HEEDING the call of President Rodrigo Duterte to help their kabarangays during the enhanced community quarantine, Barangay San Antonio, Pasig Chairman Raymond Lising has stepped up and distributed alcohol ,medicines and vitamins to his kabarangays.
On March 16, Duterte placed the entire Philippines under enhanced community quarantine to contain the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). He then ordered barangay captains to help their constituents for the duration of the quarantine.
"We have tapped our calamity funds for emergency purchases of medicines, vitamins, alcohol, masks and soap that we may share with our constituents. We have also assigned frontliners of the barangay in terms of Health, Peace and Order, Sanitation and Disaster Response," he said.
"Hindi namin sila papabayaan during these trying times. We will support Pres. Duterte by providing the needs of all our kabarangays," he added.
Lising said that, in their barangay, they are strictly imposing the enhanced community quarantine, and the curfew.
"We are strongly implementing the enhanced community quarantine in the community. We have closed some barangay roads to limit movement of people and vehicles," he said, adding that they also activated our Incident Command Team led by the Punong Barangay in times of calamities.
Massive disinfection drive was done in all roads and public areas in Barangay San Antonio, he said.
"Here in Barangay San Antonio, we are regularly disinfecting our roads and public spaces to stop the spread of COVID-19," Lising said.
As there is no mass transportation available during the quarantine, Lising said that their barangay is providing free shuttle service to its residents going to the market.
"We are providing free shuttle rides where we strictly practice social distancing," said the chairman.
Lising advised his constituents to not panic and assured them that Barangay San Antonio is on top of the situation, saying they could always rely on him.
"Don't panic, but do not take this virus lightly. Maintain good hygiene. Please, STAY at HOME, and may God bless us all," he said.
Barangay San Antonio is also using thermal guns to check the temperature of its residents entering the barangay.