Posts by joe:

Nalzaro: Covid 19 cases rise not alarming

ARE the low health care facilities utilization—hospital bed capacity and isolation centers—and minimal coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in densely populated areas, the only gauge and justification for our local officials to claim that the situation is under control and manageable despite increasing number of cases daily? I pose this question because these are the justifications […]

Gwen bans export of hogs for 6 months

GOV. Gwendolyn Garcia has imposed a six-month moratorium on the export of live hogs to other areas in the country. On Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, Garcia issued Executive Order (EO) 8 prohibiting live hogs from being sold outside Cebu Province to protect the local P11 billion livestock industry from the ravages of the African swine […]

PH travel ban on 35 countries with new variants to end Jan. 31

AS THE end of the travel ban on arriving foreigners from 36 areas affected by new and more contagious variants of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) nears, around 1,200 passengers have arrived at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) from these areas with travel restrictions. GMR Megawide, MCIA’s operator, said all the passengers were returning overseas […]

Local leaders urged not to be complacent

ALTHOUGH Cebu is better prepared now to deal with a surge in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, local officials are urged not to be complacent. This was University of the Philippines (UP) assistant professor and Octa Research member Ranjit Rye’s reaction to the negative feedback the group has received from local officials, including Gov. Gwendolyn […]

Eugenio: Prepare to shape your destiny

In the study of Chinese Metaphysics, there are three factors which can influence human success or failure. Each of these factors contributes one-third of a whole in the likelihood of one’s destiny manifesting a certain way. Bazi or “heaven luck” is considered to be predetermined or set in stone, yet this destiny can still be […]

SC acquits Sibonga mayor of graft

The Supreme Court First Division has acquitted Sibonga Mayor Lionel Bacaltos of violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act for receiving a P17,512 Philhealth honorarium in 2015. It also reversed and set aside the May 17, 2019 decision of the Sandiganbayan that found Bacaltos guilty. The SC decision was promulgated on July 28, 2020, […]

Highest cases logged in 6 months

CEBU City’s daily Covid-19 cases made a return to the three-digit level Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, when 103 new cases were recorded, the highest daily new case count recorded in six months. This constitutes a 7.74 percent positivity rate out of the 1,304 individuals tested on Jan. 27. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC), however, emphasized […]

DOH 7 launches ‘Chikiting Ligtas’ in Consolacion

TO ADDRESS the drop of immunization coverage in Central Visayas, the Department of Health (DOH) 7 launched the “Chikiting Ligtas” Measles, Rubella, Oral Polio Vaccine Supplemental Immunization Activity at the Consolacion Covered Court on Jan. 29, 2021. Phase two of the supplemental immunization activity will be on Feb. 1 to 28. Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, […]