Mayor Jerry P. Treñas called on all Ilonggos to help one another as the city faces another two weeks of modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).
“I am appealing to those who can afford to give. Please support your barangays. Whatever you can give, I appeal to you to help your own barangay. Many are affected due to the effects of COVID and the quarantine status. Please help your community. The city will continue to help out, but we all know it can never be enough. It is the spirit of ‘bayanihan’ that will get us through this. Let the Ilonggo spirit of binuligay or helping one another come out very strong in this pandemic,” Treñas stressed.
At the height of pandemic last year, giving back has been instrumental in creating positive impacts, from initiatives of individuals to institutions, extending and sharing their resources to those in need.
Treñas thanked donors and big businesses for providing relief goods to quarantined families.
Donations received from private and business groups and individuals are a big help to sustain the needs of those under home quarantine.
Some 500 patients are also recovering at city-run quarantine facilities, the most number since the pandemic started.
The City Government has decided to ease off restrictions to resume operations of some establishments and people to return to work.
The business sector has also appealed for additional vaccines from the national government.
The city has yet to start receiving its own orders of vaccines in July. (Iloilo City PIO)