MERGE DELIVERY. A Philippine Coast Guard helicopter landed at the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corp. port in Bacolod City 11:30 a.m. yesterday to deliver Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and essential materials needed in the fight against the coronavirus disease for PCG frontliners in Negros Occidental.*


City ECQ ‘martial law’
by necessity, Bing says
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday issued Executive Order No. 26 placing Bacolod City under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from March 30 to April 14 as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Leonardia said the ECQ will take effect from 12:01 a.m. of March 30 until 11:59 p.m. of April 14, but may be extended as warranted by circumstances.

The executive order will be implemented by the strictest possible means with the participation of the Bacolod City Police Office, the 303rd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army, and the Philippine Coast Guard, he said. moremoremore


Capitol set to file raps vs. violators
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

The Negros Occidental provincial government will file charges against violators of its provincewide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from March 30 to April 14.

Violators of the Negros Occidental ECQ will face charges for violation of Republic 11332, otherwise known as the “Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act”, Provincial Legal Officer Alberto Nellas Jr. said yesterday .

RA 11332 carries the penalty of a fine of not less than P20,000 but not more than P50,000, or imprisonment of not less than one month but not more than six months, or both. moremoremore

 

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Ceneco, Baciwa to suspend
collection of bill payments
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The Central Negros Electric Cooperative Inc. and the Bacolod City Water District will suspend collection of bill payments following the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine in the province and city starting Monday.

In its advisory, Ceneco said it will temporarily suspend payment collection of electricity bills in its Bacolod main office and area offices in the cities of Bago, Silay, and Talisay, and town of Murcia beginning Monday.

The member-consumers may still pay through online banking, fund transfers, authorized collection centers, and collecting banks.