Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año has commended the functional and efficient response efforts of Bacolod City against COVID-19 through its Emergency Operations Center.
“The DILG commends the efforts of the local government of Bacolod City in ensuring the functionality and efficiency of its EOC,” Año said in his letter to Mayor Evelio Leonardia dated April 26, a press release from the Bacolod Public Information Office said Tuesday, May 4.
“It is heartwarming to receive this commendation, which is richly deserved by our government workers and volunteers working so hard at the EOC and its various service clusters”, Leonardia said.
“While Secretary Año was primarily referring to how we contained the spike in COVID cases during those critical days last September 2020, it is still reassuring that the EOC formula that worked before is still helping us now to hold the fort with the recent surge in COVID cases again,” Leonardia added.
“In addition to the creation of a responsive and data-driven EOC, Bacolod City was also able to ensure the continuous implementation of its adopted approaches and processes therefore protecting the lives of everyone within its area of jurisdiction,” Año said.
Año said he hopes that Bacolod would sustain its efforts in effectively managing the COVID-19 pandemic and lend assistance to other local government units for additional knowledge and skills in restructuring their own EOCs.*