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…

Mandaue EOC gears up for expected increase of COVID cases in next 2 weeks

Mary Rose Sagarino 09/10/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Emergency Operations Center is anticipating an increase in the COVID-19 cases in the city in the next two to three weeks. Lawyer Julius Ceasar Entise, EOC deputy chief for operations…

Cebu City cops tell public to forego caroling plans

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 09/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As early as the first “Ber” month, Cebu City policemen have already issued an appeal to the public to forego plans to go caroling despite the absence of any official order from the…

Cebu City Health, EOC: Don’t be choosy with vaccine brand

Dyrecka Letigio 09/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) are encouraging the public not to be choosy in the brands of vaccines that they get. Reports have reached the CHD…

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 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 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…

People with comorbidities allowed to walk-in at NOAH from Aug 25-27

Dyrecka Letigio 08/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City will open the NOAH Complex mega-vaccination site at the South Road Properties (SRP) to walk-ins for those with comorbidities from August 25 to 27, 2021. The Vaccination Operations Center (VOC) announced…

Carbon Market close to shoppers on Sundays, and private vehicles starting Monday

Dyrecka Letigio 08/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Carbon Market will be closed to shoppers every Sunday starting August 22, 2021, and to private vehicles starting Monday, August 23, 2021. The Cebu City Market Operations Division (MOD) announced that these…

Mountain barangay deaths concern EOC

Dyrecka Letigio 08/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has noticed a rise in deaths in the city’s northern barangays since the beginning of August 2021. Councilor Joel Garganera said that they opened a cluster…

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…

EOC: Unvaccinated individuals make up 90% of COVID cases in Mandaue

Mary Rose Sagarino 08/12/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Ninety percent of Mandaue City’s active COVID cases are unvaccinated individuals, according to the Mandaue City Emergency Operations Center (EOC). As of Wednesday, August 11, 2021, Mandaue City has 1,629 active cases of…

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