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Cebu Vaccination Starts Today

The vaccination program against COVID-19 in Cebu will start today, according to IATF-Visayas Chief Implementor Melquiades Feliciano. The Sinovac vaccine from China arrived at the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) on Tuesday, March 2. 14,000 doses of vaccine is intended for health workers and frontliners. In Cebu City, the local government is planning to purchase […].....»»

Category: newsSource: metrocebu metrocebuMar 5th, 2021

Consolacion Starts Vaccination

The town of Consolacion in the northern part of Cebu starts their coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program. The vaccination took place at the Mendero Medical Center where 145 frontliners are subject for vaccination including the hospital’s CEO, Dr. Samuel Mendero III. Frontliners who were registered and subject for vaccination will be divided into three […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 16th, 2021

Vaccination drive in Lapu hospital starts

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Allegiant Regional Care (ARC) Hospital in Barangay Agus here started its vaccination drive against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Dr. Alex Alegrado, medical director of ARC Hospital, said that out of over 300 employees, 264 of them have already given their consent to receive the Sinovac vaccine. […] The post Vaccination drive in Lapu hospital starts appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 10th, 2021

88 CCMC workers get vaccinated today

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Medical Center health workers have finally been vaccinated against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) upon the fervent request of Mayor Edgardo Labella. At least 88 doctors, nurses, and other health workers have been vaccinated with Sinovac for the first of the three-day vaccination program in the hospital. CCMC […] The post 88 CCMC workers get vaccinated today appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 10th, 2021

The Sinovac conundrum

To be or not to be vaccinated with Sinovac: That is the question health care workers all over the country are facing today. On a personal level, most health care workers believe in vaccination and seek protection from a virus that has claimed many lives, including those of their colleagues. Although doctors are now much […] The post The Sinovac conundrum appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Mandaue starts profiling of COVID-19 vaccine recipients

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – Mandaue City has started profiling the priority sectors for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program. Subangdaku Barangay Captain Ernie Manatad, the city’s vaccine czar and Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) president, said the Mandaue Information Systems Office (MISO) and Data Management Team have already conducted an orientation of the barangay […] The post Mandaue starts profiling of COVID-19 vaccine recipients appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2021

Vaccination profiling starts for Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is already beginning to conduct the profiling of priority groups for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program. City Health Officer-in-Charge, Doctor Jeffrey Ybones, said they are now training profilers that would help in the listing and the gathering of information of the individuals prioritized for the inoculation. The […] The post Vaccination profiling starts for Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Lapu-Lapu City starts identifying individuals to be prioritized for vaccination

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – The Lapu-Lapu City Government will now start listing the persons who will be prioritized in the city’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program. Dr. Agnes Realiza, head of the City Health Department, said that the city will be prioritizing medical frontliners, senior citizens, and indigent individuals. Realiza revealed that the city […] The post Lapu-Lapu City starts identifying individuals to be prioritized for vaccination appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2021

When We Were Volleyball Queens (Part 1)

