February 9, 2023

Mayor Benjamin Magalong aired a small appeal for health workers.
“We are all aware of the gargantuan tasks our health workers – doctors, interns, nurses, nursing aides, medical assistants and all others in the medical field – are courageously and dedicatedly discharging nowadays amid the coronavirus disease-2019 (Covid-19) affliction.
“They are our lifeline. Without them, we cannot survive this health crisis. It goes without saying that they, too, are putting their own lives on the line for us. Not a few of them had died frontlining for us.”
“So why not do them a little favor. When you see them around the city market, groceries, pharmacies and other places, yield.”
“Let them grab that bottled water first, let them choose the freshest meat, let them be the first on the cashier’s lane, let them have the first slot on that jeepney and most importantly, smile or nod at them.”
“Small gestures but enough to convey our appreciation, our respect, our love.”
“It’s the least we can do for them… our silent heroes,” Magalong said. – Aileen P. Refuerzo