Pangasinan 4th District Representative Christopher de Venecia urged the government to give assistance to freelancers in the arts and music amid the coronavirus disease (COVID19) pandemic.
The Pangasinan politiko said many freelancers are now jobless because of the quarantine.
“These freelancers, whether in music production, film, photography, visual arts, fashion, culinary arts, television, animation, literary arts, jewelry design, and many others, are tireless, passionate, and work incredibly hard to perfect their craft, deliver on their commitments to their clients with utmost professionalism, and strive so hard to make ends meet for themselves and their families,” De Venecia said.
He also said many freelancers only live from paycheck to paycheck.
“They go from paycheck to paycheck and have managed to survive before the ECQ, percolating concentric, complex, and hyphenated industries that power our creative economy,” he said.