(This story was originally published on March 23, 2015) "Pinays down Thais, bag Southeast Asian Games gold medal." This headline or anything close to it made the sports section of newspapers as one of our contingent’s shining moment in the 1993 biennial regional meet held in Singapore from June 12 to 20. Though given smaller treatment than the meteoric romp of the then Asian sprint queen Lydia De Vega in the century and 200 meter dash events, it gave pride to local volleyball.  Days before the birth of this generation’s most popular volleyball player, our national women’s team stood tall and proud as they wore their gold medals around their necks. Stepping on a platform higher than the region’s powerhouse team. It has been 22 long years since, and three months before the 28th SEA Games starts its fourth staging in the tiny island in the southern tip of the Malayan peninsula on June 5, Rosemarie Prochina recalled the campaign that brought Philippine volleyball to its highest peak. Talking with the Mane ‘N Tail coach during the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference launch, ABS-CBN Sports was taken back in time when the likes of Thelma Barina-Rojas, Zenaida Ybanez, Arlene Apostol and Leonora Escolante were the darlings of volleyball much like what Alyssa Valdez, Ara Galang, and the Santiago sisters, Dindin and Jaja, Denden Lazaro of today.    She said that their road to the SEA Games gold started when she and five other tall players from Cebu were brought to Manila for the national pool of the Philippine Amateur Volleyball Association headed by Victorico Chavez and Secretary-General Ramon “Tats” Suzara. “Ano kasi yun e, 1991 kinuha kami from Cebu. Mga tall players, tall na kami dati, may 6-foot-2, may 5-foot-10,” said the 5-foot-10 Prochina, who was recruited as a middle blocker from Southwestern University. “Pagdating namin sa Maynila parang ano, total makeover kasi galing kaming probinsiya ganyan,” she added. “Anim kaming dumating sa Maynila.” “Pagdating namin ang program nina Sir Tats hindi kami magtsa-champion agad kasi magte-train pa kami tapos may mga (nauna) sa amin sa Maynila na mga seniors na. May kasama kaming taga-FEU, at UST kasi sila yung mga darling dati,” said Prochina.     Sharpening the saw  Once under the program of PAVA, Prochina said they went through rigorous training under the tutelage of Stanislav Lyugaylo, who was part of the then Union of Soviet Socialist Republic national team that won gold in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and was tapped to handle the team in 1993.  “That time training kami ng training. Nagkaroon kami ng Russian coach tapos nu’ng SEA Games ng 1991 nag-bronze medal kami,” she further explained. “Yun lang ang aim nu’n dati ganoon lang muna kasi bago lang kami e. So yun itinulu’y-tuloy lang yung programa.” The national team was given the much needed support and were even sent overseas for international exposure.  “Marami kaming pinuntahan para mag-training. Nag-Japan kami. Noong 1992 yun maraming competitions abroad, yun tulu’y-tuloy kahit maraming nag-tryout-tryouts na ganyan still yung team dinadagdagan lang,” Prochina continued. “Noong 1993 yun na yun may Russian coach kami tapos nag-training kami for one month sa Japan.” Prochina said that their Japan stint was through the initiative of Chavez and Suzara. The Filipinas were pitted against the best squads from the land of the rising suns.  “Sila yung instrumental sa team namin na pinadala kami sa Japan for one month,” she said. “Umikot kami sa mga club teams sa Japan. One month yun, rigid training yun kaya pagdating namin ng Maynila mapuputi kami na payat, as in talagang (fit).”    Adversities at home and in Singapore Prochina recollected that the team had a share of doubters and haters.    “Sa laro namin sa Singapore, dito pa lang sa Manila may mga (nagi-expect) na baka mag-champion or baka ma-disappoint lang,” she said. Some believed that it’s improbable that a group of girls can topple the Thais, who that time were aiming for a three-peat.   “Kasi nga alam mo naman, siyempre may mga detractors din kami talaga,” according to Prochina. The team proceed with their mission armed with optimism that they are ready and more prepared than in 1991. “Pagdating namin dun (sa Singapore) ang (gusto) ko lang sa team namin ay sobra kaming mag-teamwork. Kasi kaming mga baguhan tapos half naman ng team mga seniors, sina Thelma Barina, ganyan,” she said. “Magaling silang magdala ng juniors. So kaming mga bago talagang sumusunod sa kanila.” But they had a rude awakening. “Pagdating sa laro doon, actually sa first na laban namin sa Thailand talo kami e. Under four sets yata or something basta ganoon, parang marami kaming naging (pagkukulang),” she recalled. Though suffering an opening game loss, the coaching staff were solid in their faith with the team. “Pero ang coaches namin very positive sila,” Prochina said. The team got up to their feet running over their next opponents to take a finals berth. “Pero after (ng talo), panalo na kami nu’n against Singapore, Myanmar, Vietnam kasi hindi rin sila ganoon kalakas,” she added.   Shopping, seriously? Prochina said that though the team racked up victories, they still felt the sting of their loss against the Thais. They were even demoralized going to the championship with Thailand, who was then lording over the competition. “Bago kami mag-champion hindi kami ganoon kapursigido, yung nag-eensayo kami pero ensayo lang,” she said. Sensing his team’s low morale, Lyugaylo asked his wards something that nobody expected.   “The day before the championship sinabihan kami ng Russian coach namin na “O you go shopping”, Prochina continued. “Kami naman “Ah, shopping lang. Bakit ganito ‘to?” she said. The day of the finals, there were no pre-game preparations, the Russian mentor asked them to go in deep meditation and after that just dance. “So nung umaga ng championship, kasi hapon yung championship against Thailand, ang sabi niya, “You go into one room and then you dance. Be happy,”” Prochina recalled. “Pero before noon pala may mga meditation na rin kami. Malaking bagay yun,” she said. “Yun yung isang nakakatulong sa team naming talaga. Yung relaxation sa mind kasi nga fit na (ang katawan namin).” And dance they did. “That morning pinasayaw niya lang kami. So kami naman walang KJ (kill joy) sa team namin kahit may mga edad na yung iba,” Prochina further related. “Sayaw-sayaw kami.” After that as they say the rest is history. “Tapos nu’ng hapon nangyari na yung nag-champion kami,” the PSL rookie mentor said. “Four sets yun at ang Thailand nun malakas, as in sobrang lakas.”   (to be continued)  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2020

