A family for Filipinos means the world. The welfare of a wife, child, father, mother, brother or sister is paramount in any Filipino’s mind, a gritty yet devoted few would deem their purpose and mission to serve the greater many as their calling. Call them by just one word: hero.
In the Philippines, the COVID-19 pandemic grows by the day. As such, frontliners – medical workers, policemen, and volunteers – are in the thick of the battle, still hopeful, whatever the cost.
The same goes for the non-medical frontliners, particularly those who continue basic services to satisfy the essential needs of those affected by the Enhanced Community Quarantine—from grocery storekeepers and pharmacists to bank employees and food delivery crew.
Stepping out of the comfortable presence of their families, they would tread and risk the danger of getting the disease just to offer the services people need during this horrible pandemic. Such are these noble telecom frontliners working for PLDT during the enhanced community quarantine, choosing to stay confined in company facilities or worse, going out on the field, just to assure reliable phone and Internet connections are retained—given that such access is crucial during these trying times.
We’ve talked to five of these PLDT Heroes, and their motivation and inspiration behind their sacrifice:
COVID-19 frontliners, whether you are in the medical field or the service industry such as these PLDT Heroes, share the same commitment and contribution to those directly affected by the crisis—that is, utter selflessness and heroism, sacrificing precious time with the family in the face of uncertainty and dangers to life and limb.
These stories are just among the many heartwarming tales of PLDT Heroes who are serving as telecom frontliners during the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon. Be inspired and read more of the PLDT Heroes stories at www.pldthome.com.