Bacolod gov’t center reverts to 100% work on site; more biz okayed to operate at 80% cap


Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia has ordered government employees working at the Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC) to revert back to 100% work on site following the de-escalation of the city’s COVID-19 alert level status effective yesterday, March 1.

In his Executive Order No. 9 signed last February 28, Leonardia said work-from-home and other flexible work arrangements for local government workers of the city is now suspended. But Leonardia said unvaccinated city employees are still required to present a negative RT-PCR test or rapid antigen test (RAT) before reporting for duty every two weeks. This is at their own expense, the EO stated.

With a more relax alert status, Leonardia also approved the re-opening of most business and expanding its capacity limit. The EO stated that venues for sites for meetings, conferences and exhibitions, parties and reunions, libraries, archives, museums, galleries, exhibits, parks, plazas, public gardens, scenic viewpoints can now accommodate up to 80% capacity for outdoor and 60% for indoor. Provided that organizers and workers are fully vaccinated, the EO stated.

The city also approved the same capacity limit for internet cafes, billiard halls, amusement arcades, cinemas, religious gatherings, funerals and memorial events, dine-in services, salons, and spas.

The EO also expanded the capacity limit for film, music, and television production, contact sports and funfairs and amusement parts, including those that cater to children.