As community quarantine eased in Metro Manila, brethren from the Ecclesiastical District of Metro Manila South in the Philippines attended an online seminar on June 2, 2020, to better adjust to the “new normal” setting at their workplace.
The seminar was facilitated by the Christian Employees Association (CEA) officers under the supervision of the district Christian Family Organizations (CFO) overseer, Brother Lotero Londob.
Select brethren who are lawyers and doctors served as resource speakers. They tackled the employees’ rights and also the preventive health measures they can undertake to protect themselves against still-spreading infectious disease in their day-to-day work. They oriented the attendees on the economic changes and some workplace setting adjustments that they would likely encounter.
Reminding the attendees not to be complacent, Dr. Ellaine Eusebio-Galvez, one of the speakers, said, “It is very important that all employees strictly obey the government-imposed health measures before they proceed to work. They should be responsible enough. … If ever they were exposed [to anyone who has the disease], they must have had quarantined themselves, or else they would also put at risk the lives of their fellow employees.”
Sharing his experience with the current situation, Charchill Erezo, from the Local Congregation of Jackson, said, “The quarantine has made a great impact in my life. Though I have been able to do many household chores, yet still, I long to do what I used to do, like being at work. Worse, our status suddenly became ‘no work, no pay’.”
Looking at the bright side, he added, “We have to be brave enough. Our Almighty God is always ready to give us what we need. I firmly believe He will help us to safely get through this pandemic.” ― With reports from INC News Section