By: Elena Grace Flores
YouTube video by Bongbong Marcos
Disiplina ang Kailangan | Bongbong Marcos
Discipline is Needed for the Country’s Progress
Discipline is needed for the country’s progress is an old-time slogan. Now, we are back to basic. The police record of almost 300,000 quarantine violators clearly shows that the surge of the Coronavirus infections is due to a lack of discipline. The countries that did well during the SARS and MERS pandemic do not even need to impose a lockdown. They just follow the health protocols deliberately.
The nations with citizens that follow the instructions of their leaders are likely to survive faster than those who are resistant. The front-liners already carry an unimaginable burden. This is why the President put Manila back to Enhanced Community Quarantine. The economic balance is not possible if the medical sector is in danger.
Rebuilding the Economy
Discipline is not only for the common citizens but also for the authorities. To lead is to be able to plan and structure measures on how to fight the pandemic. Then the people must follow them strictly without complaints. The culture of discipline already proves effective to fight a crisis. When each Filipino practices self-discipline, then that’s the right time to think about rebuilding the economy.