How the battle over Cebu’s OFW arrival protocols led to flight diversion, court petition

THE more than monthlong tug-of-war between Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia and the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases over the testing and quarantine protocol for returning overseas Filipinos came to a pause on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, with Garcia’s decision to follow the IATF policy in deference to President Rodrigo […]

Cebu to follow IATF policy

CEBU Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia has “set aside” on Tuesday, June 21, 2021 the Executive Order 23 she had issued a day earlier to remind government agencies that they may face complaints if they disobey the provincial ordinance on the testing and quarantine policy for returning Filipinos arriving at the Cebu airport. This came after announcements […]

MCIA obeys Cebu province

THE Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) in Lapu-Lapu City is still implementing Executive Order (EO) 17 in which the swab testing-upon-arrival policy of Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia is stipulated, as the arrivals of Cebu-bound international flights resumed on Sunday, June 6, 2021. International flights have resumed landing at the MCIA after the national government ended the eight-day […]

Kai in, Kobe out

NBA G-League Ignite’s Filipino big man Kai Sotto has committed to play for the Gilas Pilipinas in the third and final window of the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers and is expected to arrive this week to join the national team’s preparations inside the bubble at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna. The 7-foot-3 […]