CPPO readies deployment plan should cemeteries open in Cebu province

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 10/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Provincial police are now preparing for deployment should local government units (LGUs) in the province decide to open their cemeteries for Kalag-Kalag 2021. Police Colonel Engelbert Soriano, Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) director,…

DOH-7: LGUs have prerogative to allow children above 5 years old to go out

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) said that local government units (LGUs) would have the prerogative to follow the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) allowing children above 5 years…

DOH: IATF lets LGUs decide on requiring COVID-19 test from fully vaccinated travelers

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 07/09/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The national government’s pandemic task force has agreed to leave the discretion to local government units (LGUs) on whether to require fully vaccinated travelers to present negative COVID-19 test results, the Department of Health…

PNP to coordinate with LGUs on travel requirements

Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 07/08/2021

MANILA, Philippines — To avoid further confusion on what tourists are required to bring during their travels across the country, the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday directed its officers to coordinate with local government units (LGUs)…

More COVID-19 vaccines to be distributed to LGUs starting April 25 — DOH

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 04/24/2021

MANILA, Philippines —  More COVID-19 vaccines will be distributed to local government units (LGUs) starting Sunday, April 25, as local executives worry about declining vaccine supplies in their respective areas. Health Undersecretary Ma. Rosario Vergeire said the…

IATF OKs uniform travel protocols; No more mandatory Covid-19 test, quarantine unless…

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 02/27/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang announced on Saturday that the government’s Covid-19 task force has approved he uniform travel protocols for all local government units (LGUs), with Covid-19 testing and quarantine for travelers no longer mandatory. Presidential spokesman…

DILG moves road clearing deadline to Feb. 15 to give way for LGU vaccine plans

Consuelo Marquez - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ 01/23/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Saturday said the deadline for road clearing operations was moved to Feb. 15 to allow local government units (LGUs) to prioritize plans for mass…

DILG orders LGUs to have their own vaccination plans

Consuelo Marquez - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ 01/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday ordered local government units (LGUs) to craft their respective local vaccination plans to help disseminate critical information on the Covid-19 mass vaccination program.…

DILG: LGUs may buy COVID-19 vaccines for those not in priority population

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 12/26/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Local government units (LGUs) may purchase their own supply of coronavirus vaccines to inoculate their constituents who are not part of the priority population of the national government’s vaccination program. According to Interior Undersecretary…

Gov’t wants all LGUs to shift to MGCQ in 2nd quarter of 2021

Cathrine Gonzales 12/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The national government is eyeing to have all local government units (LGUs) shift to modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) by the second quarter of 2021, the Department of Health (DOH) said Friday. Health Undersecretary…

MGB-7 warns public of landslides, flash floods during La Niña

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Central Visayas (MGB-7) warned the public of possible landslides and flash floods during the La Niña season. In a statement, MGB 7 Director Armando Malicse urged local…

Palace: Cabinet proposes implementation of 4-hour curfew by LGUs

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 10/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte’s Cabinet has recommended a reduced curfew to only four hours as the country aims to gradually jumpstart the economy amid the pandemic, Malacañang said Wednesday. From the prevailing policy of 10…

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