Garganera to Cebu City residents: Expect stricter quarantine enforcement


Residents must expect stricter enforcement of existing health protocols in Cebu City.

“It will be strict enforcement of the health protocols. Each station commander of the Cebu City Police will meet each barangay captain and coordinate on how to implement our existing rules and regulations,” said Councilor Joel Garganera in the vernacular.

Garganera also heads the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), the committee dedicated to addressing the coronavirus crisis. (

The EOC yesterday held a press conference where they announced that they planned to penalize parents of minors caught violating quarantine restrictions and health protocols.

“The parents could face a penalty of either paying a fine or do community service,” the councilor said.

Meanwhile, the Cebu City Police Office has requested Mayor Edgardo Labella to reinstate a longer curfew time by moving it to an earlier time, beginning at 10 p.m. instead of 11 p.m.

Officials earlier confirmed that the city is experiencing a post-holiday surge.

Data from the Department of Health-7 showed the city had 908 active Covid-19 cases as of January 24.