Guidelines: Cebu City under GCQ until August 15

After two weeks under modified enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), Cebu City has finally been eased to general community quarantine (GCQ) from August 1 to 15, 2020 as announced by President Rodrigo Duterte in a televised speech on Friday morning.

Lapu-Lapu City and Mandaue City also remain under GCQ, including Minglanilla, Consolacion, and Talisay City. The rest of the Cebu Province are still placed under the less strict modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).

Under GCQ, more movement of people for non-essential purposes will be allowed and more workers will be able to go back to their offices.

GCQ Guidelines:

Allowed under GCQ:

  • Public transpo: Buses, jeepneys, v-hires, taxis, Grab at 50% capacity and strict physical distancing
  • Private transpo: All private vehicles are allowed. Number coding has been suspended; residents can use their vehicles depending on the codes of their quarantine passes.
  • More business sectors; returning employees may present company ID or COE
  • Dine-ins at 50% capacity
  • Malls and commercial centers are allowed to operate
  • Barbershops & Salons (basic cutting services only)
  • Non-contact outdoor activities: Jogging, Biking, Golf, Swimming, Skateboarding

Things to note:

  • Quarantine Pass is still required for non-workers and QR coding is still in effect.
    • Holders of quarantine passes ending in odd numbers (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) can go out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Those ending in even numbers (0, 2, 4, 5, 8) on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
  • Employees may present Company ID or Certificate of Employment (COE)
  • Wearing of face masks is mandatory
  • Number coding scheme for vehicles still in effect
  • There will still be border control and checkpoints (Must present vehicle/quarantine pass or company ID/COE)

Vehicle number coding scheme:

Vehicle number coding has been suspended in Cebu City under GCQ and Cebu Province under MGCQ.

Meanwhile, Mandaue City and Lapu-Lapu City still implement this policy.

Mon, Wed, FriTue, Thu, SatSun
Mandaue CityEnding in:
1, 3, 5, 7, 9 (ODD)
Ending in:
2, 4, 6, 8, 0 (EVEN)
12:00AM-11:59AM (ODD)
12:00NN-11:59PM (EVEN)
Lapu-Lapu CityEnding in:
1, 3, 5, 7, 9 (ODD)
Ending in:
2, 4, 6, 8, 0 (EVEN)
5:01AM-11:59AM (ODD)
12:00NN-9:59PM (EVEN)

NOTE: Numbers above refer to the last number of the vehicle’s plate number.

Public Transportation

Buses, jeepneys (modern & public), v-hires, taxis, and Grab will now be allowed to operate at 50% capacity, strict physical distancing, and other health protocols mandated by the LTFRB.

Cebu North:

  • Temporary bus terminal: CityMall in Consolacion town
  • Routes: Consolacion to Tabuelan, Tuburan, Bogo City, Maya in Daanbantayan, Lambusan in San Remigio via Hagnaya, and on to Bantayan Island.

Cebu South:

  • Temporary bus terminal: Cebu South Coastal Road on the Lantaw Restaurant property
  • Routes: Talisay City to Samboan, Balamban, Pinamungajan, Asturias, Barili, Carcar, Dumanjug, and Sibonga.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said there are “conditions” for GCQ areas, such as continuing strict localized lockdowns, wherein hotspot areas can be placed under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

Cebu City Executive Order:

Here are the updated General Community Quarantine (GCQ) guidelines under Executive Order No. 086, as announced by Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella starting this August 1 until August 15, 2020.


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  1. hi naa bay route ang badian from south bus terminal?…nya pwede ba makabyahe ang 17 yrs old bisag ako ra usa ang muoli didtos badian kay hapit na among klase, kay maong naa ko dris cebu kay gabakasyon ko dris akong auntie unya na lockdown man so mao to na trap ko, and if pwede ko makabyahe, unsa ray need dal-on, like okay raba if wala koy quarantine pass? pero naa koy student i.d man.

    • mangutana ko if asa ko puede makaatang ug bus para compostela. Wala paba lain means of transportation except sa taxi? Medyo dako man gud ang magasto ug magsige ko ug taxi. I hope naay makatubag aning akong pangutana. Daghang salamat.

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    • Unsa katinuod nga ang mga COE sa mga BPO employees pabutangan ug schedule time kay mao rah basehan nga oras na pwede makagawas? Kabalo man jud ta na usually evening jud ang shift sa mga agents. Unsaon man kadtung night shifters, magabie na lang jud makagawas? Nga naa man ta curfew ug wa man grocery store in the evening. Or kung magpada ug money naa ba abre magabie? Aha man ang hostisya aneh? Ug buot huna2on ang kasagaran mamalit sa malls ky mga nagwork sa BPO. Can anyone confirm about this?


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