TACLOBAN CITY-The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) RO-8 recognizes Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez as Disiplina Muna Ambassador for his outstanding efforts and initiatives in Tacloban LGU’s best practices in the combat against Covid-19 and its spread.
The agency’s  virtual launching of Disiplina Muna National Advocacy Campaign in Eastern Visayas held yesterday, February 10, 2021, which was attended by DILG spokesperson and Undersecretary for Plans, Programs, and Communications Jonathan Malaya, DILG field officers, mayors, barangay officials, and socio-civic organizations, emphasizes the DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2020-116 which refocuses the “Disiplina  Muna” national advocacy campaign to defeat COVID-19 thru the DILG and Department of Health(DOH) joint campaign dubbed as “Bida ang May Disiplina: Solusyon Sa COVID-19.”
Remarkable for his early steps in protecting Tacloban City from COVID-19 which traces back to January 2020 when he ordered the filling out of forms in the airport to determine travel history, and his firm calls for the mandatory wearing of the face mask to Taclobanons in mid-March of 2020, Mayor Romualdez, along with Mayor Richard Gomez of Ormoc City, bagged the Region 8 Disiplina Muna Ambassador recognition from DILG.
In his speech read during the virtual event, Mayor Romualdez pointed out how the “Bida ang May Disiplina: Solusyon Sa COVID-19” campaign boils down to the core value of discipline that each and every Filipino, especially the Taclobanons, must be equipped with.
“When we incorporate discipline to our daily lives, we become citizens committed in the government’s cause, particularly in resolving the pandemic,” says the Mayor.
Furthermore, he encouraged his fellow Taclobanons to positively embody discipline in their daily routine in the way that they expect each other to be the solution, and to seeing the end of the Covid-19 pandemic.