CAMIGUIN (PIA)—To celebrate the 122nd Philippine Independence Day, Camiguin officials call for unity among its residents to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID)-19.
“We are facing new challenges in our time, one of which is an invisible enemy by the name of COVID-19. May we take off from the examples of our heroes, their unity and energy, their vision and hope, in facing adversities and challenges,” Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo said.
By simply hoisting the Philippine flag at the Provincial Capitol grounds, the province celebrated the country’s Independence Day without holding any ceremonies to adhere to the physical distancing and other quarantine protocols.
For his part, Mambajao Mayor Yñigo Jesus Romualdo said, “Today, we are called to become modern day heroes, but worry not, for you need not to die with gun fires to show your love for this country. You can always be a hero by showing love in simple yet meaningful ways you do each day.”
He also urged the residents to be united as the country is challenged by the global pandemic and to aim for another form of freedom, A COVID-19 free Mambajao, Camiguin.
Currently, the province has recorded 73 persons with history of travel or exposure of which 22 are from Mambajao, 19 from Mahinog, 4 from Guinsiliban, 7 from Sagay, and 21 from Catarman. There are no probable, suspect, nor confirmed cases tallied in Camiguin.
Noting such data, Gov. Jurdin Jesus Romualdo reminds residents and travelers to be mindful of the quarantine protocols so the province could remain free from COVID-19, a new battle to brace independence today. (RTP/PIA10)