until June 15, 2022, while the rest of Cebu remains under Alert Level 2. The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management…

Metro Manila, various provinces to stay under Alert Level 1

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 05/27/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila and various provinces across the country will remain under Alert Level 1 from June 1 to 15, Malacañang announced Friday. In a Palace briefing, Acting Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Kris Ablan announced that the Inter-Agency…

Gov’t adviser notes ‘early signals’ of another COVID surge

Kathleen de Villa - Reporter 05/26/2022

MANILA, Philippines — “Early signals” of another surge in COVID-19 infections are being noted, with instances of reversals in the downward trend of cases posted in the past month, according to an adviser of the Inter-Agency Task…

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