I am in favor of extending the Enhanced Community Quarantine for a few more weeks until the number of COVID-19 cases starts to substantially drop. The government’s capacity to conduct testing has increased and it would be best to extend the ECQ so we can effectively isolate the positive cases from the rest of the community and eventually get rid of the disease.
Let me remind everyone that we are up against an invisible deadly enemy. Going out of your house remains dangerous at this time. Habang patuloy na lumalabas ka ng bahay na hindi naman kinakailangan, patuloy mo namang inilalapit ang pamilya at kapwa mo tao sa peligro.
Kaya nakikiusap ako sa lahat ng Pilipino—stay at home and follow the protocols. Ang kooperasyon ninyo at ang pagkakaisa ng bansa ang tanging panlaban natin sa COVID-19.
I am also appealing to the Executive branch once again to act swiftly in providing the necessary assistance to all Filipino families affected by this crisis. As a member of the Joint Oversight Committee overseeing the implementation of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, I urge all concerned agencies to perfect the distribution system on this first month of ECQ since we still do not know how long this crisis will last.
Pinilit natin silang manatili sa bahay kaya siguraduhin natin na makarating sa kanila sa lalong madaling panahon ang food and cash assistance mula sa gobyerno. Umaksyon na tayo agad at bilisan ang tulong para sa mga kababayan nating pinaka-mahirap at pinaka-nangangailangan.
Senator Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go
5 April 2020