Despite COVID surge, Councilor Garganera not keen on city reverting to GCQ


Despite the huge spike in coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in Cebu City, Councilor Joel Garganera, the deputy chief implementer of the city’s Emergency Operations Center, is not keen on putting the city back under general community quarantine (GCQ).

Garganera said that he believes the city can “weather the storm” if residents cooperate.

“I don’t want to go back to GCG,” the councilor also said. (

Based on the Department of Health (DOH)-7 January 23 case bulletin, Cebu City recorded a total of 97 new cases, bringing the current total active cases to 845.

Cebu City has been under modified GCQ since September.