DOH readying for ‘probable’ Alert Level 4 in NCR, says Duque

Catherine Gonzales 01/09/2022

MANILA, Philippines — There is a probability that Metro Manila will be placed under Alert Level 4 amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Saturday. According to Duque, the healthcare utilization…

CIDG-7 warns public of investment scams during pandemic

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 09/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Central Visayas is warning the public of investment scams and fraud that has victimized at least a hundred investors in the region during the pandemic. Police…

Cebu City begins releasing cash incentives for frontliners sent to NCR

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government on Monday, July 12, has announced that it has begun releasing the incentives meant for medical frontliners who were deployed in Metro Manila earlier this year. The city’s Public…

More CV volunteer nurses sent to NCR+

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The second batch of volunteer nurses was deployed to the National Capital Region (NCR+) to help in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Office of the Presidential Assistant to the Visayas (OPAV) sent…

Sotto, DOH-7 deny frontliners ‘coerced’ to go to NCR

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two of Central Visayas’ top health institutions denied that some medical frontliners from Cebu were coerced to go to Metro Manila. The Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) issued a statement on April…

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…

Cebu to send 50 medical workers to help NCR+

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—At least 50 medical workers from Cebu will be traveling to Metro Manila on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, to help the government’s respond to the worsening COVID-19 outbreak there. A total of 11 doctors, 35…

Expert says Cebu’s COVID-19 situation less likely to end up like NCR

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 04/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation in Cebu is relatively better than that of the National Capital Region (NCR) due to the coordinated efforts of all stakeholders in the community to keep the…

Healthcare workers in NCR bubble, Cebu, Davao to get 400,000 Sinovac vaccines

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 03/26/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government will be allocating most of the recently delivered 400,000 vaccine doses of Sinovac BioTech for healthcare workers in areas most affected by new coronavirus variants, Malacañang said Friday. This includes healthcare workers in the…

DOH records 50 firework-related injuries, but notes 85% drop compared last year

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 01/01/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday noted that there were 50 firework-related injuries in relation to the New Year revelries, but noted that this number was 85 percent lower compared to last year’s…

Tile setter, masseur nabbed with P680K shabu

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A tile setter and a part-time masseur were caught with an estimated P680,000 worth of suspected shabu during a buy-bust operation in Talisay City on August 29, 2020. Marjun Cabaluna, 25, of Barangay…

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