Consolacion evacuation center to be used as isolation facility

THE Consolacion Government will open its evacuation center to accommodate more Covid-19 patients. Consolacion Mayor Johannes Alegado told SunStar Cebu that he anticipates more Covid-19 cases in town. He said two isolation facilities, the Consolacion Community College and My Home Facility in Brgy. Tayud, have reached 80 to 90 percent utilization rate. These facilities can […]

Cebu mayors ask capitol to allow use of schools for isolation

SOME mayors in Cebu Province have requested the Cebu Provincial Government to have the Department of Education (DepEd) allow them to use the classrooms as isolation facilities for Covid-19 patients. Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said mayors find classrooms more suitable as isolation centers. Garcia said she has relayed this to DepEd provincial superintendent Dr. Marilyn […]

Duterte says protocols ‘urgent’

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has ordered local government units (LGUs) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to implement existing protocols “with greater urgency and necessity” in the face of the threat posed by the coronavirus Delta variant. “I urge the DILG (Department of the Interior and Local Government) and the PNP to implement the existing protocols […]

DOH 7: Hoops Dome not an accredited Covid isolation facility

THE Lapu-Lapu City Government’s isolation facility inside the Hoops Dome in Barangay Gun-ob is not accredited. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, Department of Health (DOH) 7 spokesperson, told SunStar Cebu that the isolation facility never applied for accreditation, which was why it was never inspected by the agency. The DOH 7’s Accreditation and Licensing Division checked […]

DOH 7 to check isolation facility following death of OFW patient

THE Department of Health (DOH) 7’s Accreditation and Licensing Division will visit the Lapu-Lapu City Government’s isolation facility inside the Hoopsdome in Barangay Gun-ob on Monday, March 22, 2021. A 36-year-old overseas Filipino worker died of a heart attack while he was quarantined there on Friday, March 19. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, DOH 7 spokesperson, […]

Love in the time of Covid-19 and isolation

AFTER they maintained a never-say-die attitude and pushed through with their months-long delayed wedding in 2020, newlyweds Rommel Vincent “RV” Enriquez, 29, and Mary June “MJ” Villasawa-Enriquez, 27, are facing another pandemic-induced trial in their relationship, five months into their married life. Enriquez said he was supposed to surprise his wife with a romantic hotel […]

Isolation hubs profiting from Covid, Gwen claims

CEBU Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, claimed that isolation facilities for coronavirus-positive individuals are making money from the pandemic since they get up to P22,449 to house one patient. This is the maximum reimbursement from state-owned Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) granted to every qualified beneficiary of its Covid-19 community isolation benefit […]