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Move to give free vitamins, vaccines to Lapu-Lapu garbage collectors pushed

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan welcomed the move of the city council in providing free vitamins, anti-tetanus vaccine, and pneumococcal vaccine to garbage collectors in the city. On Wednesday, September 21, 2022, Councilor Annabeth Cuizon passed a resolution in the city council providing these free vitamins and these vaccines to […] The post Move to give free vitamins, vaccines to Lapu-Lapu garbage collectors pushed appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerSep 22nd, 2022

GSIS intensifies move to shift to digital services

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) has intensified its campaign to digitalize its services. Jose Arnulfo Veloso, president and general manager of GSIS, said that they were intensifying the campaign to give the “total customer experience” to their members. In July, GSIS has earlier launched its GSIS Touch App. Among the […] The post GSIS intensifies move to shift to digital services appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2022

Chan: Renaming MCIA is honoring Datu Lapulapu

  LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said Congress’ move in renaming the Mactan-Cebu International Airport in honor of Datu Lapulapu is giving honor to the chieftain. In a press conference today, March 30, 2021, Chan said that renaming the airport will give pride and honor to Datu Lapulapu, who is […] The post Chan: Renaming MCIA is honoring Datu Lapulapu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 30th, 2021

Roque to Congress: Consult Palace on increasing budget for vaccines

Any congressional move to raise the proposed 2021 budget for the coronavirus vaccine should at least be done in consultation with the Executive branch, according to a Palace official.  Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque (RESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said while they respect Congress’ wisdom to hike the vaccine budget for the next year, the issue on its funding source must also be addressed. “The power of purse is vested in Congress. We will bow to the wisdom of Congress should they deem it fit to increase the budget for the vaccine, and of course, may pagkukuhanan po iyan (there will be a funding source for that),” he said during a Palace press briefing Thursday. “So we hope that Congress will at least confer with the Executive kung saan nila kukunin iyong pondo para itaas ang budget for the vaccine (on where the funds will be obtained to raise the budget for the vaccine),” he added. Nonetheless, Roque affirmed the administration’s resolve to ensure the country has adequate funds for the vaccine procurement once the life-saving drug becomes available.“We join Congress in our desire that we should have sufficient funds to pay for the vaccine, which according po to (Philippine) Ambassador (to China) Chito (Sta. Romana) is really forthcoming in the near future,” he said.The House of Representatives has reportedly introduced several amendments to its approved 2021 national budget, including a higher budget for the purchase of COVID vaccines to P8 billion.  In the original Palace-backed P4.5 trillion national budget proposal, at least P2.5 billion has been allocated for the COVID-19 vaccination program under the Department of Health’s budget. House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, who leads a small group in charge of amendments to the budget bill, said the additional P5.5 billion to augment the vaccine budget aims to ensure safe and effective vaccine will be available to Filipinos. “This is to support President Rodrigo Duterte’s program to strengthen the country’s health care system. We believe that vaccines play a very crucial role in keeping the population safe and healthy from the pandemic,” the Leyte lawmaker said.  On the part of the Senate, Senator Panfilo Lacson disclosed plans to increase funding for the coronavirus vaccine under the proposed 2021 national budget. Last week, the President said the government has the funds to buy the coronavirus vaccine once it is available but would need more money to vaccinate all Filipinos. Duterte earlier vowed to give priority to the poor, the police and military personnel in the distribution of free vaccines.  He said the country will buy the most affordable vaccine to be sold in the market given the government’s limited resources. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

No conditions in China’s move to prioritize PH as vaccine recipient — Sta. Romana

