Leonardia wants 10-day travel moratorium to Bacolod


Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia requested the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases through the Regional IATF to impose a 10-day moratorium for inbound travel into Bacolod City originating from outside of Region 6.

“There is good reason for us to recommend a 10-day moratorium for travel into Bacolod given the increase in positive cases over the last two weeks, and considering also the number of cases in Manila from where many of our arrivals originate,” said Leonardia.

According to the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Bacolod has recorded 188 active cases in 14 days prior to March 30 and a 17 percent positivity rate from March 23 to 29. (

The number of cases multiplied fourfold — from a daily average of 4.42 cases recorded from March 7 to 20, to a daily average of 20.36 cases recorded from March 21 to April 3, the EOC said.

Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran said the developing situation “could be much worse.”

The city, he added, does not want to have an ECQ status again.