Cebu City Guidelines for Travel, Work and Related Matters during General Community Quarantine (GCQ): Executive Order No. 79

[The full text is reproduced to illustrate the reality that travel passes are still generally required by each local government, except for work in permitted establishments wherein the company ID is sufficient (see Sec. 3), although complications may arise because Sec. 15 requires of “Company ID, Certificate of Employment, Business Permit, and work schedule”. There is a list of permitted/ prohibited establishments (Secs. 9 and 10), subject to specific requirements such as a Business Monitoring Form (see process of submission and penalties in Sec. 7). Note the rules on mass gatherings (Sec. 14) and intrazonal and interzonal travel (Sec. 15). Public transportation is allowed (Sec. 5), subject to a number coding scheme (Sec. 21). Inter-island travel by ship is allowed (Sec. 6), subject to strict guidelines, and not to/from ECQ areas.]

Cebu City GCQ Guidelines



Series of 2020


WHEREAS, on March 16, 2020, President Rodrigo R. Duterte, recognizing that the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic constitutes a threat to national security, declared a State of Calamity throughout the Philippines through Proclamation No. 929;

WHEREAS, the City of Cebu was placed under a State of Enhanced Community Quarantine beginning March 28, 2020 until May 31, 2020 to contain the spread of COVID-19 by imposing precautionary measures and restricting non-essential movement of individuals and transportation within the City;

WHEREAS, there are 2,202 COVID-19 positive cases, 958 recoveries and 27 deaths due to COVID-19 in Cebu City as of May 30, 2020;

WHEREAS, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) has issued Resolution No. 41 dated May 29, 2020 recommending for Cebu City to be placed under General Community Quarantine for the period of June 1 to 15, 2020;

WHEREAS, the IATF-MEID has issued an Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines last May 22, 2020 to harmonize and codify existing policies to be applied to regions, provinces, cities, municipalities, and barangays under community quarantine;

WHEREAS, the City of Cebu adopts the IATF declaration in order to gradually open up the economy while also maintaining minimum public health standards. As such, there is a need to transition from Enhanced Community Quarantine to General Community Quarantine in the City of Cebu;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, EDGARDO C. LABELLA, City Mayor of the City of Cebu, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order:

SECTION 1. DECLARATION OF GENERAL COMMUNITY QUARANTINE. A State of General Community Quarantine in the entire City of Cebu, as mandated under IATF-MEID Resolution No. 41 dated May 29, 2020, is hereby imposed from 12:01 A.M. of June 1, 2020 until 11:59 P.M. of June 15, 2020 or unless sooner lifted or withdrawn.

SEC. 2. MINIMUM PUBLIC HEALTH STANDARDS. Within the duration of the GCQ, minimum public health standards shall be complied with at all times. These include the wearing of face masks in public and in the workplace at all times, frequent handwashing, good personal hygiene and coughing etiquette, regular disinfection of personal and work spaces, and observance of strict physical distancing.

SEC. 3. MOVEMENT OF PERSONS. All persons in the City of Cebu shall only be allowed to leave their respective homes in order to access essential goods and services and for work in offices and industries permitted to operate within the GCQ. For this purpose, the following shall be observed:

A. The requirement for City Government-issued Quarantine Passes as mandated under Executive Order No. 065, Series of 2020, including its other guidelines, shall continue to be in effect for residents who wish to access essential goods and services within the GCQ.

B. Employees who are reporting for work in permitted offices and industries shall only be required to present their Company ID and Certificate of Employment (COE) during checkpoints.

C. Persons below 21 years old, those who are 60 years old and above, those with immunodeficiency, comorbidities, or other health risks, and pregnant women 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 permitted industries and offices.

D. Outdoor- non-contact sports and other forms of exercise such as, but not limited to, walking, jogging, running, biking, golf, swimming, tennis, badminton, equestrian, and skateboarding are allowed. Provided that the minimum public health standards are observed.

