- John Lloyd Cruz used his influence to reach out to Cebuanos amid the city’s increase of COVID-19 cases
- The actor spoke in Cebuano and Tagalog as he reminded Cebuanos to follow protocols against the spread of COVID-19
- President Rodrigo Duterte has assigned Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu to oversee Cebu’s efforts against COVID-19 after a rise in the number of cases
Celebrity John Lloyd Cruz used his voice to call for cooperation amid the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis.
The actor who is often seen in Cebu after he shied away from the showbiz limelight spoke in Cebuanos to call for cooperation as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
John Lloyd took part in a campaign urging Cebuanos to continue practicing the health advisories and protocols against the spread of COVID-19. His message reminded Cebuanos to give importance to washing of one’s hands, observing proper social distancing, and staying at home.
In a video from the University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society – Cebu (UPMAS- Cebu) Chapter, John Lloyd can even be seen speaking in Cebuano and Tagalog.
He said, “Ako man guilty usahay. [Kahit ako guilty minsan]. Pero sugod karon, wa nay rason. [Pero simula ngayon, wala nang rason]. No more excuses.”
John Lloyd added: “Magsuot ho tayo ng face mask. Maghugas lagi ng kamay. Manatili po tayo sa ating mga balay [bahay]. At kung kinakailangan po lumabas, sundin po ang social distancing. Naay paglaum. Kita ang paglaum. [There is hope. We are the hope].”
The UPMAS- Cebu appreciated John Lloyd in using his influence to call out Cebuanos. They wrote, “Naa pa tay second chance. Naay paglaum. Kita ang paglaum. Thank you John Lloyd Cruz. [We still have a second chance. There is hope. We are the hope.]
President Rodrigo Duterte earlier directed Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, a former Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), to oversee the local government’s COVID-19 efforts in Cebu City after an increase in its infections.