Cebu City mulls covering cost of antigen test for ROFs, returning OFWs to protect hotel workers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City plans to cover the cost of hotel quarantine testing for Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) upon their arrival at the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA). Acting Cebu…

Swab-Upon-Arrival in Cebu resumes on June 21

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu will continue to implement its Swab-Upon-Arrival rule even after what seemed like another attempt from the national anti-COVID task force to push the province to follow their protocols.  Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on…

With diversion of flights lifted, Cebu continues to implement Swab-Upon-Arrival policy

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The diversion of international flights bound for the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) has already been lifted as of Sunday, June 13. And Cebu will continue to implement its Swab-Upon-Arrival policy on arriving Overseas…

International flights back at MCIA

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Incoming international flights are back at Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) as of Sunday, June 13. Lawyer Glenn Napuli, officer-in-charge of Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA), confirmed to CDN Digital in a text message…

Gwen questions ‘disparity’ of rates between Cebu and Manila hotel isolation rooms

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Key officials from the local and national government, and members of the private sector here are planning to expand the number of quarantine hotel rooms for Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) and Overseas Filipino…

Duque told: Assess if Cebu’s COVID-19 response can be applied nationwide

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has asked for Health Sec. Francisco Duque III to study how Cebu managed the COVID-19 situation, and see if the island province’s response versus the pandemic can be applied nationwide,…

MCIA to inbound international flights travellers: Coordinate with airlines amid diversion to NAIA

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) management is urging all Cebu-bound international passengers to coordinate with their respective flight carriers due to the diversion of flights to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).…

More Filipino travelers from abroad expected to transit via MCIA

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Local officials here in Cebu assured Filipino travelers from abroad transiting via the Mactan airport that the island-province has enough isolation rooms for their stay. This developed after the Mactan Cebu International Airport…

Capitol imposes requirements for inbound overseas passengers transiting Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) transiting Cebu on their way to their respective hometowns may be denied entry here. This after Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Thursday, May 13,…

No international flights to land at MCIA on May 14-15

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) will temporarily stop accepting flights carrying returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) for two days. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, in a virtual press conference…

Airport execs say 2nd taxiway may be used for commercial planes this June

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Commercial aircraft may start using the second taxiway at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) for landing and takeoff this June, airport officials announced. MCIA officer-in-charge and lawyer Glenn Napuli said they are just…

Mactan-Cebu International Airport expands with 2nd taxiway

Morexette Marie Erram 05/05/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Expansions at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) continue despite the crisis spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, inaugurated MCIA’s second taxiway. Watch it here: He was accompanied…

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