Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Tuesday, Nov. 30 paid tribute to medical workers during the commemoration of the 158th birth anniversary of Katipunan founder and national hero Andres Bonifacio.
In his speech at the wreath-laying ceremony in Liwasang Bonifacio, Domagoso recognized the medical frontliners for their sacrifices and contributions to the country.
“Ngayon ay maituturing natin ang mga bagong bayani na mga doctor, nurses. Ngayong araw na ito ay kinikilala rin natin sila sapagkat nakakalungkot isipin na ‘yung ating mga doktor at nurses paid also, some of them, the ultimate price serving our people. Sabi nga in government service there is what we called occupational hazards (Now we can consider the new heroes to be doctors, nurses. Today, we also recognize them because it is sad to think that ‘our doctors and nurses paid also, some of them, the ultimate price serving our people. It is said that in government service there is what we called occupational hazards),” Domagoso said.
Domagoso also cited the efforts of the Manila Police District (MPD) who also risk their lives to ensure that the people of Manila remain safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Public servants, doctors and nurses, and all other members of the government, the members of the Manila Police District paid also the price,” he said.
“Kaya bagay na huwag din nating kakalimutan kahit papano sa maliit nating kaparaan mag-alay naman tayo ng dasal sa kanila at sa kanilang mga kaluluwa na naway tanggapin sa langit ng ating Panginoong Diyos and mga taong nasawi mailigtas lang ang bawat batang Maynila o bawat Pilipino sa buong bansa (Let us not forget to offer our prayers to them and for the souls of those who perished as they tried to save our people from this pandemic, so that our Lord God may accept them in heaven).”