E. Movement or travel for leisure purposes shall not be allowed.

SEC. 4. GOVERNMENT OFFICES. Work in all government offices may be at full operational capacity or under such alternative work arrangements as agencies may deem proper in accordance with the relevant rules and regulations issued by the Civil Service Commission (CSC). For offices requiring employees to report physically, commissioned shuttle services as well as point-to-point transport services may be provided. 

SEC. 5. TRANSPORTATION. Transportation services shall be allowed during the GCQ, subject to the following guidelines:

A. All forms of public transportation in Cebu City shall be allowed and shall be exempted from the Number Coding Scheme as established hereunder, subject to corresponding conditions:

  • i. Buses, jeepneys, modern jeepneys, and vans-for-hire shall follow the guidelines mandated under LTFRB Memorandum No. 2020-017 which includes a passenger load of not more than 50% of the vehicle capacity excluding the driver and conductor, wearing of masks and gloves, among others.
  • Ii. Taxis and Transport Network Vehicle Services (TNVS) shall follow the guidelines mandated under LTFRB Memorandum No. 2020-018 which includes the following, among others:
  • Wearing of masks and gloves;
    • Driver compartment should be sealed off from passenger area using non-permeable, transparent material;
    • Passenger limit of three (3) excluding driver;
    • Online booking and payment (cashless) transactions; and 
    • Maintenance of daily passenger manifest or logbook.
  • B. All forms of private transportation such as, but not limited to, company shuttles, personal vehicles, bicycles, motorcycles, and e-scooters shall be allowed to operate provided that they follow the Number Coding Scheme for vehicles as established hereunder. Provided further that they observe strict social distancing and other health and safety protocols. 
  • C. The LTFRB, in coordination with the City Government, will provide point-to-point bus operations for the public, for a fee, which will have inter-City and intra-City routes as may be hereinafter established. Appropriate engineering controls and minimum health standards shall be enforced. 

SEC. 6. SHIP OPERATORS AND INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL. Operations of passenger ships shall be allowed pursuant to the IATF Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine and Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Advisory No. 2020-29 dated April 30, 2020.

By virtue thereof, all shipping companies, ship operators, ship charterers and all concerned may operate and travel to and from areas under GCQ. In no case shall travel to any port under ECQ be allowed. The same are also directed to observe at all times, whether on shore or onboard, strict social distancing of at least one (1) meter distance between any two persons at any given point in time. 

The following general guidelines shall be adopted:

  • A. Shipping companies, as soon as possible, devise an online scheme where passengers can procure and pay ticket;
  • B. Cleanliness of ships, buildings and on-shore premises shall at all times be maintained;
  • C. Companies are required to employ one health or medical health worker on-board and one on-shore who will supervise the checking and monitoring of body temperature of passengers, employees and crew;
  • D. Health or medical workers of companies shall establish a communication line with proper health authorities for the reporting and coordination of suspected COVID-19 cases;
  • E. Isolation areas shall be provided on-shore and on-board where COVID19 suspects shall be brought, monitored and medically attended; and
  • F. Mass gatherings on-board and on-shore shall be prohibited. 

Provided further, the following on-shore guidelines shall be adopted:

  • A. Companies shall observe social distancing by installing visible social distancing marks outside and inside the terminal such as, but not limited to, queueing, ticketing, waiting and boarding areas;
  • B. Handwashing/lavatory areas with sufficient water, soap, alcohol or disinfectant shall be provided at the main entrances of the premises and at strategic parts of the building for free use by passengers and employees;
  • C. Disinfecting footbaths shall likewise be provided in all entry and exit access points of the premises and building;
  • D. Companies shall ensure that the number of persons accommodated inside the terminal and within the premises shall only be enough for everyone to practice social distancing;
  • E. Wearing of masks is mandatory for all passengers and employees at all times and in all areas;
  • F. Checking of body temperature is mandatory before passengers and employees are allowed entry into the premises and the building; and
  • G. Persons inside cars entering the port premises shall also be subjected to mandatory body temperature checking and passing through disinfecting footbath.

