The Covid 19: Bringing Out The Best in The Filipino
The attack of COVID-19 in the country and almost all parts of the world, including Europe and the United States, has brought practically all nations in declaring a community quarantine or lockdown. In the Philippines, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has declared an enhanced community quarantine in the entire Southern Luzon, thus ordering all citizens to stay at home. Practically all the roads in Metro Manila, South Express Way and the North Express Way have become deserted. Hours before the lockdown, many provincial residents working in Metro Manila trooped to the bus terminals in their desire to catch trips to their home provinces, cities and towns. In Naga City, the administration of Mayor Nelson Legacion was among the first cities to order the lockdown and order the stay home policy, which even up to this writing is in effect. The immediate problem which arose was the subsistence of ordinary padyak and tricycle drivers, and the jeepney and bus drivers and others who earn their daily subsistence through the streets of Metro Manila, SLEX and NLEX. Thanks to the ABS-CBN which practically devoted its time for more than seven hours or so calling upon entrepreneurs, businessmen and all citizens to contribute either cash or donations for the purchase of food and other necessities of these daily wage earners. And many responded with open arms and heart to help. Indeed, it was bringing out the best in people in the worst of time!
In these times, the best form of sacrifice and the greatest expression of love for country is to stay home. The longer this crisis stays with us, the bigger the problems will be, not only for the poor, for the medical community, for the Local Government Units in the front lines, but also for the economy.
Due to the on-going lockdown, the scheduled yearly VIA CROSSES of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus to Corolina is automatically cancelled. All members of the degree are just encourage to stay home and pray. Morlock’s Law Dictionary defines “Marriage” as a “partnership where the husband is the silent partner.”
QUOTATION OF THE WEEK:
“AGAINST A UNITED PEOPLE, NO FORCE IS STRONG ENOUGH TO PREVAIL.” JOSE “Pepe” DIOKNO
FOR OUR WORD OF LIFE:
“IF MY PEOPLE WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME WILL HUMBLE THEMSELVES AND PRAY I WILL HEAR FROM HEAVEN AND HEAL THEIR LAND.” 2 CHRONICLES 7-14