Over 3k residents in Bantayan Is. got COVID vaccine jab

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – In an effort to expedite the safe reopening of the tourism industry, more than 3,000 residents in Bantayan Island were jabbed with the COVID-19 vaccines. The government and private sector conducted a two-day…

Dino ‘glad’ with Duterte’s acceptance of nomination to run for VP

Mae Fhel Gom-os 08/26/2021

  MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV) said he is glad that President Rodrigo Duterte accepted the “clamor of the people to sustain the…

Unified Cebu agrees to implement MECQ

Dyrecka Letigio 07/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — All local government units (LGUs) in Cebu will be implementing the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) that the Interagency Task Force (IATF) has recommended here. The mayors of all LGUs met with Cebu…

RDC-7 appeals to Lapu-Lapu City: Reconsider realignment of Fourth Bridge

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Regional Development Council in Central Visayas (IDC) is asking Lapu-Lapu City to reconsider its plans of realigning the original plans for the proposed Fourth Bridge connecting Mactan Island to mainland Cebu. During…

Dino to chief execs: Be patient, vaccines are coming

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 04/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Presidential Assistant to the Visayas, Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino is urging the local chief executives in the Visayas to be more patient with the vaccines. Dino said that he will be lobbying for…

OPAV to Visayas LGUs: Follow Mandaue City’s example

Mary Rose S. Sagarino 04/10/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV) is asking other local government units to emulate the example that Mandaue City showed during the conduct of its community vaccination program that…

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,…

Cebu frontliners to receive cash incentives, meds

Morexette Marie Erram 04/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Each of the 50 medical frontliners from Cebu who will be deployed to the National Capital Region (NCR) is expected to receive cash incentives up to P70, 000 for their assignment. Read: Cebu to send…

Free swab tests for returning Filipino travelers at Mactan Cebu Int’l Airport

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Filipinos from abroad can now avail of free real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests at the Mactan airport. The Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV), in a press release, announced…

Sec. Dino fully recovers from COVID-19

Futch Anthony Inso 02/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Secretary Michael Dino of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV)  has been discharged from a private hospital in Cebu City after fully recovering from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)…

Visayas puts additional measures against ASF

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Central and Western Visayas are putting up additional measures to keep their hog industry safe from the African Swine Fever (ASF).  The Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7) is stepping up border…

PNP Chief Sinas starts Cebu visit early with courtesy call on Secretary Dino

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The highest-ranking official of the Philippine National Police (PNP) has arrived in Cebu earlier than his expected arrival on Saturday, November 21. Police General Debold Sinas, PNP chief, who was supposedly to arrive…

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