‘Salamat sa Kabayanihan’: Different faces of COVID-19 frontliners in QC tribute video


The local government of Quezon City created a tribute video to honor the frontliners who are our heroes in this time of crisis. 

The three-minute video shows healthcare workers, soldiers, janitors and local government workers on the line of duty while Para sa Bayan, written and produced by veteran composer Vehnee Saturno, plays in the background. 

The video also featured garbage collectors who also play an important part in contracting the coronavirus disease. 

“Nagpapasalamat kami sa lahat ng frontliners na walang sawang naglilingkod para protektahan at alagaan ang ating tahanan. Naghahatid ng pag-asa at inspirasyon ang inyong kabutihan. Kayo po ang bayani sa labang ito,” wrote the Quezon City Government in the Facebook post. 

The video reminded the public that we become each other’s heroes with the little sacrifices that we make in helping the country’s battle against the current pandemic. 

“Habang patuloy nating hinaharap ang krisis na ito, sana’y lalo pang mamayani ang pagkakaisa at pagtutulungan ng lahat. Ang mga mumunting sakripisyo ng bawat isa ay kaligtasan naman ng ating pamilya. Ito po ang kwento ng ating kabayanihan.”

As of Tuesday, April 14, Quezon City has 942 confirmed cases with 60 fatalities, and 64 recoveries. 

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