IEC center turned into CoVID-19 care facility in Cebu

As the number of confirmed cases rises here in Cebu, the number of PUI’s and PUM’s are exponentially increasing too.

With these, lack of quarantine facilities and care areas is now one of the many problems that we are facing right now.

Well, here’s some good news: the International Eucharistic Congress Convention Center Cebu (IC3) will become one of the “first response areas” set up to serve as CoVID-19 care and quarantine facilities.

IEC Convention Center Cebu
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Having a floor area of about 25, 754 square meters, this will be perfect facility for people showing symptoms of corona virus.

The Archdiocese of Cebu has opened its IEC center as part of a concerted effort called “Bayanihan Cebu Center” (BCC) to serve mildly to moderately symptomatic patients.

“Now, its doors are to be opened in collaboration with the kindness and generosity of some people in Cebu, to become a haven of hope and healing,”

– Caritas Cebu

“The venue that used to hold the teachings on the Eucharist will now become a place of concretizing that bread being broken and shared to those in need in time of this Covid-19 pandemic”

First response area

  • International Eucharistic Congress Convention Center Cebu (IC3)
  • Sacred Heart School — Ateneo de Cebu, formerly known as SHS School for Boys.

Drop-off area

  • San Carlos Seminary – for medical supplies and equipment needed by the two centers.

The bayanihan spirit of the Filipinos has been burning as we face this pandemic and I hope that it keeps lighting up and get us through this crisis.

COVID-19 Cebu

As the threat of the Coronavirus 2019 or COVID-19 rises every day, the Cebu province has taken a proactive approach and is pulling all stops in protecting the island. Here’s everything you need to know about COVID-19 and its symptoms:

With this, an Executive Order was issued for the implementation of the drastic but necessary measures to avoid the spread of the virus. For more information, head on to:

If you are sick and think you have symptoms of COVID-19, seek medical attention, call the local Coronavirus Health Information Line for advice: 0922-397-2334 / 0943-568-3298 / (032) 402-3091 / (032) 402-1269.

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Marel Baluyos
Marel Baluyos
"Cebu is my always."

Chemical Engineer / Associate Editor | Bantayan Island, Cebu

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