PHOTO BY BACOLOD CITY PIO The BTAO chief noted that there willbe 160 traffic enforcers to be deployed during the occasion. BACOLOD City – The Bacolod TrafficAuthority Office (BTAO) will implement a simultaneous road closures and trafficrerouting during the kickoff of the 15th Bacolaodiat Festival on Jan.31. Oddette Ong-Gomez, chairperson of theBacolaodiat Festival 2020, the event will run until Feb. 2. The conferment will be held on Feb. 1at the BGC./PN “There will be a total road closure at4 p.m. the activity will be finished,” said Acebuche. BTAO chief Police Lieutenant ColonelLuisito Acebuche said there will be initial road closures at 3 p.m. alongcircumferential Road, in Barangay Villamonte along Lopues East – two hoursbefore the motorcade starts from the New Government Center. Acebuche advised the public motoriststo take alternatives routes. He also advised commuters to expect roadcongestion. One of the highlight of thecelebration is the declaration of the city to Megaworld Corporationchairman and chief executive officer Dr. Andrew L. Tan as“Adopted Son and Honorary Mayor of Bacolod City. The motorcade will start at the BGC,and it will pass going to the downtown area until they reach the Lacson Stripat the North Capitol Area. There will be several activities linedup in the two festival sites at Lacson Tourism Strip and at BGC.
Spurs booked their place by beating Brighton 2-0.Premier League leaders Chelsea were drawn away to Derby, while Liverpool will travel to Bournemouth. Gortnahoe’s Shane Long scored for Southampton as they overcame Stoke 3-2 in the League Cup – they will now go to third-tier Sheffield United.Defending champions Manchester City were knocked out of the League Cup last night.They surprisingly lost 2-0 at home to Newcastle, who’ll now face Tottenham in the quarter-finals.