Most Filipinos are within the comforts of their homes since a Luzon-wide lockdown and community quarantine is in effect. However, those who serve on the front line endure long hours, weary bodies and sleepless nights as they brave giving services to the public amid the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
As of 4 P.M., March 27, the Philippines has a total of 803 confirmed COVID-19 positive persons with 54 deaths and 31 recovered patients. To date, nine doctors of various specializations from different hospitals died in the battle against the pandemic.
President Rodrigo R. Duterte, in his recent televised message to Filipinos, said, “Let me reiterate my sincerest gratitude to all our courageous frontliners in this war, especially our healthcare workers – our doctors, nurses, medical technologists, and other allies health professionals. Maraming, maraming salamat (Thank you very much).”
The International Churches of Christ Philippines, too, is proud to have the following disciples on the front line:
- Jon Velasco, nurse;
- Katrina Gracia, nurse;
- Joanne Marie Cerezo, nurse;
- Pancho Leoncio, video editor and;
- Bernie Senobin, soldier.
They not only give the best care for their patients and excellent service to their fellow Filipinos, but also exude the love and light of Jesus Christ in this dark time. Read their full stories at ICOC Philippines website.