Zero new COVID-19 cases in Bacolod on Sunday the 13th


The City of Bacolod has recorded zero COVID-19 cases on March 13, Sunday, 2 days after a crowd of 70,000 gathered at the Pagla-um Sports Complex in Bacolod to join the grand political rally of presidential candidate Leni Robredo.

According to Mayor Evelio Leonardia this is based on the real-time data from the Emergency Operations Center-Task Force. It is the second time this year that Bacolod registered zero case for the day.

Bacolod first logged zero cases last February 21, according to the EOC-TF.

Leonardia echoed his thanks to Bacolodnons for their continued compliance to minimum health protocols despite the de-escalation of the city under Alert Level 1 with 38 other cities and provinces in the country out of more than 2,000 local government units.

“Let me thank our people for their cooperation and support. If we work together, we can do and achieve more,” Leonardia said.*

But the mayor reiterated his call to “live with the virus and adjust to it accordingly and cautiously” as AL1 ushers in the new normal. “This is one of the reasons why Bacolod is one of the 39 LGUs in the Philippines to be deescalated to Alert Level 1 by the IATF,” said Leonardia, who never left Bacolod for 22 months when the pandemic was declared.