“WHILE the country bears witness to the initial rollout of vaccines, the threat of COVID-19 is still very real.”
This was the firm reminder of Quezon City Councilor Candy Medina, following the continuous rise in the number of locals acquiring the disease, with a total of 584,667 cases nationwide, as of this writing.
With this in mind, Medina continued to supply kits to residents of barangays in the country’s most populous city, including Barangay Holy Spirit, Batasan Hills, Payatas, Barangay Silangan, and Barangay Commonwealth.
The three-term councilor, in office since 2007, joined her team to personally give out hygiene kits to the Oriole Neighborhood Association and Youth Organization and Barangay Holy Spirit residents. The kits contain alcohol, toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, face towels, nail cutter, comb, face masks, and face shields.
The “Care Para sa Masa” program aims to provide essential hygiene supplies to QC citizens to reinforce the importance of maintaining personal cleanliness and protecting themselves against the coronavirus.
The five barangays are situated in the second district that covers the northern part of Quezon City. The areas are considered as the most densely-populated in the city, with a total of nearly two million residents.
“We are now into the homestretch of getting the proper medication and protection against the deadly disease so let us not be too complacent. Laban lang, Quezon City!” Medina added.
The Chairman of the Committee on Tourism, Cultural Affairs and Heritage of the 21st City Council recently passed an ordinance declaring the 3rd week of March as “Hygiene and Sanitation” Week.