Lawmakers urge gov’t to help PAL, other airlines weather turbulence

DJ Yap, Miguel Camus 09/06/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Lawmakers on Sunday called on the government to support the embattled Philippine Airlines (PAL) during its restructuring process and come to the aid of other airlines to help them weather the economic turbulence caused…

Sta. Cruz barangay captain: We need help

Dyrecka Letigio 09/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Sta. Cruz Barangay Captain Jerome Lim said the barangay coffers are running low after two major fires hit their village in the last three days. Lim said that because of the ongoing pandemic…

42 babies born from COVID mothers in Cebu City amid August surge

Dyrecka Letigio 09/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Hope appears in unique bundles for Cebu City amid the devastating COVID-19 surge last month which resulted in 266 deaths. Amid the surge of cases, deaths, and hospital admissions, at least 42 babies…

Cebu City ends August 2021 with 266 COVID-19 deaths, ‘improving’ situation

Dyrecka Letigio 08/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City ends August 2021 with 266 deaths, its second-highest number of deaths in a single month since the pandemic began in March 2020. The highest death toll the city ever recorded in…

A salute to our ‘invisible’ modern day heroes!

Immae Lachica 08/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Modern day heroes. What comes to mind when you think of heroes? And what do you appreciate most about them? Is it their gesture to somehow help save humanity? A hero is described as…

Politicking in the midst of a pandemic

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 08/29/2021

There ought to be a proper place and time for partisan political talk. No president in his right mind should use his weekly meetings with his COVID-19 team to talk about his political plans when he finishes…

Oplan Panghimangno and Sita effective in lowering COVID-19 cases in Mandaue City

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The strengthened coordination between the city police, the government, and the community were among the effective ways imposed by Mandaue City that resulted in the lowering of COVID-19 cases in the city. Through…

TESDA-7, Capitol offers free skills training for jobless Cebuanos

Mae Fhel Gom-os 08/28/2021

  MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Cebuanos, who lost their jobs during the pandemic and the out-of-school-youth who never had the opportunity to find employment, can soon avail of the free livelihood skills training being offered by the…

How to stay away from work and spend, enjoy the weekend

Dianne Zarina G. Savillo 08/27/2021

The best thing about having a long weekend is the opportunity to disconnect from work. With the majority of workers shifting to a remote setup due to the pandemic, the lines between work and home have become…

Lapu-Lapu vaccination centers welcome walk-ins

Futch Anthony Inso 08/20/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government will now open all its vaccination sites to walk-ins. This is after the mayor has observed that some vaccination sites have experienced a decline in the number of people…

Lapu-Lapu City Hospital runs out of COVID-19 beds

Futch Anthony Inso 08/20/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Hospital (LLCH) has already exceeded its capacity for its Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) beds. Dr. Ronald Oporto, chief administrative officer of LLCH, said that the hospital has only 12 COVID-19…

Rama urges Labella to look into Carbon market deal, garbage problems

Dyrecka Letigio 08/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama has turned over the mayoral functions of the city back to Mayor Edgardo Labella on August 19, 2021. “I am happy that my dear friend and partner…

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