Labella thanks city police for coronavirus efforts: ‘I will pray for your safety’


Mayor Edgardo Labella thanked the personnel of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) for risking their lives for call of duty to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Police have installed 15 checkpoints at different border points of the city pursuant to the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) issued through Executive Order No. 64. The ECQ is from March 28 until April 28.

The ECQ means strict home quarantine in all households, transportation suspended, provision for food and essential services regulated, and heightened presence of uniformed personnel to enforce quarantine procedures. (

“I’m looking forward that we will win against this very difficult battle,” Labella told them.

The city mayor also assured the policemen that the city government wholeheartedly supports them in this undertaking.

“I will pray for your health, I will pray for your safety, and I will pray that we will conquer this invisible enemy. And, you will go back to the arms of your loving wife, hug and kiss your children, and tell them that you did your part in fighting this enemy for their future and for the generations to come,” he added.

Meanwhile, Labella asked them to exercise maximum tolerance in dealing with the people and make them understand that they are present to protect and serve them.

Border control checkpoints have been set up at the border of Barangay Talamban with Mandaue City, as well as at the North Reclamation Area, at the boundary of Barangay Gaas, Balamban, and in the upland boundaries of the city with Toledo.

A checkpoint has also been installed at the South Road Properties, in the boundary of Cebu City with Talisay City, and in Barangay Bacayan, near the boundary with Consolacion town.

The border control teams consist of police and health personnel, as well as soldiers from the Central Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.