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…

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…

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…

COVID-19 cases among minors are rising — Cebu City EOC

Dyrecka Letigio 08/07/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center notes an increase of COVID-19 cases among minor age groups. In the most recent data released to the media, the EOC showed that for new cases…

COVID-19 death toll for August in Cebu City now at 27

Dyrecka Letigio 08/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It has been merely a week into August 2021 and the death toll for COVID-19 in Cebu City has now reached 27. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) revealed that the deaths are consistently…

132 Cebu City resident frontliners hit with COVID-19

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) revealed that the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is already hitting medical frontliners. Councilor Joel Garganera, the deputy chief implementor of the EOC, said resident medical frontliners working in…

Hospital occupancy on the rise but officials say ‘outbreak still manageable’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—At least six ambulances were parked in front of a private hospital in uptown Cebu City on Tuesday afternoon, July 27, 2021.  One of them had a patient who was relying on an oxygen tank.…

Hospital queue grows longer, rise in COVID-19 cases in Cebu City worries EOC

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is worried about the persistently increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the city. The city recorded 211 new cases on July 22, 2021, and the active…

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