IATF further downgrades Bacolod Alert Level to AL1


The City of Bacolod City was further placed by the National Inter-Agency Task Force against COVID-19 to a more relax alert level effective next month.

Bacolod along with 3 other provinces in Region 6 will officially be under Alert Level 1 come March 1st.

Along with Bacolod are the provinces of Aklan, Capiz and Guimaras. The much lenient alert level will last until March 15, 2022.

The de-escalation of Bacolod’s status and 38 other areas, including the National Capital Region, was confirmed by acting Presidential Spokesperson Karlo Nograles today, February 27.

“Being placed in the lowest alert category is a validation that, indeed, our policies and practices were hitting the targets,” Mayor Evelio Leonardia said.

The mayor added: “We wish to credit our people for their support and cooperation in observing health protocols. We are proving to all that when we all unite for a common purpose, we can achieve much more.”

The rest of Western Visayas will rwmain under Alert Level 2, Nograles continued.

Other areas in Luzon placed under Alert Level 1 from March 1 to 15, 2022 are:

• Abra, Apayao, Baguio City and Kalinga in the Cordillera Administrative Region;
• Dagupan City, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan in Region I;
• Batanes, Cagayan, City of Santiago, Isabela and Quirino in Region II;
• Angeles City, Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Olongapo City, Pampanga and Tarlac in Region III;
• Cavite and Laguna in Region IV-A;
• Marinduque, Puerto Princesa City and Romblon in Region IV-B; and
• Naga City and Catanduanes in Region V.

In the Visayas, also under Alert Level 1 from March 1 to 15, 2022 are:

• Aklan, Bacolod City, Capiz and Guimaras in Region VI;
• Siquijor in Region VII; and
• Biliran in Region VIII.

In Mindanao, the following areas are likewise under Alert Level 1 from March 1 to 15, 2022:

• Zamboanga City in Region IX;
• Cagayan de Oro City and Camiguin in Region X; and
• Davao City in Region XI.

Meanwhile, the IATF placed the following areas under Alert Level 2 from March 1, 2022 until March 15, 2022: For Luzon– Cordillera Administrative Region: Benguet, Ifugao and Mountain Province; Region II: Nueva Vizcaya; Region III: Nueva Ecija and Zambales; Region IV-A: Batangas, Lucena City, Quezon Province and Rizal; Region IV-B: Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro and Palawan; and Region V: Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Masbate and Sorsogon; For the Visayas– Region VI: Antique, Iloilo City, Iloilo Province and Negros Occidental; Region VII: Bohol, Cebu Province, Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City and Negros Oriental; and Region VIII: Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, Ormoc City, Southern Leyte, Tacloban City and Western Samar; and for Mindanao– Region IX: City of Isabela, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga Sibugay; Region X: Bukidnon, Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental and Misamis Oriental; Region XI: Davao De Oro, Davao Del Sur, Davao Del Norte, Davao Oriental and Davao Occidental; Region XII: General Santos City, North Cotabato, Sarangani, South Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat; Region XIII (CARAGA) : Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Butuan City and Dinagat Islands; and Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) : Basilan, Maguindanao, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Cotabato City and Lanao Del Sur, the OPS said.