MERGE BORDER CONTROL. Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia visits the check-up point along the Sum-ag highway – the south border of the city – Saturday evening, to observe the flow of traffic, thermal scanning procedures, and the status of the frontliners and volunteers with Barangay Sum-ag Captain Rodney Carmona.*


24-hour Visayas curfew
for seniors, students set
Let’s do our share, Lacson urges
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino, Presidential Assistant for the Visayas, Saturday ordered all chief executives in the Visayas to enforce a 24-hour curfew for senior citizens above 65 years old and all students not later than yesterday.

However, some sectors questioned the authority of Diño to issue an order to the mayors. The word order in the advisory was later changed to encouraged and enjoined, Assistant Secretary for the Visayas Jonjie Gonzales said yesterday.

Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said “Every LGU can put this in place through an executive order. In the meantime, let’s do our share, keep our parents and students at home.” moremoremore


EB Magalona, Victorias enforce order
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

A 24-hour curfew for senior citizens, minors and students is now in effect in EB Magalona and Victorias City, Negros Occidental.

Mayor Marvin Malacon yesterday signed and issued Executive Order 27, imposing a 24-hour curfew, or home quarantine, to senior citizens who are 65 years and above and students in EB Magalona, as measures to further prevent the spread of the coronavirus diseases 2019 (COVID-19).

Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca also issued yesterday an executive order imposing a 24-hour curfew for senior citizens, 60 years old and above, minors who are below 18 years old, immune compromised persons, and pregnant women within the territorial jurisdiction of Victorias City. moremoremore

 

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DA food pass available in Bacolod
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

There is no need for food producers, manufacturers, traders, and importers in Negros Occidental to travel to Iloilo City to process their food pass accreditations at the Department of Agriculture, as they can do so in Bacolod City, Remelyn Recoter, DA-Western Visayas director, said yesterday.

She said her request to the central office to allow their provincial agricultural productivity officers and center chiefs of the DA research outreach stations to accept food lane applications was granted last week by Undersecretary for Operations Ariel Cayanan.

With this, the food lane applications of the suppliers, truckers, and logistics entities will be fast-tracked without going to Iloilo City, she said.