Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia lauded the frontliners, health workers, city and barangay officials, private sector volunteers and the people of Bacolod who worked together to fight and beat COVID-19 at the 124th Philippine Independence Day rites at the Bacolod Public Plaza on Sunday, June 12.
“Because we worked as one people, we can look forward to celebrating our Independence Day from COVID-19 soon,” he said.
Leonardia stressed the need to honor a new breed of heroes who went through a battlefield not of guns or ammunitions but against an unknown enemy that challenged the whole world’s health system.
“Today, the coast may not be very clear yet, as there are still statistics of people being affected by the virus. But slowly we are almost there at the threshold of normalcy,” he said.
“Plans of going back to the face to face classes are already laid out. We see measures of the national government for economic recovery. Some health protocols have already been lifted such as the wearing of face shields. Travel restrictions have been eased,” he pointed out.*