Cebu City EOC: City government won’t regulate churches; vaccination bubble not required

Dyrecka Letigio 09/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) said the city government will not impose any form of vaccination bubble in the churches as this would infringe on the separation of church and state.…

EOC welcomes Cebu City’s shift to GCQ

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local officials here welcomed the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF) to place the city under a more lenient quarantine status. For Councilor Joel Garganera,…

EOC to investigate claims of ‘intimidation’ by contact tracers

Mae Fhel Gom-os 08/30/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera, the chief 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…

Patients in Cebu City decry unsanitary isolation centers

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Unsanitary. This is what licensed nurse James Marinduque described when he and his boyfriend spent a night in one of Cebu City’s government-run isolation centers last August 25. Marinduque took to social media…

Cebu City EOC: Waiting line for hospitals still a problem

Dyrecka Letigio 08/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) said that the waiting line for hospital remains a problem in the city. This is despite a drop in the hospital occupancy rate to 69 percent…

Cebu City EOC to investigate, trace home deaths

Dyrecka Letigio 08/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be deploying teams to investigate and trace  home deaths that have occurred here recently.  Councilor Joel Garganera, the deputy chief implementor of the EOC, said that the…

Cebu City hospital utilization remains safe amid ‘surge’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City’s hospitals remain at safe levels despite the city experiencing ‘another surge’ of new COVID-19 cases. Data from the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) showed that as of July 9, Critical Care Occupancy Rates…

300 Cebu City EOC personnel get vaccinated

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Personnel of the Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) have also undergone vaccination against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Councilor Joel Garganera, deputy chief implementor of the EOC, said they had completed the…

Govt calls for public cooperation as COVID-hit brgys in Cebu City reach 58

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – As new coronavirus infections continue to rise, only 22 barangays in Cebu City remain to have zero active cases in the past 14 days. This prompted local officials here to advise the general…

Guadalupe imposes stricter rules vs COVID-19 every Sunday

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – In an effort to prevent the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) from further spreading, barangay officials of Guadalupe, Cebu City will be reimplementing stricter protocols. Last January 22, village officials led by captain, Michael…

Despite rise in new cases, no lockdown in Cebu City

Morexette Marie Erram 01/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Local officials here assured the public that no lockdown will be reimposed amid the increasing number of new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Monday, January 18, 2021, debunked reports…

58 barangays in Cebu City ‘COVID-free’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The new coronavirus outbreak in Cebu City may seem to have improved as it enters the second week of December. As of December 12, the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) reported…

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