Mayor Evelio Leonardia has issued an executive order that suspends the curfew hours within the city on the eve of December 24 and 31, in observance of the Filipino customs and tradition of celebrating the Christmas and New Year.
In his Executive Order No. 82, the mayor however stressed that while he suspends the curfew hours, the public are still advised to observe the minimum health protocols.
Person who are highly at risk to to deadly virus are also advised to observe the strict home quaratin per policy of the Department of Health and the Inter-Agency Task Force.
The mayor arrived at his decision after consulting with the barangay officials and members of the city council.
Last week, the mayor also adjusted the existing curfew hours to allow Catholic churches in Bacolod to open its doors for the celebration of Simbang Gab-i.
The city of Bacolod is currently placed under Modified Community Quarantine after it managed to control the rise of cases since September.