Let the children go outdoors

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 04/09/2021

For over a year now, minors—especially young children—have borne the brunt of the Philippines’ draconian quarantine policies. Indeed, since the original “expanded community quarantine” declaration in March 2020, children have been forbidden to go out of their…

Labella says he needs 2 weeks to study lifting of liquor ban

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is asking residents and establishments to give the city government more time to study the possibility of lifting the liquor ban during the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).…

April 2021 pharmacy licensure exam to be conducted only in MGCQ areas — PRC

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 04/02/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The pharmacy licensure exam scheduled this month will only be conducted in areas placed under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced Friday. The PRC said this was in compliance…

‘Remember why Jesus Christ is here’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A year since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Cebu, the Cebu Metropolitan Church has reopened its doors for devotees who want to physically attend the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, April…

Cebu and Region 7 ‘not candidates’ for ECQ

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has expressed confidence that the city will remain under the most lenient level of community quarantine this April. “I think of the lesson (we learned before), and I…

Cebu City still under MGCQ: Qpass stays, cockpits, theaters, cinemas to remain closed

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City will remain under the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) until March 2021.  Mayor Edgardo Labella said he was thankful for the trust and confidence of the Cebu City government to handle…

Labella: No RT-PCR requirement for entry in Cebu City up to medical experts

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said he was considering waiving the real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test for tourists and travelers entering the city from other modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) areas. This…

Waiving of medCert, travel authority for travelers bound for MGCQ areas eyed – DILG exec

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on Thursday, February 25, welcomed the plans of the national government to waive the need to present a medical certificate and travel authority in areas under modified general community…

Task Force agrees to PH-wide MGCQ; it’s now up to Duterte

Leila B. Salaverria - Reporter / @LeilasINQ 02/20/2021

The government’s pandemic response managers have agreed to further relax quarantine restrictions nationwide, and it’s now up to President Duterte to approve their recommendation amid calls within his Cabinet to reopen more businesses and put millions of…

Garcia: Don’t mess with Cebuanos

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia slammed three consultant doctors who recommended a lockdown on Cebu over the newly detected mutations of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Three doctors have recommended to Health Secretary Francisco…

Cebu City apprehensive about reopening cinemas for now

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is apprehensive about reopening the cinemas even if the Interagency Task Force (IATF) has already allowed so for areas under the Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ). Councilor Philip Zafra, who has…

Cebu City stays under MGCQ amid 1,150 active cases

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 01/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City remains under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) despite the city having 1,150 Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in a span of just 30 days. The Interagency Task Force (IATF) for the…

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