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,…

Garcia to personally meet with President Duterte to present Cebu figures

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia plans to defend Cebu’s policy on Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) to President Rodrigo Duterte at Malacañang Palace on Monday, May 31, 2021. This she said in an interview with…

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).…

Duterte orders redirection of MCIA-bound int’l flights to NAIA amid Cebu’s deviation in swab protocol

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered all international flights bound for the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) to be redirected to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) from 12 a.m. of May 29 to…

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