By Junex Doronio
BACOOR, Cavite — Saying that he is concerned with the health and safety of his provincemates, Cavite Vice Governor Ramon “Jolo” Revilla III on Saturday warned of stiff penalties for those who do not wear masks in public and face shields in commercial establishments for their “double protection” against Covid-19.
The vice governor issued the warning on his Facebook post as he revealed that there were already 267 new cases of Covid-19 patients in Cavite province as of Friday. He said based on Provincial Ordinance No. 276-2020, the wearing of face mask in public will be mandatory.
“Kung sino man pong indibidwal ang lumabag dito, nakasaad sa Provincial Ordinance No. 298-2020 na maaari kayong magmulta ng P 2,000 o sumailalim sa apat na oras na community service awareness program na pamumunuan ng barangay officials at PNP,” Revilla said.
He explained that the provincial measured aimed to prevent the spread of the dreaded novel coronavirus disease in the entire province.
“Mga kalalawigan, bilang pagpapaigting ng ating pakikibaka kontra COVID-19, mandatory na rin po ang pagsusuot ng face shield sa lahat ng commercial establishments sa ating bansa DOH na rin po ang nagpayo sa atin na kung doble protektado tayo ng face mask at face shield, lumiliit ang tsansa na magkaroon tayo ng Covid-19,” Revilla said as he urged his provincemates to follow the order.
The vice governor also appealed to the Caviteños to pray for his father Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. who is presently confined in a medical center due to pneumonia.
“Hinihikayat ko po ang lahat na sana’y ipagpatuloy natin ang pagdarasal sa para sa kanyang tuluyang paggaling,” Revilla said.