EOC: Patients with no COVID-like symptoms can go out BICs after 10-day isolation

Mae Fhel Gom-os 08/30/2021

  MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The deputy chief implementor of the Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) said patients could go out of the isolation facility should individuals no longer manifest COVID-like symptoms in the last three…

EOC to investigate claims of ‘intimidation’ by contact tracers

Mae Fhel Gom-os 08/30/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Cebu City┬áCouncilor Joel Garganera, the┬áchief implementor of the Cebu City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), said they are willing to investigate the claims of a licensed nurse that contact tracers allegedly used intimidating tactics…

Rise in COVID-19 cases in Cebu City results in backlog of extraction of cases

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The rise in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases is taking a toll on the Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The EOC has reported a series of backlogs in the extraction of the…

BICs are ready in case of need — EOC

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More barangay isolation centers or BICs in Cebu City may soon reopen if the cases continue to rise according to the Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) The city is seeing a rise…

Garganera: Keep BICs as contact tracing intensifies

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera is urging the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to keep the Barangay Isolation Centers (BICs) available for patients while testing and contact tracing intensifies in the city. This after…

Tumulak: BICs did not cause spread of COVID-19 in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak doesn’t believe that the Barangay Isolation Centers (BICs) caused the community transmission of COVID-19 in the barangays here. Tumulak said this after Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said that…

Cebu City hopes DepEd will allow extended use of schools as isolation center

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is still hoping for a positive response from the Department of Education (DepEd) on using in the public schools as barangay isolation centers (BICs). Councilor David Tumulak, the chairperson…

402 recovered patients in Cebu City released from isolation centers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The isolation centers in Cebu City are starting to get less crowded with the release of more recovered patients of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as of Thursday, May 28. The release involved…

Most asymptomatic patients in Alaska Mambaling still remain in home isolation

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Around 400 individuals from Alaska Mambaling, Cebu City who tested positive of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have yet to be transferred to the designated Barangay Isolation Centers (BICs). Lawyer Gines Abellana, Mambaling Barangay…

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