Provided finally, that the following on-board guidelines shall be observed:

  • A. Ships shall only be allowed to carry 50% of its regular on-board capacity. Provided that passengers shall at all times during the voyage, maintain one (1) meter distance apart. This one-meter distance shall also apply to crew on board. To emphasize social distancing on-board, visible markings shall be drawn where passengers and crew sit, gather and converge;
  • B. Checking of body temperature is mandatory before passengers and crew are allowed to go on board;
  • C. Handwashing/lavatory areas with sufficient water, soap, alcohol or disinfectant shall be provided at the main entrance of the ship and at all strategic locations inside the ship for free use by the passengers and crew;
  • D. Disinfecting footbath shall likewise be provided in all entry and exit access onboard for passengers and crew and a disinfecting matting on the ramp for rolling cargoes; and
  • E. Wearing of masks is mandatory for all passengers and crew at all times during the voyage. 

SEC 7. SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS FOR BUSINESSES. Businesses allowed to operate within the GCQ, including those already operating prior to the GCQ, shall fill out a Business Monitoring Form (BMF) and submit the following requirements:

  • A. Employee Information;
  • B. Statement of Management Responsibility for Maintaining Workplace Health Standards; and
  • C. Workplace Health Contingency Plan. 

The BMF as well as sample forms can be downloaded, filled out, and submitted online via: This must be accomplished on or before June 5, 2020. 

A Special Permit to Operate is not required for businesses to operate during the GCQ. The filling out of the BMF and submission of the necessary documents shall be enough for their resumption or continued operation.

Further, non-submission of the monitoring forms and necessary documents, as well as fraudulent or inaccurate declarations, and non-compliance of the Work Health Contingency Plan and the minimum health standards as may be established by concerned and appropriate agencies such as the Department of Health, Department of Labor and Employment and Department of Trade and Industry shall be grounds for suspension and/or revocation of their business permits. 

SEC. 8. TESTING AND MONITORING FOR RETURNING EMPLOYEES AND CONTINUED OPERATIONS OF ALLOWED ESTABLISHMENTS. The private sector is encouraged to adopt stricter health standards concerning their own operations. To control the spread and minimize transmission of the virus, it is strongly encouraged that all employers subject their employees or a sampling thereof to Rapid Anti-body Diagnostic Testing and/or Confirmatory RT-PCR Testing for COVID-19 following the guidelines under DOH Memorandum Order No. 2020-0220.

In addition, as part of monitoring, employers must screen their returning employees/ workers for influenza-like symptoms and those that have relevant history of travel or exposure, such as those coming from areas that have high COVID-19 cases, to prevent possible infection. 

For safety reasons, in the unfortunate event that an employee is found positive for COVID-19, the business establishment shall: 1) immediately suspend operations and implement containment and disinfection protocols; 2) test all employees that have exposure to the COVID-19 positive employee at the expense of the employer; and 3) secure a clearance from the City Health Department and the Business Permit and Licensing Office before resumption of operations. 

SEC. 9. ALLOWED BUSINESSES. Industries or sectors are allowed to operate provided that they comply with the minimum public health standards and safety protocols at all times. 

Provided further that they abide by the relevant DTI and DOLE Interim Guidelines on Workplace Prevention and Control of COVID-19 dated April 30, 2020 and the Department of Health Memorandum No. 2020-0220 dated May 11, 2020 on the Interim Guidelines on the Return to Work. 

Only the following sectors or industries shall be allowed to operate within the specified operating capacity indicated:

