Lawmakers propose heroes’ burial for fallen COVID-19 health workers

Lawmakers have proposed that COVID-19 health workers who died while fighting the disease should get a heroes’ burial at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani.

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One of the people who are at the forefront of this proposal Ako Bicol party-list representative, Alfredo Garbin. He said that “Every Filipino frontliner who dies in this COVID-19 war deserves to be laid to rest at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani because of their supreme sacrifice for love of country, loyalty to the people, and devotion to their profession.”

Garbin says that this doesn’t need to be done immediately. In the meantime, burial protocols should still be followed. However, he suggests that the ultimate resting place for these frontliners should be at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani. He said that when Congress reconvenes, he will be requesting the House leadership to approve their motion to express our collective gratitude.

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Garbin says that this is a way for future generations of Filipinos can commemorate the service of these frontliners. As of Wednesday, April 8, the DOH reports that 12 health workers have died from the disease.

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