Villa back as head of Cebu City health department

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 10/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has appointed Dr. Daisy Villa as head of the City Health Department. This was confirmed by the Cebu City Public Information Office in a social media post on…

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…

NOAH as megavaccination site to open by mid-June

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The New Oasis for Adaptation of a Home (NOAH) at the South Road Properties  (SRP) in Cebu City is expected to accommodate up to 3,000 individuals per day at a maximum when in…

Cebu City Health: We may not reach target of mass rapid testing

Delta Dyrecka Letigio, Gerard Vincent Francisco 05/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Health Officer Daisy Villa said the city might not be able to gather the target number of test samples from the mass rapid testing for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) conducted…

‘Total lockdown na ta oi’

Lloyd Suarez 04/18/2020

  Kinahanglang mo-level up  na ta  sa  atong gipatuman nga enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) sa tibuuk Sugbo. Unsa  may gidugayan nila ni Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella, Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan,…

One week of ECQ in Cebu City: The reality

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City has been under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) for a week to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The bustling center of commerce of Central Visayas grew silent for…

Cebu City: 20 COVID-19 cases, 500 PUMs, 200 ILI

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City has 20 positive cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), but so far only one has fully recovered.  In the recently released data by the Cebu City Health Department (CHD), the…

PUI in ship from Manila, 311 passengers cleared

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — One of the 312 passengers of a ship, who arrived in the Cebu City port from Manila on Saturday morning, March 14, 2020, has been put on quarantine. The passenger, who was nursing…

Children, whose ages are 5 and below, priority for mass vaccination of poliovirus

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The children ages 5 years old and below, who have not completed their poliovirus immunization, will be the priority for Cebu City’s mass vaccination to prevent polio infection after its presence has been…

Dengue cases down but fatality rate up in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health has recorded two deaths by dengue in January 2020 putting the city under heightened alert for the mosquito-carried virus. City Health Officer Daisy Villa said that the city recorded…

Cebu City Health Dep’t intensifies pest control in the city

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 02/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department (CHD has become concerned with the recent online post of rodents seen inside food establishments such as the famous barbecue hub, Larsian, and a bakery in downtown Cebu…

Cebu City Health Office readies anti-dengue plans, actions for schools, barangays

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/09/2019

CEBU CITY,  Philippines — The Cebu City Health Office plans to coordinate with the Department of Education (DepEd) and the barangays for their anti-dengue campaigns in schools and the barangays. This is amid the Department of Health’s…

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