Cortes thanks Mandauehanons for helping city achieve herd immunity

Mary Rose Sagarino 12/09/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes thanked his constituents, front liners, and the different teams who helped in the city’s vaccination program. This after the Department of Interior and Local Government named Mandaue as…

Lapu-Lapu DILG wants list of unvaccinated barangay officials, workers

Futch Anthony Inso 11/17/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Lapu-Lapu City will ask for an inventory of unvaccinated barangay officials and workers. “We will request them to formally explain whey they don’t like…

Cebu City Health: No booster shots yet

Dyrecka Letigio 10/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) has blocked three attempts of fully vaccinated individuals to get booster shots on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.  CHD Officer-in-charge, Doctor Jeffrey Ibones, said that they had to hold three…

1M fully vaxxed in Cebu but ‘herd immunity’ may take 2 more years says health official

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/05/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu on Tuesday, October 5, made another milestone in its COVID-19 vaccination campaign. A total of 1,000,608 individuals here have already been fully vaccinated against the infection as of October 4, the…

Cebu City set to open another vax site in Urgello

Dyrecka Letigio 09/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is set to open another vaccination site on September 6, 2021, at the Southwestern University Campus in Urgello Street. This would be the ninth vaccination site of the city as it…

Cebu City starts vaccination of Badjao community

Dyrecka Letigio 08/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government has begun the vaccination of the city’s indigenous community starting with the Badjao people in Barangay Mambaling. Doctor Jeffrey Ibones, the City Health officer in charge, said the city…

Mandaue exec: P100M of P200M for COVID vaccination already used

Mary Rose Sagarino 07/08/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City government has already used up half of the P200 million allotted for its COVID-19 vaccination program. Lawyer Giovanni Tianero, Mandaue City Budget Officer, said that the city had already used…

Koreans residing in Lapu-Lapu included in city’s vaccination program –Ahong

Futch Anthony Inso 06/30/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan has assured Korean nationals residing in the city that they will be included in the vaccination rollout against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This after the Cebu Korean…

Mandaue City Vaccine Board not encouraging walk-in applicants

Mary Rose S. Sagarino 06/23/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Vaccine Board will not encourage walk-ins at the city’s vaccination centers. Subangdaku Barangay Captain Ernie Manatad, the city’s vaccine czar, said that Mandaue has been informing its residents that they…

Cebu City Health needs supplemental approved to hire more doctors, nurses

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) is banking on the approval of the P206 million budget they have proposed to the City Council’s committee on budget and finance to be able to hire…

Proposed supplemental budget of Cebu City reaches P4.4 B

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City local finance committee is proposing a P4.4 billion supplemental budget (SB) for 2021 to fund additional expenses for the vaccines, the vaccination sites, and pandemic response. The City Council’s committee…

Chan puts up cash prize to lure vaccine participants

Futch Anthony Inso 06/02/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Six days after the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) recorded a low turnout of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination drive in Lapu-Lapu City, Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said that the…

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