Cebu City mulls covering cost of antigen test for ROFs, returning OFWs to protect hotel workers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City plans to cover the cost of hotel quarantine testing for Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) upon their arrival at the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA). Acting Cebu…

Cebu will stick with Swab-Upon-Arrival policy

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—It’s still a status quo on swab policies for arriving Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROF) and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) here in Cebu. A day after Malacañang announced that President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the province to…

Rama’s appeal to the national government: Respect Cebu’s autonomy

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama will be appealing to the national government to respect the autonomy of Cebu when it comes to local policies. He said that the swabbing policy for Returning…

ROF found dead in quarantine hotel in Mactan

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A Returning Overseas Filipino (ROF) quarantined in a hotel room in Lapu-Lapu City was found dead on Sunday, May 30, local police confirmed. Police Colonel Arnel Banzon, Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LLCPO) director,…

Dino assures no insubordination charges against Garcia

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 05/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino, presidential assistant for the Visayas, has assured that there are no charges awaiting Cebu Provincial Governor Gwendolyn Garcia over the policies of the province on Returning Overseas Filipinos. It…

Garcia to personally meet with President Duterte to present Cebu figures

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia plans to defend Cebu’s policy on Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) to President Rodrigo Duterte at Malacañang Palace on Monday, May 31, 2021. This she said in an interview with…

Capitol imposes requirements for inbound overseas passengers transiting Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) transiting Cebu on their way to their respective hometowns may be denied entry here. This after Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Thursday, May 13,…

DOH: Two men from Cebu among 8 new confirmed COVID variant cases

Inquirer.net 02/06/2021

A 54-year-old man, a returning overseas Filipino (ROF) from Talisay City in southern Cebu, and a 35-year-old man from Liloan town in northern Cebu are among the eight new additional cases of the more infectious variant of…

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