News Release

Statement of Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III’s health after contracting COVID-19

We extend our prayers of speedy recovery and good health to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III following the unfortunate news that he had recently contracted COVID-19.

We hope for the swift recovery of Secretary Bello so that he can continue fulfilling his duties and responsibilities to the Philippine government, our Filipino laborers, both here and abroad, and the general public.  And also continue his exemplary work in doing his part in assisting us all in our path to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the unfortunate circumstance of Secretary Bello, we continue to remind everyone to follow all health and safety protocols against the virus, to take part in the government’s vaccination program and gain immunity, as well as to seek reliable and truthful news and information from all PCOO programs.

Let us all work together and do our part, so that we may heal and recover as one nation.