The Emergency Operations Center-Task Force (EOC-TF) reported today that 31 of the 61 barangays in Bacolod City have been “COVID-free” for 14 days or more.
The barangays tagged as “COVID- free” are 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38, 41, Sum-ag, and Punta Taytay, the Bacolod EOC-TF data showed.
City Administrator Em Ang, EOC-TF executive director, said, “This is a big improvement because last month 79 percent of our barangays still had active cases, now it’s down to 49 percent.”
“I hope that this will continue and it will result to a further decline in the active cases in the City. We are expecting more barangays to be COVID- free,” Ang added.
On November 3, the EOC reported that there were 28 Bacolod barangays considered “COVID-free” for a two-week period.
Councilor Lady Gles Pallen, president of the Liga ng mga Barangay, said she is thankful for the efforts of barangay officials and members who are fighting on the ground.
Pallen reiterated what Secretary Roy Cimatu said when he visited the Bacolod EOC in September that the fight against COVID-19 is ultimately at the grassroots where the barangay captains play the major leadership role.
“We have to bring the battle to the barangays as we hunt down the virus in every home, office or store,” she added.
“Let us continue our cooperation with the government and sustain our efforts towards a COVID-free Bacolod,” Pallen reminded barangay officials and Bacolodnons.*