BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia has signed an Executive Order allowing the travel and entry into Bacolod City through the Bacolod seaports or arriving initially at the Bacolod-Silay airport while the city is under General Community Quarantine from 1 October to 31 October 2020.
The mayor, in his E.O. whose implementation was effective yesterday, called to resume travel and entry into Bacolod City through seaports, provided that travel shall be limited to accessing essential goods and services, and for work in the offices or industries permitted to operate under the provisions of the Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines.
Travel for leisure purposes is still not allowed.
The E.O. also allows resumption of travel and entry into Bacolod with the Bacolod-Silay airport as initial point of entry.
“Any traveller/commuter entering or transiting through Bacolod City, coming from the Bacolod-Silay Airport as initial point of entry, must comply with the health protocols of the Province of Negros Occidental upon arrival at the said airport before proceeding to Bacolod City,” the E.O. states.
Locally Stranded Individuals (LSJs), and Repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers (ROFWs), Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APORs) are still required to follow standard health protocols upon entry.
Travelers/commuters are also strictly required to register at the ports of entry for purposes of contact tracing under the guidelines and procedures provided in City Ordinance No. 841, s. 2020 as a pre-requisite for permitted entry into Bacolod City.
The presentation of an issued QR Code shall also be required for entry permission for travelers/commuters who had already acquired or in possession with their QR Codes. .
For prompt availment of the QR Code, the travelers/commuters may electronically access (through Google: Bacolod City Covid-19 Tracing System) — bactrac.bacolodcity.gov.ph – or they may be assisted by the private establishment/s concerned that facilitated their travel to Bacolod City pursuant to CO 841.