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,…

Pilipinas VisMin Super Liga all set to open despite MPBL threat

Glendale G. Rosal 04/06/2021

CEBU CITY—- The Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup organizers will proceed with the staging of the league despite the recent threat of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) to demote active MPBL players who will compete in the…

Cebu MMA gyms bear brunt of COVID-19 restrictions

Glendale G. Rosal 04/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Cebu is considered a hotbed of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in the country with a thriving MMA community and more than a dozen MMA gyms operating. Cebu’s pioneer MMA gym, the YawYan ArDigma, regularly…

PhilHealth revising coverage policies for COVID-19, other cases

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 04/03/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) assured the public that policies in line with the COVID-19 pandemic are being reviewed, after complaints that patients’ stay in emergency rooms and makeshift tents are not being…

Good Friday in the eye of a Carcaranon

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 04/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — No traffic, no jampacked churchgoers, no massive gatherings, just plain observance of faith and repentance in this Good Friday amidst the pandemic. That is how Good Friday was today in Carcar—limited crowd, soulful…

When fishermen in an island in northern Cebu take a break from catching fish

Doris C. Bongac 03/31/2021

MALAPASCUA ISLAND, Daanbantayan — Fishermen in Malapascua Island  also take a break to celebrate the Holy Week. Starting on Maunday Thursday, they would no longer go out to sea, said fisherman Guillermo Baman. Baman, 61, said they…

A call for normalcy: A year after Cebu City’s ECQ

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — On March 28, 2020, Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella closed down the city from non-residents to contain the growing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Then, there were only five cases of the disease…

Mandaue City to replenish barangay funds

Mary Rose S. Sagarino 03/25/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The Mandaue City government will be giving out P150,000 and P300,000 to its 27 barangays depending on their population. Subangdaku Barangay Captain Ernie Manatad, Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) president and chairman of…

Milo’s latest slogan challenges the youth to rise above the pandemic

Glendale G. Rosal 03/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to a halt almost all that was considered normal before. Big businesses closed, the economy spiraled and everything was in chaos. From the ordinary farmer to corporate bigwigs, to…

One year in quarantine, did things change? Read on

Immae A. Lachica 03/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— It seemed like it was just yesterday when everyone was whipping their arms out for a dalgona coffee. And some just got started with their wellness journey. Fast forward to today, Cebu City has…

Are we fair to our health care workers?

Ernesto M. Pernia - @inquirerdotnet 03/15/2021

One major issue that came out loud and clear with the coronavirus pandemic is how woefully we have underinvested in our health system capacity, both over time and compared with our Asean neighbors. This largely explains our…

The race to vaccinate

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 03/14/2021

Experts of the current pandemic are basically looking at two things at the moment. The first is the emergence of alarming new variants of the coronavirus that are capable of sidestepping the immunity provided by vaccines and…

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