License plates distribution for vehicles registered 2015 and 2016 continues 

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas (LTO-7) will continue its distribution of around 30,000 license plates for 4-wheel vehicles registered in 2015 and 2016 at the SM Seaside City Cebu. The distribution starts today, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the lower level of the City Wing and will end on April 30. […] The post License plates distribution for vehicles registered 2015 and 2016 continues  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 10th, 2020

PRBU-7 starts cleansing retired cops’ pensioners list

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Police Retirement and Benefits Administration Unit in Central Visayas (PRBU-7), has started accounting the police retirees in Cebu, today, March 9, 2020. According to Police Master Sergeant Ronald Rosello, the new mechanism of accounting all the retired policemen started last February 2020 as per the directive of Police General Archie […] The post PRBU-7 starts cleansing retired cops’ pensioners list appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 9th, 2020

Vaccination plan manual turned over to Cebu mayors

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The vaccination plan booklet that would guide local government units (LGUs) in Central Visayas on the roll-out of the vaccines has been turned over to the mayors of the component cities and towns of Cebu Province. On Wednesday,  April 14, 2021, the IATF-7, Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7), […] The post Vaccination plan manual turned over to Cebu mayors appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News10 hr. 1 min. ago

Cebu mayors raise concerns on prioritization for vaccination

The Vaccination Plan for the Visayas manual. | Delta Letigio CEBU CITY, Philippines — Some Cebu Province mayors express concern on how the vaccination prioritization will be implemented with respect to the available doses especially on the quick-substitution list. The mayors raised this concern during the turn over of the Vaccination Plan for the Visayas […] The post Cebu mayors raise concerns on prioritization for vaccination appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News10 hr. 1 min. ago

PH tops with most baptisms of young children

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Five hundred years ago, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan made history by introducing Roman Catholicism in the archipelago. Cebu’s then ruler Rajah Humabon, his wife Hara Humamay (also known today as Queen Juana), and several of their subjects were the first to be baptized and introduced into the Christian community. The growing […] The post PH tops with most baptisms of young children appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News14 hr. 3 min. ago

Makati opens more vaccination sites

The Makati government will open today additional inoculation sites to speed up the vaccination of city residents against COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Female Korean national survives shooting attack in Banilad

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — A 38-year-old female Korean national survived a shooting attack from an unidentified motorcycle riding gunman at past 9 a.m. today, April 12, along P. Remedio Street in Barangay Banilad in Mandaue City. Jiyoung Lee, who suffered gunshot wounds in the face and elbow, was in stable condition in the hospital, said […] The post Female Korean national survives shooting attack in Banilad appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

100 faithful confirmed as Christians at National Shrine of St. Joseph

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — About 100 faithful gathered at the National Shrine of St. Joseph here for the Holy Mass and confirmation on Monday, April 12, 2021. Today is the second day of the triduum in celebration of the 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines. Together with their parents and godparents, the 100 faithful […] The post 100 faithful confirmed as Christians at National Shrine of St. Joseph appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Things I’d remind my younger self

CEBU CITY, Philippines— There are times in your life today where you just stop and think of the things you could have done when you were younger. The things you wished you knew back then. Let’s take a trip down memory lane today and think of what you could have reminded yourself back then if […] The post Things I’d remind my younger self appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

P20.5M shabu seized, HVT killed in Cordova, Toledo drug busts

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least P20.5 million worth of suspected ‘shabu’ was confiscated in two separate buy-bust operations today, April 12 in Cordova town and in Toledo City. The biggest haul came from the Cordova operation where police confiscated 3 kilos of suspected shabu with an estimated worth of P20.4 million. Joven Silong, whom […] The post P20.5M shabu seized, HVT killed in Cordova, Toledo drug busts appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Consolacion fire: 35 families displaced, 26 houses razed

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A two-hour fire in Sitio Palma, District 4 in Barangay Pulpogan Consolacion has displaced 35 families after it razed 26 houses at past noon today, April 12. Fire Officer 2 (FO2) Edmar Tuñacao, Consolacion Fire Station chief investigator, estimated the damage to property at P300,000. Tuñacao said they were still investigating […] The post Consolacion fire: 35 families displaced, 26 houses razed appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Talisay, Mandaue, Lapu Lapu gun for solo lead in VisMin Super Cup

After rousing starts, MJAS Zenith-Talisay, KCS-Mandaue and ARQ Builders-Lapu Lapu eye to extend winning ways for a solo lead in the second week of the inaugural Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup at the Alcantara Subic Center in Cebu......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021