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Gary Valenciano on health workers: ‘Their voices must be heard and acted upon’

Gary Valenciano took to social media to express his appreciation for all the health workers serving in the fight against COVID-19.

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08/03/2020 12:46 PM
Gary Valenciano on health workers: ‘Their voices must be heard and acted upon’
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Gary Valenciano took to social media to express his appreciation for all the health workers serving in the fight against COVID-19.

On Instagram over the weekend, the music veteran said that the frontliners deserve more respect and recognition for all the hard work and sacrifices they have made for the country.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

If some people only knew the true scope and depth of the plight of our beloved medical frontliners...maybe they wouldn’t be too quick to speak. And maybe they’d understand at what lengths these courageous men and women take to help keep safe as many fellow Filipinos as they can in the midst of the pandemic we’re all facing. Their voices must be heard and acted upon. This isn’t the time to be ignorant of the sacrifices these individuals have made, or to be heartless to the amount of work these people have already done and will continue to do. God bless every frontliner...God bless us all. 🙏🏼♥️🇵🇭#frontliners #frontlinersph

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“If some people only knew the true scope and depth of the plight of our beloved medical frontliners... maybe they wouldn’t be too quick to speak. And maybe they’d understand at what lengths these courageous men and women take to help keep safe as many fellow Filipinos as they can in the midst of the pandemic we’re all facing. Their voices must be heard and acted upon,” said Gary.

He went on: “This isn’t the time to be ignorant of the sacrifices these individuals have made, or to be heartless to the amount of work these people have already done and will continue to do. 

“God bless every frontliner... God bless us all.”

Gary’s post comes amid public backlash against Senator Cynthia Villar after she rejected the appeal of health workers to enforce stricter quarantine measures against the COVID-19 pandemic, as the local medical community reported "waging a losing battle against COVID-19."

"Hindi na siguro. Pagbutihin nila trabaho nila. Hindi pwedeng isara ang ekonomiya kasi kung 'di naman mamamatay sa COVID, mamamatay naman sa gutom ang tao,” Cynthia said, when asked if she was in favor of the health care workers’ request on DWIZ radio Saturday, August 1.

"Kapag lockdown kasi, magsa-suffer ang ekonomiya. I guess we have to live with COVID 19," added the lawmaker, whose family owns multiple businesses across the country.

She later clarified it is government officials and not medical frontliners that she was referring to in her earlier statement.

“We have to work harder and better, but I am not referring in particular to the medical workers—our frontliners. We are referring to all of us and DOH (Department of Health) and PhilHealth in particular," said Cynthia.

"There is so much room for improvement in the government’s response to curb the transmission of the disease," she added.

As of last week, over 4,500 doctors, nurses and other health care workers have contracted COVID-19, amid the rising number of infections across the country.

The group accounts for 6 percent of the total confirmed cases in the country, which has reached the 103,185 mark as of Sunday afternoon, August 2. Of those, 65,557 recovered, while 2,059 died. 

President Rodrigo Duterte later followed the suggestion of health workers, announcing on Sunday night, August 2, that Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal and Bulacan would go back to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) from August 4 to 18.