Sipalay government center on skeletal workforce starting today


The city government of Sipalay will be operating under a skeletal workforce starting today until April 4, the local government announced on its Facebook page.

In its advisory, Sipalay government said: “As per the Local IATF Emergency Meeting today, the New Government Center shall operate under SKELETAL workforce on March 29 – 30, 2021 and will resume full operations on April 5, 2021.”

Meanwhile, the following offices will be closed until further notice: Human Resource Management Office, City Treasurers, Budget, Nutrition and City Social Welfare Development.

The local government did not indicate the reason for the closure of the offices, but it can be recalled that Gov. Eugenio Lacson together with other Capitol officers visited the city last March 25 for various activities. This after an officer and members from the Provincial Incident Management Team tested positive for the coronavirus and a portion of Capitol was placed under lockdown for sanitation and disinfection.

But Lacson yielded a negative result after he was swabbed yesterday, March 28.


Lacson led the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Sipalay City Police Station Standard Building in Brgy. Gil Montilla.

Present in the activity were Negros Occ. Board Member Jeffrey Tubola, Sipalay City Mayor Gina Lizares, Vice Mayor Oscar Montilla, Jr., Councilor Genaro Alvarez IV, Negros Occ. Police Provincial Director, Colonel Romy Palgue, and DPWH representatives, among others.

The activity was followed by a tree planting activity participated in by the officials and guests, according to a statement previously released by Capitol.

Lacson also spearheaded the Abanse Negrense Sports Orientation and Clinic held at Gil Montilla National High School with the city mayor.

He also visited the members of the High Value Commercial Crops (HVCC) Farmers Association of Sipalay City in Marabo, Brgy. Mambaroto, Sipalay City.