Gwen rejects ‘Bakuna Bubble’

CEBU Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia does not agree with the “Bakuna Bubble” approach of the Cebu City Government incentivizing the Covid-19 vaccination program that limits only to vaccinated individuals access to some air-conditioned establishments in Cebu City. In a press conference held in Boljoon during the Caravan of Provincial Government Services on Sept 16, Garcia said […]

Talisay brings vax efforts to brgys

WITH more of their citizens still not getting their Covid-19 jabs, officials of the Talisay City government are resorting to bringing their vaccination efforts closer to the people. Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas Jr. told SunStar Cebu that with only few people coming to their four vaccination centers, they have started to implement […]

Rama favors ‘bakuna bubble’

ACTING Mayor Michael Rama is in favor of implementing in Cebu City the “bakuna bubble,” which gives leeway to vaccinated individuals to enter commercial establishments. His statement came after the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) opined that the implementation of vaccine bubbles could lead to discrimination against unvaccinated individuals. The concept of “bakuna bubble” was […]

Briones: Fingers crossed

The term “what goes up must come down” certainly applies to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) situation here in Cebu. No doubt August 2021 was a harrowing month for authorities as cases skyrocketed in record numbers. It didn’t help that the highly transmissible delta variant of Covid-19 was detected on our shores. The cities of […]

Editorial: Dialogue

On Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (Pepp) Visayas organized a forum entitled “Jubilee for the Vendors: A Dialogue of Life and Struggle for Peace and Human Rights.” Via online platform, it was occasion for church leaders to hear the concerns of vendors’ groups and residents of Sitio Bato, Ermita who are […]

Mandaue teleconsultation serves over 2,000 individuals

AROUND 2,800 individuals have availed themselves of the Mandaue City Teleconsultation (MDaue Teleconsult), which has been operating for 10 months already. In October 2020, the Mandaue City Health Office (CHO) and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) launched the MDaue Teleconsult. Dr. Ligaya Dargantes, the EOC patient management team head, said the teleconsultation was realized because […]

Cebu City’s octogenarians, nonagenarians set to receive cash incentives

SENIOR citizens, better eat more pancit for longer life. This, as the Cebu City Council approved the amendment to City Ordinance No. 2235 entitled, “An Ordinance Conferring the Centenary Senior Citizens’ Award to Qualified Senior Citizens on October of Each Year.” The amendment was authored by Councilors Eugenio Gabuya Jr., Lea Japson and Raymond Alvin […]