DOH exceeds target; 10M jabbed in 5 days

THE health department said close to 10 million people were vaccinated against Covid-19 during the extended “Bayanihan, Bakunahan” National Vaccination Days from November 29 to December 3, 2021. The Department of Health said as of Saturday, December 4, 2021, a total of 9,937,827 individuals were vaccinated during the extended vaccination drive. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario […]

Over 40K persons in Metro Cebu jabbed on Day 1 of Nat’l Vax Days

MORE than 40,000 individuals in Metro Cebu received a vaccine shot against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on Monday, Nov. 29, the first day of the three-day “Bayanihan, Bakunahan: National Covid-19 Vaccination Days.” As of 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, Cebu City vaccinated 9,527 individuals; Lapu-Lapu City, 7,303 individuals; Mandaue City, 322; Talisay City, 900; Naga City, […]

Cebu City opens pop-up vax sites

THE Cebu City Government has opened pop-up Covid-19 vaccination sites in Barangays Ermita and Kamputhaw on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. This brings the total number of pop-up vaccination sites in the city to eight, said Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera, deputy chief implementer of the Emergency Operations Center. Garganera said pop-up vaccination sites are advantageous […]

Bangsamoro telecom agency offers assistance as DITO aims to set up 166 cell towers in region 

THE BANGSAMORO Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) said it is ready to assist DITO Telecommunity Corp. as it aims to help improve the region’s connectivity by installing 166 cell sites over the next two years.  “Actually, we don’t have any control over them… (but) we can suggest locations that they can prioritize for the towers,” Bangsamoro Telecommunications Commission (BTC) Officer-in-Charge Omar Marzoc said in a mix of […]

DOT 7 explores more diving sites

TO PREPARE for the eventual rebound of the tourism industry, the Department of Tourism (DOT) in Central Visayas is conducting dive assessments in the towns of Cebu Province. Specifically, the DOT 7 is exploring Samboan, Santander, Catmon, Medellin and Bogo City as potential diving destinations in the province. DOT 7 Director Shahlimar Tamano said dive […]

Cagayan, Palawan, Negros, Zamboanga sites on shortlist for nuclear power plants

A TOTAL of 10 sites in Cagayan, Palawan and Zamboanga provinces as well as Negros Island have been identified as potential locations for nuclear power plants, among the 15 initially shortlisted nationwide. The 10 sites, according to a document obtained by BusinessWorld, are Racat Rapuli, Sinuangan and Matara Point in Sta. Ana, Cagayan; Concepcion and […]

Philippines hits 10M vaccination mark

THE number of individuals that have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in the Philippines has breached 10 million on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021. The milestone was marked with a ceremonial vaccination led by Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III at SM Megamall on Thursday, Aug. 5. Secretary Vince Dizon, deputy chief implementer of […]

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 […]

Komatsu, NTT DOCOMO, Sony Semiconductor Solutions and Nomura Research Institute to Launch “EARTHBRAIN”

TOKYO, Apr 30, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via – Komatsu Ltd., NTT DOCOMO, INC., Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation and Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. jointly announced today that they have agreed to launch a new company, named EARTHBRAIN Ltd., that will support digital transformation in the construction industry for dramatically improved safety, productivity and environmental […]

Editorial: Working together

The private sector has been playing a major role in the vaccine rollout in Cebu City. Since the City Government launched its vaccination drive for individuals 60 years old and above on Monday, April 19, 2021, the vaccination sites have all been private establishments: Robinsons Galleria in the North Reclamation Area, the University of Cebu […]