Cebu point of entry of two confirmed Omicron cases

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu has become a point of entry for two confirmed cases of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19.  Doctor Mary Jean Loreche, chief pathologist of the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7),…

1st Omicron case recorded in Iloilo

Nestor P. Burgos Jr. 01/05/2022

ILOILO CITY—The city government confirmed Wednesday, January 5, 2022, the city’s first recorded person infected with the COVID-19 Omicron variant. In a Facebook post, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas said a 46-year-old male seafarer from Arevalo District…

Iloilo town puts up nipa huts as quarantine rooms

Nestor Burgos Jr. 09/06/2021

ILOILO CITY, Iloilo, Philippines — While other local governments are building modern COVID-19 quarantine facilities, a town in Iloilo province has built the quintessential “bahay kubo” for its residents afflicted with the coronavirus disease. At least 18…

Rabiya Mateo’s fans send her off with warm wishes

Immae Lachica 04/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— With just a couple of weeks away from the coronation night for Miss Universe, Rabiya Mateo’s fans are making her feel the love she needs as she represents the country on the most beautiful…

April 2021 pharmacy licensure exam to be conducted only in MGCQ areas — PRC

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 04/02/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The pharmacy licensure exam scheduled this month will only be conducted in areas placed under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced Friday. The PRC said this was in compliance…

Stranded folk from Western Visayas may now go home

09/17/2020

ILOILO CITY, Iloilo, Philippines — Stranded residents from Western Visayas can now go home after the national task force overseeing the government response to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) partially lifted the suspension of travel to the…

Cebu City contact tracers to train counterparts in Iloilo, Bacolod

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Following the significant drop in cases of the coronavirus disease here,  Cebu City’s contact tracers will now be sharing their expertise to counterparts in Bacolod City and Iloilo, where cases of the infection…

Feliciano to leave Cebu for Iloilo and Bacolod; EOC remains

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Retired Major General Melquiades Feliciano, deputy chief implementor for the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) in the Visayas, will be leaving Cebu to help Bacolod City, Negros Occidental and Iloilo City with their fight…

Netizen captures stunning color transition of sky in Iloilo City

Raul Constantine L. Tabanao 05/14/2020

MOALBOAL, CEBU — Netizen Carlos Adones Jr. captured in video the stunning transition of colors of the sky during sunset in Barangay Inday, Iloilo City on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Adones told CDN Digital that he and…

SM Foundation donates PPEs to hospitals in Vis-Min

PR 04/20/2020

In line with its commitment to be of service to the Filipino public, its hospitals, and its government during the coronavirus pandemic, SM Foundation Inc. recently donated Personal Protective Equipment and medical supplies to hospitals in the…

‘Chubby Bunny’ sour edition by lad from Iloilo

Immae Lachica 03/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines– Everyone knows about the game “Chubby Bunny”. It is a game where you have to stuff as many marshmallows you can inside your mouth and say the phrase “Chubby Bunny” right after every marshmallow…

Karen Laurrie Mendoza, Miss Iloilo Binibining Pilipinas, considers Cebu her second home

Gresheen Gift M. Libby 01/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — For Manila-based beauty queen Karen Laurrie Mendoza, Cebu is where her love for pageantry started. The 24-year old stunner from Ilo-ilo City was based in Cebu for a while in 2017, and she…

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