Chan welcomes IATF move to do away with mandatory quarantine to arriving passengers from ‘green’ countries

Futch Anthony Inso 10/16/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan has welcomed the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) to no longer observe a mandatory quarantine to arriving passengers,…

RT-PCR , rapid antigen tests no longer needed for Cebu inbound travellers

Mae Fhel Gom-os 10/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Starting Friday, October 1, 2021, all persons travelling to Cebu Province will no longer be required to present negative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) nor the Rapid Antigen Test results upon entry. In…

Rapid testing

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 09/29/2021

Two weeks ago I wrote about rapid antigen (lateral flow) tests that can detect if you have been infected with COVID-19 by testing for the protein fragments of the virus in saliva, or nose and throat swabs.…

COVID test costs: Windfall for the rich, plague for the poor

Kurt Dela Peña - Content Researcher Writer / @inquirerdotnet 09/06/2021

MANILA, Philippines—One of the surest ways for businesses to rake in profits is to have a captive market but as the Philippines and the rest of the world grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, a huge portion of…

4 Cebu City workers found positive for COVID-19, stopped in Samboan port

Dyrecka Dyrecka Letigio 08/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Four construction workers from Cebu City were prevented from boarding a boat in a wharf in Samboan town in southern Cebu after the Philippine Coast Guard found them positive for COVID-19.  Councilor Joel…

Cebu City to adopt new policies for travelers arriving in port

Dyrecka Letigio 07/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is considering adopting the proposed new policies of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for arriving travelers in the city’s ports. The EOC has recommended that all travelers entering the port will…

Lapu mayor wants negative RT-PCR results from travelers from Bohol, Negros

Futch Anthony Inso 06/15/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Lapu-Lapu City mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan is expected to issue an executive order (E.O.) on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, that will require those from the provinces of Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Negros Occidental, to present…

Negros, Bohol travelers will need RT-PCR result to enter Mandaue

Mary Rose Sagarino 06/14/2021

MANDAUE CITY,  Philippines — Mandaue City now requires negative RT-PCR or  Rapid Antigen test result from individuals coming from Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Negros Occidental. Mayor Jonas Cortes issued Executive Order No. 19 series of 2021 requiring…

Cebu-bound travelers from Bohol, Negros Island need RT-PCR, antigen test

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Travelers from Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Negros Occidental will need to take a real time polymerase reaction test (RT-PCR) or a Rapid Antigen Test should they want to come to Cebu. Cebu Governor…

2 men nabbed for selling fake RT-PCR test results

Paul Lauro 03/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Operatives from the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) arrested on Thursday, March 18 two men for reportedly producing and selling fake swab test results. The operation conducted in downtown Cebu…

Travel authority no longer required in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/05/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Travel authorities and other documentary requirements will no longer be needed to enter Cebu City, except for the result of a real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test to detect the coronavirus disease…

DOH-7 recommends tri-cities to continue with RT-PCR test requirements

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines –The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has recommended that the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu maintain the requirement of real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing for travelers. In a text message…

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