Nalzaro: Complaint against LTO’s new registration policy

Sometime in February this year, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to suspend the mandatory conduct of the motor vehicle inspection system (MVIS), a requirement for the registration or renewal of vehicles, following mounting protests and complaints by car owners. Prior to the implementation of the privately owned MVIS, vehicles being registered […]

Indonesia honored to host MotoGP pre-season at Mandalika

Lombok, Indonesia, Aug 29, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – Indonesia is honored to host the MotoGP pre-season test at the Mandalika Circuit, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, on February 11-13, 2022, Chief Strategic Communication Officer of the Mandalika Grand Prix Association (MGPA) Happy Harinto stated. Flyer of MotoGP Pre-season on February 11-13, 2022 at […]

Cebu Province regulates entry of domestic, international passengers

ALL travelers entering Cebu Province through any ports and airport will be required to present a negative RT-PCR test or rapid antigen test result starting Wednesday, August 18, 2021. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has issued Executive Order No. 40 on Wednesday which requires inbound domestic, international, authorized persons outside of residence (APOR) or non-APOR to […]

2 Cebu-based lawyers to continue with petition

EVEN after President Rodrigo Duterte said he will not follow any court order that will suspend the implementation of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases’ international arrival protocol amid a national emergency, lawyer Clarence Paul Oaminal said his petition to declare IATF Resolution 114 “inapplicable” and “ineffective” in Cebu […]

Malaysia Permission Granted for COVID-19 Test Kit from China for Emergency Use; Homegrown Holista Colltech Receives Initial Order for 15,000 Units for Deployment

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 18, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – Amid rising concerns about the threat and economic impact of COVID-19, Holista Colltech Limited has been granted permission for Special access under the Medical Device (Exemption) Order 2016, from the Medical Devices Authority (“MDA”) of Malaysia’s Ministry of Health (“MOH”) to import and distribute […]

Editorial: Again, science

The memorandum signed by Executive Secrtetary Salvador Medialdea on June 5, 2021, extending the diversion of Cebu-bound international flights to the capital’s airport sends a message of firmness on the part of the National Government’s decision to stick to the protocol already laid out by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging […]

Cebu City opens its doors to visitors

CEBU City welcomes tourists, including persons coming from the National Capital Region (NCR) and its neighboring provinces. In fact, the city has been open to non-essential travel and vacation since November 2020, said City Tourism Commissioner Jocelyn Pesquera. Pesquera reminded visitors to comply with requirements for entry into the city. Based on Section 3-A of […]

Guv ‘unfazed’ by plan to sue her, stands firm on double swabbing

CEBUANO overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) arriving at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) will continue to undergo “double swabbing” while transit passengers will be swabbed before proceeding to their final destination. With double swabbing, Cebuano OFWs and ROFs are swabbed for Sars-CoV-2 upon arrival at the airport. If they test negative, […]

Swab-upon-arrival rule in Cebu receives support

MEMBERS of the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force (RIATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases and local chief executives of Cebu and Mandaue cities on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, expressed support for the so-called One-Island policy to swab returning Filipinos upon arrival. However, Department of Health Central Visayas (DOH 7) spokesperson Dr. Mary Jean Loreche […]

VSMMC to beef up security to stop fake Covid-19 test result sale

THE Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) management is working to improve its security measures following the arrest of two individuals in Cebu City for allegedly peddling falsified reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test results bearing the name and logo of the government-run hospital based in Cebu City. VSMMC information communications head Rey Cris Panugaling […]