Covid Management: A Collective Endeavour



We are writing this column in the face of the surging Covid pandemic which the entire nation is still experiencing even despite efforts being exerted by our health authorities to contain the same. The weakest link seems to be the lack of personal responsibility of the people in our communities in observing health protocols, which is something of a wonder really, since we have been in this for over a year now. Like a cog in the wheel, every individual has the mandatory obligation to do his part in simple things as the frequent washing of hands, wearing a face mask and using a face shield. And when a need arises for one to be in public places, always observe the protocol distance of at least three meters from other persons. Indeed, these things are not really hard to do, but we simply take them for granted. So who is to blame for the persistence of this pandemic? Certainly not the IATF whose existence is being questioned even by some members of Congress. Notably we do not seem to recognize the urgency of our situation. Those for whom COVID has hit close to home have shared with us sad and distressing stories we ought to listen to and take seriously.


On another note, as the electoral process next year draws near, many are wondering whether VP Leni Robredo will run for President of our country, or governor of the Province of Camarines Sur. Various concerned groups however, especially those coming from the Bicol regions, are urging her to run for President. She is only one step away from the Presidency and we hope she will give way to Bicolanos’ aspirations to have for the first time a President from their midst. To paraphrase an oratorical line from our AdeNU debating society “To be or not to be, that is the question, to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” and to take the cudgels for a seemingly despairing Filipino nation.


TRIVIA:


Greetings to our former Household in the Couples for Christ whom we had a chance to chat with via zoom this morning, after quite a long time of not having seen one another due to the pandemic: Bro Raffy and Sis Malyn Dagooc, and Bro Boyot and Sis Nor Gerobin, stay safe always!


QUOTATION OF THE WEEK:


“PEOPLE ONLY SEE WHAT THEY ARE PREPARED TO SEE.”

RALPH WALDO EMERSON


FOR OUR WORD OF LIFE:


“IF A HOUSE IS DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF, THAT HOUSE CANNOT STAND.”

MARK III:25