TALISAY City Mayor Gerald Anthony "Samsam" Gullas Jr. honored frontliners in his Independence Day message Friday, June 12, 2020.
In a message posted on his official Facebook page, Gullas said this year's Independence Day celebration is noteworthy due to the Covid-19 pandemic as it was the "first time in over a hundred and twenty-two years, we celebrate this momentous occasion not in front of our national flag but inside the comfort of our own homes."
But Gullas reminded his constituents that while the Covid-19 has affected every aspect of life, it gave rise to frontliners who are fighting the virus in their own way.
"Though the past few week have been very difficult, every time I hear that a Talisaynon has recovered from the disease, I feel that we are slowly finding independence from this disease. In every recovery, we are a few steps closer to achieving our goal," Gullas added.
As of June 12, the number of Covid-19 cases in Talisay City has reached 78, with 30 recoveries and 15 deaths.
He also reminded his citizens that while frontliners waged war in hospitals and medical facilities, ordinary citizens can do their part by staying at home.
"Staying at home allows you to protect yourself and your family against Covid-19. It is a simple gesture but a big help to everyone in the frontline, especially our medical frontliners. And someday, hopefully, we can finally be free and independent of this invisible menace," Gullas added. (JKV)