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.…

Laboratory disinfection causes low report on cases, EOC asks for patience

Dyrecka Letigio 09/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) appeals to the public waiting for their test results to be a little more patient as the molecular laboratory in the city was disinfected. “Basta gamay…

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,…

42 babies born from COVID mothers in Cebu City amid August surge

Dyrecka Letigio 09/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Hope appears in unique bundles for Cebu City amid the devastating COVID-19 surge last month which resulted in 266 deaths. Amid the surge of cases, deaths, and hospital admissions, at least 42 babies…

Cebu City EOC seeks DTI’s help to regulate prices of COVID-19 meds

Dyrecka Letigio 09/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is urging the Department of Trade and Industries (DTI) and the Department of Health (DOH) to control the prices of essential medicines being used for COVID-19…

Cebu City ends August 2021 with 266 COVID-19 deaths, ‘improving’ situation

Dyrecka Letigio 08/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City ends August 2021 with 266 deaths, its second-highest number of deaths in a single month since the pandemic began in March 2020. The highest death toll the city ever recorded in…

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…

Isolating patient hits untidy state of City Central School isolation facility

Dyrecka Letigio 08/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be checking the conditions of the City Central School isolation facility after a patient complained on social media about the facility’s untidy state. Kris Lang,…

Garganera says additional week under MECQ may help

Dyrecka Letigio 08/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) said an additional week under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) may help reduce the active COVID-19 cases in the city. This was the statement of Councilor…

EOC reports more deaths in mountain barangays

Dyrecka C. Letigio 08/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has reported more deaths in the city’s mountain barangays. The EOC revealed that there have been six more deaths each in the North District and South…

Rama, Garganera react to Duque’s statement that ‘there seems to be no improvement’ in Central Visayas

Mae Fhel Gom-os 08/23/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Cebu City officials have reacted to Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III’s statement that “there seems to be no improvement” in Central Visayas despite the prolonged imposition of the Enhanced Community…

EOC needs more step-down facilities

Dyrecka Letigio 08/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The hospital utilization rate in Cebu City has seen a slight drop from 75.6 percent to 72.7 on August 17, 2021, showing an improvement to the admission rate of COVID-19 patients. Based on…

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