Bing orders closure of cemeteries, columbaria in Bacolod


Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia ordered the temporary closure of all cemeteries and columbaria in Bacolod City from October 29 to November 4 to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

Leonardia signed Executive Order No. 61 on Saturday in compliance with the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases Resolution No. 72 dated September 17, 2020 to enhance public health and safety protocols during the Covid-19 pandemic in Bacolod City and for other purposes.

In consideration of the familial, cultural, and religious needs of the Filipinos to pay respects to the departed ones, visitors will be allowed from September 17 to October 28 and from November 5 to November 15, but only at a maximum of 30 percent of the venue’s capacity. (

Such facilities, however, shall be temporarily closed from October 29 to November 4 inclusive for the strict implementation of health and safety protocols on mass gatherings during the “Undas” season.

Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson had issued Executive Order No. 45 effecting the closure of cemeteries in the province from October 20 to November 2.