10 Things you need to know about the Executive Order No. 089 (EO 089); Cebu City now under MGCQ

Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella signed and released the new Executive Order No. 089 (EO 089) last August 31, 2020, declaring the city under a state of Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) effective September 1. This was a recommendation by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) and was announced by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque for the implementation of the new community quarantine classifications in the Philippines last Monday.

Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella signed and released the new Executive Order No. 089 (EO 089) | CebuFinest

10 Things you need to know about the Executive Order No. 089 (EO 089); Cebu City now under MGCQ

The new Executive Order No. 089 also includes amended guidelines and health protocols in Cebu City for its residents to observe. Here are the ten (10) things you need to know about the new Executive Order No. 089 Series of 2020:

1) More businesses and establishments are allowed to open

Industries or sectors are allowed to operate provided that they comply with the minimum public health standards and safety protocols at all times.

The following establishments may operate at full capacity:

  • Agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • Manufacturing of essential goods (food and beverages, essential and hygiene products, medicine and vitamins, medical products and supplies, pet food, feeds, and fertilizers
  • Essemtial retail (e.g. groceries, markets, convenience stores, drug stores) with maximum operating hours up to 10 PM
  • Food preparation to the extent as like take-out and delivery services with maximum operating hours up to 10 PM
  • Water refilling stations
  • Laundry services (including self-service)
  • Other allowed establishments stated under Category I Industries of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)

The following establishments may operate at 50% capacity:

  • Gyms and fitness studios
  • Sports facilities: limited non-contact sports and other forms of exercises
  • Pet grooming services
  • Full-body massage
  • Tattoo and body piercing
  • Internet and computer shops
  • Language, driving, dance/acting/voice schools
  • Libraries, archives, and museums
  • Travel agencies and Tour operators
  • Other personal care services (massage parlors, sauna bath establishments, facial care, foot spa, and waxing salons)
  • Entertainment Industries (cinemas, theaters, karaoke bars)
  • Tourist destinations (e.g. water parks, beaches, resorts)
  • Live events (subject to DOT guidelines on meetings, incentives, conventions, exhibitions, and business events)

The following establishments may operate at 75% capacity:

  • Dining or restaurants with maximum operating hours up to 10 PM
  • Barbershops and salons

2) The curfew is still effective for those unauthorized persons outside residence

A curfew is imposed within the duration of the Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) period and will start from 10:00 PM until 5:00 AM the following day. This shall apply to all persons and business establishments authorized to operate during the MGCQ period. However, authorized persons outside or residence (APORs), those working in BPOs, health workers, and government agencies providing frontline and emergency services are hereby exempted.

3) The Carbon Public Market schedule is still effective

The following schedule of the admission of shoppers inside the Carbon Public Market Complex shall be based on the first letter of the family name of the shopper, as follows:

  • The Carbon Public Market Complex shall be open to shoppers from 6 AM until 5 PM, Mondays through Saturdays, and shall be closed to all shoppers on Sundays.
  • There shall be a designated delivery schedule of cargoes and supplies as determined by the Markets Operations Division (MOD), during which, trucks and vehicles may be allowed to enter. Authorized wholesalers, purchasers, and kumpradors shall be allowed entry within these schedules.
  • The Carbon Public Market Complex shall be closed to shoppers every Sundays. This day shall be dedicated for thorough cleansing and disinfecting activities to be done by the Markets Operations Division (MOD) as well as the individual vendors/sellers/concessionaires in their respective stalls or areas.

4) The use of the Quarantine Pass is still required

The Quarantine Pass (QPass) shall only be allowed from 5 AM until 10 PM. Futher, QPass holders shall adhere to the following schedule:

QPasses with codes that end with ODD numbers (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) Mondays
Sundays from 5:01 AM to 1:00 PM only
QPasses with codes that end with EVEN numbers and ZERO (2, 4, 6, 8, and 0) Tuesdays
Sundays from 1:01 PM to 9:00 PM only

5) The Liquor Ban is still imposed in public areas

A total liquor ban in all public places is hereby imposed within the City of Cebu upon the effectivity of this Order. As such, it shall be prohibited for any person to serve and/or drink intoxicating liquor in any public place within the City of Cebu during the entire period of the MGCQ.

