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  • Sinovac vaccines arrive in Cebu, Davao; rollout on Thursday, Friday

    Sinovac vaccines arrive in Cebu, Davao; rollout on Thursday, Friday

    Thousands of doses of Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the cities of Cebu and Davao on Tuesday. According to a report on "Balitanghali", 7,200 doses went to the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu. Twelve thousand were brought to...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 5:01PM
  • Visayas' largest COVID-19 referral hospital 'excited' to begin vaccination

    Visayas' largest COVID-19 referral hospital 'excited' to begin vaccination

    MANILA - Frontline workers of Visayas' largest COVID-19 referral hospital are "excited" to begin vaccination, an official said Tuesday. The Philippines earlier launched its COVID-19 immunization program, with healthworkers getting the first jabs....

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 2 March 2021, 8:41AM
  • Cebu bishops recover from COVID-19, discharged from hospital

    Cebu bishops recover from COVID-19, discharged from hospital

    Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and retired Auxiliary Bishop Antonio Ranola have been discharged from the hospital on Sunday, according to the report posted on the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) website. Palma and Ranola arrived...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 1 March 2021, 10:30PM
  • Spike in Lapu-Lapu City COVID-19 cases not related to UK variant

    Spike in Lapu-Lapu City COVID-19 cases not related to UK variant

    The spike in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu is not related to the UK variant of the COVID-19, the City Health Office said Saturday. According to a report on "24 Oras Weekend," the City Health Office...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 27 February 2021, 10:42PM
  • OCTA: Spread of new variants possible factor in rising COVID-19 cases in NCR

    OCTA: Spread of new variants possible factor in rising COVID-19 cases in NCR

    MANILA - The OCTA Research Group said Saturday the spread of new COVID-19 variants may be a factor in the surge of cases in Metro Manila. In a public press briefing Saturday, OCTA research fellow Guido David said the rate of infection is faster than...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 27 February 2021, 2:18PM
  • Former congressman Jose Gullas; 87

    Former congressman Jose Gullas; 87

    CEBU CITY - Former congressman Jose "Dodong" Gullas, of Cebu's first district, died in a private hospital past 6 p.m. on Thursday (Feb. 25). He was 87. The cause of death has yet to be revealed by his family. In a post on Facebook, his nephew and...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 25 February 2021, 8:49PM
  • 'No need' for strict lockdown in Cebu: DOH-Central Visayas

    'No need' for strict lockdown in Cebu: DOH-Central Visayas

    MANILA - The Department of Health in Central Visayas said Wednesday it does not believe Cebu should be placed under enhanced community quarantine, the highest level in a 4-step lockdown. The agency's technical advisory council in Manila had...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 24 February 2021, 8:48AM
  • DOH wants another lockdown for Cebu

    DOH wants another lockdown for Cebu

    CEBU CITY - Health officials in Central Visayas have until this week to stop the resurgence of coronavirus infections in Cebu province and Cebu City, or these areas will be placed again under a hard lockdown. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson for...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 24 February 2021, 4:40AM
  • OCTA Research: Waiving negative COVID-19 test requirement for tourists is problematic

    OCTA Research: Waiving negative COVID-19 test requirement for tourists is problematic

    Waiving a negative COVID-19 test requirement for tourists seeking entry to province or city is problematic, Dr. Butch Ong of the OCTA Research said Tuesday. Ong was responding to a query on OCTA Research's take on Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia not...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 23 February 2021, 3:05PM
  • Octa research group still advocates Covid-19 testing on tourists

    Octa research group still advocates Covid-19 testing on tourists

    MANILA, Philippines - The Octa research team on Tuesday said it is still advocating for Covid-19 testing for local travelers to curb the spread of the deadly respiratory disease. Dr. Butch Ong of the research group made this remark after Cebu...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 23 February 2021, 1:20PM
  • Cebu governor opposes COVID-19 lockdown

    Cebu governor opposes COVID-19 lockdown

    Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia opposes the implementation of stricter COVID-19 health protocols under enhanced community quarantine or ECQ, according to a report on Unang Balita on Tuesday. "Don't mess with us," Garcia said in a video posted on...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 23 February 2021, 6:42AM
  • DOH backs no COVID-19 test for tourists in Cebu

    DOH backs no COVID-19 test for tourists in Cebu

    CEBU CITY - Health authorities in Central Visayas are supporting the move of Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia to drop the requirement of coronavirus swab tests for visitors entering the province. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson of the Department of...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 23 February 2021, 4:40AM
  • Ex-workers sue SunStar Cagayan de Oro for alleged labor violations

    Ex-workers sue SunStar Cagayan de Oro for alleged labor violations

    Former journalists and media workers from the defunct SunStar Cagayan de Oro and Super Balita Cagayan de Oro have filed labor complaints against their former employers. Both news media outlets, which ceased most of their operations on June 30, 2020,...

