Negros Occidental Capitol to resume normal working days in November

THE Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol will go back to the normal five-day workweek in November, an official said.

Lawyer Rayfrando Diaz, provincial administrator, said this as Negros Occidental is expected to remain under the modified general community quarantine in November.

Diaz said Bacolod City has been under general community quarantine, where most of the Capitol employees reside.

He also said it would still be a non-working holiday for Negros Occidental on November 5. However, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be no celebration of the El Cinco de Noviembre.

Every November 5 is celebrated as Negros Day and it is a non-working holiday in the province by virtue of Republic Act 6709, which took effect on February 10, 1989.

This day is celebrated to commemorate the Negrenses' revolt against the Spanish colonizers -- a historic bluff that freed Negros from Spaniards. It marked the local independence of Negros Occidental from the Spaniards.


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