By JOENALD MEDINA RAYOS
TRECE MARTIRES, Cavite – BARELY 11 days before the extended Enhanced Community Quarantine ends on May 15, Governor Jonvic Remulla appeals to his fellow Caviteños to promote unity and stop the culture of hate.
In his post in social media, Governor Remulla said all Caviteños must accept and respect their fellow provincemates whether they are original inhabitants of the province or have migrated to Cavite by way of massive resettlement efforts of the national government in the recent years.
“I am often very disappointed when I read comments on my posts putting blame of the prevalence of Covid in Cavite on the “new Caviteños.” Yung mga nilipat nung 1970’s ng Ministry of Human Settlements sa Dasmariñas at GMA (General Mariano Alvarez). Yung nilipat ng NHA sa Paliparan 3, at Tropical nung 1990’s. Mga nilipat sa Bulihan nung 1990’s. Mga nilipat sa Trece, Naic, at Bagtas nung 2000’s. Sinisisi din yung mga nakatira sa 2,000 subdivision sa Bacoor, Imus, Dasma, Gen Trias, at Tanza.
Ang pakiusap ko, ay itigil na ang salita na ganyan,” the governor asked.
Remulla even shared his lifestory being a migrant to Cavite as he was born in the City of Makati although he was born to Caviteño parents.
“This is my life story. My father was born and raised in Toclong, Imus. My mother was born and raised in Brgy. Kanluran, Naic. They met and fell in love in UP. I was born in Brgy. San Dionisio, Makati. We transferred to Bel-Air when I was two and I left when I got married at 28. I raised my children at 1st in Magallanes Village, then Ayala Alabang. 2012, I moved to Ayala Westgrove. Kung tutuusin, ako ay dayo din,” he said.
“Covid is no longer a disease, it’s a responsibility. It is not only my responsibility as a governor, it is my responsibility as a Caviteno. Kung kayo ay orig o dayo, we all have a responsibility to each other. We have to follow the rules. We have to be honest in our reporting of the disease. We have to remind our neighbours that the rules apply to all. We have to remember that the power to stop this lies not only government, but in each other.
Lahat tayo Kabitenyo. Lahat tayo gustong makalaya sa kalaboso ng Covid. Lahat tayo gusto na matapos Ito. Let us fight this together as 1. Let us stop the divisions. Let us pray, heal, and triumph as 1.” The governor further said.| – BALIKAS News Network