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…

44 out of 80 Cebu City barangays have zero active cases

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The deputy chief implementor for Cebu City’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) welcomed Mayor Edgardo Labella’s move to provide cash incentives for barangays that could achieve zero…

Labella optimistic Cebu City can achieve ‘COVID-free’ status

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is optimistic that the city can achieve a coronavirus-free status, a challenge dangled by the Visayas’ top official of the anti-coronavirus task force. “I am optimistic (we can…

Minors, seniors still not allowed in Basilica

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The national government may have already permitted minors and senior citizens to go outside of their homes but they will not be allowed entry at the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño in Cebu…

Lapu-Lapu City discourages use of ‘homestay’ app as it reopens tourism industry

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Citing its “weak monitoring mechanisms,” the Lapu-Lapu City Government discourages tourism players and tourists to book their vacation trips using applications that offer homestays. This was just one of the new rules the…

COVID-free barangays in Cebu City down to 29

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The number of coronavirus disease-free barangays in Cebu City has dropped from 38 to only 29. Councilor Joel Garganera, head of the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), said that based on their September…

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