Iloilo City remains open for Negrenses – Lacson

first_imgBY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGABACOLOD City – Negrenses are still allowed to enter Iloilo City, according to Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson. Lacson said he talked to Mayor Jerry Treñas where the latter confirmed that travelers from Negros Occidental who wish to enter Iloilo City would still be allowed sans travel clearance. He also noted that Ilonggos who are still in Negros Occidental have up to July 3 to return to their respective areas outside of Iloilo City. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Commander Jansen Benjamin, chief of Philippine Coast Guard in Negros Occidental, said they will continue to enforce necessary protocols and guidelines on all locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and essential workers traveling to Bacolod City and the province as well as those going to Iloilo.Benjamin reiterated that Defensor’s directive does not include Iloilo City.“We will only require identification cards for passengers of fast crafts,” he pointed out.For LSIs travelling via roll-on/roll-off vessels at the Dumangas port, Benjamin said they will be required to submit travel authority and medical certificates./PNcenter_img He gave this assurance yesterday following the recent move of Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. sealing off borders of Iloilo province from July 1 to 15.last_img

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