Garganera: First day of face-to face classes in Cebu City goes smoothly

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/23/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Aside from classrooms that still need to be fixed, Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera said the opening of limited face-to-face classes in schools in Cebu City on Monday, August 22, 2022, was generally…

Cebu City, Central Visayas COVID-19 cases remain low over the past weeks

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City logged no new COVID-19 case on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera, Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Deputy Chief Implementor, told reporters on Thursday, that none of…

Cebu City EOC: Unvaxxed resident, senior citizen were latest COVID-19 fatalities

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 05/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A 57-year-old resident, who remained unvaccinated, and a senior citizen with comorbidities were the two COVID-19 deaths that were reported in Cebu City this May, Emergency Operations Center (EOC) deputy chief implementer Joel…

Cebu City’s COVID-19 positivity rate now below 1% — Garganera

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 05/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City’s COVID-19 case tally continues to show favorable numbers as the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) reported a below one percent positivity rate in the last two months. EOC deputy chief implementer…

Carbonhanong Alyansa to Garganera: Market JVA is also a human rights issue

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—A week after Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera condemned the alleged use of children as human shields in multiple Carbon Market incidents, vendor groups are challenging the councilor to look deeper into the city’s contract…

Cebu City councilor to private sector: Help rebuild public schools

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera urged the private sector to help rehabilitate public schools damaged by Typhoon Odette, which is in preparation for face-to-face classes. Garganera said that even if there were already…

Labella: COVID-19 pandemic demands new form of sacrifice and heroism

Mae Fhel Gom-os 08/30/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – While remembering the heroism of the forebearers who helped shape the nation to what it is today, Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella emphasized the demand for a new form of sacrifice in this…

Cebu City dad pushes for EOC institutionalization

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera is pushing for the institutionalization of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) through a proposed ordinance. In a privilege speech during a regular session on Wednesday, July 14, 2021,…

Garganera: Metro Cebu cities must have uniform transportation protocols

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is seeking a more synchronized protocol among the cities in Metro Cebu especially with regards to transportation. EOC deputy chief implementor, Councilor Joel Garganera, said that…

EOC reminds APORs: Exceptions in line with duty only

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Authorities from Cebu City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has reminded Authorized Personnel Outside Residence (APOR) that they are only exempted from following health protocols during their respective duties. The EOC made this statement…

New surge in Cebu City: 318 new cases in 1 week

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City continues to report more new cases than recoveries of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) entering the third week of January. From January 10 to January 16, a total of 318 new…

Cebu City plans to tap med, nursing studes for inoculation program

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City Government is planning to tap medical and nursing students to help them in implementing their inoculation program against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera, head of…

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