MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL (PIA)–The Province of Misamis Occidental celebrated the 122nd Philippine Independence Day through recognizing frontliners without the usual ceremonial elements, crowds, parades, and day-long events.
Misamis Occidental Governor Philip Tan together with Vice Governor Virginia Almonte and all the board members highlighted the celebration by visiting the frontliners at the provincial borders of Sapang Dalaga and Bonifacio. The officials brought some food for the frontliners as a simple way of expressing their gratitude for the latter’s untiring efforts and selfless dedication in keeping the province free from COVID-19.
Tan said he is thankful to all frontliners for continuously heeding the call of duty. He also called them the country’s “modern-day heroes.”
“Sa pag-celebrate sa ika-122nd Philippine Independence, atong i-dedicate ang celebration sa tanang mga medical workers, doctors, nurses, mayor, barangay health volunteers, police officers, tanods, barangay officials, trabahante sa munisipyo ug sa atong tanan nga padayon nga misunod sa mga balaod nga ato gi-establish para sa tanan. Kini ang panahon sa pagpasalamat. Thank you to all frontliners for ensuring that our liberty from the threat of Covid-19 is enforced,” Tan said.
(For the 122nd Philippine Indepedence, we dedicate the celebration to all the medical workers, doctors, nurses, mayor, barangay health volunteers, police officers, tanods, barangay officials, municipal personnel, and to all of us who continuously follow the regulations established for everybody’s safety. This is the time to give thanks to all.
Thank you to all frontliners for ensuring that our liberty from the threat of Covid-19 is enforced)
The governor also offered prayers and sincerest gratitude to the people who lead the fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
He stressed that through their sacrifices of time, energy, expertise, and even their own lives, Misamisnons remain safe from the virus. (SMRN/PIA Misamis Occidental)