Bacolod’s fifth extension of MGCQ implemented
The city government of Bacolod has issued the fifth extension of MGCQ from August 15 to August 31, 2020. Executive Order No. 35 was signed by Mayor Evelio Leonardia after Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque announced that Bacolod City shall be one of the areas that will remain under MGCQ. The liquor ban, Sunday closure of three major public markets in Bacolod, and the 8:00 PM to 4:00 AM curfew remain to be implemented until further notice .
Two barangay captains infected with COVID-19
The barangay captains from Barangay Mansilingan and Barangay Banago have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Aside from the two barangay officials, the son of the Mansilingan barangay captain, a female staff member of a councilor, and a janitor from Negros Occidental High School have also contracted the disease. In response to this, the barangay hall in Mansilingan was sealed off for a week for disinfection .