December 5, 2022

Don’t know about you but this near-sighted Ibaloy writer wants leaders who are honest, competent, know what they are doing and are “on top of the situation.”
Just like having a doctor who assures you that the best treatment is being given and that there’s no need to panic. Again, that’s just what I want in a leader and those whose actions directly or indirectly affect my life and that of my loved ones.
In this ongoing Covid-19 “war” with an invisible enemy, having competent leaders who are on top of the situation is not only welcome but a necessity. So let’s vote for people who have proven track records of honest public service and effective good governance in this coming elections. Please.
Mayor Benjamin Magalong said he is confident the city will not reach level 4 since measures are in place to manage the expected surge of cases due to the Covid-19 Omicron variant. He said the number of tourists to the Summer Capital has been reduced; the issuance of acceptance certificates suspended; border controls allow only those with essential purposes to enter; and others.
Although officially Baguio still has no Omicron case, the mayor believes it is already present but has not yet been detected. Since Baguio lacks adequate isolation and quarantine facilities to handle all the cases, he said home quarantine is being maximized for those with asymptomatic, mild or moderate cases while those with severe cases are brought to the hospitals and temporary treatment and monitoring facilities. The mayor said although Omicron is more infectious than Delta, it is less severe according to health experts and interviews with patients, thereby requiring less hospitalization.
Covid-19 home isolation and quarantine requirements include well-ventilated and separate bedroom for patient or separate bed with enough distance; accessible bathroom; utilities; with solid waste, sewage disposal; and more.
The mayor reiterated the importance of getting vaccinated and having booster shots since these have “a large impact in protecting one’s self against Covid-19 and its variants.” Cheers!

Meanwhile, you can safely care for a household member with Covid-19 at home by following these recommendations: Buy a range of food to ensure a healthy diet; Do not allow visitors during the time the patient is ill; Stay connected online instead; and other members of the household must refrain from going out, too.

Here’s “Family in my life” by Julie Hebert: “My life is filled,/ With loving people./ This makes me feel,/ So darn grateful./
I am honored for those,/ Wonderful people./ They make life so,/ Real darn peaceful./ So thank you, Mom,/ And thank you, Dad./ You’ve both made me,/ So darn glad./ And then there are Grandparents,/ Sisters, brothers, uncles, and aunts./ You’ve all given me,/ Everything I could want.”
May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ continue to bless and keep us all safe.

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