Bacolod keeps 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. curfew


Bacolod City maintains its daily curfew hours of 11 p.m. to 4 a.m., as it shifted into stricter Alert Level 3 restrictions until the end of this month.

Exemptions are made for workers on night shift, media practitioners, public emergencies like fire/ambulance services and those requiring medical assistance onboard public utility or private vehicles, Mayor Evelio Leonardia said in Executive Order No. 2 he issued Jan. 14.

Under Alert Level 3, the selling of liquor, wine, beer, or any alcoholic or intoxicating beverage in public places, and the selling and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages in authorized public places shall be allowed only from 12 noon until 10 p.m., he added.

Curfew hours in Bacolod City remain from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. as the IATF places the city under Alert Level 3 from Jan. 14 to 31. | NND File Photo

Intrazonal and interzonal movements shall be allowed but reasonable restrictions may be imposed by the city government, as earlier stated in EO 1 dated Jan. 9, which provides travel requirements, like negative RT-PCR result, approved S-PaSS, vaccination card and others, in a bid to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

Individuals below 18 years old and those belonging to the vulnerable population shall be allowed access to obtain essential goods and services, or for work in permitted industries and offices.

Face-to-face classes for basic education and contact sports, except those conducted under bubble-type setup, are prohibited, Leonardia said.

But limited face-to-face, or in-person classes, for higher education and for technical-vocational and training can be undertaken, provided that they follow protocols, he said.

The offices of the Bacolod City government shall remain to be fully operational and shall adhere to at least 60 percent on-site capacity while applying work-from-home and other flexible work arrangements.

Funfairs, venues with live voice or wind-instrument performers and audiences such as in karaoke bars, clubs, concert halls, and theaters shall not be allowed to operate alongside casinos, horse racing, cockfighting and operation of cockpits, lottery and betting shops, and gatherings in residences with individuals not belonging to the same household.

Venues for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE), permitted venues for social events such as parties, wedding receptions engagements, wedding anniversaries, debuts and birthdays, family reunions and bridal or baby showers are allowed at a maximum 30 percent of indoor venue capacity for fully vaccinated individuals, and 50 percent outdoor venue capacity, a press release from the city said.

Also allowed to operate at similar capacity, provided that all workers/employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, are visitor or tourist attractions such as libraries, archives museums, galleries, exhibits, parks, plazas, public gardens, scenic viewpoints or overlooks and the like, as well as amusement parks or theme parks and recreational venues, such as internet cafes, billiard halls, amusement arcades, bowling alleys, skating rinks, archery halls, swimming pools, and similar venues.

Cinemas and movie houses, necrological services, religious gatherings, licensure or entrance exams, dine-in services, personal care establishments, fitness studios, gyms and venues for non-contact exercise and sports and film, music and television production are likewise allowed at a maximum 30 percent indoor venue capacity, and 50 percent outdoor venue capacity, provided that employees are fully vaccinated and should observe minimum public health standards, the EO added. | NND