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…

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…

Investigation starts for death of OFW teacher in hotel isolation

Dyrecka Letigio 09/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Various agencies are now investigating the death of an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) from Talisay City, who died inside SEDA Hotel, a hotel isolation facility in Barangay Apas, Cebu City. Mercedita Torbeso, 53,…

Guardo: There is still apparent need for burial space

Dyrecka Letigio 09/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Jerry Guardo, City Council’s committee chairperson on infrastructure, said that there was still an apparent need for burial space in the city. After they opened eight tombs at the Cabantan…

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 logs 9 COVID-19 deaths in early September

Dyrecka Letigio 09/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — September has just began, but Cebu City already recorded nine COVID-19 related deaths in the past four days.  In the latest data of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), the death toll for August…

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…

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…

Mandaue’s EOC chief reports ‘slight’ drop in COVID-19 positivity rate

Mary Rose Sagarino 09/01/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines- From having close to a hundred  cases per day during the early part of August, Mandaue City’s average number of daily cases dropped to around 85 during the second half of the month, says…

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 urges patients isolated in BICs to help maintain cleanliness

Mae Fhel Gom-os 08/30/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The chief implementor of Cebu City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has urged those being isolated in barangay isolation centers (BICs) to work together in maintaining the cleanliness of their rooms. Councilor Joel Garganera…

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