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 […]

Conflict over arrival rules in Cebu simmers

THE conflict over the arrival protocols for international passengers continues, with Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia issuing an executive order reminding those who defy the local law on arriving Filipinos that they would face criminal and administrative charges. Garcia’s Executive Order 23, issued on June 21, 2021, reminds the agencies that implement the protocols that the […]

Cebu City to use Sinovac on upland residents, aims to finish their vaccination by September

THE Cebu City Government targets to vaccinate the majority of residents in mountain barangays against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) by September. It started vaccinating them at the Don Bosco Technical College (DBTC) in Barangay Punta Princesa on Friday, June 18, 2021, and at the Barangay Bonbon gym on Saturday, June 19. The DBTC will cater […]

Official: Cebu Covid policies are working

CEBU’S controversial Covid-19 policies work. In fact, the “swab-upon-arrival” policy initiated by Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia for returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) is not the first time Cebuanos have adopted protocol that are not totally aligned with existing guidelines of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on the Management of Emerging Illnesses. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Int’l flights return to MCIA; passengers swabbed on arrival

THE Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) has resumed servicing inbound international flights on Sunday, June 13, 2021, as the effectivity of the memorandum extending the diversion of MCIA-bound flights to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Pasay City ended at 11:59 p.m. on June 12. John Paul Valle, officer-in-charge of the MCIA Authority’s Airport Operations […]

Portions of Metro Cebu submerged in floodwater after morning rains

THE downpour on Saturday morning, June 12, 2021, caused riverbanks to overflow in Metro Cebu, flooding several areas and damaging houses and establishments. The Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) recorded flooding in Barangays Malubog, Lorega, Ermita and Zapatera. Various waterways in the city also overflowed, including the river in Sitio Pili […]

Capitol mulls paying Cebu airfare of Cebuano ROFs in Metro Manila

THE Cebu Provincial Government plans to help returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) from Cebu who are affected by the diversion of international flights bound for the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). It may assist with their airfare from Manila to Cebu. Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said ROFs are already financially burdened […]