Building permit approvals more than double in second quarter

CONSTRUCTION starts as measured by building permit approvals rose 114.1% year on year to 38,389 in the second quarter, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said Tuesday. This was the highest growth rate posted since at least 2006, according to initial data on the PSA’s OpenStat database. The approved building permits cover 7.14 million square meters […]

Over 600 PDL fully vaxxed in 3 LGUs

OVER 600 persons deprived of liberty (PDL) in one component city and two towns in Cebu Province have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). First dose inoculations for this population segment have exceeded 1,000 in the four local government units. In Consolacion, Mayor Joannes Alegado said 243 PDL detained at the Consolacion Municipal […]

Gov’t. promo: Be vaxxed, win upto P1 million cash

TO encourage more people to have themselves vaccinated against the Covid-19, the National Government has launched “Resbakuna Bakunado Panalo,” a program that will give vaccinated individuals nationwide a chance to win cash prizes amounting to P3 million. Mary Jean Loreche, Visayas Covid-19 Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) spokesperson, said fully-vaccinated individuals and those who received one […]

No vaccines yet for children

THERE is no approved and endorsed Sars-CoV-2 vaccine yet for children ages 12 to 17 years old in the country. The Visayas Covid-19 Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) issued the clarification after information about the Pfizer vaccine being suitable for children 12 to 17 years old surfaced. “We have to wait for their (experts’) go signal. […]

Cebu hits 1M vaccine mark

THE entire island of Cebu has reached the one million mark in the total number of administered Covid-19 vaccine doses as of Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021. A total of 1,012,996 doses had been administered in the island’s highly urbanized cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu, and the 44 local government units (LGUs) and six component […]

Peso inches up ahead of Q2 GDP data

THE PESO inched up versus the greenback on Monday following data showing a softer economic contraction in the first quarter, which came ahead of the release of the second quarter gross domestic product (GDP) report. The local unit closed at P50.385 per dollar, gaining 1.5 centavos from its P50.40 finish on Friday, based on data […]

Vaccines that arrive this month to go to A1 to A4 priority groups

CENTRAL Visayas received 62,200 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Sunday, July 11, 2021, according to the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC). Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, VVOC spokesperson, said the doses were donated by Japan and will be given to A1 (medical frontliners), A2 (senior citizens), A3 (persons with comorbidity) and A4 (essential workers) priority […]