INFOGRAPHIC: Find where your COVID-19 evacuation centers are in Mindanao (Part 3)

Department of Public Works and Highways identified 110 regional evacuation centers to accommodate an estimated 4,620 COVID-19 patients
  • April 16, 2020

  • Written by Denny Mata

  • Illustrated by Rochelle Padilla

  • Co-produced by Gabrielle de la Cruz

As of 15 April 2020, 4PM, the number of confirmed cases in the country tallied at 5,453, whereas 3,253 are currently admitted in different hospitals and 1,498 are still for validation. The number of deceased patients tallied at 349, while the recovered patients totaled 353. A total of 3,191 hospital beds are dedicated to COVID-19 patients in different hospitals in the country, as of 12 April 2020, according to the Department of Health (DOH) COVID-19 Tracker. Another 12,413 beds are in identified community isolation facilities across the country, including over 100 regional evacuation centers (ECs) converted into COVID-19 evacuation centers by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

The DPWH identified 125 regional ECs to convert and help mitigate the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic in the Philippines. 110 regional ECs are dedicated to accommodate an estimated 4,620 patients from Regions 1 to 13, CAR, and NCR. The rest of its regional ECs are utilized by the Department of Social Welfare and Development as food hubs and the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office as emergency operations centers. No evacuation center within the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) is listed in the file that BluPrint received from DPWH; however, we included BARMM in this three-part series for the public to see where the hospitals and laboratories that applied for DOH accreditation as COVID-19 testing centers are.

Here’s where to find the converted COVID-19 evacuation centers in Mindanao:

Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)

BluPrint News DPWH COVID-19 evacuation centers Region 9 Mindanao
BluPrint News DPWH COVID-19 evacuation centers Region 9 Mindanao

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Northern Mindanao (Region X)

BluPrint News DPWH COVID-19 evacuation centers Region 10 Mindanao
BluPrint News DPWH COVID-19 evacuation centers Region 10 Mindanao

Davao Region (Region XI)

BluPrint News DPWH COVID-19 evacuation centers Region 11 Mindanao
BluPrint News DPWH COVID-19 evacuation centers Region 11 Mindanao

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SOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)

BluPrint News DPWH COVID-19 evacuation centers Region 12 Mindanao
BluPrint News DPWH COVID-19 evacuation centers Region 12 Mindanao

Caraga Region (Region XIII)

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Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)

BluPrint News DPWH COVID-19 evacuation centers BARMM Mindanao
BluPrint News DPWH COVID-19 evacuation centers BARMM Mindanao

READ MORE: LOOK: Where the DPWH COVID-19 evacuation centers are in your area (Part 1)


The data presented in these infographics are based on available information on the COVID-19 cases in the Philippines as of 8 April 2020, 12PM PST. Sources include University of the Philippines’ endcov.ph, the Department of Public Works and Highways, and the Department of Health.

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