Delta variant far stronger than other variants — IATF

Dyrecka Letigio 06/29/2021

Delta variant CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Delta variant of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is the Interagency Task Force’s (IATF) main reason why they are apprehensive of allowing Cebu to implement its own policy. Doctor Edsel…

Swab-Upon-Arrival in Cebu resumes on June 21

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu will continue to implement its Swab-Upon-Arrival rule even after what seemed like another attempt from the national anti-COVID task force to push the province to follow their protocols.  Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on…

Capitol imposes requirements for inbound overseas passengers transiting Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) transiting Cebu on their way to their respective hometowns may be denied entry here. This after Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Thursday, May 13,…

Cebu province repeals mandatory quarantine for Filipino passengers from abroad

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/31/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – Repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and returning non-OFWs bound for Cebu province will no longer have to undergo mandatory quarantine unless they are confirmed to be infected with COVID-19.   Cebu Governor…

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…

Filipinos told: Register online before flying home

Jerome Aning 06/20/2020

Following instructions from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippine embassies and consulates around the world have advised Filipinos overseas returning to the country via Ninoy Aquino International Airport to register online before their flights home. In advisories…

King of Bahrain grants royal pardon to 2 OFWs; Duterte extends thanks

Krissy Aguilar 06/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte expressed thanks to Bahrain King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa for granting royal pardon to two overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who had served sentences for the death of a foreign national.…

OWWA: Over 7,400 stranded OFWs so far sent to home provinces

Daphne Galvez - Inquirer.net 05/28/2020

MANILA, Philippines — On the second day of the one-week deadline imposed by President Rodrigo Duterte, the government was able to send home over 7,400 stranded overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to their provinces. Overseas Workers Welfare Administration…

OFWs stuck in quarantine: ‘Somehow it drives you crazy’

Jodee A. Agoncillo, Tina G. Santos 05/27/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — Jerome has been longing to see his children to give them “pasalubong,” which he has been keeping in his luggage for almost a month. That would have to wait longer though, along with…

286K OFWs sign petition against 3% mandatory Philhealth premium

Rosalie Abatayo 05/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While most dependents of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) miss financial assistance amid the enhanced community quarantine, the sector often dubbed as the “modern heroes” has slammed the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth) for…

OWWA chief defends Mocha Uson for visiting quarantined OFWs in Batangas

Katrina Hallare - Inquirer.net 04/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Hans Leo Cacdac, the administrator of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWAA), defended on Wednesday Deputy Administrator Mocha Uson for gathering overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were quarantined in a resort in Matabungkay in…

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