The national monument of Dr. Jose Rizal, recently lit up in blue as tribute to COVID-19 frontliners.
The National Parks Development Committee posted a video of this on Monday and explained that the national monument was lit up in blue as the nation “stands in solidarity with our frontliners, our heroes.”
“We thank you for your bravery and courage. Mabuhay kayo! #wehealasone,” the committee said on Facebook.
Last March 13, the NPDC closed Luneta Park and Paco Park following the President Rodrigo Duterte’s announcement that he is placing Metro Manila under the community quarantine.
The national government later expanded this directive to entire Luzon and called it enhanced community quarantine which is extended until May 15.
The Rizal park is closed until further notice while the scheduled public events and activities have also been postponed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.