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Pasacao mayor lauds 281 town frontliners

PASACAO, Camarines Sur --- Some 281 employees of the local government unit (LGU) of Pasacao, Camarines Sur received medals and certificates of recognition for their dedicated and selfless service during the period of community quarantine as a result of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in a ceremony held during the 122nd Independence Day celebration here.

Pasacao Mayor Niño Tayco led the awarding of “Medalya ng Kabayanihan” and “Sertipiko ng Pagkilala” to the 281 LGU frontliners who served and guarded the town and its residents from the spread of the virus.

Ninoy Reyes, Pasacao event focal person, said the awardees consisted of health care workers, police personnel, municipal social welfare and disaster risk reduction employees, barangay officials, barangay tanods, and volunteers workers received the awards.

AWARDEES. Nurse Mariel Joyce P. Sergio and Dr. Melchor A. Baisa proudly show off their medals. The two are part of the 281 personnel of the Pasacao LGU who received recognition for their service in the fight against Covid-19.

With Tayco during the awarding ceremony were Angela C. Monares-Galvo, cluster head of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Camarines Sur, Emma A. Dela Torre (LGOO) and members of the Sangguniang Bayan.

In his speech during the occasion, Tayco lauded the town’s frontliners for their dedication and selfless service amidst the Covid-29 pandemic.

One of the awardees, Dr. Melchor S. Baisa, Pasacao, municipal health officer, said

“Recognizing the frontliners is a sign of moral progress. This gave us the assurance that we are important.It really boosts our morale.”

Meanwhile, Mariel Joyce P. Sergio, a staff of the Municipal Health Office, said the town has three quarantine facilities as part of the LGU’s anti- Covid-19 measures. These facilities are located in Pasacao campus of the Central Bicol State University for Agriculture (CBSUA), Pasacao Central School and BUB evacuation center.

From April 29 to date, there were 1,834 local residents and few locally stranded individuals from Burias Island that were confined and secluded either in designated quarantine facilities or under home quarantine. They were closely attended and monitored by frontliners from the rural health unit. To date, there were no recorded Covid-19 positive either in home isolations or quarantine facilities, Sergio said.

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