December 5, 2022

The city government has put up the “The Golden Blood” monument that symbolizes the heroism of frontline workers amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Atty. Rhenan Diwas, City Environment and Parks Management Office head, said the monument was built at the Rizal Park below the Baguio City Hall.
He said the monument is a gift to the modern-day heroes for their sacrifices and dedication in fighting the virus that causes the Covid-19.
The monument was conceptualized before the city’s celebration of its 122nd charter anniversary last year.
The Society of Outstanding Citizens of Baguio (Socob), which annually searches for outstanding citizens on behalf of the city government, opted to forego the activity due to the quarantine restrictions.
They, however, thought of recognizing not a few individuals in the city but those who have sacrificed even their lives to protect others.
Socob president Elma Donaal and vice chair, Councilor Betty Lourdes Tabanda, said the monument is a tribute jointly done with the city government.
Tabanda said the monument is a fitting tribute to recognize the frontliners for their heroism and contribution to humanity amid the pandemic.
Donaal said with the arrival of the vaccines, they may be able to continue with the annual search in time for the city’s charter anniversary in September. – PNA