Covid ‘5th wave’ possible if protocols are not followed, says health exec

AN OFFICIAL of Mandaue City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) urged those participating in political rallies and other mass gatherings related to the campaign period to continue following the minimum health protocols especially that the possibility of a “fifth wave” of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases could occur.Dr. Ligaya Lakambini Dargantes, the city’s EOC deputy chief, urged […]

Ahong wants to correct city’s name

LAPU-LAPU City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan also wants to rename his city based on the correct spelling of the country’s first hero. Chan made the pronouncement just after President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order (EO) 152, correcting that Lapulapu’s name should be spelled “Lapulapu,” not “Lapu-Lapu.” But the EO only refers to the hero and […]

Appellate court declares Mandaluyong ban on male motorcycle back-riding unconstitutional 

THE COURT of Appeals has declared as unconstitutional Mandaluyong City’s ordinances banning male back-riders on motorcycles.     Local authorities are prevented from enforcing and implementing Mandaluyong City’s riding-in-tandem ordinances, the appellate court’s fifth division said in a decision penned by Associate Justice Raymond Reynold Lauigan.   The constitutionality of the three ordinances were challenged by lawyer Dino De […]

More people willing to get vaccinated in Cebu City

THE number of individuals who have registered for Cebu City’s coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccination program has reached more than 400,000. According to the latest data provided by Management Information and Computer Services (Mics) officer-in-charge Richter Castañares on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, 426,133 individuals are currently registered. This constitutes 61 percent of the 700,000 individuals […]

Mandaue to use ‘early warning system’ to promote vaccination, health protocols

ASIDE from warning residents of possible flashfloods and other disasters, Mandaue City’s early warning system (EWS) being installed in the city’s riverside barangays will soon be used to remind residents to get themselves vaccinated and follow health protocols. With the number of active Covid-19 cases in the city continuing to increase at an alarming rate, […]

Briones: The real problem

Cebu City’s vaccination program against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has been suspended yet again. The reason is the same. It has run out of doses and awaits fresh delivery of the vaccine from the Department of Health 7. There’s no point in playing the blame game because when it boils down to it, we are […]