Locsin: A Hero’s burial for our fallen coronavirus health front-liners, 'A wall of honour'

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr/photo courtesy of PCOO

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said Tuesday, that the country’s health workers who lost their lives while performing their duties should be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

The heroes’ cemetery located in Taguig City is the final resting place for late Philippine presidents, national artists, scientists, dignitaries, soldiers, war veterans and citizens regarded as heroes and martyrs.

For Secretary Locsin, these frontlines, deserve a hero’s burial.

In his latest tweet, Locsin said it would be a great idea to give honor to the doctors who while battling the coronavirus in the front lines.

“Great idea. A wall of honour. No, bury them there at the Libingan ng mga Bayani,” the DFA Secretary said.

“All of them, not just those from state schools but La Salle, UST, UE, FEU, etc. and other great school hospitals with the misfortune to be privately owned at this time,” he added.

Some local doctors have died after contract the coronavirus in the country, that triggered an outpouring of grief and tribute to the fallen real-life heroes.

Locsin’s tweet referred to the recent passing of another veteran doctor from the Philippine Heart Association, Dr. Raul Jara.

Dr. Jara, A "great pillar" of Philippine cardiology who was on the frontline of the country's battle against COVID-19 died on Tuesday.

He was an esteemed cardiologist and internist, also served as president of the Philippine Heart Association. However, PHA nor Jara's family disclosed the cause of death.

Many well known personalities also gave their condolences to the family of Dr. Raul Jara and agreed to Locsin’s proposition as well.

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