By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol will go back to the normal five-day work week in November.
This was revealed yesterday by provincial administrator Rayfrando Diaz as the province is expected to remain under the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) status next month.
Diaz said Bacolod City has been under GCQ where most of the capitol employees reside.
Meanwhile, Diaz also said that it would still be a non-working holiday for Negros Occidental on November 5.
However, he said, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be no celebration of the El Cinco de Noviembre.
Every November 5 is celebrated as Negros Day and it is a non-working holiday in the province by virtue of Republic Act 6709 which took effect in February 10, 1989.
This day is celebrated to commemorate the Negrenses’ revolt against the Spanish colonizers – a historic bluff that freed Negros from the Spaniards./DGB, WDJ