For the past months, all everyone’s heard of are updates about the deadly coronavirus. Sure, we get some information about other events that are happening in the world, but a huge chunk of the airtime is allotted for updates on the virus. While these updates are essential, being constantly bombarded with negative juju can take someone on a downward spiral.
This is the reason why some people have been consciously sharing stories that could somehow help uplift everyone’s spirits. One of the stories that recently made rounds online was about a stray dog who served as a frontliner in his community. It was only fitting since she acquired a quarantine pass.
Serving the community
The stray dog’s name is Ligaw, and he’s been accompanying local officials during the distribution of relief goods. Edmond Dela Paz, the village chairman, adopted Ligaw when he saw him walking about the busy streets of Sampaloc, Manila. He decided to let the pup tag along during relief operations to bring happiness to the residents.
This is part of the local government’s service to the residents since they’re not allowed to leave their houses. Ligaw would greet them with a smile as his companions would hand them packs of food and other necessities. While seeing a four-legged frontliner was unusual, they appreciated the chairman’s efforts to reach out to them.
In the line of duty
Ligaw would wear his quarantine pass on his neck whenever he would go around the village to check on everyone. He knows what it’s like to have to fight every single day to survive; that’s why he takes his job seriously. Dela Paz knows he’s trustworthy; that’s why he’s free to roam around without a leash.
Dave Fuentes, one of the residents, chanced upon Ligaw while he was helping distribute relief goods. Fuentes grabbed his phone to take a video of their furry frontliner.
Credits to Edmond Dela Paz