IATF halts Resolution 125: No kids allowed outdoors for now due to Delta variant

Christia Marie Ramos 07/23/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government’s pandemic task force has suspended the implementation of its resolution allowing kids aged 5 and above outdoors due to the threat of the COVID-19 Delta variant, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said…

Rama supports no more face shield policy

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama said he agreed with President Rodrigo Duterte that face shields should now be used only in a hospital setting. He further added that should the Inter-Agency Task…

Task Force agrees to PH-wide MGCQ; it’s now up to Duterte

Leila B. Salaverria - Reporter / @LeilasINQ 02/20/2021

The government’s pandemic response managers have agreed to further relax quarantine restrictions nationwide, and it’s now up to President Duterte to approve their recommendation amid calls within his Cabinet to reopen more businesses and put millions of…

Cebu City may face stricter quarantine with COVID mutations

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Cebu City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is concerned about the continuous spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the identification of two new mutations of the virus recently found in Cebu.  This…

Palma prods Cebuanos to obey health guidelines for a safe Sinulog 2021

Futch Anthony Inso 12/31/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma is encouraging Cebuanos to obey the guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-MEID), the local government unit, and the church…

Archdiocese of Cebu has several options in case Misa de Gallo is prohibited

Futch Anthony Inso 11/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Archdiocese of Cebu has already prepared several alternatives in case the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases will not allow the holding of Misa de Gallo or…

Chan to IATF: Allow minors, seniors in hotels, resorts

Futch Anthony Inso 10/16/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan will appeal anew to the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID)  to allow minors or  those 21 years old and below and…

IATF: Student-athletes can resume training

Krissy Aguilar 09/07/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — Student-athletes may resume training in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) and modified GCQ, Malacañang announced Monday, September 7, 2020. As approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases, presidential…

PH’s largest biz group wants to join the IATF

Roy Stephen C. Canivel - Reporter / @roycanivel_inq 08/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s largest business group said the government does not seem to have a sound plan to save the economy from a downward spiral, as it appealed for a seat at the table during…

RIATF-7 wants LSIs in Cebu City to go home

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 07/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Regional Inter-Agency Task Force in Central Visayas (RIATF-7) is seeking the permission of the national Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) to allow locally stranded individuals (LSIs)…

IATF to strengthen coordination with barangays in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) aims to strengthen its coordination with the Cebu City barangays for better implementation of the quarantine guidelines. The IATF met with the Association of Barangay Councils (ABC)…

It’s official: Talisay City to be placed under GCQ

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Talisay City will be officially shedding its modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) status. This after Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia announced on Friday, June 19, that the regional anti-coronavirus task force had concurred with…

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