A salute to Covid-19 frontliners

FRONTLINERS are indeed modern-day heroes.

They continue to perform their responsibilities despite the high risk of being exposed to the deadly coronavirus.

Among the hundreds of frontliners waging war against the deadly coronavirus on our behalf are the people who work tirelessly in the local government units and national agencies and who continue to deliver social services amidst the pandemic.

In Bacolod City, local agencies and departments through the City Mayor’s Office, City Health Office, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), General Services Office, Bacolod City Police Office and Philippine Coast Guard worked together to facilitate the smooth arrival of locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and Authorized Persons Outside Residence (Apors).

They are the ones risking their lives to help make sure that the directives and directions being undertaken by the local government are properly enforced.

For the LSIs and Apors, Councilor Cindy Rojas is taking the lead in the operation with the assistance of various concerned government agencies and office representatives and personnel.

The task is not easy. It is risky most of the time but they have to work because that is the mandate of their job, a worker from the CDRRMO said.

The recent arrival of 52 Bacolodnon LSIs who were among the 455 passengers who boarded St. Michael of Archangel of 2GO on Tuesday, July 28, 7 p.m. entailed health risks.

But they have to work using personal protective equipment (PPE) while observing and practicing other health protocols especially those who disinfect pieces of luggage, perform swab tests to LSIs and Apors and those who ferry them to quarantine centers.

Most of these frontliners are faceless but they perform the major tasks of ensuring the safety of the residents.

Kudos to our local frontliners. We applaud your sacrifice and dedication!


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