ALL the frontliners in LapuLapu City who have been risking their lives in order to help fight Covid-19 were given recognition individually by Mayor Junard Chan during the commemoration of the 59th City Charter Day on June 17, 2020.
A simple celebration was held at the City Hall Grounds headed by acting mayor Celedonio Sitoy, and attended by some members of the council, a few department heads and employees.
Chan, who is in home quarantine after he tested positive for Covid-19, gave his speech through a video.
“I give my salute to every agency in our government,” he said.
First on the list was the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office headed by Nagiel Bañacia, followed by the City Health personnel, doctors in both public and private hospitals, uniformed personnel, Philippine Red Cross and Eruf, Barangay Mayor’s office, private organizations and volunteer groups, traffic personnel, barangay officials, City Social Welfare and Development Office, as well as private companies who have helped the city.
The Covid-19 survivors were also given thanks. Chan also congratulated all the mayors of the city since 1961 for being instruments in the city’s growth in terms of economy and tourism.
Chan mentioned mayors Mariano Dimataga, Maximo Pantalinjug, Sylvestre Dignos, Ernest Weigel, Arturo Radaza and Paz Radaza.
Chan also clarified to city hall employees that for this year, they won’t receive any Charter Day bonus. He asked for their understanding as the budget will be allocated for the campaign against Covid-19.
Chan said, “The greater challenge now is rebuilding the city’s economy that is badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. I am confident that with the help of the city council, along with your support and cooperation, we will get this through together.” / FVQ, MMC