Free swab tests for returning Filipino travelers at Mactan Cebu Int’l Airport

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Filipinos from abroad can now avail of free real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests at the Mactan airport. The Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV), in a press release, announced…

Cebu solon clarifies: MCIA name will stay

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The name Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) will stay, says Cebu 3rd District Representative Pablo John Garcia. In a statement issued to the media on Thursday, April 1, 2021, Garcia clarified that the…

Cebu province repeals mandatory quarantine for Filipino passengers from abroad

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/31/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – Repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and returning non-OFWs bound for Cebu province will no longer have to undergo mandatory quarantine unless they are confirmed to be infected with COVID-19.   Cebu Governor…

Central Visayas receives 30K doses of AstraZeneca vaccines

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas on Wednesday, March 10, received its third shipment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines. At 7:40 a.m., 30,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from UK-based pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca arrived at the Mactan…

MCIA logs all-time low in air, passenger traffic in 2020

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA), the country’s second-busiest gateway, recorded an all-time low in its air and passenger traffic in 2020 when the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic struck. Data from Mactan Cebu…

MCIA logs ‘very low’ passenger traffic for 2020

Futch Anthony Inso 02/04/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines –The Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) has only recorded a ‘very low’ 2.7 million combined passenger traffic in 2020 for both domestic and international travel. This was confirmed by Aines Librodo, GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation…

Labella to look into Gwen’s allegations of misrepresentation by Cebu City EOC on airport arrivals

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said he will look into the allegations of Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia that the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been requiring arriving passengers at the Mactan Cebu…

No need for ‘letter of acceptance’ for passengers bound for Cebu province

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Provincial Government announced on Tuesday, February 2, that they will not require passengers arriving at Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) to present letters of coordination upon entry. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia told…

Cebu solon opposes renaming Mactan airport

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu 3rd District Representative Pablo John Garcia expressed opposition to proposals renaming the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA). “With due respect to the authors of the bills under consideration, whom I hold in…

Passenger caught with fake document at MCIA

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Authorities from Cebu City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) intercepted a passenger at Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) in possession of fake documents needed for entry. The city government’s Public Information Office (PIO), in…

DOH-7 monitors 3 patients in Cebu suspected to have new virus variant

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/23/2021

[UPDATED] CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) is now monitoring a total of three patients in Cebu suspected to have the new and more infectious coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) variant. Dr.…

Two passengers in quarantine in Cebu for suspected new variant

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/22/2021

[UPDATED] CEBU CITY, Philippines — Samples from two passengers, who arrived in Cebu via Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) from Dubai and the United States, were sent to the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) to determine if they…

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