Cadiz City imposes travel ban for gov’t employees


Cadiz City Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr. has prohibited all local government employees from going on official travel outside the city.

In a recent memorandum order, Escalante said the move was part of precautionary measures against the alarming rate of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) local transmissions in Negros Occidental, particularly in Bacolod City.

“There is no alternative to following health protocols such as wearing of face mask, observing personal hygiene at all times including the use of disinfectants as well as following rules on social distancing,” according to the mayor. (

“It also pays to stay informed all the time so it is imperative that they know the latest announcements from their respective barangays and the local government,” he added.

According to Escalante, department heads and employees are required to utilize the Philippine Postal Service or any reputable private courier to deliver documents to offices or agencies outside the city. Documents may also be sent through email.

“All employees are strictly prohibited from holding or attending meetings in any government or private offices outside of Cadiz City, substituting the same with online meeting platforms in conducting or attending these meetings,” he added.

The order, however, does not apply to emergency services, patient or travel of locally stranded individuals, and other Covid-19 related initiatives of the city government.