OFFICIALS from Barangay Poblacion Pardo, Cebu City held a village-wide information drive to warn constituents against the dangers of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), but with a different approach.
Barangay Captain Manolita “Litang” Abarquez, along with 30 barangay employees, walked around the village on Friday night, March 20, 2020, to remind the public of the citywide curfew. They also urged residents to pray.
A barangay vehicle carrying the image of the Sto. Niño followed the group around. Its speakers played the Gozos of the Sto. Niño and the Oratio Imperata against Covid- 19.
Aside from prayers, village officials also reminded constituents to heed the the executive order issued by Mayor Edgardo Labella, which placing the entire city under a general community quarantine.
June Berongan, barangay administrator, clarified that they were not holding a religious activity.
He said it was their way of informing residents, adding that all the participants observed proper social distancing.
Meanwhile, Cebu City Attorney Rey Gealon reminded the public to avoid engaging in any activities that would undermine their efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Msgr. Joseph Tan, spokesman of the Archdiocese of Cebu, said Cebuano Catholics can always be resourceful when it comes to expressing their faith as long they don’t become a health risk to others. (JJL / WBS)