Cebuano doctors back IATF arrival policies

A GROUP of Cebuano doctors has expressed full support for the Inter-Agency Task Force’s (IATF) policy for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) mandating a 10-day facility-based quarantine followed by four-day home quarantine and swabbing on the seventh day from arrival. On the other hand, seafarers’ groups have appealed to the IATF […]

P7.5B in claims paid by Philhealth-Central Visayas

THE Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) 7 disclosed that from last year to May 27, 2021, it paid claims from various health care institutions in Central Visayas amounting to P7,582,612,550.48. A total of P366,360,394.52 was disbursed for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in-patient coverage. Of the amount, P345,570,856.78 was paid to hospitals in Cebu; P14,101,498.66 to […]

Ways to dad’s heart

EVERY year, on the third Sunday of June, most countries celebrate Father’s Day to honor the roles that father and father figures play in our lives. Dads may vary in personality and their interests, but one sure-fire way to make this day an unforgettable one for them is to treat them to an all-you-can-eat feast […]

Carvajal: A bridge uncrossed

CATHOLIC Spain brought Christianity to the Philippines 500 years ago. Presumably, therefore, she brought to this country, among other Christian values, the servant-leadership or leadership of service Christ taught his apostles and exemplified by washing their dirty feet on Maundy Thursday. Presumably also, she brought to us Christ’s teaching on power, mainly that the Good […]

Editorial: Why a Day 1 swab is wrong

We continue to point out true science amid a political tussle at the risk of sounding like a voice in the wilderness. We have said a couple of times, since the clash in national and local protocols for inbound Filipinos in our international ports caught the limelight, that the basic but most crucial difference lies […]

Wenceslao: Race continues

It’s good that Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia has expressed a willingness to listen to the officials of the Inter-Agency Task Force or IATF regarding the imposed protocols especially in the airport to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the country. The governor knows we still are in a race considering the low number of vaccinated […]

Briones: Life beyond Covid-19

What’s the point of the government’s vaccination program against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) if people continue to be subjected to rigid and constrictive guidelines to try and contain a pandemic that is not as deadly as medical experts initially thought? Don’t get me wrong. We have come a long way from the days when there […]

Espinoza: Who to follow?

Tug-of-war is a popular parlor game in a big family or group in an outdoor setting. Two groups hold one end of the rope and the mighty and more powerful group who can pull the group to their side wins. The situation now between the Provine of Cebu and the IATF is like a tug-of-war […]

Investors told to look past Tholons’ ranking report

INVESTORS looking at Cebu as a potential destination for information technology-business process management (IT-BPM) business relocation and expansion shouldn’t solely rely on Tholons’ ranking report. Pert Cabataña, president of Cebu IT/BPM Organization (Cib.O), said the Tholons 2021 Global Innovation Index has become a “useless piece of information,” especially since Tholons has changed its “measuring stick” […]

Utzurrum: Converge: A purple ICT invasion

A purple invasion in Cebu? Absolutely! It has launched its purple ICT (Information and Communication Technology) project in our Queen City! Leading fiber internet services provider Converge Solutions Inc., with its high speed fiber broadband service, is now in the Visayas. The twin blessings were the opening of its regional corporate office and Mandaue business […]