CDN’s Lockdown brings entertainment amid trying times with new guests this week

Marc Cosep 04/08/2021

While most of us are still working from home— finding solace in our little bubble, CDN Digital continues to bring entertainment and information through our Lockdown series. In the last Lockdown episode, we tackled women empowerment and…

A COVID-19 scare

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 04/07/2021

Lockdown extended another week? Nobody seems surprised. Some even think this will last till the end of the month, speculating that Malacañang is merely delaying the inevitable to keep people in the National Capital Region Bubble happy…

San Agustin Church in Intramuros locked down as parish priest succumbs to COVID-19

Christia Marie Ramos 03/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The  San Agustin Church (Church of the Immaculate Conception of San Agustin) in the historic Walled city of Intramuros was locked down on Sunday after its parish priest succumbed to COVID-19. Fr. Arnold Sta.…

And it came to pass

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 03/17/2021

Taal volcano’s latest tantrums, “tampo,” seem to be a way to remind us about the first quarter of 2020 that started with its eruption even as a new lethal virus, still unnamed, percolated. It’s a tiny virus,…

Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes allegedly arrested over unsanctioned pool game

Bong Lozada 03/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Billiards legend Efren “Bata” Reyes was allegedly apprehended for violating COVID-19 lockdown protocols when police caught him playing pool. Several videos that have been shared through social media show police and local barangay officials…

Cortes not inclined to put Mandaue under ECQ

Mary Rose Sagarino 02/23/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes said he is not inclined to place the city under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) contrary to the recommendations of some consultants of the Department of Health Central Office…

DOH-7 reiterates stand: No to lockdown, ECQ

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) reiterated its suggestions that placing entire Cebu island under stricter quarantine status is not appropriate in addressing the continuous rise of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “We don’t…

Garcia: Don’t mess with Cebuanos

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia slammed three consultant doctors who recommended a lockdown on Cebu over the newly detected mutations of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Three doctors have recommended to Health Secretary Francisco…

Play on: Australian Open continues under lockdown

Reuters 02/13/2021

MELBOURNE – The sixth day of the Australian Open is usually one of the best attended of the Grand Slam fortnight but there was an eerie quiet around the Melbourne Park precinct as play got underway on…

DOH-7: Premature to say UK variant behind rise in Cebu City’s cases

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) is not recommending putting Cebu City under another round of lockdown as means to solve the rising cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. “We…

Lapu-Lapu City SWAT, MPU headquarters locked down

Futch Anthony Inso 01/28/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LCPO) chief Police Colonel Arnel Banzon has ordered the lockdown of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) and Mobile Patrol Unit (MPU) offices, after two of their personnel tested…

Granular lockdowns, not GCQ needed for Cebu City – Labella

Delta Letigio 01/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Imposing granular lockdowns and not being placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) is what Cebu City needs amid the rise of COVID-19 cases here. This was the statement of Mayor Edgardo Labella on Wednesday, January…

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