China has not imposed any condition when it included the Philippines as among the priority nations to gain access to its potential coronavirus vaccine, according to a Filipino diplomat. Amb. Jose Santiago Sta. Romana Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta. Romana said China instead reminded the country to prepare its cold storage facilities amid the highly anticipated breakthrough in vaccine development. China will hopefully announce its mass production of the coronavirus vaccine before the end of the year or early next year, Sta. Romana said during an online Palace press briefing. “Hopefully, mass production and distribution will happen in the near future, as early as November and December in terms of production. And it will depend on our capability to receive the vaccines in terms of our facilities, in terms of distribution,” he said.  “The prospects are bright in terms of a breakthrough in vaccine,” he added. Sta. Romana made clear that the cold storage facilities for the potential COVID-19 vaccines are not conditions set by China but simply a reminder to ensure effective distribution of the vaccine.  “It’s just a reminder that if you get the vaccine and you don’t have cold chain storage, then it’s useless so you have to prepare,” he said, citing information from Chinese drug companies.  He said even if the Philippines is in the “priority list,” the distribution of the vaccine will be a challenge. He said the vaccines must be stored in “freezing conditions” to keep its efficacy.  “If exposed to tropical weather or to normal weather conditions, the vaccine could lose its effectiveness,” he said.So far, Sta. Romana said the vaccines being developed by Chinese pharmaceutical firms have entered phase 3 of the clinical trials. One of the potential vaccines have been approved for emergency use for health workers and other government frontliners. “The Chinese will make an announcement in the near future and then they’ll start their mass production. And once there is the mass production, then I think there will be distribution. Hopefully, before the end of the year; but surely by the first quarter of next year,” he said.  Asked if China has imposed any condition on the Philippines in exchange for the vaccine supply, Sta. Romana said: “No, not at all. Actually, we’re the ones, our condition is that it should pass our local requirements.” When asked if Beijing has pledged the amount of vaccines and if these will be given to Manila for free, Sta. Romana said the matter would entail more discussion. “I cannot give you a definitive answer right now but definitely in terms of number, you know, how they will do it kasi it depends on the—they’re talking of hundreds of millions in terms of production dito sa China. So, the question is iyong distribution and deployment,” he said. “They’re preparing their manufacturing facilities for the mass production of vaccines the moment approval is announced,” he added. Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado has assured that the government has funds that will be needed for the establishment of the cold storage facilities for the coronavirus vaccines. “Surely, as the sun rises in the east, there will be funds for that because the President will never allow that we will run short of the requirements to make sure that we have the storage facilities for all of these vaccines,” he said in the same online press conference. Last week, President Duterte expressed confidence about the safety of the vaccines being developed by China, citing the Asian neighbor is a modern country. He said the government has funds for the vaccine purchase, adding he was just waiting for China or Russia to contact him. “I’d be glad to open up my sleeves because I am confident with their vaccine,” he added......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Cordova asks business establishments to grant discounts to teachers

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Sangguniang Bayan of Cordova has passed a resolution requesting business establishments to grant discounts to public and private school teachers who are living or teaching in the town. The resolution was authored by councilor Remar Baguio which aims to give a discount to educators from October 3-9, 2002, as an […] The post Cordova asks business establishments to grant discounts to teachers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2022

Cordova plans to expand Wi-Fi program to its barangays

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Municipal Government of Cordova will expand its free Wi-Fi program to Cordovanhons. On Monday, September 19, 2022, Cordova Mayor Cesar “Didoy” Suan announced that they would also establish free Wi-Fi in all its 13 barangays. These are the town’s 13 barangays Alegria, Bangbang, Buagsong, Catarman, Cogon, Dapitan, Day-as, Gabi, Gilutongan, […] The post Cordova plans to expand Wi-Fi program to its barangays appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2022

20 tons of coastal garbage collected in Lapu-Lapu coastal cleanup

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Close to 20 tons of garbage were collected during the International Coastal Cleanup held in Lapu-Lapu City on Saturday, September 17, 2022. Jocelyn Abayan, environmental management specialist of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) said that among the garbage that they collected were food wrappers and pouches, plastic bottles, […] The post 20 tons of coastal garbage collected in Lapu-Lapu coastal cleanup appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2022

Drug-free workplace will soon be a requirement for businesses to renew their permits if …

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Business establishments in Lapu-Lapu City will soon be required to have a drug-free workplace before they can be allowed to renew their business permits. This can happen if the proposal of City of Lapu-Lapu Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (CLOSAP) to have this kind of ordinance in the city will be […] The post Drug-free workplace will soon be a requirement for businesses to renew their permits if … appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2022

Badian officials to consult Capitol on next move against illegally built beach houses

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Municipality of Badian will consult first the Cebu Provincial Capitol on their next move against the beach houses that were illegally built in Barangay Lambug. Engineer Vicente Jojie Nellas, head of the Office of Building Official (OBO) in Badian, said that the owner of the lot, where the beach houses […] The post Badian officials to consult Capitol on next move against illegally built beach houses appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2022

