More Metro Cebu pharmacies to serve as venue for booster shots soon– OPAV

Doris C. Bongcac 02/05/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – More Metro Cebu pharmacies have joined the government’s “Resbakuna sa Botika” program and will soon serve as additional venue for administering booster shots. And instead of implementing the program separately, this will now…

COVID-19 rising among hospital staff, mostly asymptomatic — EOC

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Hospitals are feeling the brunt of the ongoing COVID-19 surge in Cebu City not because of a spike in admissions, but rather due to their staff getting infected. Councilor Joel Garganera, the deputy…

Visayan Electric: More than 200K households reenergized as of Jan. 9

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Nearly a month since Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) ravaged Cebu, electricity is back in over 200,000 consumers in the metropolis.  Visayan Electric Co., in its latest energization update issued on January 9,…

More linemen in Metro Cebu to help in power restoration

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Visayan Electric on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, has reenergized over 100,000 households in its franchise area as more help from Luzon and Mindanao has come.  The power distributor on Wednesday announced that more…

A dark Christmas for most of Metro Cebu

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It will be a dark Christmas tonight for most of Metro Cebu as only 8.87 percent of the franchise area of Visayan Electric has been reenergized.  The power utility provider services San Fernando…

Metro Cebu now under Signal No. 3

Delta Letigio 12/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines —(Updated)  As Typhoon Odette (International name: Rai) draws closer, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) has placed the eastern portion of Cebu under Signal No. 3.  In its 5 a.m. bulletin,…

77k doses administered on 1st day of Nat’l Vax Days in entire Cebu

Futch Anthony Inso, Morexette Marie Erram 11/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Around 77,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the entire Cebu during the 1st day of National Vaccination Days. Based on the latest report from the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC),…

Metro holds biggest sale event of the year

PR 11/24/2021

Are you ready to shop for crazy deals, crazy budget busters, and crazy savings? Up to 70% discount on great selections in the department store, bundling buys, buy one take one offers at the supermarket, and surprise…

Big Savings, Exciting Deals Await Shoppers In The Metro 39th Anniversary Sale

PR 10/08/2021

The Metro Stores big annual sale is here and the department store and supermarket chain are giving the biggest discounts and sweetest treats as it celebrates its 39th birthday this month! The Metro 39th Anniversary Sale will…

PAGASA-MACTAN: No weather disturbances monitored so far; localized thunderstorms cause afternoon rain

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 10/01/2021

CEBU, Philippines –Heavy rains experienced in Metro Cebu today, October 1, are caused by localized thunderstorms, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration – Mactan (Pagasa-Mactan). The weather bureau clarified that there were no weather…

Expect dip in electricity rates soon, says Visayan Electric

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Consumers in Metro Cebu can expect a decrease in their electricity bills soon. This developed after the Visayas Electric Company announced that they have terminated their contract with Cebu Private Power Corporation (CPPC).…

Gov’t irons out VaxCertPH system for launch in more regions

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 09/17/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government is eyeing to soon launch VaxCertPH or the country’s portal for the issuance of digital COVID-19 vaccination certificates in more regions after it irons out the system and the data sent by…

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