MERGE The 303rd Infantry Brigade provides vehicles and manpower for the prepositioning and distribution of an initial 2,400 food packs by the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Negros Occidental.*

Neg. Occ., Bacolod ECQs
confirmed to start Monday

Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday signed an executive order declaring the entire province of Negros Occidental under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from 12:01 a.m. of March 30 until 11:59 p.m. of April 15 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mayor EvelioLonardia said he is issuing an executive order today also placing Bacolod City under ECQ from March 30 to April 14 in harmony with the provincial government’s move.

“We have prepared for this because of the confirmation of the first COVID-positive case in the city, including our barangay captains,” he said. moremoremore

Mayor sets P30M for food aid

Mayor Evelio Leonardia has approved the release of P30 million as initial funding for the Emergency Food Assistance Program of the city for identified indigent families and other Bacolod residents displaced by the ongoing community quarantine against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The fund will be used to purchase rice, canned goods, and noodles for the food assistance, a press release from the Bacolod City Government Center said yesterday.

Leonardia said, “This is just the start. As we get ready for the first tranche, we assure our people that this food assistance is on top of our priorities and the resources of the city will be geared towards achieving this goal.” moremoremore


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Submit reports online,
SEC urges clients

The Securities and Exchange Commission is urging its clients to conduct queries and submit their reports online or through mail to minimize person-to-person contact, its Bacolod information officer, Clyde Padilla, said yesterday.

She said the local SEC office continues its operations even with the community quarantine to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019.

She added that a number of clients still transacted personally in their office.