Valenzuela Mayor Skips Christmas Decors to Avoid Crowds and to Save Funds
The Mayor of Valenzuela said that they will skipped putting Christmas decors this year to prevent crowds from gathering amid threat of COVID-19.
Mayor Rex Gatchalian said in the ABS-CBN Teleradyo that Valenzuela will forego Christmas decors in the city’s most visited places this year. This aims to save funds and to prevent the gathering as the contagious disease is still on drag.
According to him, funds are prioritized for the city’s COVID-19 and disaster response. The city has also donated P10 million worth of aid to victims of typhoons in Bicol, Cagayan, and Isabela.
“We want to be prudent with our spending, we want to do away with convergence. And also nakikisimpatiya ang pamahalaan sa mga kababayan namin na nawalan ng trabaho, ayaw naman natin maging insensitive sa kanila. We want to keep it in the times,”Mayor Rex said.
“Ang tunay na diwa ng Pasko ay di matatagpuan sa malaking Christmas tree sa People’s Park namin kundi sa pamilya sa loob ng tahanan kung saan safe sila,” he added.
Meanwhile, Metro Manila Mayors agreed that Christmas parties in Metro Manila are prohibited, from the public to private companies. The traditional Christmas carol or caroling will have an age limit.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social gatherings are prohibited in areas under the General Community Quarantine (GCQ). The country is still on a fight against the spread of the disease and community quarantine measures are still up in the entire nation.
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