Former Cebu governor Lito Osmeña passes away

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former Cebu Governor Emilio Mario ‘Lito’ Osmeña has passed away on Monday, July 19, members of the Osmeña family confirmed on social media. He was 82 years old. Cebu City Councilor Renato ‘Junjun’…

COA tells MCIAA to explain discrepancies in Runway Overlay Project

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Audit (COA) has told airport officials of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) to explain discrepancies they found on the Runway Overlay Project. COA, in its 2020 Annual Audit Report for…

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…

Violators of Swab-Upon-Arrival rule warned: You may face admin, criminal charges

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn on Monday, June 21, gave a stern warning to government agencies and stakeholders that they might face administrative and criminal charges should they violate the Swab-Upon-Arrival rule here.  Garcia announced…

DOH-7: We did not defy IATF protocols

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local health officials here continue to defend Cebu’s Swab-Upon-Arrival policy amid orders from President Rodrigo Duterte for the province to follow protocols from the national government’s anti-COVID task force. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche,…

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…

210k doses of Pfizer vaccines arrive in Cebu today

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas on Thursday, June 10, received its second shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines. The vaccines arrived at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) past 6 p.m. onboard an Air HongKong cargo flight. Thirty-six…

More Senators back Cebu’s Swab-Upon-Arrival policy

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – More Senators are backing Cebu province’s own Swab-Upon-Arrival policy, a few days after  Malacañang announced all international flights bound for Mactan to be diverted to the country’s capital. Senators Sonny Angara and Bong…

Netizens weigh in on extension of MCIA flights diversion

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Malacañang has once again ordered all inbound flights for the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) to be diverted to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The Palace announced last June 8 that all international…

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,…

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