September 27, 2023

About a week ago, the World Health Organization has declared the dreaded Covid-19, which has killed many and caused much economic destruction and despair all over the world, is no longer a global health emergency.
This is such good news, indeed. Despite the much-awaited positive development, however, this near-sighted Ibaloy writer reminds one and all that the pandemic which reportedly started in Wuhan, China is still around with its variants and continues to cause havoc albeit on a much lesser scale.
We support the appeal of local health officials and political leaders that we continue practicing minimum public health standards; avoid crowded places, if possible; get fully vaccinated and even avail of booster shots against the infectious disease, especially for those belonging in the vulnerable sectors of society like our seniors and those with co-morbidities. Obviously, it’s such a bother and even annoying at times to continue following health protocols but as the saying goes, “It’s always better to be safe than sorry.”
Vice Mayor Faustino Olowan and Councilor Lilia Fariñas echoed the earlier appeal of Mayor Benjie Magalong and other local medical authorities in reminding the public “to not let our guards down” against the continuing threat of Covid-19 since staying healthy should be every individual’s priority and responsibility.
Correct me if I’m wrong but “health is wealth” is not just an empty phrase. It’s also happens to be true.
Stay safe.

Meanwhile, the mayor signed city council Resolution 228, s. 2023, approving the acceptance of the donation to the City of Baguio of a preliminary disinfection storage facility and 63 yellow bins for infectious wastes from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources through the Environment Management Bureau-Cordillera.
The approved measure authorizes the mayor to represent the City of Baguio in accepting the donation and in the execution of the needed documents on the same.
It also extends the heartfelt thanks and gratitude of the Summer Capital to the DENR through the EMB-CAR for the project and donations and for considering the city in the implementation of the agency’s various projects.
May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ continue to bless and keep us all safe.