Gwen to IATF: Junk ‘color-coding’ schemes on countries for fully vaxxed ROFs

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia reiterated her appeal to the national government’s anti-COVID task force to incentivize returning overseas Filipinos who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This time, Garcia is urging the Inter-Agency Task…

C. Visayas receives close to 1M Pfizer vaccines

Morexette Marie Erram 10/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas on Wednesday, October 6, received close to 1 million doses of U.S.-manufactured COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech. A total of 170 boxes, containing 994,500 doses of the vaccines, arrived at Mactan-Cebu International…

Shorter quarantine period for fully vaxxed returning ROFs, OFWs pushed

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Capitol plans to shorten the quarantine period for overseas Filipinos arriving at the Mactan airport and who are already fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia made the announcement during a…

Swab test results back as requirements in Cebu airports

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Domestic passengers arriving at Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) will have to present, once again, proof that they tested negative of COVID-19 as a travel condition. This developed after Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia issued…

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…

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