Monkeypox case count rises to more than 3,200 globally — WHO

More than 3,200 confirmed monkeypox cases and one death were reported to the World Health Organization as part of the current outbreak.  There is need for intensified surveillance in the broader community, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday, adding that cases in non-endemic countries were still predominantly among men who have sex with […]

EOC: No lockdown in Cebu after election

COUNCILOR Joel Garganera, deputy chief implementer of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), has dismissed rumors that a lockdown will be imposed after the May 9, 2022 elections.In a press conference Friday, May 6, Garganera said people peddling this fake information are only creating unnecessary anxiety among the public.“For the past weeks, we have been hearing […]

EOC: Covid case surge unlikely after elections

A CITY Hall official is confident that cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Cebu City will remain low after the May 9, 2022 elections.Councilor Joel Garganera, deputy chief implementer of the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), said Monday, May 2, that the possibility of another surge after the elections is remote.Garganera added that more than […]

2 criminal cases vs. LTO 7 chief now with Visayas Ombudsman

THE Office of the Ombudsman has directed its counterparts in the Visayas to address the cases filed by motorcycle dealers against Land Transportation Office Central Visayas (LTO 7) Director Victor Emmanuel Caindec.The two complaints were endorsed to the Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas after Mandaue City prosecutors denied Caindec’s motion to reconsider their decision to dismiss […]

‘Slight increase’ in Covid-19 cases felt in Alert Level 1 areas, says Duque

THE Department of Health (DOH) has recorded a slight increase in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in 14 areas that have been placed under Alert Level 1, the lowest quarantine classification in the country.In his report during President Rodrigo Duterte’s Talk to the People Address Monday, April 18, DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III reiterated the government’s […]

Only 16 barangays in Mandaue have active Covid-19 cases

ONLY 16 barangays in Mandaue City remain to have active Covid-19 cases as of March 21, 2022.These include barangays Banilad, Basak, Cabancalan, Cambaro, Canduman, Casili, Cubacub, Ibabao-Estancia, Jagobiao, Maguikay, Mantuyong, Pakn-a-an, Subangdaku, Tabok, Tipolo, and Umapad.Dr. Ligaya Lakambini Dargantes, head of the city’s Vaccination Operations Center (VOC), however, could not yet disclose the data per […]

Anti-graft office drops four cases vs. Chan

THE Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas has dismissed four complaints filed last October 2019 against Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan.In a press conference Thursday, March 17, 2022, Chan presented the four resolutions promulgated by the anti-graft office that dissolved the charges filed against him.The mayor said he only received the copies of the resolutions on […]