Mandaue continues to prepare for vaccine rollout

Mary Rose Sagarino 03/04/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – Mandaue City continues to prepare for its Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program. Lawyer Giovanni Tianero, City Budget Officer and a member of the Mandaue City COVID-19 vaccine board, said they have already…

Drilon questions procurement of ‘overpriced’ medical supplies

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 09/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Monday flagged the government’s procurement of medical supplies, which he said were allegedly overpriced by P415.2 million. During the Senate deliberations on the proposed budget of the Department…

Palace: PH in ‘good shape’ in terms of medical supplies, but Duterte needs emergency powers

Krissy Aguilar 06/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — While the Philippines is in “good shape” in terms of medical equipment for its coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response, President Rodrigo Duterte will still need emergency powers to expedite purchases, Malacañang said Wednesday. Presidential spokesperson…

NAVFORCEN ships, helicopter render crucial assistance in fight vs COVID-19

Alven Maria A. Timtim 04/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — For faster delivery of medical supplies to the frontliners as well as tests related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Naval Forces Central (NAVFORCEN), has deployed their ships and a helicopter to make…

Ill-fated chartered plane that crashed at NAIA used to deliver medical supplies in Cebu, Visayas

and Irene Sino Cruz, Florence Baesa, Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The chartered plane bound for Japan for a medical evacuation (medEvac) mission that exploded and crashed at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Sunday evening, March 29, 2020 was used to deliver medical…

PAL cargo flights to continue

Jerome Aning - Philippine Daily Inquirer 03/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Despite the suspension of its passenger operations due to travel restrictions, flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) will continue to mount cargo flights at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, its spokesperson said on Friday. “Philippine carriers…

Aboitiz donates critical medical supplies to COVID-19 frontliners nationwide

PR 03/23/2020

The Aboitiz Group immediately mobilized its resources and donated critically-needed medical supplies and resources for health and security workers across the country amid the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis. “The Aboitiz Group is one with the…

NY airports, hospitals under pressure as virus cases mount

AP 03/22/2020

NEW YORK  — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state is scouring the globe for medical supplies and scouting temporary hospital locations in and around New York City. Flights were briefly suspended to New York City-area…

FDA to online traders: Don’t overprice products

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/13/2020

CEBU CITY—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will crack down on online selling platforms selling emergency medical supplies above the price ceiling set by the Department of Health. The FDA has directed its inspectors and regulatory enforcement…

Hospitals ordered to keep staffs for emergencies

Izobelle T. Pulgo 12/19/2016

AS more people head to the provinces for the holidays, the Cebu Provincial Health Office called on district hospitals to ensure that there are doctors and staff on duty for any emergency. Dr. Rene Catan of the…

Mike hits COA for labeling City Hall deals as ‘illegal’

Doris C. Bongcac 06/24/2014

Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama called on the Commission on Audit to be careful in labeling transactions entered into by the city government as ‘illegal’ in the absence of any court ruling declaring them as such. “If…

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