Chooks-to-Go MPBL removes Fil-for restrictions

Dale Rosal 11/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) now allows Filipino-foreign players taller than 6-foot-5 to play in the league as part of the major changes implemented for its December resumption. This was announced by MPBL commissioner…

DOH: Looser curbs by Christmas if cases keep dropping

Patricia Denise Chiu 10/10/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday said that if the number of COVID-19 cases continued to decline, the government may loosen restrictions for the Christmas Season. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said during…

Inclusion of vaccine perks mulled for bars, travels

Dyrecka Letigio 09/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is mulling expanding the perks for vaccinated individuals when the city’s status is downgraded to a Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ). Councilor Joel Garganera, the EOC…

Restrictions also in place for Cebu City PUVs

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – As Cebu City transitions to a stricter community quarantine status, local authorities will also be implementing restrictions in the operation of public utility vehicles (PUVs). The Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) announced that…

Cebu City officially appeals against MECQ

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City joined its fellow Tricities in Cebu in appealing for a lower quarantine restriction. Acting Mayor Michael Rama initially said he would not be appealing the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ), but…

Archdiocese of Cebu reminds churches to limit capacity

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Archdiocese of Cebu has instructed its parishes to be mindful of restriction while Cebu province and its highly urbanized cities remain under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) from August 1 to 15,…

Samboan town extends restrictions up to Aug. 1

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The municipal government of Samboan in southern Cebu decided to extend the duration of its anti-COVID protocols up to August 1, 2021. Mayor Emerito Calderon Jr., issued Executive Order (EO) No. 26 on Wednesday, July…

More Cebu towns reinstate restrictions

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—More localities in Cebu province have reinstated restrictions due to the continuous rise of COVID-19 cases.  The towns of Moalboal, Ginatilan, and Balamban recently issued Executive Orders (EO), reimposing stricter health protocols to contain the…

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…

‘They spend less time in the office’: DOH defends relaxed health rules for gov’t workers

Consuelo Marquez - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ 02/05/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday defended the less stringent health restrictions for government employees on official business, saying government officials and personnel only spend a few hours in offices. “Ang unang-unang rationale…

Lahug reimposes control points, closes market

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Barangay Lahug is reimposing certain control points as the cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) arise in the barangay and in Cebu City in general. The barangay posted on their Facebook page that…

Guadalupe to lift Sunday restrictions only if cases decrease

Morexette Marie Erram 01/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—As of January 24, 2021, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has already affected 30 out of the 85 sitios (sub-villages in English) of Barangay Guadalupe here. Because of this, village officials in Guadalupe are inclined…

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