Only fully vaxxed devotees allowed to attend novena Masses for Nuestra Señora De Regla

Futch Anthony Inso 10/27/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government will not allow devotees, who are not fully vaccinated, to attend the novena Masses at the Nuestra Señora De Regla-Parish National Shrine that will start on November 11, 2021.…

Rama to IATF: Allow Cebu City to open cemeteries

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City acting Mayor Michael Rama has written to the national Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID or IATF) to allow the city to open cemeteries on October…

No more liquor ban in Lapu

Futch Anthony Inso 10/20/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government has suspended the implementation of the liquor ban and adopted the protocols set by the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) during the implementation…

Chan welcomes IATF move to do away with mandatory quarantine to arriving passengers from ‘green’ countries

Futch Anthony Inso 10/16/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan has welcomed the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) to no longer observe a mandatory quarantine to arriving passengers,…

Talisay yet to issue guidelines for observance of Kalag-Kalag

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Talisay City Government is yet to issue the guidelines for the observance of Kalag-Kalag this November 1 and November 2. The Talisay City Police, for their part, recommended reimplementing the protocols they…

Chan plans to re-align P104M for COVID vaccines to other Lapu-Lapu projects

Futch Anthony Inso 06/03/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan plans to re-align the P104 million budget which is intended to procure coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines. Chan made such a statement, after the Inter-Agency Task Force…

Mayor Chan to ask IATF to allow entry of foreign tourists

Futch Anthony Inso 04/13/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan will recommend to the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) to allow foreign tourists to enter the city. Chan said that this he will…

Reopening movie houses puts more people at risk, say health experts

Maricar Cinco 02/15/2021

Health experts also have reservations about reopening enclosed leisure establishments and want more specific measures from the government on how to go about easing the restriction. The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases,…

Cebu City to wait for IATF’S decision on Misa De Gallo

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government will be leaving it up to officials from the national government to decide on the fate of Misa De Gallo (dawn Mass) here. Mayor Edgardo Labella, on Monday, November…

DOH-7 to Cebuanos: Prepare for ‘New Normal’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Despite experiencing spikes in the number of new infections, the coronavirus outbreak in Metro Cebu remained manageable, local health officials said. “Yes, there is a spike but it is still manageable since our…

Parties, gatherings among top sources of new COVID infection

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City saw a rise in the number of new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the past few days but where did these infections come from? The city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC),…

Cebu City, Archdiocese form ‘overseeing group’ for Christianity’s quincentenary celebration

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Only a few people will be allowed to physically attend events in line with one of the country’s most awaited celebrations this 2021. This as the Archdiocese of Cebu and the Cebu City…

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