A. CATEGORY I INDUSTRIES – at full operational capacity

  • i. Agriculture, forestry and fisheries
  • ii. Manufacturing of essential goods:
    • Food and beverages (Only non-alcoholic drinks)
    • Hygiene (e.g., soap, detergent, disinfectants)
    • Medicines and vitamins
    • Medical products (e.g., face masks, gloves)
    • Pet food, fees, and fertilizers
  • iii. Hospitals and clinics (non-aesthetic – e.g., dermatological, dental, optometric, and eye, ear, nose, throat);
  • iv. Laundry shops (including self-service);
  • v. Food preparation and water-refilling (take-out and delivery only);
  • vi. Logistic service providers (e.g., cargo handling, warehousing, trucking, shipping line)
  • vii. Food delivery services;
  • viii. Utilities such as for power, energy, water, telecom, aircon, water collection/supply, waste management, sewerage (except septic tank emptying, but including pest control, garbage collection, etc.);
  • ix. Repair and installation of machinery and equipment;
  • x. Telecommunications companies (e.g., ISPs, cable providers, telco 3rd party contractors)
  • Energy companies (including third party contractors) across transmission, distribution, maintenance, retail, exploration, operations, trading and delivery of raw materials (including refiners and depots);
  • Gasoline stations;
  • Construction workers accredited by the DPWH to work on facilities for healthcare and for risk reduction;
  • Manufacturing companies and suppliers of products necessary for construction; and
  • Media establishments.

B. CATEGORY II INDUSTRIES – between 50% to full operational capacity, and without prejudice to work-from-home and other alternative work arrangements.

  • i. Manufacturing of non-essential goods:
    • Beverages (e.g., alcoholic drinks);
    • Electrical machinery
    • Wood products, Furniture;
    • Non-metallic products;
    • Textiles / wearing apparels;
    • Tobacco products;
    • Paper and paper products;
    • Rubber and plastic products;
    • Coke and refined petroleum products;
    • Other non-metallic mineral products;
    • Computer, electronic and optical products;
    • Electrical Equipment;
    • Machinery and equipment;
    • Motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers;
    • Other transport equipment;
    • Others
  • ii. Cement and steel;
  • iii. Mining and quarrying;
  • iv. Electronic commerce companies;
  • v. Postal, courier and delivery services;
  • vi. Export-oriented companies;
  • vii. Real estate activities;
  • viii. Repair of computers and personal and household goods;
  • ix. Housing service activities;
  • x. Special purpose accommodation (for healthcare workers, OFWs, workers in permitted sectors, and non-OFWs with mandated quarantine);
  • xi. Business Process Outsourcing (BPO);
  • xii. Banks, money transfer services, microfinance institutions, pawnshops, and credit cooperatives (except pawnshops not performing money transfer);
  • xiii. Capital markets (e.g., BSP, SEC, PDEC, PDIC, etc.);
  • xiv. Public and private construction projects that are essential (i.e., sewerage, water service facilities, digital works, health facilities) and priority (i.e., food production, agriculture, energy, housing, communication, water utilities, manufacturing, and BPO; small-scale projects not allowed);
  • xv. Office administration and office support (e.g., photocopying, billing)
  • xvi. Funeral and embalming services;
  • xvii. Veterinary clinics;
  • xviii. Security and investigation activities.

C. CATEGORY III INDUSTRIES – at 50% operational capacity, and without prejudice to work-from-home and other alternative work arrangements.

  • i. Advertising and market research;
  • ii. Computer programming (e.g., writing code, designing computer systems) and information service activities (e.g., data processing);
  • iii. Publishing and printing activities (e.g., newspapers, books, etc.; printing of textiles, glass, etc.);
  • iv. Film, music, and TV production;
  • v. Rental and leasing, other than real estate (e.g., vehicles, equipment for permitted sectors);
  • vi. Employment activities (e.g., recruitment and placement for permitted sectors);
  • vii. Legal and accounting;
  • viii. Architecture and engineering activities, technical testing and analysis;
  • ix. Scientific and research development;
  • x. Management and consultancy activities;
  • xi. Other activities (e.g., photography, fashion, industrial);
  • xii. Other financial services (e.g., money exchange, insurance, reinsurance, and non-compulsory pension funding);
  • xiii. Wholesale and retail trade of motor vehicles, motorcycles, and bicycles, including their parts and components;
  • xiv. Repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles, and bicycles, including vulcanizing shops, battery repair shops, auto repair shops;
  • xv. Malls and commercial centers, non-leisure only, in line with:
    • Dining/restaurants (no dine-in, delivery and take-out only);
    • Hardware stores;
    • Clothing and accessories;
    • Mall-based government frontline services;
    • Bookstores and school and office supplies stores;
    • Baby care supplies stores;
    • Pet food and pet care supplies;
    • IT, communications, and electronic equipment;
    • Flower, jewelry, novelty, antique, perfume shops, and;
    • Toy stores (playgrounds and amusement area closed).

