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Alfonso, Cavite COVID-19 free for 42 days

By Ruel B. Francisco
July 2, 2020


Alfonso, Cavite COVID-19 free for 42 days
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TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite - Mayor Randy Salamat proudly revealed June 23, 2020 that the municipality of Alfonso is COVID-19 free for the past 42 days as he rallied his constitiuents to continue to be united and cooperate with both the national and local government' s efforts in this period of pandemic.

Mayor Salamat made the remarks during the interview in the country's longest running noontime show (Eat Bulaga) aired Saturday, June 27, 2020.

Six other local chief executives (LCEs) from the National Capital Region (NCR) Menchie Abalos of City of Mandaluyong, Ike Ponce of the City of Pateros, Marcy Teodoro of Marikina City while from the north, Mayors Donya Tesoro of San Manuel, Tarlac and Bryan Celeste of Alaminos, Pangasinan, and Mayor Keith Nieto of Cainta, Rizal were also gurst at the noontime show.

He also mentioned that before COVID-19 pandemic, the first disaster his town endured was the eruption of Taal Volcano in January. The town hosted and provided assistance to 9,000 evacuees from the province of Batangas that were severely affected by the eruption .

As for the town's COVID-19 response, the mayor cited the Botika on Wheels program which helped the senior citizens of the municipality to get access to their much needed medicines without having to go out of their houses. He also mentioned his otherwise entertaining but effective way of leading the people by giving them incentives for following the quarantine protocols such as rewarding the most behaved barangay with free lechon baboy and lechon manok.

The Mayor shared on his FB post they were give Talent Fees (TF) and bobble head doll characters of Eat Bulaga stars like Maine Mendoza, Alden Richards and Lola Nidora.

According to Salamat, the TF he received for guesting will be donated to the affected vendors of the Luksuhin Public Market fire while the bobble head dolls will be given as prizes to the winners for the three best stories that will be shared by Alfonseños about the life changing experience they had during the pandemic.

Veteran host Vic Sotto thanked the mayors as the show recognized their extraordinary performance of their duties to serve the people and wished them well with their governance and leadership. (Ruel Francisco, PIA-Cavite)

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