Mayor Benjamin Magalong on Sept. 29 appealed to barangay officials to keep going the extra mile in the efforts to curb the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in their jurisdictions.
“You’re doing a great job and we really appreciate everything that you have been doing but we need you to exert extra effort to help us implement the minimum health standards among your constituents,” the mayor said.
The mayor said there is an urgent need for barangays officials need to keep on reminding residents to comply with the health and safety standards particularly on the wearing of face masks and shields, basic personal and food hygiene.
He cited findings that the recent case outbreak that happened in some barangays was due to “irresponsible behavior” of some residents.
He said inspections in some barangays also proved wanton violation of the health measures especially in market places and stores.
The mayor said that if these acts will remain unchecked, all efforts to control the disease will be thwarted.
“I know we are exhausted at this point but we still have a long way to go. We cannot just give up the fight,” he said.
“We need to work together so please we appeal to you to help us by just reminding our people of the need for discipline at this time that we are reopening our economy.” – Aileen P. Refuerzo