150 couples tie knot in 4-day mass wedding

DESPITE the dangers that the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) have wrought to the populace, it didn’t stop 150 couples from Cebu City from expressing their eternal love for one another. The 150 couples formally tied the knot during a mass wedding organized by the Cebu City Government. The mass wedding, the 14th organized by the City, […]

DoLE’s cash-for-work program in QC under probe for alleged irregularities

THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DoLE) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) are looking into alleged irregularities in the implementation of the cash-for-work program for displaced and disadvantaged workers in three districts in Quezon City. In a news briefing on Monday, DoLE’s Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns Director Maria Karina Perida-Trayvilla said […]

Vaccines no direct link to 18 Cebu deaths

AT LEAST 18 vaccinated individuals in Cebu who experienced serious adverse reactions following their vaccination against the Covid-19 have died; but the Visayas Covid-19 Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) stressed the deaths have no direct link or causality to the vaccine. Mary Jean Loreche, VVOC spokesperson, said the 18 deaths were among 31 mortalities in Central […]

Housing logs highest number of constructions valued at P43.79B

AMID the pandemic, it has been business as usual for construction activities. In the second quarter of this year, the Philippines logged a total of 38,389 constructions valued at P84.36 billion, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority. The increase in construction activities indicates an annual expansion of 114.1 percent, faster than the previous quarter’s annual […]

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 […]

CCPO reports 10 barangays for failing to keep minors at home

THE Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) has submitted the list of 10 barangays where its personnel caught minors violating curfew in 17 days to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). These barangays are Guadalupe, Calamba, Talamban, Sawang Calero, Tejero, Kalunasan, San Nicolas Central, Mabini, Lahug and Ermita. CCPO Director Josefino Ligan said […]

Babies born in barangay Covid facility

TWO expectant mothers who earlier tested positive for Covid-19 delivered their babies in a Cebu City barangay isolation center (BIC) on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. Emergency Operations Center (EOC) deputy chief implementer and Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera said one of the mothers was also hypertensive. She delivered a baby boy. Garganera thanked the skilled […]