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More exemptions to odd-even scheme, industries in amendments to Bacolod GCQ E.O.

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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines — Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia added eight pages worth of amendments to Executive Order 35, the order downscaling the Enhanced Community Quarantine to General Community Quarantine.

Under E.O. 35-A, amendments include more exemptions to the odd-even scheme, new operating capacities for businesses open under GCQ, and Department of Education Guidelines for School Openings.


Exemptions to the odd-even scheme include public vehicles used by residents who live outside Bacolod but who may have employment in the city or operate a business establishment here.

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Employees must then show their employment IDs when requested at border check-up points, and be in their company uniforms while business owners must show their valid personal IDs and a copy of their business registration for 2020.


E.O. 35-A also listed industries under Category I which, according to the Department of Trade and Industry, should be fully operational. 

These are:

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  • Agriculture, and fisheries and their resources, including agri-fishery stores; manufacturing and processing plants and the entire value chain which includes food and non-alcoholic beverages, essential hygiene products like soap and detergents, diapers, sanitary napkins, toilet papers, wet wipes, and disinfectants; hospitals, clinics, and other similar establishments, retail establishments,
  • Laundry shops, food preparation establishments, logistic service providers like cargo handling and warehousing, delivery services, basic utilities like power, water, and telecommunications; water collection, treatment and supply, sewerage and pest control disposal, real estate including buying and selling;  gasoline stations, construction work under the Department of Public Works and Highways, media establishments, other establishments that may be allowed by the Bacolod Inter-Agency Task Force.

For full list of amendments see link.


For basic education, opening of classes shall be on 24 August and shall end on 30 April; no face-to-face classes are allowed earlier than 24 August, and shall be allowed when local risk severity grading permits, and subject to compliance with minimum health standards; adoption of other modes of learning like distance learning, and home schooling; conduct of activities that involve gatherings, like fairs, campus journalism, job fairs, and school sports except those conducted online.

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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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