Different entry policies for Cebu Province, Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Entering Cebu Province as a tourist is now easier with the new Executive Order from the Capitol which reduces the requirements to a valid medical certificate. But going to Cebu City will not…

FACES OF CEBU: Daniella Lepiten-Masong, 26, happy wife

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Daniella Masong (neé Lepiten), a 26-year-old bank teller from Bogo City, northern Cebu, almost did not get the wedding of her dreams with now husband, Rezien Masong. Two days prior to their scheduled…

Samsam tests positive for COVID-19

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas has been infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Gullas disclosed on his official Facebook page on Wednesday, February 10, that he recently tested positive for the…

New holding areas for Cebu City quarantine violators opened

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — New holding areas for quarantine violators have been opened in Cebu City to reduce the number of violators temporarily detained at the Tejero Gym. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has set up a…

DOJ: Pimentel didn’t break quarantine

Tina G. Santos 01/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the Prosecutor General (OPG) under the (DOJ) has dismissed for lack of probable cause the complaint against Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III accusing him of violating quarantine protocols when he accompanied…

Lapu-Lapu gov’t monitors 16 travellers from countries with cases of new COVID strain

Futch Anthony Inso 01/10/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines —The Lapu-Lapu City government is monitoring 16 additional travellers from countries with confirmed cases of the new variant of Sars-coV-2. Sars-coV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19. Grace Carungay, head of the City Epidemiology…

Introverts amid the pandemic

Dianne Zarina G. Savillo 11/05/2020

The self-isolation designed to limit the spread of the current virus outbreak has caused a shift in many norms. With every passing day, life outside of the four walls of our homes, the daily social interactions with…

Baby boom expected in January 2021 — Popcom-7

Futch Anthony Inso 11/02/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Population and Development in Central Visayas (POPCOM-7) is anticipating a “baby boom” or an increase of newborn babies starting January next year. Lawyer Bruce Ragas, regional director of Popcom-7,…

Pelare reactivates 3 police community precincts in Talisay City

Doris C. Bongcac 10/25/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu, Philippines — Three police community precincts (PCPs) in Talisay City have been reactivated starting on Saturday, October 24, to bring police service closer to city residents. These community precincts are located in Barangays Lawaan,…

10 rounded up in Minglanilla for not wearing face masks

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Ten individuals from Minglanilla town in southern Cebu underwent seminar and were told to pay P500 each after they were caught not wearing face masks in public places. The Minglanilla Police Station reported that they…

Cebu City to comply with IATF’s resolution allowing minors, seniors to go out of homes

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Government is willing to adopt new guidelines from the national government’s anti-coronavirus task force but still asks the public to only go out of their homes for urgent needs. Cebu City Mayor…

Trump tests positive for Covid, quarantines in W. House

10/02/2020

Washington—US President Donald Trump has tested positive for Covid-19 along with First Lady Melania Trump but is “well” and will continue to perform his duties while quarantined at the White House, his doctor said Friday, October 2,…

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