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Gapan City mayor recovers from COVID, back in action

August 24, 2021 People's Tonight 478 views

GAPAN CITY – City Mayor Emerson “Emeng” Pascual is back in action after recovering from COVID-19.

“Awa po ng Diyos magaling na po ako, at kanina nga nagpa-swab test ako negative na,” said the city mayor on his live Facebook page at 8 p.m. Monday which had generated 547,000 views, more than 8,300 shares, 15,000 comments and 51,000 reactions as of 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Pascual said wife as well as 13-year-old and seven-year-old kids got the virus from him. He said he is thankful to God that they are now okay after testing negative for the virus.

After being absent for more than two weeks due to COVID-19, the city mayor, who is rumored to be running for congressman in the province’s fourth district in next year’s elections, said he is already raring to go out on Tuesday to start doing his daily chores as the city’s local chief executive, including tproviding “ayuda” for his constituents.

Pascual reminded his constituents that a city-wide-liquor ban and a 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. curfew remain imposed due to the threat of the Delta variant..

Pascual also bared plans to construct a brand-new 120-bed capacity hospital in the city very soon where giving of free medical services to poor city residents will be prioritized.

He added that all city scholars enrolled at the Gapan City College will get a free 11” tablet each to help them cope up with school assignment requirements.

Pascual also announced that the P23 million worth of diagnostic and laboratory equipment and apparatus needed for the blood chemistry as well as other healthcare and testing procedures have arrived in the city.