Batanes Governor Marilou Cayco said the provincial government prioritized the health of its constituents over the local economy that’s why the province is still free from the coronavirus.
The Batanes politiko made the remark when asked how the province was able to maintain its COVID19-free status.
Cayco explained that people’s lives can never be replaced.
“Namili po kami: ekonomiya ba o kalusugan?” she said.
“Ang kabuhayan ay kaya naman isinara ito dahil alam namin na matutulungan namin itong mga nawalan ng trabaho o kaya negosyo pero ‘pag nawalan ay mahirap mo nang maibalik po ‘yun,” Cayco added said.