Uncertainty looms in Cebu’s curfew policies 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Whether local governments in Cebu would scrap curfew remains a question.  Officials here have yet to make their respective decisions on the existing curfew policies as Metro Manila, the country’s capital, has already…

Metro Manila to be under Alert Level 4 starting Sept. 16 — Año

Daphne Galvez 09/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila will be placed under Alert Level 4 starting September 16, 2021, which is the start of the pilot run of granular lockdowns, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said Tuesday, September 14. Año said…

Metro Manila, 15 other areas under MECQ until September 7

Catherine Gonzales 08/28/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila will remain under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) until September 7, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque announced Saturday. In a statement, Roque said that the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging…

Cebu Pacific announces flight cancellations from August 21 to 31

Catherine Gonzales 08/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Cebu Pacific has announced the cancellations of some of its domestic flights from August 21 to 31 amid the enforcement of the modified enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila. In an advisory, Cebu Pacific…

DOH: COVID-19 Delta variant detected in all Metro Manila LGUs

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 08/06/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The highly transmissible COVID-19 Delta variant has been detected in all cities and the lone municipality in Metro Manila, the Department of Health (DOH) said Friday. In an online press briefing, Health Undersecretary Maria…

Gov’t scrambles to find funding for ECQ aid

Ben O. de Vera, Leila B. Salaverria 07/31/2021

With another round of the strictest lockdown to be imposed in Metro Manila, the government on Friday scrambled to find the money to compensate those who would temporarily lose their jobs or means of livelihood with the…

Gov’t target: 100 frontliners from Visayas to be sent to NCR

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local and national government officials are targeting to send a total of 100 health workers from Visayas to the country’s capital to help address the spike of COVID-19 there. On Wednesday, April 7,…

Netizens laud 50 frontliners from Cebu deployed to help battle COVID-19 surge in NCR

Immae Lachica 04/07/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— Salute to all our modern-day heroes! This is what the internet has been talking about when it was reported that 50 frontliners from Cebu will be flying to Manila to help battle the…

No additional aid for extended lockdown – Palace

Jhesset Enano, Leila B. Salaverria, Melvin Gascon 04/06/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Despite the extension of the strictest quarantine in Metro Manila and four provinces by another week, the government will no longer be providing additional aid to low-income residents in these areas, Malacañang said on…

Manila has fallen

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 04/05/2021

I’m referring not just to the old city of Manila, but to the 16 cities of the entire Metro Manila area. From the vantage point of those who are in the provinces like me, the COVID-19 contagion…

Metro Manila, 4 provinces under ECQ for at least one more week

Leila B. Salaverria, Patricia Denise M. Chiu 04/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday ordered Metro Manila and four nearby provinces to remain under the strictest lockdown for at least another week to contain the surge in COVID-19 cases. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque…

Thoughts on a Lenten lockdown

Ramon J. Farolan - @inquirerdotnet 03/29/2021

For many Metro Manilans, Lent has always been a time for leaving the city and heading for the cool mountains in the north, or the beaches in nearby Batangas, or Bohol, and for the affluent, perhaps Hong…

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