EOC prepared for start of limited F2F classes in Cebu City’s urban schools

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) said it is ready for the implementation of the limited face-to-face classes in urban public schools here on Monday, May 30, 2022. Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera, the…

Garganera to Cebuanos: Cases are dropping but ‘COVID is still around’

Wenilyn Sabalo 05/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The continuous drop in COVID-19 cases here is an indication that Cebu City is now recovering from the pandemic. But Cebuanos should never be complacent, according to Cebu City Councilor and Emergency Operations…

Cebu City EOC’s assurance: No lockdown after elections

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) made an assurance that there will be no lockdowns here after the May 9, 2022 elections. Councilor Joel Garganera, the deputy chief implementor of the EOC,…

Cebu City posts lowest positivity rate for 2021

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The COVID-19 situation in Cebu City continues to improve as it records its lowest daily positivity rate so far. The city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Sunday, October 10, 2021, registered a 2.17…

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…

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