Siquijor ditches COVID vax card, tests as entry requirement

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More provinces in Central Visayas have decided to do away with COVID-19 vaccination cards and RT-PCR tests as travel conditions. The latest to join is Siquijor after its Governor, Jake Vincent Villa, recently…

LOOK: A freediver shares breathtaking underwater photos with barracudas in Siquijor

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 09/15/2022

CEBU, Philippines —Siquijor is not only known for its mountain tours, waterfalls, and beautiful beaches, but also for its promising diving spots! Freediver Jedo Gairanan shares astonishing underwater photos of barracudas taken from the Tulapos Marine Sanctuary…

DOLE-7 provides free COVID testing for newly hired employees in Central Visayas

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) announced the one-time grant of free COVID-19 testing for qualified newly hired employees who are required to secure a negative RT-PCR test result…

DSWD-7 reminds public of no walk-in application for educational assistance

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/01/2022

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) has again reminded the public that it will not cater to walk-in applicants for educational assistance in the region. In a…

P25.4M ‘shabu’ seized in Central Visayas in one day

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of 3.7 kilos, or 25.4 million worth of ‘shabu,’ was seized in a one-day long Simultaneous Anti-Criminality Law Enforcement Operations (SACLEO) from August 13 to 14, 2022. This total drug haul…

DSWD-7 searching for warehouses in CV to stockpile on family food packs

Futch Anthony Inso 07/11/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) is already looking into warehouses in Central Visayas for prepositioning of family food packs (FFPs), especially in high-risk or disaster-prone areas. Aimee…

CV logs 392 active cases as of June 30

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Central Visayas currently has 392 active COVID-19 cases, based on the June 30, 2022 COVID-19 tracker of the Department of Health-Central Visayas Center for Health and Development’s Regional Epidemiological Surveillance Unit (DOH 7-RESU).…

Rice farmers in region to receive financial assistance from DA

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/31/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Rice farmers in the region will receive financial assistance from the Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7) next month. DA-7 OIC Director Joel Elumba said about 93,000 farmers in the region will…

Siquijor opens borders to fully vaccinated tourists

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Good news for tourists looking to visit Siquijor soon. The Provincial Government of Siquijor on March 1 announced that they have reopened its borders to fully vaccinated tourists, two years after they imposed…

DOT to highlight CV’s outdoor activities, culture in travel festival

Doris C. Bongcac 02/16/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Outdoor activities such as paragliding, kayaking, scuba diving, mountaineering, trekking, trail-riding and the refreshing experience of the rich marine and terrestrial destinations here are among the key attractions that Central Visayas has to…

Mayor Chan thanks IATF for downgrading city’s status to Alert Level 2

Futch Anthony Inso 02/15/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan has expressed his gratitude to the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) for downgrading the city status to Alert Level 2 from…

Cebu Island remains under Alert Level 3 until February 15

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 01/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The entire Cebu Island will remain under the Alert Level 3 starting on Tuesday, February 1, and is expected to last until February 15, 2022. Acting Presidential Spokesperson, Secretary Karlo Nograles, announced on Sunday,…

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