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.
ODD-EVEN SCHEME EXEMPTIONS
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.
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.
CATEGORY 1 INDUSTRIES
E.O. 35-A also listed industries under Category I which, according to the Department of Trade and Industry, should be fully operational.
- 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.
SCHOOLS AND ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS
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.