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…

Chan will not require Lapu drivers, conductors to wear air purifiers

Futch Anthony Inso 08/18/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan will not require public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers and conductors to wear personal air purifiers. Earlier, Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has required drivers and conductors to wear personal…

Charitable virtual bike challenge returns this September

Glendale G. Rosal 08/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Due to incessant demand from the local cycling community, the Bosco Ciclismo 2021 Virtual Bike Challenge will return for its second season from September 1 to 30. The organizers, the Bosco Ciclismo, a…

‘Biggest ever repatriation in PH history’ is ongoing

Cristina Eloisa Baclig - Content Researcher/Writer / @CeBacligINQ 08/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines—Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. was not exaggerating when he described the ongoing repatriation of Filipinos from various countries as the biggest in Philippine history. The last mass repatriation of this magnitude took place in…

Sen. Hontiveros launches Healthy Pinas Mobile Clinic in Lapu

Futch Anthony Inso 08/11/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Senator Risa Hontiveros has formally launched in the Visayas on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, the Healthy Pinas Mobile Clinic. The mobile clinic’s first stop was at Barangay Pajo covered court, wherein they offered…

Labella prepares for return to Cebu City Hall

Dyrecka Letigio 08/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella may be returning to the City Hall soon. He posted an image on his Facebook page as he conducts a meeting with department heads in preparation for the…

Fire victims to be prioritized in Lapu’s vaccination program

Futch Anthony Inso 08/05/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan has ordered the prioritization of fire victims in the ongoing vaccination roll-out against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Lawyer James Sayson, deputy for Local Vaccination Operation Center, said…

Cebu City Health appeals to use J&J for residents with comorbidities

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) will be appealing that the Johnsons & Johnsons (J&J) vaccines be used for individuals with comorbidities. This was the hope of Doctor Jeffrey Ibones, the CHD head…

Tumulak assures: Vaccination roll out will not stop

Dyrecka Letigio 07/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak, the point person for the vaccination sites, assured that the roll-out will not be affected by the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ). Cebu City will be placed under…

Expert tells Cebu to act now against Delta variant

Dyrecka Letigio 07/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A Cebuano infectious disease expert told Cebu City and other Cebu LGUs not to wait for the confirmation of a Delta Variant of the COVID-19 and start preparing as early as now. Doctor…

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