‘Pasaway’ parents irks Navotas mayor

July 10, 2020
Street children
The every day scenario in Navotas City where children play and loiter on the street and ignored by their parents amid the danger of exposure to COVID-19. Photo by Edd Reyes

NAVOTAS City Mayor Toby Tiangco expressed his anger over reports that parents continued to neglect the safety of their children by allowing them to go out of their houses and loiter around despite the danger of coronavirus disease (COVID)-19.

Mayor Toby reminded everyone that city health workers and frontliners are risking their lives to save others who are infected by the dreaded disease while the city government are doing its best to protect its people from COVID-19.

“Naiintindihan nating mahirap ang quarantine pero di ba mas mahirap kung ang mga batang ito ang magkasakit o kaya ay magdala ng virus at madadamay ang lahat ng miyembro ng pamilya?,” Mayor Tiangco said.

The city chief executive admitted that COVID-19 cases in the city continued to increase and one of the factors was due to transmission of the disease within the family.

The mayor called on parents and elderls to help almost exhausted frontliners in dealing with huge influx of patients and the government limited resources by doing their part in protecting their own children.

“Be part of the solution. Discipline your children since this is your duty as parents. Protect them from dreaded virus by not allowing them to loiter outside and keep an eye on them to make sure they will stay at home,” Mayor Toby said.

As of yesterday, Mayor Tiangco announced an additional 71 cases of COVID-19 in the city, including personnel from the city government and barangay, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Navotas to 816 while 20 patients were recovered and no reported casualty.