    RapplerRappler • 22 February 2021, 9:36PM
  • Cebu province drops negative COVID-19 test results from domestic tourist requirements

    Cebu province drops negative COVID-19 test results from domestic tourist requirements

    Negative COVID-19 test results will no longer be a requirement for local tourists who wish to enter the Province of Cebu. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia signed Executive Order No. 12 Series of 2021 on Monday, February 22, which lays down new and...

    RapplerRappler • 22 February 2021, 7:54PM
  • Cebu gov says COVID-19 tests no longer required for tourists to province

    Cebu gov says COVID-19 tests no longer required for tourists to province

    MANILA - Domestic tourists will no longer be required to show a negative COVID-19 test when visiting Cebu province starting this week, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said over the weekend, to make their travel easier as part of efforts to revive the...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 22 February 2021, 6:05PM
  • Lumad students: Police forced parents to travel to Cebu

    Lumad students: Police forced parents to travel to Cebu

    Lumad children insist their parents were coerced by police to travel to Cebu. In a video released by Save Our Schools Network, some of the 19 detained minors told National Union of Peoples' Lawyers - Cebu spokesperson King Anthony Perez that police...

    RapplerRappler • 22 February 2021, 5:12PM
  • Orange rainfall warning up over Biliran, Eastern Samar, Samar due to Auring

    Orange rainfall warning up over Biliran, Eastern Samar, Samar due to Auring

    PAGASA raised the orange rainfall warning over Biliran, Eastern Samar and Samar on Monday, and the yellow rainfall warning over Leyte and Northern Cebu due to heavy rains from Tropical Depression Auring (international name: Dujuan). The rainfall...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 22 February 2021, 6:13AM
  • Cebu drops swab test requirement for tourists

    Cebu drops swab test requirement for tourists

    CEBU CITY - Cebu will no longer require swab tests for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from visitors entering the province, bucking the strict measure imposed by practically all other local governments in the country. Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 22 February 2021, 4:45AM
  • Lumad children transported without parents' consent, lawyers say

    Lumad children transported without parents' consent, lawyers say

    The legal assistance group Children's Legal Bureau (CLB) announced on Sunday, February 21, that some of the Lumad children taken by the police in Cebu were being returned to their home in Mindanao without their parents' consent. In a press statement...

    RapplerRappler • 21 February 2021, 5:03PM
  • How Cebu artist Alyssa Selanova rediscovered artistry during the pandemic

    How Cebu artist Alyssa Selanova rediscovered artistry during the pandemic

    While most of us were flipping through childhood photos and learning new internet dances during quarantine, Cebu artist Alyssa Selanova spent her days in isolation rediscovering her passion for visual art and figuring out what exactly she wanted to...

    RapplerRappler • 21 February 2021, 1:00PM
  • Retired bishop, priest in Cebu both test positive for COVID-19

    Retired bishop, priest in Cebu both test positive for COVID-19

    A retired bishop and a priest have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to a statement issued by the Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Cebu. Auxiliary Bishop-Emeritus Antonio R. Ranola was admitted to the hospital for...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 21 February 2021, 5:12AM
  • 2 more Cebu Archdiocese clergymen test positive for COVID-19

    2 more Cebu Archdiocese clergymen test positive for COVID-19

    More members of the Archdiocese of Cebu have tested positive for COVID-19, it announced Saturday, after Friday's news that Cebu Archbishop Jose S. Palma had contracted the virus. Auxiliary Bishop-Emeritus Antonio R. Ranola was hospitalized Friday...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 21 February 2021, 2:38AM
  • WHO to help classify virus ‘mutations of concern’ detected in Cebu — DOH

    WHO to help classify virus ‘mutations of concern’ detected in Cebu — DOH

    MANILA, Philippines - The World Health Organization (WHO) will help determine if the two unknown mutations of SARS-CoV-2 detected in Cebu province are a specific type of a Covid-19 variant, the Department of Health (DOH) said Saturday. Health...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 20 February 2021, 4:09PM
  • Virus mutations in Cebu not surprising, but further study needed, says expert

    Virus mutations in Cebu not surprising, but further study needed, says expert

    The detection of coronavirus "mutations of concern" in Cebu comes as no surprise as mutations are natural phenomena especially when the virus continues to spread, an infectious disease expert said on Saturday. Dr. Edsel Salvana, director of the...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 20 February 2021, 10:17AM
  • LOOK: Cebu Landmasters' 'iconic' luxury tower to house Sofitel Cebu City

    LOOK: Cebu Landmasters' 'iconic' luxury tower to house Sofitel Cebu City

    Even as the coronavirus pandemic batters the tourism industry, property developer Cebu Landmasters is moving ahead with constructing a P4-billion tower in Cebu City which will boast the first 5-star hotel there. Masters Tower Cebu, set to be...

    RapplerRappler • 20 February 2021, 9:35AM
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