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Close shop, reduce hours, or cut workforce, malls urged


BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Malls here are directed to either close shop, reduce workforce and/or reduce operating hours while a “health threat” is up.

Mayor Evelio Leonardia, in his Executive Advisory #1, said the malls can opt to reduce the number of days they operate in a week, to either partially or full close, or to maintain only a skeletal workforce preferably from Bacolod so that their staff living out-of-town would not have to encounter quarantine measures.

Executive Advisory no. 1

The advisory also enumerated the stores that should be kept open. These are: drug stores and pharmacies, supermarkets and groceries, medical clinics and labs, government agencies, bakeries, banks, and convenience stores.

Hannah A. Papasin
Writer. Critic. Professor. She started writing since primary school and now has two published textbooks on communication. A film buff, she's a Communication, Media Literacy and Journalism Professor of the University of St. La Salle-Bacolod, and has a Master's Degree in English.


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