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…

Generation threatened as pandemic sets back childhood development: UNICEF

03/12/2021

New York, United States— Closed schools, surging poverty, forced marriages and depression — after a year of the pandemic, indicators measuring child and adolescent development have all regressed, a setback that heralds lasting stigma for an entire…

The right time to invest

Isaiah Yu - @inquirerdotnet 03/11/2021

It was awfully quiet during dinner. I could see that my dad was burdened and had little sleep. He was staring at his untouched food, until he finally said, “Today at work, we had to cut costs…

Two vaccination sites for Cebu City brgy. health workers, frontliners ready

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) has inspected at least two potential vaccination sites for barangay health workers and frontliners here. Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak led the inspection of the Don Bosco Youth Center…

Bike lanes in 24 roads completed in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City has completed bike lanes on 24 roads that are now passable for city bikers This after almost a year since Mayor Edgardo Labella has promised to open bike lanes for those…

Real estate lessors in Cebu City urged: Provide payment extensions, alternatives

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Real estate lessors in Cebu City are urged to provide payment extensions or alternatives to residents or business establishments renting their space. The Cebu City Council has passed a resolution authored by Councilor…

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