Garganera looks to institutionalize EOC

Wenilyn Sabalo 05/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—After securing a fresh term as a councilor for Cebu City’s north district, Joel Garganera aims to institutionalize the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Asked of his first priorities for his first 100 days in office…

No active cases in 34 barangays in Cebu City — EOC

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to improve, officials in Cebu City are hopeful that the city will be under a more relaxed quarantine before March ends. The city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) reported…

EOC reminds bar owners: Maintain health protocols

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations (EOC) is reminding bar owners that they must continue to maintain health protocols even if the restrictions in the city have eased up. Councilor Joel Garganera, the deputy…

FACES OF CEBU: Martin Lorenzo del Rosario, 23, Emergency Responder

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — He started as a volunteer. Now, Martin Lorenzo “Renzo” Del Rosario, 23, is an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) cluster head for COVID-19 emergency medical services and the data management chief of the Cebu…

Significant drop in positivity rate noted in Mandaue City

Mary Rose Sagarino 02/10/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City’s positivity rate has dropped by over 30 percent compared to last month’s figure. The city’s positivity rate has significantly decreased to 13.02 percent from almost 50 percent in January according to…

Start of Bar exams in Cebu City goes smoothly — EOC

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Bar exams took off to a good start in Cebu City on Friday morning, February 4, 2022.  Councilor Joel Garganera, the deputy chief implementor of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), said there…

COVID-19 cases declining in Cebu City? Too early to tell, says EOC

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City recorded 302 new COVID-19 cases on January 24, 2022, based on the validated report of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Councilor Joel Garganera, the deputy chief implementor of the EOC, said…

Rama to establishments: Don’t hold Sinulog parties

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama reminds establishments that they should not be holding crowd-gathering parties during the celebration of Sinulog this weekend. The COVID-19 cases have been on the rise in Cebu City…

Vaccination Operations Center, EOC of Mandaue moved to public market building

Mary Rose Sagarino 01/03/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Personnel of the Mandaue City Vaccine Operations Center (VOC) and Emergency Operations Center have already transferred to the second floor of the city’s Public Market. Dr. Ligaya Lakambini Dargantes, VOC operations head, said…

Outbound ships can now operate at full capacity — EOC

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Ships departing from Cebu City ports are now allowed to operate at full capacity while maintaining minimum health standards.  City Councilor Joel Garganera, the deputy chief implementor of the Emergency Operations Center, issued…

Only 150 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There are fewer COVID-19 patients currently in hospitals in Cebu City, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) here, revealed. The EOC said only 150 COVID-19 dedicated beds in 15 public and private hospitals in…

Only 69 active COVID-19 cases left in Cebu City, lowest this year

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — For the first time, Cebu City has only 69 active cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVD-19) left, the lowest it has ever recorded this year. Councilor Joel Garganera, the deputy chief implementor…

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