Cebu Province to swab upon arrival unvaccinated, partially vaccinated travelers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/28/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Province will be abiding by the newly released COVID-19 guidelines of the National Interagency Task Force (IATF) for incoming travelers from abroad giving privileges to those who are fully vaccinated. Except that…

No lockdown in Cebu amid Alert Level 3

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – No lockdown in Cebu. This was the reassurance released by local officials here after the national government elevated the entire island province’s quarantine classification to Alert Level 3.  Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on Saturday,…

Entire Cebu under Alert Level 3

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The entire island province of Cebu has been reverted to a stricter quarantine classification. This after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-MEID) included Cebu province under the…

Mandaue on Alert Level 3 status: No lockdown, no need to appeal IATF ruling

Mary Rose Sagarino 01/13/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City government will not appeal the decision of the InterAgency Task Force (IATF) to place the city under Alert Level 3 from January 14 to January 31, 2022. Lawyer John Eddu…

No lockdown in Cebu City for Alert Level 3

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There will be no lockdown in Cebu City with the raising of the Alert Status to Level 3 starting January 14 until January 31, 2022. Mayor Michael Rama said that the city did…

COVID-19 cases in Lapu-Lapu up

Futch Anthony Inso 01/10/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City has noted an increase in COVID-19 cases from none in December last year to one case in January 4, 2022 and to 30 new cases in January 9, 2022. Grace Carungay,…

Gov’t studying shortened COVID isolation, quarantine periods for fully vaccinated individuals

Daniza Fernandez 01/10/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The government is looking into shortening of isolation and quarantine periods for individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19, presidential adviser for COVID-19 response Secretary Vince Dizon said on Monday. The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on…

Lapu-Lapu: Alert level 3 not implemented yet; IATF decision on appeal awaited

Futch Anthony Inso 01/09/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City government has not yet implemented the alert level 3 quarantine status in the city. This was confirmed by the Lapu-Lapu City Public Information Office (PIO) head Mark Anthony Bautista. “Yes!…

IATF sets new alert levels for Dec. 1-15

Jerome Aning, Tina G. Santos 11/30/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has approved the recommendation to retain the National Capital Region (NCR) under alert level 2, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said on Monday.…

IATF approves phased resumption of in-person classes proposed by CHEd

Daniza Fernandez 11/17/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases approved the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)’s proposed phased implementation of physical classes for all programs. According to acting presidential spokesperson Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles…

Entire Cebu remains under Alert Level 2 until Nov. 30

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The entire island-province of Cebu will remain under Alert Level 2 until November 30, the Palace announced. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, in a statement, announced the updated alert level classifications recommended by the…

Lapu-Lapu lifts face shield rule; Mandaue still sees need to wear face shields

Mary Rose Sagarino and Futch Anthony Inso 11/11/2021

  MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City has formally lifted its face shield requirement on Thursday, November 11, 2021. Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said he already signed the executive order for the matter though it was not…

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