Bacolod City streets get disinfected amidst the Covid-19 outbreak, thanks to the Chamber Volunteer Fire Brigade. This is in cooperation with several kind-hearted and ingenious individuals who donated thousands of gallons of Zonrox bleach for this purpose.
- Related: Bacolod City Guide
3 Nights of Disinfecting Bacolod City Streets
The Chamber Volunteer Fire Brigade announced on their Facebook page that they are going to disinfect Bacolod City streets for three nights in a row.
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It started March 22, 2020 and will end on March 24. They start at 10pm in the evening, when the curfew has taken effect.
The volunteer firefighters, donning all-yellow protective gear, roamed the main Bacolod City streets for more than an hour on their first night. They hosed down the empty streets with water mixed with Zonrox Bleach.
An Ingenious Initiative by Bacolodnons
This initiative of disinfecting Bacolod City streets is sponsored by Jasmin Egan, who donated 2,000 Liters of Zonrox bleach. Meanwhile, Siote Trisha Tan and Scotty’s Corner also gave another 2,000 Liters of Zonrox.
But they need more.
While you are at it, you can also donate food to our volunteer firefighters.
The volunteer firefighters have committed to do this for three nights straight. Meanwhile, here are the areas covered on their first night alone.
- Araneta Street around old Bacolod City Hall
- Bacolod Public Plaza
- Gatuslao Street (including Gaisano Department Store, Central Market)
- Luzuriaga Street
- Gonzaga Street
- Burgos Street (around Burgos Market)
- Lacson Street (covering the CLMMRH)
Here’s a video clip of the firefighters disinfecting the streets on their first night.
How You Can Help
The Chamber Volunteer Fire Brigade welcomes donations of Zonrox bleach in order to disinfect more areas and Bacolod City streets. Moreover, they need 2,000 liters per day. Their fire station is located at Ipil-ipil Street, Shopping, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.
Call them on how you can help at Tel. No. (034) 435-5555.
This is real Bayanihan sa Bacolod in action. Another blog post coming up.
Thank you for doing this Chamber Volunteer Fire Brigade! You guys are trustworthy, whether it’s fire, medical emergencies, and now, a virus outbreak.
Note: All photos used in this blog post were taken by volunteers of the Chamber Volunteer Fire Brigade. Published with permission.
Now, I am wondering. Maybe we can do this regularly, even just twice a year? Especially after the rainy season and the MassKara Festival? While our annual MassKara Festival held at the weekend of October brings fun and business for many of us, it also means really dirty streets.
- Related: Bacolod Masskara Festival Schedule
Maybe a disinfection of the main thoroughfares like Araneta Street, Lacson Street, and the downtown area should be done every November? Just a thought, I am not sure if this is feasible.
The Call to Stay Home
Meanwhile, the government as well as health professionals are calling on people WHO DO NOT NEED TO GO OUT. Please, STAY AT HOME. Boredom is not an official excuse to go out and roam the city.
The big Bacolod malls, namely SM City Bacolod, Robinsons Place, and Ayala Malls Capitol Central, have already closed indefinitely. Furthermore, they are disinfecting their properties and giving their people some time off to be with their families. They are also hoping that the general public will stay home.
By the way, most Bacolod restaurants have closed their doors to the public. However, many of them have offered food delivery services.