Cebu’s Swab-Upon-Arrival policy can be applied nationwide if…

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Can Cebu’s Swab-Upon-Arrival policy be adopted nationwide? For Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, only if local governments already have the right systems and surveillance procedures to contain any outbreak of COVID-19. “If you ask…

Cebu’s Swab-Upon-Arrival policy gains more support

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu province’s Swab-Upon-Arrival policy is gaining more support. The latest to express his support is Senator and Senate President Vicente ‘Tito’ Sotto III. Sotto, in a press statement, expressed support for the implementation…

Cebu reps to IATF: Respect local autonomy

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At least eight Cebuano lawmakers signed a manifesto on Saturday, June 6, urging the national government’s task force against COVID-19 to allow local governments to address the crisis. “As we inch towards normalcy,…

Cortes welcomes leisure travel okay from NCR Plus to MGCQ areas

Mary Rose Sagarino 06/03/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes welcomes the newest resolution of the Inter Agency Task Force for the Management and Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID), allowing leisure travel for people from the NCR Plus bubble…

Full steam ahead for Suroy-Suroy Sugbo

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – It’s full steam ahead for the Capitol’s Suroy-Suroy Sugbo program. This after the national government’s anti-COVID-19 task force allowed residents in the National Capital Region (NCR) and neighboring provinces to visit areas under…

Cebu Sharks to take an official leave in MPBL

Glendale G. Rosal 06/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Omega Pro Sports International’s (OPSI) Vice President Jerome Calatrava officially announced that the Cebu Sharks would take an official leave in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) this year.  Calatrava, in an interview,…

Chan welcomes IATF move to study bid to allow foreign leisure tourists into PH

Futch Anthony Inso 05/29/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan welcomes the move of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) to study the possibility of allowing foreign tourists to enter the…

Dino assures no insubordination charges against Garcia

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 05/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino, presidential assistant for the Visayas, has assured that there are no charges awaiting Cebu Provincial Governor Gwendolyn Garcia over the policies of the province on Returning Overseas Filipinos. It…

Chan’s appeal to IATF: Reconsider Gwen’s swabbing policy on ROFs and OFWs

Futch Anthony Inso 05/26/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan is appealing to the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) to reconsider the swabbing policy of Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia regarding Returning Overseas…

LIST: Local execs in Cebu inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/19/2021

[UPDATED] CEBU CITY, Philippines – Several local executives in Cebu island, from mayors to councilors, already received their doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) recently issued…

Governors, mayors included in jab top priority list

Jerome Aning 05/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Monday said all governors and mayors would be included in the A1 priority list of recipients of COVID-19 vaccines. The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases issued on…

Several Legazpi City offices, buildings on lockdown due to COVID-19 infections

Mar Arguelles 05/02/2021

LEGAZPI CITY  – The City Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases on Saturday locked down several public and private offices, schools, and villages due to reported cases of COVID-19. Mayor Noel…

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