SEIZED. One of two fishing boats intercepted by the Philippine Coast
Guard for alleged illegal fishing in the waters of Maca
Reef, Sagay City, Negros Occidental, Wednesday .*
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday issued Executive Order
No. 34 Series
of 2020 extending the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in
City up to May 15.
President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday approved the appeal of the city government officials to extend the ECQ, after the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases early this week recommended that the city go on General Community Quarantine.
Leonardia said the ECQ will take effect until 11:59 p.m. of May 15.
On April 28, the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod approved a resolution appealing to the national IATF to allow Bacolod to extend its ECQ.
Neg. Occ. now under GCQ
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ
Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson issued Executive Order No. 20-23,
of 2020 yesterday placing the entire province of Negros Occidental
under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) starting today until 11:59
p.m. of May 15.
This is in compliance with the national Inter Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases resolution classifying Negros Occidental as a moderate risk province where a GCQ should be implemented starting May 1, he said.
Under the GCQ, any person below 21 years old, those who are 60 years old and above, have health risks, or are pregnant are required to remain in their residences at all times, except for obtaining essential goods and services when indispensable, if they are employed in permitted industries and offices, living alone or providing care to persons with disabilities.
Farmers urged: Register
to avail of DA programs
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA
Farmers in Negros
are urged to enlist in the Department of Agriculture’s Registry System
for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA) to access the government’s
agriculture-related programs and services.
Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino said that, so far, only 30,000 farmers have registered in the database.
He said that farmers should go to their respective city and municipal agriculturists so they can have their names enlisted.
The RSBSA is a database containing basic information of farmers and fisherfolk, and members of DA-accredited farmer organizations.