Pres. Duterte Speaks About the COVID-19 Frontliners on National Heroes’ Day
DUTERTE – Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte paid tribute to the frontliners in the COVID-19 fight as the country celebrates the National Heroes’ Day.
The Philippines is fighting a huge challenge for several months now. It is one of the over 200 countries and territories with confirmed cases of COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic is undeniably shaking the healthcare system of the country. Several hospitals have already announced full capacity for coronavirus cases.
As of this writing, the Department of Health (DOH) has recorded a total of 217,396 with 3,520 deaths and 157,403 recoveries. Quarantine measures are still up in the country.
Among the COVID-19 patients are doctors, nurses, and health workers. They are considered as frontliners in the fight and they contracted the disease in their line of duty.
The members of the military and the Philippine National Police (PNP) who guard the checkpoints, the bank employees, the grocery stores’ staff, and many more who continue to report to work for the public are also frontliners.
As the Philippines marks the National Heroes’ Day today, Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte paid tribute to the COVID-19 frontliners in the country and abroad. Here’s what he said based on a report on ABS-CBN News:
“Today, we honor not only the valor of our forebears who fought for our mother land’s freedom, but also the heroism of those who risked their lives, fighting a different kind of enemy.
Present-day challenges posed by the current public health crisis has given rise to modern-day heroes: the countless Filipino frontliners here and abroad who are battling the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.
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