The Bacolod City government has lifted the imposition of curfew hours beginning Tuesday, in line with the LGU’s desire to accelerate economic recovery efforts, Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia said.
In Executive Order No. 25 signed by the mayor on May 24, the curfew hours from 12 midnight to 4 a.m. have already been lifted, thus allowing the local government to take steps to further revitalize business activities and promote consumer spending.
“In line with its recovery plans, the city finds it imperative that the movements of people during the new normal should be eased and be made less constricted,” Leonardia said in his executive order.
Bacolod City is one of the 39 LGUs that belong to the first batch of cities, towns and provinces out of more than 2,000 local government units throughout the country to have been de-escalated to Alert Level 1 by the National Inter-Agency Task Force in March 2022.
The NIATF said Bacolod’s inclusion was primarily due to its very high vaccination rate and continued consistent decline of COVID-19 infections, indicators that the LGU had managed the pandemic well, the task force noted.
Leonardia further pointed out that COVID-19 cases in Bacolod have gone down and remained low since February this year.
“All these accomplishments were primarily because of the cooperation of all stakeholders, the Bacolodnons from all walks,” he said.
If we were in school, Leonardia continued, Bacolod would have been a class valedictorian or one with the top honors in class considering that it was in the first batch of LGUs out of more than 2,000 to be placed under Alert Level 1 by the national government.*