MERGE Bacolod Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran (right) visited check-up points yesterday, like this one along the border of Barangay Bata, Bacolod City and Talisay City to see the actual situation.*


Bacolod curfew on
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

Curfew in Bacolod City from 10 p.m. up to 4 a.m. the next day to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) began last night.

The number of persons under investigation (PUIs) for COVID-19 in Bacolod City has increased to 11 yesterday from seven as of Monday.

The curfew measures are provided under Executive Order No. 22 series of 2020 issued by Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia Monday providing for the IRR (Implementing Rules and Regulations) of Executive Order No. 21 that placed Bacolod under a general community quarantine from March 14 to April 14, as a precautionary measure against the disease. moremoremore


City gov’t implements steps
to ease traffic at checkpoints
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO & SHIELA G. GELERA

The Bacolod City government is implementing measures to ease traffic with the implementation of border check-up points to contain the spread of the 2019 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).

Mayor Evelio Leonardia said yesterday that starting today, they are proposing that all private vehicles should pass through the Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road (BSAAR) while public utility vehicles should pass through the main highway or original road to help decongest and manage the situation more effectively in the northern part of Bacolod City.

P/Col. Henry Biñas, director of Bacolod City Police Office, said that additional thermal scanners have been provided at border check-up points of the city to ease congestion and inconvenience to the riding public. moremoremore

 

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IN WESTERN VISAYAS
DOLE exec assures ‘safety net’
program for affected workers
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The Department of Labor and Employment will implement the adjustment measures program for affected workers due to the coronavirus disease 2019, its regional director in Western Visayas, Cyril Ticao, said yesterday.

Ticao said the department order providing guidelines for the financial support to the workers was issued yesterday.

“This is a safety net program that offers financial support to affected workers in private establishments that have adopted flexible working arrangements or temporary closure during the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said.