MERGE Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said checkpoints may be maintained for purposes of checking compliance with province-mandated COVID-19 safeguards and thermal scanning.* (Andy Alvarez photo)


Mayor: No more HQPs,
lockdowns under GCQ
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia has suspended the use of Home Quarantine Passes and there will be no more Sunday lockdowns.

These were contained in Executive Order No. 35 series of 2020 signed by Leonardia, which placed Bacolod City under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) effective 11:59 p.m. yesterday, until either extended, modified, upgraded or lifted by the national Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF).

The EO also states that there will be a curfew in Bacolod from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. daily. moremoremore


Passes not required
in province – guv
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said all checkpoints stationed along the main highways at the borders of each town and city in Negros Occidental may be maintained for purposes of checking compliance with province-mandated COVID-19 safeguards and thermal scanning.

However, Home Quarantine Passes and provincial passes should no longer be required or inspected, Lacson said in Executive Order 20-14 Series of 2020 issued yesterday, extending the General Community Quarantine in Negros Occidental.

The EO states that in order to preserve the health and safety of all Negrenses against the COVID-19 pandemic, the following safeguards will be implemented: moremoremore

 

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Workers to endure economic
pain under ‘new normal’: exec
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

Labor leader Wennie Sancho said workers have to endure the economic pain as they brace for the “new normal” due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sancho, secretary-general of the General Alliance of Workers Associations, said yesterday that most people had a sigh of relief after the lifting of some restrictions to pave the way for the gradual re-opening of the economy.

“For the workers, especially the members of GAWA, this is merely a respite from all the mental stress and anxiety during the lockdown as more economic sacrifices are yet to come under the new normal,” he said.