Rappler's latest stories on Cebu City
'This was recommended by the IATF to avoid confusion with the public as we are still harmonizing data with other health departments,' the Cebu City Health Department says
Cebu City has the largest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country and is still under enhanced community quarantine
The Cebu City Council will also hear two resolutions which would give P15,000 financial aid to nurses in the coronavirus ward, and financial aid to infected patients
(2nd UPDATE) Journalists are among workers allowed to go out and perform their duty as long as they present their press IDs
'When all the data is aligned, there is no conflict,' Secretary Roy Cimatu, overseer of COVID-19 response in Cebu City says
Only Cebu City remains under enhanced community quarantine
President Rodrigo Duterte cites the continuing rise in the number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Cebu City
The Department of Health acknowledges the issues raised with its initial plan to deploy rural health physicians from other areas to Cebu City
Cebu City now has 5,494 cases after confirming 353 new infections. The Cebu Provincial Capitol is also closed from July 1 to 3 after 12 employees test positive.
'Deployment will be temporarily held in abeyance until issues and concerns are settled with all concerned physicians and other stakeholders,' says DOH-Western Visayas Director Marlyn Convocar
Exempted workers are allowed to travel with their certificate of employment and company ID. No quarantine pass holders will be allowed out on Sundays.
Some physicians from the Doctors to the Barrios program say the Department of Health did not consult them about their redeployment to Cebu City, adding that this would jeopardize health in far-flung areas
The former congressman attended his last city council session on Thursday, June 25, via Zoom
Environment Undersecretary Benny Antiporda also defends Secretary Roy Cimatu against claims that he racked up a huge hotel bill during his visit to Cebu City
In the latest data, 33 out of every 100 persons, or one-third of those tested in Cebu, is positive for the virus
Over 90 checkpoints sprout across the city. The ex-military general inspects the most affected barangays from the sky.
Eastern Visayas regional health department says all deaths were returning residents and had underlying conditions
Bakit tumaas ang bilang ng mga kumpirmadong kaso ng coronavirus sa Cebu City at kalapit na mga bayan?
The barangays under lockdown reported the highest number of infections in the city
The national government is sending the police's elite Special Action Force to help implement an 'extreme lockdown' in Cebu City, says Interior Secretary Eduardo Año
A Cebu City councilor calls for an investigation into how donated chickens were allegedly given to city hall and barangay employees and resold instead of being distributed to residents
All emerging coronavirus hotspots are provinces in the Visayas. Eastern Visayas health officials fear health systems may be overwhelmed if the trend continues.
(UPDATED) The cancellation of the city's quarantine passes is effective 10 pm, Tuesday, June 23
Cebu City currently has the highest number of coronavirus cases in the country at 4,449
The city also reports 44 deaths in one week, more than half of the 81 total deaths
(UPDATED) Out of 93 medical technologists, who conducted rapid tests last May in 3 cities in Cebu, only the 24 tapped by Lapu-Lapu City received their stipend
DOH says with the record number of fresh cases, the total of infections reported on Saturday was 943. Half of these confirmed cases, or 448, come from Central Visayas.
The national government is also considering tapping a 'Visayas deputy implementer' to oversee the region's coronavirus efforts
Bambi Beltran files complaints against the Cebu City mayor, the Central Visayas police chief, and several Cebu cops for arresting her without a warrant and violating her rights while in their custody
The total coronavirus cases in the country reach 28,459, as the health department reports 661 new cases
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says the British man waited some 8 hours in an ambulance at the Chong Hua Fuente hospital before dying of cardiac arrest
The statement comes amid a surge of new cases in Cebu City and the reimposition of a lockdown
In revising his city's border control guidelines, Mayor Jonas Cortes cites the national government's decision to place Cebu City under lockdown and Talisay City under modified lockdown
Cebu City is the only city in the country under enhanced community quarantine
The Sangguniang Kabataan Federation of Cebu City shows its opposition to the anti-terrorism bill
President Rodrigo Duterte's decision comes as the National Capital Region remains a battleground in the country's fight against the coronavirus
After a spike in coronavirus cases, Cebu City is back to enhanced community quarantine starting June 16, from the more relaxed general community quarantine
None of them were detained unlike the 8 individuals arrested for protesting in the University of the Philippines Cebu against the passage of the anti-terrorism bill a week ago
19-year-old Clement Corominas is arrested after asking a cop, 'What is happening?'
In a statement, the family condemns the visit of the unidentified men and urges the public not to let harassment stop them from speaking up
The 5 personnel who tested positive are asymptomatic and currently on their 13th day of quarantine
The judge's release order for the 7 activists and one bystander does not require a bail amount. The 'Cebu 8' have already spent some 36 hours in detention.
UP Cebu urges Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella and the chief of the Cebu City police office to 'seriously look into this clear transgression against our constituents and our property'
Despite the heavy-handed tactics of the cops in dispersing a peaceful protest, the Cebu City police are 'professional policemen' and the mayor says he trusts their judgement
The police, who were in riot gear and carrying long firearms, claim that they were the ones assaulted by the unarmed protesters
Under the accord, the police and the military are not allowed to conduct operations within the vicinity of UP campuses without prior notice or approval of the UP administration
Several organizations amplify the call for donations to raise a community bail fund for anti-terrorism activists in Cebu City
(UPDATED) The arrest comes as students and members of various youth and progressive groups held a mobilization to denounce the approval of the anti-terrorism bill
(UPDATED) 7 activists, including minors, belong to local progressive organizations in Cebu. The other person arrested is a bystander who did not participate in the rally
We label June 1 as ‘The Hunger Games: NCR, Cavite, and Cebu City Editions.’ For those returning to work, it’s like getting into a death match.