Advisory #FYI

This will take effect 12:01AM, March 17, 2020!

1. STATE OF CALAMITY. The Province of Negros Oriental thru the Provincial Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) has passed a resolution putting the whole Province under a state of calamity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2. CLOSING OF BORDERS. All borders, ports, and airports of Negros Oriental are now declared CLOSED, effective immediately and shall remain in full force and effect until April 14, 2020. Entry of persons shall be restricted except to the following: (1) all duly identified residents of Negros Oriental, its cities and municipalities; (2) health workers responding to emergency; (3) members of the PNP, PCG, BFP and all branches of the AFP; (4) persons travelling for urgent medical or humanitarian reasons; and (5) persons transporting essential goods, supplies and medicines;

A. Deny entry to all non-residents of the Province of Negros Oriental, with or without symptoms of COVID-19;

B. Allow entry to all returning residents of the Province of Negros Oriental, with or without COVID-19 symptoms. All returning residents shall be required to present a valid government issued identification card prior to entry.

All returning residents must be checked for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and undergo the following:

(A) A 14-day home quarantine;
(B) Endorsement to the Barangay or LGU where they reside; and
(C) Monitoring by the Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs)

3. EXTENSION OF NO CLASSES. It is hereby ordered that the suspension of classes in all levels for both private and public academic institutions shall remain in full force and extended until further notice.

4. REGULATION OF AIR, SEA, AND LAND TRANSPORTATION. All air and sea travel are hereby BANNED during the effectivity of this executive order. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines is hereby directed to ensure that all airports in Negros Oriental remain closed until further notice. The Philippine Coast Guard and the Philippine Ports Authority are also directed to ensure that all ports in Negros Oriental remain closed until an order to reopen shall have been issued.


Bimbo G. Miraflor
PIO-NEGOR — with Rujonel Cariaga, Rujonel Cariaga and Melit Hilay.