By Lou Ellen L. Antonio
MARAWI CITY, July 22 (PIA) — Being one of the frontliners this coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, 87 pedicab/tricycle drivers and 267 vendors in Loksadatu Market, this city, received face shields and face masks from Dansalan College Alumni Association (1DC).
In partnership with the local government of Marawi (LGU Marawi) through its City Health Office, City Agriculture Office, and Office of the Market Superintendent, 1DC continued its provision of support to the vulnerable frontliners.
“The pedicab drivers and market vendors are essential frontliners in our society. We need to help them in ensuring compliance with minimum health protocols so they could support their family and the people. The 1DC Family believes that it is in being ONE that will help us survive this pandemic,” said 1DC President Baealabi Baicon C. Nuska.

Dansalan College Alumni Association President Baealabi Baicon C. Nuska and Marawi City Agriculturist Engr. Anifa M. Busara distributes face shields and face masks to pedicab/tricycle drivers in Marawi City. (1DC)

Meanwhile, the LGU Marawi and CHO Marawi expressed their appreciation for the unwavering support provided by 1DC.
“The LGU Marawi and CHO Marawi are grateful to its partners like the 1DC Dansalan College Alumni Association for their support to our preventive and mitigation measures to ensure that no COVID-19 local transmission happens in Marawi City,” said city health officer Dr. Ali Dalidig.
Dalidig also reminded the residents to “be vigilant and do their role to make Marawi COVID free through mutual cooperation in observing minimum health protocols such as wearing of face mask when going outside their home and frequent handwashing.”
As of July 20, 2020, there are only six remaining COVID-19 cases in the city and are currently isolated at facility quarantine in Siyapen (Care) Center. They are locally stranded individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 but asymptomatic. (LELA/ PIA ICIC)