By: Elena Grace Flores
YouTube video by Bongbong Marcos
Kalayaan | Bongbong Marcos
Independence from Coronavirus
True independence is not only freedom from foreign invaders. It also freedom from all obstacles to full development. Coronavirus is not an exception. This is sacrificing our personal interests, and by uniting for the well-being of the people. We will be able to overcome the obstacles we face if we do so, Bongbong Marcos said in his vlog.
The ID System
The ID system is now an essential part of a nation. Countries with an intact identification process are able to do efficient contact tracing. Errors in giving monetary assistance are not common. This is true in Makati with their Makatizen card. The funds are conveniently made available through G-Cash for voters and yellow cardholders. Contrary to scary social media posts, the ID system can indeed prevent chaos in society.
Self-Sufficiency on Supplies
Importation may help to reduce costs but this has little to do with survival. To survive a pandemic means relying on local products for the supplies especially for foods. Truly, independence from the Coronavirus can only mean living with it. Citizens must learn to practice hygiene, social distancing, and self-sufficiency. Kindness is also a must to let these difficult times pass especially to the frontliners.