Cebu City prepares for possible use of mass burial site

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is preparing probably for the worse — a mass burial site for COVID-19 fatalities. Councilor Joel Garganera, head of the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), said they were already anticipating for…

Cebu City EOC: Delta variant may be the cause of COVID cases spike

Mae Fhel Gom-os 08/02/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Councilor and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Deputy Chief Implementer Joel Garganera said they were not discounting the possibility that the spike of COVID-19 cases in the city might be due…

Cebu City EOC: MGCQ does not matter, we will enforce stricter measures

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government will not be putting its guard down amid the plans of the national government to keep the city under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) even when its neighboring cities…

EOC of Cebu City: No political gatherings for now

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center or EOC is appealing to politicians and political parties to avoid holding gatherings as the election season approaches. The EOC is concerned that the city’s cases would…

EOC assures Guadalupe not singled out in granular lockdown implementation

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) said Barangay Guadalupe is not been singled out in the implementation of a granular lockdown. This was the response Councilor Joel Garganera, the deputy chief implementor…

EOC implements granular lockdown in Guadalupe

Mae Fhel Gom-os 07/19/2021

  MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center or EOC has implemented a granular lockdown in Barangay Guadalupe on Sunday, July 18, 2021, due to the increase in the number of its COVID-19 active…

EOC sees urgency of tightening border controls in ports

Dyrecka Letigio 07/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) sees an urgency to impose stricter protocols for arriving travelers by requiring them to present a negative COVID-19 test result prior to departure. Councilor Joel Garganera,…

Cebu City EOC pushes for antigen, RT-PCR tests for inbound sea travelers

Mae Fhel Gom-os 06/21/2021

CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINES — Due to the rising COVID-19 cases noted in the neighboring provinces, all inbound passengers whether for Cebu City or Cebu Province, as long as they go through the seaport in Cebu City, might…

Barangays told: Coordinate with PSA to avoid crowding in registration sites

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Barangays in Cebu City are told to coordinate with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) when conducting registration for the National Identification Card (ID). This was the reminder of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC)…

Cuenco: Buses are pulling out of Cebu City, we need more jeepney routes

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Cebu City Councilor James Cuenco appealed once more to Mayor Edgardo Labella to reopen more jeepney routes in order to address the lack of public transport. Cuenco said that certain bus liners had…

300 Cebu City EOC personnel get vaccinated

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Personnel of the Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) have also undergone vaccination against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Councilor Joel Garganera, deputy chief implementor of the EOC, said they had completed the…

Karenderyas, workplaces are top sources of COVID-19 in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been spreading fast in Cebu City with 2,671 active cases now.  The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in the city said that the transmission had been higher at…

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