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Pederalismo para sa Dugong Dakila ng Sambayanan (PDDS) Partylist Provincial President and former Puerto Princesa City Mayor Edward Hagedorn calls for unity in this time of crisis due to coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.
In a video message of Hagedorn that circulated fast in social media platforms like Facebook, he first greeted all his colleagues in PDDS and expressed his sadness with the situation wherein everybody is affected by the virus.
But he reiterated that what we can all do is to follow with the government, pray and never lose hope.
“Pakiusap ko lang sa ating mga kapanalig, wag na wag kayong mawawalan ng pag-asa; marami tayong pinagdaanang ganito pero nasolba natin,” Hagedorn said in his video message.
He also encouraged everyone to set aside blaming and finger-pointing, instead, unite and help each one another.
“Sana wag kayong mawawalan ng pag-asa, mararausan natin ang problemang ito at makakaraos tayo sigurado ‘yan basta’t tatagan ninyo ang inyong loob at kung pwede, wala na munang sisihan, wag na nating i-blame ‘yung administrasyon dahil talagang halos lahat naman ay hindi nakahanda, nabigla lahat at kung sisihin pa natin itong administrasyon na kahit papaano, kahit limitado ay nakakapagbigay,” he added in his video message.
In an exclusive interview by Palawan Daily News to Hagedorn, he clarified that his video message was only for his colleagues in PDDS but he was surprised that it came out publicly on Facebook.
But he told PDN that this is also the words he wanted to tell the people of the city, to unite as one, cooperate with the government and never lose hope and pray.
“Para sa PDDS lang sana ‘yun, sa kanila ko lang pinadala ‘yun pero ‘yun naman talaga ang sabi at gusto ko noh ‘yung wag na muna mag away-away at magtulungan nalang dahil wala namang may gusto nito kaya dapat magkaisa nalang tayong lahat para sa ating mga minamahal na kababayan,” Hagedorn told Palawan Daily in a phone interview.
In the meantime, Hagedorn was also stranded in Manila but said that he and his family will make a way to help but as of now, they can’t move and their resources are too limited as of this time.