Batangas 6th District Rep. Vilma Santos-Recto thanked all the medical frontliners who risked their lives during the pandemic, echoing their call to enforce stricter quarantine measures.

“To our frontliners, we cannot thank you enough for everything that you have done and continue to do for us. We cannot turn a blind eye to your hard work and sacrifices, and all the never-ending risks your profession takes,” she wrote on her Facebook and Instagram accounts.

“From the bottom of my heart, I salute all of you and shall always be supportive of all efforts to address your concern for you deserve nothing less,” she continued.


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A group of doctors last Saturday appealed to the government to place Metro Manila and nearby regions under the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) for two weeks, proposing it as a “time out” to refine strategies by addressing contact-tracing and quarantine problems.

“The tipping point has been reached. We should not turn a deaf ear to your repeated calls for a reassessment for our national policies and programs in fighting this pandemic. We know that you will not give up unless everyone is healed,” she continued.

Santos-Recto then called the Duterte administration to hear out the pleas of the medical community, saying “nakikiusap po ako sa ating pamahalaan na pakinggan ang mga hinaing ng ating medical community.”

President Rodrigo Duterte placed Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal and Bulacan under modified enhanced community quarantine on Monday starting midnight of August 4 until August 18. Francis David T. Perez