D. Supermarkets, public and private wet markets, grocery stores, agri-fishery supply stores, veterinary supply stores, pharmacies, drug stores, and other retail establishments engaged in the business of selling essential goods are strongly encouraged to extend their store operations to a maximum of twelve (12) hours.

E. Barbershops and salons are allowed to reopen provided that operations shall be limited to basic hair cutting services only and such operations only to commence on June 7, 2020 and only with an operational capacity of 30%.

F. Those as may be authorized by the Mayor or his duly authorized representative. 

SEC. 10. PROHIBITED ESTABLISHMENTS. Pursuant to the omnibus guidelines issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID), the following establishments shall not be allowed to operate within the GCQ period:


  • i. Gyms / fitness studies and sports facilities;
  • ii. Entertainment industries (e.g., cinemas, theaters, karaoke bars, etc.);
  • iii. Kid amusement industries (e.g., playrooms, rides);
  • iv. Libraries, archives, museums, and cultural centers;
  • v. Internet cafes;
  • vi. Tourist destinations (e.g., water parks, beaches, resorts);
  • vii. Travel agencies, tour operators, reservation services and related activities; and
  • viii. Personal care services (e.g., massage parlors, sauna, facial care, waxing, etc.).

B. No hotels or similar establishments shall be allowed to operate, except those accommodating the following:

  • i. Guests who have existing booking accommodations for foreigners as of May 1, 2020;
  • ii. Guests who have existing long-term bookings;
  • iii. Distressed OFWs and stranded Filipinos or foreign nationals;
  • iv. Repatriated OFWs in compliance with approved quarantine protocols;
  • v. Non-OFWs who may be required to undergo mandatory facility-based quarantine; and
  • vi. Healthcare workers and other employees from exempted establishment under Section 8 of this Order and other applicable issuances.

Provided that hotel operations shall be limited to the provision of basic accommodation services. Ancillary establishments within the premises, such as restaurants, cafes, bars, gyms, spas, and the like, shall not be allowed to operate or to provide room service. Packed meals may be prepared for distribution to guests who opt for the same. 

SEC. 11. GENERAL BUSINESS OPERATIONS GUIDELINES. All business establishments and the general public are advised to follow these minimum public health standards, in addition to the Department of Health issuances which shall form as business contingency health safety protocol.


SEC. 13. BORDER CONTROL AND CHECKPOINTS. Border control/ checkpoints shall be maintained to ensure that only essential travel and exempt businesses/ individuals/ workers can enter/ exit/ transit through Cebu City. Personnel manning checkpoints may also conduct random inspections on a case-to-case basis especially if there is traffic congestion. Modified and “spot” checkpoints may be set up by the Cebu City Transportation Office with the assistance of the Philippine National Police. 

The installed checkpoints shall operate 24 hours a day during the GCQ Period. All personnel deployed in the installed checkpoints shall wear their prescribed uniform and identification. 

SEC. 14. MASS GATHERINGS. The following guidelines on mass gatherings shall be strictly followed:

A. Mass gatherings such as, but not limited to, movie screenings, concerts, sporting events, and other entertainment activities, community assembles, cockpit operations and non-essential work gatherings shall be prohibited;

B. Gatherings for the provision of critical government services and authorized humanitarian activities shall be allowed, provided that prescribed minimum health standards shall be adhered to; and

C. Religious gatherings shall be limited to not more than 10 persons, unless otherwise modified through subsequent issuances by the IATF. 

SEC. 15. INTERZONAL AND INTRAZONAL MOVEMENT. The following guidelines shall be observed in the movement of people, goods, and services across areas under different community quarantine classifications as well as between localities under the same community quarantine classification:

A. Pursuant to the Reciprocity Agreement adopted by the Cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu, Cebu City shall honor any document issued by Mandaue City and Lapu-Lapu City to its residents to be allowed entry/exit/transit through its borders, such as a Travel Pass, Vehicle Pass or Border Pass. 

