PBB finishes 11-month vaccination initiative

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The private-public vaccination initiative in Cebu, Project Balik Buhay (PBB), has completed the 11-month goal of aiding the government’s COVID-19 and vaccination policies.  As of March 30, 2022, PBB has administered a total of 297,593…

944 nurses in Cebu receive cash incentives

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A total of 944 nurses in Cebu received their cash assistance for helping the government’s response towards the third surge of COVID-19 infections. In a statement dated October 25, 2021, the Project Balik…

Private sector pledge to give nurses P15k monthly allowance

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – To address the lack of healthcare workers attending to infected patients in hospitals, the government, and private sector has dangled financial incentives for nurses who will be deployed in COVID-19 wards. The Project…

Project Balik Buhay, Cebu City vaccination centers closed on July 20

Mae Fhel Gom-os 07/19/2021

  Photo courtesy of Project Balik Buhay   MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Project Balik Buhay (PBB) and the Cebu City Government announced that all their vaccination centers will be temporarily closed on Tuesday, July 20, 2021…

Tumulak: Vaccinated individuals need QR code

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government has created a database for all individuals vaccinated in the city whether residents or workers here. Councilor David Tumulak said the city government already has a unified system for…

Only 5K Pfizer vaccines allocated for Cebu City; pre-list needed

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Only 5,000 Cebu City residents may actually get the Pfizer vaccines that have recently arrived in Central Visayas. The Vaccination Operations Center (VOC) said only 5,000 vaccines had been allocated to the city…

Archbishop Palma receives first dose of vaccine

Futch Anthony Inso 04/13/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said he already received the first dose of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine last week. This was confirmed by Palma in a press briefing with the members of the media…

20 vax sites in Cebu eyed

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At least 20 vaccination sites, in anticipation of the public rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, will be launched in Cebu. This after a public-private partnership under the Project Balik Buhay (PBB) gathered national…

1.5k taxi drivers in Cebu City to undergo pooled testing

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Taxi drivers plying the Cebu City streets will be subjected to pooled testing for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Mayor Edgardo Labella announced this in a press conference on Thursday, February 11, 2021,…

Curfew adjustments in Cebu City needs further consultations — Labella

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Adjusting the curfew hours from the current 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. to a longer 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. stretch will need further consultations from various sectors. This was the statement of…

Talisay, Minglanilla, Consolacion mayors ‘support’ random testing in businesses

Rosalie Abatayo 08/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The mayors of the city of Talisay and the towns of Minglanilla and Consolacion, which remain under general community quarantine (GCQ), have expressed their support to Project Balik Buhay’s proposal to make it…

Project Balik Buhay goal: Safer workplaces

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Project Balik Buhay (PBB) of Metro Cebu will work on ensuring that workplaces are safer for workers against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The project aims to provide a road map for…

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