MERGE Policemen man checkpoints in Bago City on the final day of Timeout Weekend yesterday*

Bacolod now under GCQ,
Negros MGCQ extended
Guv sets moratorium on air, sea travel until Sept. 7

President Rodrigo Duterte last night placed Bacolod City under General Community Quarantine, while Negros Occidental and Oriental will remain under Modified GCQ.

In a late-night public address, the president approved the quarantine status recommendations of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases that will be in effect from September 1 to 30.

Bacolod’s MGCQ status was reverted back to GCQ, which entails stricter quarantine measures amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the city. moremoremore

Bago gov’t offices closed

Mayor Nicholas Yulo has ordered the suspension of work in Bago City government offices starting today until Friday to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Five employees of the Bago City Health Office and a member of the Incident Management Team tested positive for COVID-19 recently and contact tracing is underway that may affect other offices of the city, the mayor said.

During the zoning containment, all Bago City government offices will be closed for disinfection, sanitation and decontamination, and extensive contact tracing measures will be undertaken, Yulo added. moremoremore


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Majority of MSMEs in Region 6
lack business resiliency plans

Majority of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Western Visayas have no business resiliency plans.

This was revealed in the Western Visayas Covid-19 Regional Recovery Program conducted by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Region 6 to mitigate economic losses amid the coronavirus disease pandemic.

In the study, it was stressed that the operations in the industry and services sectors in the region were disrupted by restrictions in the mobility of workers, as well as fluctuations in demand due to the Covid-19 pandemic.