LSIs stranded due to TD ‘Vicky’ allowed to return home

Posted by watchmen
December 23, 2020
Posted in HEADLINE
The long queue of vehicles along Lacson and Magsaysay Streets up to Abad Bridge in Bacolod City hoping to avail of the 50% discount in fuel products of a gasoline station has caused traffic congestion at the area on Tuesday. (Thur Yap photo)

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga

The city government of Bacolod has given consideration to at least 80 locally stranded individuals (LSIs) who have been stranded last week due to the onslaught of Tropical Depression “Vicky.”

Based on a report released by the Bacolod City Emergency Operation Center (EOC), at least 50 Bacolod LSIs arrived at the Bredco port last Monday and another 30 arrived yesterday.

The moratorium on the arrival of LSIs in Bacolod City started yesterday and will last until January 3, 2021.

In an interview with RMN DYHB-Bacolod, Dr. Chris Sorongon, EOC deputy for medical, said the city is consistent with the moratorium they have asked for, adding they have only given the consideration for the aforementioned LSIs as their supposed departure last week was rescheduled due to the storm.

The current travel moratorium does not include returning overseas Filipino workers./DGB, WDJ

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