54K Sinovac doses arrive in Region 7

THE Department of Health Central Visayas (DOH 7) has announced the arrival of 54,400 doses of Sinovac’s CoronaVac vaccine in the region on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. The new delivery is intended for the second dose of those in the vaccine priority groups. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, DOH 7 spokesperson, said the fresh allocation will […]

Pastor nabbed for estafa illegal recruitment

A 53-YEAR-OLD pastor of a Christian denomination was arrested by operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Central Visayas after he was accused of conducting illegal recruitment operations. Bernardo Albarando, also known as Pastor Billy, was arrested in an entrapment in Barangay Banilad, Cebu City on June 10, 2021. NBI 7 Director Renan Oliva […]

Editorial: Opposition’s roster

A bit shortly after the Duterte-Pacquiao word match waned last week, the opposition coalition 1Sambayan seized the lull over the weekend to announce its roster of nominees for presidential and vice presidential posts in the 2022 national elections. In roughly three hours of online streaming, the occasion managed to haul likes and views that hardly […]

Wenceslao: Not just One Cebu

Who says the balancing act is easy, especially for leaders? When regulations are implemented, people always complain. But without regulations, anarchy reigns. And when society becomes anarchic, people also complain. Which reminds me of a fable about someone who blew at his fingertips because he was feeling cold. Then he accidentally touched the flame of […]

Carvajal: It’s complicated

There’s nothing simple about June 12. Our Independence Day is so complicated it should evoke mixed feelings of… Joy, that we finally decided Independence Day was June 12, 1898. On that day we proclaimed the independence Andres Bonifacio and the Katipunan fought for and wrenched from the colonial master, Spain. And sadness, that we did […]

Vaccine rollout stalls as supply runs out

SINCE Cebu City has not received new delivery of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine, it is only using the vaccination site at the University of Cebu Senior High campus in Barangay Sambag 1 to inject the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Dr. Jeffrey Ibones, City Health Department (CHD) officer-in-charge, said they are waiting […]

Editorial: Pro-active in downpour season

Into the first few weeks after the Philippine weather bureau announced the start of the rainy season this month, the downpours in varying scale and intensity have already unleashed another cycle of flooding and landslides in our midst. A bit shortly before the bureau’s announcement, Tropical Storm Dante sent off heavy rain earlier than downfall, […]