Cortes: Mandaue backs Cebu gov’s quarantine policy on ROFs, OFWs

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/28/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu, Philippines —The Mandaue City government supports Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia’s testing and quarantine policy for Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes in an interview on Friday,…

Cebu City EOC supports Capitol’s position on ROFs

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has expressed support to Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia’s swabbing policy for arriving Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) at the airport. This after Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said that…

Chan’s appeal to IATF: Reconsider Gwen’s swabbing policy on ROFs and OFWs

Futch Anthony Inso 05/26/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan is appealing to the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) to reconsider the swabbing policy of Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia regarding Returning Overseas…

More Filipino travelers from abroad expected to transit via MCIA

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Local officials here in Cebu assured Filipino travelers from abroad transiting via the Mactan airport that the island-province has enough isolation rooms for their stay. This developed after the Mactan Cebu International Airport…

Measure to help OFWs in Cebu City pushed

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Alvin Dizon is pushing for a coordinated quality service for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in the city. Dizon said that for several years there have been many reports and documented…

PH revises int’l travel restrictions, allows entry of all Filipino citizens

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 03/19/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has revised its travel restrictions for inbound passengers and allowed the entry of all Filipino citizens, the National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 said Friday. “All Filipino citizens, whether a returning Overseas…

Lapu gov’t monitoring returning OFWs  

Futch Anthony Inso 01/04/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Nine returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from countries with reported cases of the new variant of the SARs-COV-2 were isolated and are being monitored by the Lapu-Lapu City Government. Grace Carungay, head of the City…

DOLE seeks to prioritize OFWs, minimum wage earners in list for COVID-19 vaccination

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 12/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is seeking to include overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and minimum wage earners among the top priorities in receiving vaccines for coronavirus disease. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello II…

Tagbilaran City logs 6 new COVID cases on July 17

Doris C. Bongcac 07/18/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Tagbilaran City logged six new cases of the coronavirus disease on Friday, July 17, 2020. Its six new cases consist of Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) – 2, Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APOR) –…

DFA: COVID-19 hits 8,474 Filipinos abroad; recoveries reach 5,101

Christia Marie Ramos 06/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported on Tuesday seven new COVID-19 cases among overseas Filipino as the number of recoveries increased to 5,101. According to the DFA, a total of 8,474 Filipinos abroad have…

Rise in COVID-19 cases in regions linked to returnees

Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/17/2020

Recent cases of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Visayas involved returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and residents stranded elsewhere, raising concerns that those being sent home to the provinces were carriers of the virus. In…

Stranded OFWs slept under flyover

Krixia Subingsubing 06/13/2020

Since June 1, around 400 overseas Filipino workers (OFW) and locally stranded individuals (LSIs) have been forced to camp out in front of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) and under the airport’s elevated expressway while waiting for…

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