One Million COVID-19 Tests Recorded by PH Red Cross Port Area

The Philippine Red Cross Area Laboratory achieved a milestone at 6 AM, April 10, 2021. The facility’s recorded COVID-19 tests went beyond the one million mark for the first time that day. This news was first made known by PRC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Gordon in a Twitter post. His tweet not only…

NCR Plus to be Placed Under MECQ Until April 30

Provinces within the National Capital Region (NCR) will settle into a Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine starting April 12, 2021. This development comes after two weeks of Enhanced Community Quarantine, the strictest lockdown any local government unit can impose. This new quarantine status is set to last until April 30, 2021. In addition to the NCR,…

Cokaliong Shipping Lines Schedule Update for April 10

Those travelling this weekend through Cokaliong Shipping Lines must take note of their trip schedules. As of Saturday, April 10, 2021, the first ferry for Iligan will leave by from Ozamis by 7:30 AM. That is followed after by the 4:00 PM schedules, both of which are from Iligan and bound for Cebu and back…

Western Visayas Eyes Travel Ban Extension

Mayors and governors in Western Visayas are requesting the Inter-Agency Task Force for an extension of the travel ban within the region. This desired extension will be good for another week. This extension request will not include any overseas Filipino workers, according to Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson. In addition to this, a request…

Quarantine Facilities to Become Isolation Centers by PH Port Authority

On April 8th, 2021, Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) General Manager Jay Daniel Santiago reveal plans to convert existing quarantine facilities into COVID-19 isolation centers. This announcement took place among surging cases in the country’s National Capital Region and other nearby provinces. Santiago talked about how important it is to “recognize the need to augment our…

Sea Collision in Manila Bay Damages Bulker and Tanker

A collision took place at Manila Bay on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. A tanker and a bulk carrier sustained significant damage in the incident. The accident occurred around 9:14 PM locally. The vessels involved were the Marshall Islands-flagged Ivy Alliance, the bulk carrier, and the Rich Rainbow, the Panama-flagged tanker. Fuyo Kaiun, the Rich Rainbow’s…

Oponganon Finishes Swim Lap Around Olango Island in 10 Hours Less

Cleevan Kayne Alegres is one athlete to watch out for. The twenty-five-year-old swimmer from Oponganon, Lapu-Lapu recently managed an entire lap around Olango Island. What is even more impressive about the feat was that Alegres managed it in under ten hours. According to Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan of Lapu-Lapu City, the swim began at 3:30…

Starlite Ferries Temporarily Suspends Travel to Western Visayas

Those looking to return home to their native Iloilo, Aklan, and Antique, among others will have to wait for another time. As reported on their Facebook page, Starlite Ferries will temporarily not be accepting certain passengers to travel to Region 6 or Western Visayas. This new and temporary ruling, set to take effect from April…

Antique Province Temporarily Closing Doors Due to Covid-19 Rise

According to Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao, the provincial government of Antique will be temporarily closing its doors. The reason given is the steadily rising COVID-19 cases. The closing of its borders to neighboring provinces is set to start on April 5, 2021 until April 19, 2021. In addition to that, a curfew and a liquor…

Cebu Reports Orderly Ports for Good Friday

The Cebu Port Authority, or CPA, reported near-empty and orderly ports on April 2, 2021. The CPA prepared assistance desks to help monitor passenger movement during Holy Week. It is tradition for many folks to return home to their provinces for the week, making the preparation an essential one. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and…