Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte honored all frontliners for their commitment and hardwork in the city’s fight against Covid-19 during the commemoration of the National Heroes’ Day on Monday, August 31, 2020, at the Osmena Park.

“As we celebrate our National Heroes’ Day during the time of a Covid-19 pandemic, I would like to emphasize our all-out support and gratitude to all the health and non-health frontliners who toil every day in our hospitals, facilities, checkpoints and wherever they are needed. It is your hardwork that makes our city stand-up against this relentless virus. Daghang salamat,” said Mayor Sara, who led the commemoration of the National Heroes’ Day.

She said that the hardwork and dedication of the frontliners make Davao City strong, despite the challenges against the Covid-19.

Mayor Sara added that everyone could become modern-day heroes by simply abiding by the minimum health protocols set by the Department of Health. The first is to stay at home, as we are under quarantine. If one must go outside for work or essential needs such as food and medicine, wear the face mask properly, observe social distancing, and wash hands regularly.

“Wherever it may be – in the office or establishments, you do the things that are required to contribute to the cutting off of local transmission in the city,” she said.

The mayor has also emphasized the importance of practicing the health protocols for their and other people’s safety, especially medical frontliners, who put their lives on the line.

Mayor Sara said, “We should also remember our past heroes’ contributions to our country, as we know it today.”

“Sa atoang balaod naa ta’y identified na national heroes. (In our law, we have identified national heroes) We should not forget their contributions to our country. What we enjoy today was because of their bravery, strength, and wisdom,” Mayor Sara said. CIO