How to discard personal protective equipment properly to avoid hurting the environment

Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 03/22/2021

Cebu City, Philippines–Going outside our homes now requires us to be prepared and protected. It is no longer the usual routine of care-free sightseeing at our local sites or hopping by our neighborhood shops for errands and…

COVID-19 nurses: Christmas away from families

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Six coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) nurses spent their Christmas dawn with patients at the New Oasis for Adaptation and a Home (NOAH). The nurses welcomed Christmas day away from their families and friends,…

High stakes

Kay Rivera - @inquirerdotnet 08/31/2020

Face masks have never been more precious. After the Taal Volcano ashfall earlier this year, people rushed to buy masks, especially the coveted N95 ones. Then March came, and with it the realization of the risks and…

Ordinance for proper disposing of face mask pushed in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City residents may no longer be able to dispose of face masks anywhere and anytime they want to should a proposed ordinance be passed by the City Council. Councilor Alvin Dizon has…

SM Foundation donates PPEs to hospitals in Vis-Min

PR 04/20/2020

In line with its commitment to be of service to the Filipino public, its hospitals, and its government during the coronavirus pandemic, SM Foundation Inc. recently donated Personal Protective Equipment and medical supplies to hospitals in the…

VECO spreads #PositiveEnergy to frontliners

PR 04/05/2020

Visayan Electric Co. dropped off 1,500 N95 masks, 10,000 pairs of nitrile gloves, and 1,300 safety goggles at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center, the designated testing facility for COVID-19 in the Visayas last April 3, 2020. “The…

Talisay City Youth initiates PPE donation drive for frontliners

Rosalie Abatayo 03/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Local Youth Development Office (LYDO) of Talisay City has launched a donation drive to provide protective equipment for medical workers. The LYDO, in a Facebook post on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, said…

50% of requested brgy health workers’ protective gear has arrived

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More than half of the personal protective equipment (PPE) has arrived for health workers of Cebu City’s barangays. At a press conference, Councilor Dave Tumulak said over 50 percent of the PPEs they…

Cebu City ready to purchase PPE to combat spread of Wuhan coronavirus

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City government is ready to purchase more personnel protective equipment (PPE) to better protect the personnel of the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) and the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ)…

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