Further, for purposes of interzonal entry/exit of allowed businesses/ employees/ individuals coming from or returning to Mandaue City and Lapu-Lapu City or passing through, the following documents shall be sufficient documentary proof at border checkpoints and random inspections: identification cards, certificate of employment and business permits.

B. The movement of all types of cargoes by land, air, or sea within and across areas placed under any form of community quarantine shall be unhampered. Workers in the logistics sector, such as cargo, trucking, courier delivery and port operations shall likewise be allowed to transit across areas placed under any form of community quarantine. Provided that only a maximum of five (5) personnel may operate cargo and delivery vehicles by land, with or without load.

C. The movement of the following persons within and across areas placed under any form of community quarantine shall be permitted:

  • i. Health and emergency frontline service personnel;
  • ii. Government officials and government frontline personnel;
  • iii. Duly authorized humanitarian assistance actors (HAAs);
  • iv. Persons traveling for medical or humanitarian reasons;
  • v. Persons going to the airport for travel abroad;
  • vi. Returning or repatriated OFWs and other overseas Filipinos returning to their places of residence;
  • vii. Other persons transported through the efforts of the National Government upon observance of the necessary quarantine protocols and with the concurrence of the receiving LGUs;
  • viii. Anyone crossing zones for work permitted in the zone of destination, and going back home; and
  • ix. Authorized shuttle services shall be allowed to travel within and across areas placed under any form of community quarantine, with priority given to persons rendering health and emergency frontline services.

D. Land, air, or sea travel by uniformed personnel, government officials and employees for official business with the corresponding travel authority, and authorized HAAs, especially those transporting medical supplies and laboratory specimens related to COVID-19, and other relief and humanitarian assistance, shall be allowed.

E. Repatriated OFWs or returning non-OFWs who have been issued a DOH or LGU certificate of completion of 14-day facility-based quarantine, those who may be required to undergo a mandatory 14-day home quarantine, or those who are issued with travel authority upon testing negative for COVID-19 whichever is earlier, shall be granted unhampered transit across zones.

F. Except for persons found under Section 12.C, all persons coming from other LGUs may enter or pass through the City of Cebu for work-related activities ONLY. As such, these workers shall present their Company ID, Certificate of Employment, Business Permit, and work schedule. Entry for purposes of purchase of basic necessities that are also found within the LGU of origin shall not be allowed. 

SEC. 16. LIQUOR BAN. 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 GCQ. 

SEC. 17. MANDATORY WEARING OF FACE MASKS IN PUBLIC PLACES. All persons within the territorial jurisdiction of Cebu City, who go to public places, are directed to wear the prescribed face masks sufficient to reduce, if not prevent, the probability of transmission and mitigate contamination from points of source during the GCQ Period as provided under Executive Order No. 066, Series of 2020. 

SEC. 18. CARBON PUBLIC MARKET COMPEX SCHEDULE. Within the GCQ Period, the schedule of admission of shoppers inside the Carbon Public Market Complex shall remain in effect as well as other provisions under Executive Order No. 069, Series of 2020.

SEC. 19. TEMPORARY WAIVING OF FEES. As part of the Cebu City Government’s efforts to support frontliners, the temporary waiver of the collection of parking fees in all City Government operated pay parking spaces and facilities for medical and health workers, as provided under Executive Order No. 063, Series of 2020, is hereby extended within the duration of the GCQ.

In the same manner, to mitigate the socio-economic impact of the GCQ, the temporary waiver of the collection of market fees, as provided under Executive Order No. 057, Series of 2020, is also extended within the duration of the GCQ. 

SEC. 20. MANDATORY COVID-19 TESTING FOR PERSONS DEPRIVED OF LIBERTY (PDL) AND CHILDREN IN CONFLICT WITH THE LAW (CICLs)). The requirement for persons deprived of liberty (PDL) and children in conflict with the law (CICL) to undergo COVID-19 testing before admission into or release from the Cebu City Jail and the Cebu City Operation Second Chance Center, as provided under Executive Order No. 071 and 074, Series of 2020, respectively, shall continue to be in effect within the GCQ Period. 

