Pasig City’s Firefighters Give Tear-Jerking Salute to Health Care Workers

It's a gesture of gratitude to our valiant frontliners.

(SPOT.ph) In the global fight against COVID-19, it’s the people working in health care that are at the front lines. To salute their valiant efforts in this battle, Pasig City’s fire departmentalong with volunteers and employees of their local government unit—offered a siren salute to the frontliners at The Medical City along Ortigas Avenue on April 8.

"Ipinapaabot po namin ang aming taos-pusong pasasalamat sa lahat po ng mga medical doctors, nurses, sanitation workers, security guard, at sa lahat po ng mga health care workers. Narito po kami ngayon upang maghandog ng isang awitin at magbigay pugay sa inyong dedikasyon at kasipagan. Ito po ay isang paraan ng aming pagsaludo sa inyong kabayanihan at pasasalamat sa di matatawarang paglilingko sa ating mga kababayan," started the group’s spokesperson, which can be heard through a Facebook live video by The Medical City (TMC) health care worker Katrina Dinglasan.

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For a good three minutes, the sound of blaring sirens and honking horns echoed right in front of TMC. And instead of the usual water salute, the firehoses let out a disinfecting spray in the area. The gesture was followed with the song “Heal the World” by Michael Jackson.

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This isn't the first time that Pasig's city government, Bureau of Fire Protection, and non-government volunteers joined forces to pay tribute to local frontliners. They also offered a siren salute to the Pasig City General Hospital on April 6 and Rizal Medical Center on April 3.

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