Seniors, immunocompromised individuals told: Reduce infection risk, vote early

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/28/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission among senior citizens and immunocompromised individuals, the Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) urged them to vote early.  “Dapat sayo na ang seniors ug immunocompromised aron…

Chan still hopeful for Lapu to get Alert Level 1 status this week

Futch Anthony Inso 03/22/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan is still hopeful that the city would be downgraded to Alert Level 1 this week. Currently, the city’s COVID alert level is at Level 2. Last Friday,…

Good news for Cebu City seniors: Financial aid distribution starts Sat

Vhenna Mantilla 03/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The distribution for the first tranche of financial assistance to senior citizens for this year will happen on Saturday, March 12, 2022, in all 80 barangays in Cebu City. Portia Basmayor, the head…

Seniors better protected with 4th COVID-19 vaccine shot – DOH

Zacarian Sarao 03/09/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Seniors and individuals who are moderately to severely immunocompromised will get better protection against COVID-19 if they get a second booster shot — that is, a fourth vaccination shot, according to a Department of Health (DOH)…

Seniors exempted from paying VAT on utility bills

Julie Aurelio 01/18/2022

The House of Representatives has passed a measure exempting senior citizens from paying the value added tax (VAT) and giving them a higher discount of 10 percent on their monthly electricity and water bills. On Monday, members…

Vaccination drive in Cebu City gains ground — Cebu City Health

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health (CHD) noticed a slow increase in the number of individuals being vaccinated in the different sites in the past week. Doctor Jeffrey Ibones, officer-in-charge of the CHD, said that…

Photographer shares proud moment capturing a different set of ALS graduates

Immae Lachica 07/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A photographer’s unique set of graduates is now winning hearts online. Joshua Cabahug, freelance photographer from Sagay City, Negros Occidental shared photos of his first elderly batch of graduates under the city’s Alternative Learning…

Mandaue City to vaccinate persons with comorbidities next week

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/21/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Government will be vaccinating the city’s persons with comorbidities against COVID-19 next week. Subangdaku Barangay Captain Ernie Manatad, chairman of the city’s COVID-19 vaccine board, said today, May 21, that…

Cebu City seniors jab suspended until more vaccines arrive

Doris C. Bongcac 04/26/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Senior citizens in Cebu City, who are scheduled for vaccination this Monday, April 26, are advised to stay at home and wait for further announcements from the city government. This after city officials…

Seniors in Mandaue City to get P4K cash aid starting April 12

Doris C. Bongcac 04/10/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Senior citizens in Mandaue City will already receive their P4, 000 cash assistance from City Hall starting on Monday, April 12. Distribution of the first tranche of the city’s cash aid for 2021…

CV’s vaccine rollout for seniors, persons with comorbidities in limbo

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The COVID-19 vaccine rollout for senior citizens and individuals with comorbidities in Central Visayas is now in limbo. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson of Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7), said in…

Vax rollout for seniors, persons with comorbidities in CV eyed by mid-April

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) is eyeing to begin the vaccination against COVID-19 for the elderly and individuals with comorbidities in mid-April. This after the regional health office, as of…

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