Just recently, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas posted his sentiments via social media, asking for the public to cooperate as the city continues to battle the coronavirus disease. As the city transitions to the new normal, the city has been aggressive in reminding the public to practice health protocols such as wearing of facemask, washing hands, and social distancing. It may even be recalled that nonpractice of the mentioned protocols can lead to fines and legal consequences, establishments may even be forced to closed.
“I have been receiving messages that there are still some who don’t wear mask or practice social distancing. Let us remember that the virus is still around us. If you do not wear mask you will get infected and if we will have high number cases we will have to go back to ECQ and we don’t want that to happen,” begins Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas.
Treñas reiterates that the safety of the public is not just the responsibility of the government alone but is the basic duty of every individual. Every individual should follow basic health standards.
“As much as I want to go back to the old normal, I cannot do it alone. I need everyone’s help and cooperation. It is not only my responsibility, it is your responsibility as well; it is our responsibility to be vigilant so we can recuperate as soon as possible and go back to the old normal,” Treñas continues.
“I have been thinking every single day on how do we can revive our economy so that we can go back to our normal lives. Even if we develop great plans, and if the virus will spread because you don’t wear mask or practice social distancing in your establishments, our plans and efforts will be put to waste,” he adds.
It may also be recalled that the most recent case bulletin of the Department of Health Western Visayas Center for Health Development revealed 25 new confirmed cases in just one day (as of June 24, 2020).
“What is a little sacrifice and effort to observe all these ordinances for the better good of all? Let us all be responsible citizens! This is the only thing I ask from you so we will be able to win against this virus. Let us show the world that as Ilonggos, we will get through this pandemic because we are one! Bato Iloilo! Padayon pag-uswag!” Treñas concludes.