DICT-7 launches online VaxCert app in Cebu City

Dyrecka Letigio 09/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Filipinos due to travel abroad, international seafarers, and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) can now get a vaccination certificate online. The Department of Information, Communication, and Technology in Central Visayas (DICT-7) launched the VaxCert…

Shorter quarantine period for fully vaxxed returning ROFs, OFWs pushed

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Capitol plans to shorten the quarantine period for overseas Filipinos arriving at the Mactan airport and who are already fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia made the announcement during a…

‘Biggest ever repatriation in PH history’ is ongoing

Cristina Eloisa Baclig - Content Researcher/Writer / @CeBacligINQ 08/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines—Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. was not exaggerating when he described the ongoing repatriation of Filipinos from various countries as the biggest in Philippine history. The last mass repatriation of this magnitude took place in…

Malacañang’s decision to reject Gwen’s appeal expected –PB member

Mae Fhel Gom-os 07/02/2021

CEBU, Philippines — Cebu Provincial Board Member John Ismael Borgonia said he is not surprised and, in fact, expected Malacañang’s decision to reject the appeal of Cebu Governor Gwendolyn “Gwen” Garcia to the national Inter-Agency Task Force…

Violators of Swab-Upon-Arrival rule warned: You may face admin, criminal charges

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn on Monday, June 21, gave a stern warning to government agencies and stakeholders that they might face administrative and criminal charges should they violate the Swab-Upon-Arrival rule here.  Garcia announced…

Experts on Cebu’s methods: It’s not so much in swab, but in quarantine protocols, variants of concern

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Medical experts from the national government’s anti-COVID task force are ‘deeply concerned’ on Cebu’s quarantine methods, and variants of concern appearing in the country — not so much on the testing and swabbing…

Provincial Board excited to meet IATF experts

Mae Fhel Gom-os 06/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Third District Board Member, lawyer John Ismael Jimbo Borgonia said they would love to hear directly from the medical experts to be sent here by the national government on their scientific basis…

Mandaue City to help OFWs, ROFs affected by IATF’s arrival protocols

Mary Rose Sagarino 06/15/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Government is willing to help Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROF) from Mandaue who will be affected by the national government’s directive to enforce the IATF’s arrival…

326 OFWs get DSWD-7’s help

Futch Anthony Inso 06/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Some 326  overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have received assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) since January this year. Mildred Abela, the focal person for the International…

IBP Cebu says Swab-Upon-Arrival policy did not violate Constitution

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Integrated Bar of the Philippines – Cebu Chapter (IBP-Cebu) backed Cebu province’s Swab-Upon-Arrival policy, saying it did not violate any laws. IBP-Cebu issued Resolution No. 6-8-2021, dated June 8, 2021, urging government…

Quarantine hotel room rates in Cebu now at par with Metro Manila – HRRAC

Morexette Marie Erram 06/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The national government has allowed hotels in Cebu offering quarantine rooms to increase its current rates. The Hotel Resort and Restaurant Association of Cebu (HRRAC) on Wednesday, June 9, announced that the government…

Dino assures no insubordination charges against Garcia

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 05/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino, presidential assistant for the Visayas, has assured that there are no charges awaiting Cebu Provincial Governor Gwendolyn Garcia over the policies of the province on Returning Overseas Filipinos. It…

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