By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said he and the mayors of various towns and cities in Negros Occidental have agreed to retain the general curfew hours in the province, although the time would be shortened.
Lacson said the majority of the local chief executives would like to continue with the curfew hours, although the proposed new schedule will be from 12:00 midnight to 4:00 a.m. instead.
At present, Negros Occidental is implementing 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. curfew hours.
The 12:00 midnight curfew, though, will cover adults while minor’s curfew will begin at 10:00 p.m.
Lacson said he will release the executive order on the newly proposed curfew hours anytime this week.
Previously, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas issued a new executive order scrapping the curfew hours entirely.
Bacolod City, meanwhile, has yet to announce if it would also lift the current 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. curfew hours./DGB, WDJ