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…

Bohol’s border closures to be lifted Sept. 1

Leo Udtohan 09/01/2021

TAGBILARAN CITY – Border closures in the province of Bohol will be lifted starting Wednesday, September 1. But inbound travelers still have to present a negative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test result within 72 hours…

All Lapu SP members told to undergo RT-PCR test

Futch Anthony Inso 08/31/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Health Department is now conducting a contact tracing activity for those who attended the regular session of the city council on Thursday, August 26, at Marina Seaview in Barangay Ibo.…

No negative RT-PCR/Antigen test results, no entry in 8 ports of entry in Cebu Province

Mae Fhel Gom-os 08/12/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu -All travelers entering eight ports of entry in Cebu Province will now be required to present negative results of either RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen tests. This after Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Wednesday, August…

COA flags Cebu City’s purchase of P90M COVID test kits, machine

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – State auditors flagged down the purchase of RT-PCR test machine and kits, and Rapid Antibody Test Kits made by the Cebu City Government that amounted to around P90 million. This was contained in…

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…

No more negative RT-PCR results required to enter Lapu-Lapu, says mayor

Futch Anthony Inso 07/06/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- The Lapu-Lapu City Government will no longer require domestic travelers a negative result of the RT-PCR test to enter the city. This was confirmed by Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan after the Inter-Agency…

Cebu City EOC pushes for antigen, RT-PCR tests for inbound sea travelers

Mae Fhel Gom-os 06/21/2021

CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINES — Due to the rising COVID-19 cases noted in the neighboring provinces, all inbound passengers whether for Cebu City or Cebu Province, as long as they go through the seaport in Cebu City, might…

EOC says no need for repeat swab test for recovered workers

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) suggested that employees who recently recovered from COVID-19 should not undergo another round of swab test before they can go back to work. The EOC issued on Monday,…

Gwen remains COVID-free

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia tested negative of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Capitol announced. Sugbo News, the provincial government’s media arm, posted on Wednesday, March 17, that Garcia’s real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)…

Lapu-Lapu to scrutinize new IATF guidelines

Futch Anthony Inso 03/04/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- The Lapu-Lapu City Government will study further the new guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases which allows local government units (LGUs) to no longer include…

Chan backs Gwen’s no RT-PCR test policy for local tourists

Futch Anthony Inso 02/25/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan is willing to harmonize the city’s policy with that of the Cebu Provincial Government for tourists and travelers who want to visit Cebu. Earlier, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia…

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