CALOOCAN CITY, Aug. 14 (PIA) -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Health (DOH) today jointly launched the "BIDA ang may Disiplina: Solusyon sa COVID-19" national advocacy campaign in Barangay Jesus Dela Pena, Marikina City in a bid to change the behaviour and encourage discipline among Filipinos to combat COVID-19.
DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Ano said that the "BIDA ang may Disiplina" campaign is a joint effort of the DILG and DOH brought forth by the goal of encouraging people participation in the battle against COVID-19 by living a life of discipline and earnestly practicing the minimum health standards set by health authorities.
"Ang laban kontra COVID-19 ay hindi lang laban ng pamahalaan, ito po ay laban ng bawat Pilipino na maaaring mabiktima ng sakit na ito kaya sa pamamagitan ng 'BIDA ang may Disiplina' ay hangad ng DILG at DOH na iparating sa mga mamamayan na ang susi sa pagsugpo sa virus na ito ay disiplina at pagsunod sa mga tamang asal," Ano said.
"It is only through concerted and unified efforts can we win this battle," he added.
Ano said that the "BIDA ang may Disiplina" campaign emphasizes the importance of individual self-discipline and behaviour change, practiced by the citizens down at the grassroots level, as a means to beat COVID-19 in order to ensure the safety of families and of the nation.
He said that the campaign is the harmonization of the #Disiplina Muna campaign of the DILG and the "BIDA Solusyon sa COVID-19" campaign of the DOH into a combined national advocacy program.
#Disiplina Muna is an initiative of the DILG launched last year which seeks to rebuild the culture of discipline among Filipinos as a means of fostering people's participation while 'BIDA Solusyon sa COVID-19' is DOH's campaign encouraging the Filipino people to take an active role in the fight against COVID-19 by practicing B.I.D.A: B - Bawal walang mask; I - I-sanitize ang mga kamay, iwas-hawak sa mga bagay; D - Dumitansya ng isang metro; and, A - Alamin ang totoong impormasyon.
"Through the said campaign, the public, down to the barangays and families, is encouraged to be self-disciplined and cooperative in abiding with the minimum health standards (e.g. B.I.D.A.), and other COVID-19 policies," Ano said. (PIA NCR)