Free Wi-Fi for students teachers doing research for school projects in Cordova — mayor

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Students and teachers in Cordova town will not have to go to an internet cafe and spend money to do their research for their school projects.  All they have to do is go to the municipal hall and avail of the free Wi-Fi of the Cordova town government to do their […] The post Free Wi-Fi for students teachers doing research for school projects in Cordova — mayor appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2022

Free shuttle rides for Cordova commuters stranded in Lapu-Lapu — mayor

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Municipality of Cordova will offer free ride to their constituents, who will be stranded in Lapu-Lapu City, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This was announced by Cordova Mayor Cesar “Didoy” Suan on Monday, September 5, 2022, during the flag raising ceremony. Suan said that he would be deploying two […] The post Free shuttle rides for Cordova commuters stranded in Lapu-Lapu — mayor appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 5th, 2022

DOH-7 continues COVID-19 vaccine campaign

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—A total of 763 individuals were inoculated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines during the “Sa Booster PinasLakas” campaign of the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at the TMX Philippines, Inc., Mactan Export Processing Zone 1 here. This was confirmed by Dr. Agnes Realiza, Lapu-Lapu City […] The post DOH-7 continues COVID-19 vaccine campaign appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2022

MECO commends Lapu Council for urging ERC to OK application

LAPU-LAPUA CITY, Philippines — The Mactan Electric Company (MECO) welcomed the move of the Lapu-Lapu City Council in passing an ordinance urging the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to act on the application of MECO to purchase electricity from San Miguel (SMC) Global Power Holdings Corporation. MECO has earlier contracted SMC Global Power Holdings Corp. to […] The post MECO commends Lapu Council for urging ERC to OK application appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2022

CCTO bares schedule, routes for OVP free ride

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) bared on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, the routes and schedule for the free ride program launched by the Office of the Vice President  (OVP) on selected routes in the Cities of Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu Lapu. In a social media post on Wednesday, the CCTO […] The post CCTO bares schedule, routes for OVP free ride appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2022

Lapu-Lapu vaccination centers welcome walk-ins

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government will now open all its vaccination sites to walk-ins. This is after the mayor has observed that some vaccination sites have experienced a decline in the number of people visiting them. Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan, however, explained that this is a result of their move on opening […] The post Lapu-Lapu vaccination centers welcome walk-ins appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Chan will not require Lapu drivers, conductors to wear air purifiers

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan will not require public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers and conductors to wear personal air purifiers. Earlier, Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has required drivers and conductors to wear personal air purifiers as an added protection against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). For Chan, such a move will only […] The post Chan will not require Lapu drivers, conductors to wear air purifiers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Sen. Hontiveros launches Healthy Pinas Mobile Clinic in Lapu

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Senator Risa Hontiveros has formally launched in the Visayas on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, the Healthy Pinas Mobile Clinic. The mobile clinic’s first stop was at Barangay Pajo covered court, wherein they offered free laboratory procedures such as x-ray, ECG, ultrasound, among others. “First time, ug siyempre unang-unang sa Cebu nga […] The post Sen. Hontiveros launches Healthy Pinas Mobile Clinic in Lapu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2021

Lapu’s senior citizens told to avail of one-shot J& J vaccines

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government is appealing to senior citizens to visit the vaccination sites until Friday, as the has city started its rollout of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Lawyer James Sayson, deputy for Local Vaccination Operation Center, said that the said vaccination would only be […] The post Lapu’s senior citizens told to avail of one-shot J&J vaccines appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 21st, 2021

Lapu running short of vaccines again

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Lapu-Lapu City Government has only around 1,000 doses of  COVID-19 vaccines left. This was confirmed by Lapu-Lapu City Health Department (LCHD) head Dr. Agnes Realiza, who said the said supply is expected to last until Wednesday, July 14, 2021. She said that these Sinovac vaccines are utilized for the first dose of […] The post Lapu running short of vaccines again appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2021

Lapu may purchase own COVID-19 vaccines

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan is now considering purchasing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines. This was confirmed by Chan in a press briefing on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Chan said that currently, they have temporarily suspended the 1st dose vaccination of the COVID-19 vaccine since their supply was already depleted. […] The post Lapu may purchase own COVID-19 vaccines appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 6th, 2021