SEC. 21. NUMBER CODING SCHEME FOR VEHICLES. Motor vehicles including motorcycles whose plate numbers end in odd numbers shall be allowed to use public roads, streets and thoroughfares within the territorial jurisdiction of Cebu City on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Motor vehicles whose plate numbers end in even numbers and zero (0) shall be allowed to use public roads, streets and thoroughfares on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. 

The following are exempted from the Number Coding Scheme for Vehicles:

A. Vehicles of owners and workers of establishments and businesses that are allowed to open, including those passing through/coming from/going to other LGUs for work purposes only;

B. Vehicles of government agencies, offices, local governments units and their officials and employees reporting to work;

C. Ambulances, fire trucks, police cars, military vehicles or other law enforcement owned/registered vehicles/motorcycles on official functions;

D. Those carrying person/s needing immediate medical attention;

E. Diplomatic vehicles with diplomatic plates;

F. Chartered point-to-point shuttle services of allowed businesses;

G. Inter-City and intra-City point-to-point business provided by the LTFRB; and

H. Those allowed by the City Mayors (Cebu, Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu Cities) through the issuance of a vehicle pass or other forms of exemptions.

SEC. 22. CURFEW. The curfew schedule shall herein be adjusted and will start from 10:00 o’clock in the evening until 5:00 o’clock in the morning. This shall apply to all persons and business establishments. Provided, that those persons below twenty-one (21) years old and those who are sixty (60) years old and above shall still be under a 24-hour stay-at-home order.

SEC. 23. ENFORCEMENT. The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) are hereby directed to implement the full extent of this Order. 

Barangays, through the active involvement of the barangay captains, officials, tanods, and other force multipliers are likewise mandated to implement this Order in their respective jurisdictions and in coordination with law enforcement agencies. 

Further, the Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO), Prevention Restoration General beautification (PROBE) Team, Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO), Markets Operations Division (MOD), Department of Health (DOH), City Health Department (CHD), Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC), and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) are also mandated to implement the provisions of this Order which fall under their respective jurisdictions.

SEC. 24. PENALTIES. Violation of any provision of this Order and other earlier Executive Orders issued in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic shall be subject to penalties pursuant to existing national laws and local ordinances. 

SEC. 25. INCORPORATION CLAUSE. All laws, legal orders, rules and regulations that have been issued and/or will be issued by the duly constituted authorities of the Republic of the Philippines, particularly the IATF-MEID, pertaining to public health and COVID-19 are hereby incorporated herein and made integral parts hereof. In case of conflict, such laws, legal orders, rules and regulations shall take precedence over the provisions of this Executive Order.

SEC. 26. SEPARABILITY CLAUSE. Should any provision of this Executive Order be declared by a court of competent jurisdiction as invalid or unconstitutional, the remaining provisions not otherwise adversely affected thereby shall remain in full force and effect. 

SEC. 27. REPEALING CLAUSE. Any and all executive orders, issuances, rules and regulations, memorandum of the City of Cebu or any part thereof which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Executive Order are hereby repealed, amended or modified accordingly. 

SEC. 28. EFFECTIVITY. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately upon signing hereof and shall remain effective until revoked. 

Done in the City of Cebu, this 31st day of May in the year of 2020. 


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One thought on “Cebu City Guidelines for Travel, Work and Related Matters during General Community Quarantine (GCQ): Executive Order No. 79

  1. AvatarMary Joy M. Puntod

    Good day! I am planning to come to cebu city to find job this month of september, since i love cebu and the people as well. May i know if what are the requirements upon entering the premises? I was a worker there back on the year 2015. And for now, i am in mindanao. I am not yet a worker and is planning to find a job there again. And am i be quarantened for 14 days since the place where i come from has no covid positive?. And i also have no idea if a have relatives there in cebu as far as our bloodline is concerned. Well your prestigious agency can answer my concern?
    I attached my email, i am hoping that i can receive a reply from your agency.
    Thank you in advance, god bless and may we all be safe.


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