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  • 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
  • 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
  • Cebu City taking down illegal 'Run Sara Run' streamers

    Cebu City taking down illegal 'Run Sara Run' streamers

    The Cebu City government announced on Tuesday, February 23, that it would remove illegal pre-election campaign streamers that have been posted over the city's skywalks. This developed after Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella was asked during a live press...

    RapplerRappler • 23 February 2021, 3:12PM
  • Dito Telecommunity sets commercial launch for March 8

    Dito Telecommunity sets commercial launch for March 8

    Dito Telecommunity will start offering its services on March 8, rolling out initially in Mindanao and the Visayas. Dito officials said the commercial rollout will be done in waves, opening first in 17 cities and municipalities, including Davao City...

    RapplerRappler • 23 February 2021, 12:15PM
  • 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
  • 13 'rescued' Lumad minors brought to Davao del Norte, police say

    13 'rescued' Lumad minors brought to Davao del Norte, police say

    DAVAO CITY - Thirteen minors who were allegedly rescued by police from the University of San Carlos retreat house in Cebu City belonging to the group of the Indigenous People of Talaingod, Davao del Norte arrived at Francisco Bangoy International...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 22 February 2021, 11:05PM
  • Children’s group abhors manner cops ‘rescued’ lumad kids

    Children’s group abhors manner cops ‘rescued’ lumad kids

    CEBU CITY - A group that envisions "a just world for children" has deplored the manner 19 children from an indigenous group in Davao del Norte were taken in what police described as a "rescue" operation inside a university here. The Children's Legal...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 22 February 2021, 1:37PM
  • 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
  • Biking Cebu

    Biking Cebu

    CEBU CITY - Dr. Lorelie Ramos was in Metro Manila for a medical subspecialty training last year when the government ordered a lockdown of the entire Luzon and suspended public transportation to control the spread of the new coronavirus disease...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 21 February 2021, 5:00AM
  • Man arrested after authorities track down delivery of shabu worth P6.8M

    Man arrested after authorities track down delivery of shabu worth P6.8M

    Authorities arrested a man after a kilo of suspected shabu worth P6.8 million was found concealed in a package delivered to him via courier service in Cebu City. According to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 7, the package was delivered...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 20 February 2021, 7:33PM
  • DOH: COVID-19 'variant of concern' in Cebu City not yet cause for alarm

    DOH: COVID-19 'variant of concern' in Cebu City not yet cause for alarm

    The detection of a "variant of concern" in Cebu City should not be a cause for alarm just yet as the government is still studying it, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said on Saturday, February 20. Vergeire made the statement at the...

    RapplerRappler • 20 February 2021, 2:11PM
  • 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
  • Cebu archbishop, 70, tests positive for COVID-19

    Cebu archbishop, 70, tests positive for COVID-19

    CEBU CITY - Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma tested positive for the new coronavirus disease, the Catholic Archdiocese here announced on Friday. According to Msgr. Joseph Tan, spokesperson of the Archdiocese of Cebu, Palma was confined on Thursday at the...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 20 February 2021, 5:00AM
  • Romero says slamming ‘rescue’ of lumads doesn’t mean support to NPA

    Romero says slamming ‘rescue’ of lumads doesn’t mean support to NPA

    MANILA, Philippines - House Deputy Speaker and 1-Pacman Rep. Mikee Romero on Friday denied allegations that he was supporting the New People's Army (NPA). This comes after Romero condemned the supposed police rescue of lumads (indigenous people) in...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 19 February 2021, 6:53PM
  • PNP investigates University of San Carlos over ‘rescue’ of minors

    PNP investigates University of San Carlos over ‘rescue’ of minors

    The Philippine National Police was investigating the University of San Carlos in Cebu City following the "rescue" of 19 minors who were allegedly recruited by communist rebels and sheltered at the institution's retreat house. "Actually we are...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 19 February 2021, 5:14PM
  • 13 of 19 Lumad minors in Cebu school raid expected to travel back to hometown

    13 of 19 Lumad minors in Cebu school raid expected to travel back to hometown

    Thirteen of the 19 Lumad minors involved in the bakwit school raid in Cebu City are expected to travel back to their hometown. In a phone interview on Friday, February 19, Cebu City Social Welfare officer Annie Suico told Rappler that the 13...

