Vilma Santos Echoes Medical Frontliners Appeal
VILMA SANTOS – “Star For All Seasons” Vilma Santos-Recto sympathizes with the plight of COVID-19 frontliners.
Medical frontliners asked President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to reimpose “enhanced community quarantine” (ECQ) in Metro Manila in order to control the rapid rise of coronavirus cases. On Sunday, COVID-19 infections in the country breached the 100,000 mark.
Vice President Leni Robredo, the Catholic Church, and celebrities backed the call of healthcare workers for better strategies to fight COVID-19. In a late-night public address on Sunday, the chief executive gave in to the appeal of the frontliners.
Duterte placed Metro Manila and other nearby provinces under ‘modified enhanced community quarantine’ (MECQ). He said he understands their plight but resented them for going public with their appeal.
Recently, actress and 6th District Lipa congresswoman Vilma Santos-Recto sympathizes with the plight of the health workers. She penned an open letter to the government requesting to pay close attention to the medical community.
“Nakikiusap po ako sa ating pamahalaan na pakinggan ang mga hinaing ng ating medical community.”
In a post on her Instagram account last August 2, ‘Star For All Seasons’ Vilma Santos echoed the appeal of the medical frontliners asking for help from Duterte’s administration regarding the health situation of the country. She also expressed her gratitude to the courageous health workers who put their lives at risk to help their fellow countrymen.
“To our frontliners, we cannot thank you enough for everything that you have done and continue to do for us. We cannot turn blind eye to your hard work and sacrifices, and all the never-ending risks your profession takes.”
“From the bottom of my heart, I SALUTE all of you and shall always be supportive of all efforts to address your concerns for you deserve nothing less. I cannot in conscience allow our country’s last line of defense to fall. May God continue to guide and bless you each passing day” she added.
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