6) Mandatory Stay-At-Home Order

All persons in the City of Cebu during the effectivity of the MGCQ shall, at all times, stay at home, and movement outside their homes shall be allowed only for purposes of accessing basic necessities and services and for work in permitted offices or establishments as well as activities listed hereunder.

  • In accessing basic necessities and services, they shall bring with them at all times the Quarantine Pass duly issued by the Cebu City Government.
  • Any person below twenty-one (21) years old, those who are sixty (60) years old and above, those with immunodeficiencies, comorbidities, or other health risks, and pregnant women, including any person who resides with the aforementioned, shall be required to remain in their residences at all times, except when indispensable under the circumstances for obtaining essential goods and services, or for work in industries and offices or such other activities permitted under MGCQ.

7) Mass Gatherings allowed but limited

Mass gatherings, such as but not limited to sporting events, religious services, and work conferences, shall be allowed provided that participants shall be limited to fifty percent (50%) of the seating or venue capacity. Activities and gatherings related to fiestas and festivals are hereby prohibited within the MGCQ period.

8) Transportation Guidelines provided by DOTr must be followed

The road, rail, maritime, and aviation sectors of public transportation shall be allowed to operate at the capacity in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Department of Transportation (DOTr). Provided, that in all public transports, a strict one (1) meter distance between passengers shall be observed and appropriate engineering controls shall in place. Private transportation shall be allowed to the guidelines provided by the DOTr.

9) Wearing of Face Mask in public places is mandatory

All persons within the territorial jurisdiction of Cebu City are directed to wear the prescribed face masks at all times as provided under Executive Order No. 066 Series of 2020.

10) MGCQ Period Effectivity

The Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) status for Cebu City will start from September 1, 2020, at 12:01 AM, and ends on September 30, 2020, at 11:59 PM, unless sooner lifted or withdrawn as per Section 1 of the Executive Order No. 089 (EO 089).

For the complete list of allowed businesses to operate, persons exempted for the Stay-At-Home order, and other matters not included in the summarization, you can check the entirety of the Executive Order No. 089 (EO 089) below.

Executive Order No. 089 (EO 089) Series of 2020

Cebu City Cluster Clinic Schedule and Cebu City Hotlines

Cebu City Cluster Clinic Schedule
Mondays to Fridays 8 AM – 5 PM

  • Tinago Gym, Barangay Tinago
  • Brotherhood Gym, Barangay Basak, San Nicolas
  • Sawang Calero Gym, Barangay Sawang Calero
  • Cebu Medical Society Compound, Barangay Banilad

Cebu City Hotlines

0923 937 8599
0923 937 8596
0909 943 1037
0909 940 2158
(032) 233 4194
(032) 254 8637
(032) 411 0102
(032) 411 0126

COVID-19 24/7 Hotlines (Central Visayas)

Department of Health Central Visayas Center for Health Development Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (RESU)
0922-397-2334 / (032) 402-3091

Health Emergency Management Services (HEMS)
0943-568-3298 / 0945-157-6004 / (032) 402-1269

Provincial Government of Cebu Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO)
(032) 888-2329 local 1271 and 1272

Other questions relating to travel bans, curfew, and LGUs Executive Orders:

Cebu Province Public Information Office
(032) 888-2329 local 3011 and 3013

Cebu City Public Information Office
(032) 254-8632 / (032) 411-0132

Mandaue City Public Information Office
(032) 230-4500 local 1082

Lapu-Lapu City Public Information Office
(032) 260-4942

To report overpricing, hoarding, please contact the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Hotline:

DTI Cebu Province
(032) 255-6971 / (032) 255-2165 / (032) 255-3926

DTI Regional Office
(032) 255 0036 / (032) 255-0037

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For more details, please contact the Cebu City Public Information Office at (032) 254-8632 / (032) 411-0132, or you can visit their official Facebook Page. For added information on COVID-19 precautionary measures and proper healthcare practices, visit the Department of Health Official Facebook Page.

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