    RapplerRappler • 19 February 2021, 2:29PM
  • Cebu archbishop tests positive for COVID-19

    Cebu archbishop tests positive for COVID-19

    Archbishop Jose Palma tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday evening, February 18. Monsignor Joseph Tan, spokesperson of the Archdiocese of Cebu, confirmed this at around 10 am Friday. The Archbishop is currently under medical care at the Perpetual...

    RapplerRappler • 19 February 2021, 11:25AM
  • Cebu, Negros folk warned of 'Auring' floods

    Cebu, Negros folk warned of 'Auring' floods

    CEBU CITY - Disaster response personnel in Cebu and Negros Occidental provinces are preparing for Tropical Storm "Auring" (international name: Dujuan), which is expected to pass through the Visayas this weekend. Ramil Ayuman, acting head of the Cebu...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 19 February 2021, 5:38AM
  • CHR: No evidence of 'lumad' kids' indoctrination

    CHR: No evidence of 'lumad' kids' indoctrination

    The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Thursday said it found "no evidence" that the 19 Manobo children "rescued" by armed policemen from the University of San Carlos (USC) in Cebu City had been indoctrinated in communist thought or coerced to be...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 19 February 2021, 5:30AM
  • In Cebu, OFW who got jab is positive for virus

    In Cebu, OFW who got jab is positive for virus

    CEBU CITY - A returning Filipino worker from the United Arab Emirates, who had already received shots of COVID-19 vaccine, tested positive for the coronavirus upon arrival in Mandaue City, according to the Department of Health (DOH) in Central...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 19 February 2021, 5:30AM
  • Another vaccinated OFW found positive for coronavirus in Cebu

    Another vaccinated OFW found positive for coronavirus in Cebu

    CEBU CITY - Another returning overseas Filipino worker (OFW), who recently got the Pfizer vaccine, tested positive for SARS Cov2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in Cebu. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson of the Department of Health (DOH) in...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 18 February 2021, 8:12PM
  • Cops in ‘rescue’ of lumad in Cebu City warned: Cooperate in House probe or be locked up

    Cops in ‘rescue’ of lumad in Cebu City warned: Cooperate in House probe or be locked up

    MANILA, Philippines - If policemen involved in the supposed rescue operation of lumad students in a Talamban, Cebu City university would not cooperate in congressional investigations on the incident, they might be cited in contempt and locked up....

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 18 February 2021, 6:22PM
  • COVID-19 'variant of concern' detected in Cebu City

    COVID-19 'variant of concern' detected in Cebu City

    The Philippine Genome Center (PGC) has detected a COVID-19 "variant of concern" in Cebu City, the Department of Health Central Visayas (DOH7) said on Thursday, February 18. Dr Mary Jean Loreche, DOH7 spokesperson and chief pathologist, said in a...

    RapplerRappler • 18 February 2021, 3:31PM
  • Solon threatens to detain cops in Lumad 'rescue' if they won't cooperate in House probe

    Solon threatens to detain cops in Lumad 'rescue' if they won't cooperate in House probe

    Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero on Thursday threatened to have policemen involved in the controversial raid in Cebu City locked up at the Batasan Pambansa Complex if they will not cooperate in the legislative inquiry that he hoped would begin next week....

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 18 February 2021, 2:50PM
  • Despite questions on Cebu 'rescue,' PNP files raps vs. teachers, students, IP leaders

    Despite questions on Cebu 'rescue,' PNP files raps vs. teachers, students, IP leaders

    Kidnapping, child exploitation, and human trafficking complaints have been filed against seven people following the police raid in a suspected communist training facility in Cebu City. In a statement on Thursday, the Philippine National Police (PNP)...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 18 February 2021, 2:18PM
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