What are your hopes for today’s modern heroes?
While those on the frontline continue to hold the lines for our safety, we rarely hear them speak up for each other as one community with one goal.
Dubbed as modern heroes for selflessly offering their service to the mass, these individuals tread on thin ice as they risk themselves to tend to our necessities.
We might easily take their service for granted, but their efforts will silently create a domino effect on the background. After all, we would undergo a further collapse if it weren’t for them.
This Heroes’ Day, The Quill selected front liner participants to take part in this Pulse. As they heed their call of duty, let us listen to their insights on the question: “What are your hopes for today’s modern heroes?”
This pandemic caused every one of us to go beyond our comfort zones. Heroes of today were revealed in the identities of our health care workers, front liners, teachers, and workers who tirelessly fight the battle by doing the best they can. Students are heroes as well by fighting for their dreams and continuing their learning journeys. So what I hope for is that let us all be our own version of our modern-day hero. Show kindness to everyone because all of us have our own battle to fight day by day.
Jenny Lou Villareal, RPm (Guidance and Counseling Office)
My hope for our modern heroes is that they will be protected from this killer virus and together with their families support they will be able to continue with their work to help humanity survived in this pandemic with their unselfish love and care. And I thank you.
Hazel Pacayra, DDM (School of Dentistry)
We see heroes as those brave with powers and wearing fancy costumes that we sometimes follow and idolized. But considering modern day heroes these are real individuals that doesn’t only include healthcare professionals but also those ordinary that serve others before themselves, a catalyst of positive change that don’t expect something in return and that they help and improve our lives and make our environment a better place to live. Hope for them? help, acknowledge and be proud of them. Thank you modern day heroes.
Jo-Ann S. Belotindos, RPh, MPH, MPP (College of Pharmacy)
I hope that the people would see the real situation of our Medical Workers during these hard times and not rely on random information posted online. That they may be given due recognition to the hard work they have given the world and that everyone would see their efforts. I hope that our medical workers may always have the courage and compassion to continue to serve those in need of their help. May they continue to traverse this path with hope in their hearts and that they may always find purpose in their day to day life. Lastly, as they take good care of others, may they not forget to take good care of themselves too.
Kaye Coleen Gerasmio, RMT