MERGE Wearing a mask, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson leads Capitol employees in a community prayer in front of the provincial Capitol in Bacolod City, yesterday.* (Gilbert Bayoran photo)

Enhanced community quarantine
expected in Neg. Occ., Bacolod

Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said he hopes to implement a 14-day provincewide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Negros Occidental soon to halt the spread of the deadly coronavirus disease (COVID-19) before it worsens in the province.

“There is no date yet but the direction is really towards an enhanced community quarantine, the earlier we do it the better,” he said yesterday.

The target date for implementation is Monday, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said. moremoremore

Oriental tightens border closure

Governor Roel Degamo issued Executive Order No. 24 Series of 2020 yesterday, prohibiting passengers, either residents of the province or transients, from entering Negros Oriental through its borders and ports, except drivers and helpers of delivery trucks bringing essential goods to the province effective 12:01 a.m. tomorrow.

The EO mandated the city and municipal mayors, punong barangays, Philippine National Police, Philippine Coast Guard, and Armed Forces of the Philippines to enforce the order.

The governor authorized the COVID-19 Task Force to defend the borders of the province by setting up checkpoints and preventing the entry of persons not allowed by EO 24. moremoremore


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Tax payment deadline
in San Carlos extended

The city government of San Carlos will extend the payment deadline for real property and business taxes due to the coronavirus disease 2019.

Mayor Renato Gustilo, in an executive order signed on March 23, said the March 31 due date for the real property tax was extended to April 30, while payment deadline for business taxes on April 20 was moved to May 20.

In the same order, the mayor also ordered to wa i ve the assessment and collection of rental fees for blocks, stalls, and spaces inside the premises of the San Carlos City public transport terminal, as well as the imposition of the surcharge and delinquency interest on the unpaid water bills since March 20, until the state of general community quarantine is lifted.