Labella issues stay-at-home order for seniors, minors


As precautionary measure against coronavirus (Covid-19), Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has issued a “stay at home order,” which covers senior citizens aged 65 years old and above, and minors.

Executive Order (EO) 59 series of 2020 states that individuals covered by the order shall not be allowed to leave their respective households otherwise exempted.

Under Section 2 of EO 59, elected government officials; authorized government officials; individuals occupying key positions in private establishments; public and private medical practitioners, hospital and medical establishment workers, and volunteers of emergency response units; and individuals requiring medical treatments or check-up are exempted from the order. (

Going outside for exercise is allowed and even encouraged provided that it shall only be up to the immediate vicinity of their residences, said Labella, adding that individuals covered should maintain social distancing at time.

For the purpose of the EO, a minor shall refer to a person below 18 years old or one who is above 18 years old but is unable to fully take care of himself or herself.

The order will be in effect until April 14, 2020 or until the State of General Community Quarantine in Cebu City is lifted or revoked.