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Transport of goods to be unimpeded if travel moratorium granted, Negros Occ. gov assures

/ 02:25 PM May 19, 2021

BACOLOD CITY –– Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson has assured his constituents that the transport of essential goods between Negros and Panay would remain unimpeded should a seven-day travel moratorium be granted.

“What will be affected by the moratorium will be non-essential travel for tourism and leisure,” the governor said.

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The Western Visayas Regional Inter-Agency Task Force (RIATF) recently recommended a moratorium on travel between Negros and Panay for seven days to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The request needs the approval of the national IATF.

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Some members of the business community are against the move.

Frank Carbon, chief executive officer of the Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said the moratorium would cause a loss of about P50 million in revenues.

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