How I Keep My Family Protected Amidst COVID19 Pandemic

Jun 29, 2020 | Health & Fitness, Parenthood & Family | 51 comments

It has been more than 3 months since the COVID19 pandemic began affecting the lives of us Filipinos, and up to now, I still cannot believe that we have to experience this unfortunate crisis. It makes me worry each day because COVID19 cases keep growing despite the countermeasures our government did to flatten the curve. I just wish that this is just part of a bad dream and all gone when I wake up. But sadly, it is really happening. Not just in the Philippines but worldwide.

As people say, this is the new normal.

And as long as a vaccine is not yet discovered to prevent this deadly virus, everyone especially kids, senior adults, and people with severe underlying medical conditions such as heart and lung disease or diabetes must stay indoors. Because according to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention or cdc.gov, the best way to prevent this illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

Apart from staying indoors, here are other ways to help your family keep protected against the COVID19;

Wash your hands often.

Always wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20-30 seconds, especially after you’ve been exposed in a public place, after you cough or sneeze or after using the restroom. Or why not sing the Happy Birthday song twice to make it more enjoyable. Moreover, don’t forget to teach your kids the value of handwashing not only because of the pandemic but also to maintain good personal hygiene.

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Always wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20-30 seconds.

For us to save water, wet your hands with clean running water, turn off the faucet and apply soap, and only turn it on again when it is time to rinse.  Be sure to lather the back of your hands, between your fingers and under your nails to make sure no germs are left on your hands.

In our case, if there are any instances that I need to go out to run some errands, I make sure I prepared my clean clothes already before leaving the house. So, when I get back, I will just go straight to the bathroom to take a bath.

Disinfect your Home.

Ever since this pandemic started, I make sure to disinfect high-touch surfaces at home on a daily basis. Regular disinfectants are too strong and have a vaguely unpleasant scent. Since we have a baby whose immune system is susceptible to diseases, we use gentle disinfectants that not only kills 99.9% of germs but also leaves a fresh and calming scent because of its Eucalyptus ingredient.

We mix 1 ml (1/4 teaspoon) of the disinfectant to 2 cups of room-temperature water. This mixture is a safe level for toys, dishes, utensils, and food contact surfaces. You can level up the disinfectant mixture depending on the area being cleaned. Please note that you must begin your cleaning from the least soiled (cleanest) area to the most soiled (dirtiest) area in order to not spread the dirt to areas that are less soiled. And if there is still an extra solution left, I also included our car’s interior to clean and disinfect to make sure our car is also virus-free.

Clothes Washing and Car Disinfection.

During this pandemic, we must be vigilant in making sure that everything we touch is virus-free or make it virus-free especially when it comes to our clothes. So how do I thoroughly wash our clothes while trying to conserve water? What I do is collect and save the rinse water I used for washing our clothes and reuse them in washing our car. The effort might be doubled rather than just using the water hose, but think of the benefits it offers, not only you conserve water but also kind of have a mini-workout by lifting those water buckets.

Handling and Preparing Food.

Running to the grocery remains a necessity during this pandemic. But to tell you honestly, I am a bit wary about going to the grocery store and paranoid of the items that I bought. We can never be too sure about who and how the items were handled, right? The surfaces might be contaminated with the virus and by buying it, I might be bringing it to my home that I worked so hard to secure and keep safe.

So, this is what I do, I make a mix of clean water and soap or detergent on a spray bottle beforehand. In that way, I just use enough amount of water I needed when disinfecting our grocery items. Then I use a clean towel and use the mixture to wipe-off the potential virus and bacteria on the outer packaging of each item. Especially on my kids’ snacks, I make sure that before I open and give it to them, the wrappings of the snack have been wiped-off clean.

Needless to say, water is very important for all of these activities.

So I am grateful that we have enough water supply, particularly during COVID-19. I am more confident that my family is safe from the possible spread of the virus by religiously cleaning our bodies and disinfecting the things that we are using. So I am less worried about the safety of my family, especially my kids.

I know that all of us are adjusting to this “new normal” and I also know that Filipinos can overcome this situation. So, guys let’s try to keep safe, clean, sanitized, and do our best effort to consume water wisely at the same time.

51 Comments

  1. Ramiella Keira Infante

    Sa panahon ngayon dpat tlga panatilihin ang kalinisan. Thanks for this blog and ideas Mommy Mhaan.

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    • Odessa Otanguin

      Thank you for this blog momshy, we need to know the proper way of using water Kaya nman ako tlagang naituro ko sa mga anak ko ang tamang pag gamit ng tubig and it’s great na hndi sila nagsasayang o naglalaro ng tubig. 🥰

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      • Antoniette Sanchez David

        Sa panahon ngayon kailangan talaga natin maituro sa anak natin ang proper hygiene at pati nadin ang kahalagahan ng tubig kaya mommy thank you sa pag share samin nitong kaalaman nato..☺️☺️☺️

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        • Ann de guzman

          True mamsh napaka importante tlga na ituro naten ito sa mga anak naten lalo pangayong pandemya para maiwasan nila ang anumang saket. And thanks for sharing this mamshy 😊

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      • ALEX NORTH

        True mommy! Very important ang proper hygiene. And marami din natutunan ang kids during this pamdemic. Nagdidisinfect kami ng gadgets, toys, books na ginagamit nila. Natututo din sila on their own. Hindi sila kumakain ng gulay, pero ngayon a little bit nakakakain sila kase healthy food. Thank you mommy! ❤️

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      • Julie Suba

        Proper hygiene is a must po tlga especially ngaung may Covid19 virus sa paligid. A healthy lifestyle is one way for us to have a strong body para din iwas virus. And conserving water is also a priority.Thanks for this info momsh.💙

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    • DONNA RIA MAHAYAG

      Yan po talaga prevention laging maghugas, madali din naman matutunan ng bata. Basta laging gawin magiging habit na nila yun na parang natural nalang.

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    • Sherry ann gole cruz

      In times we like this,all of us are scared,we all do our ways to keep covid away especially on our kids who are very vulnerable. As for me,i have a big reminder on our ref saying to wash their hands every now and then and sanitize using alcohiol

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    • Marie Fe Castillo

      Its really important talaga nowadays the proper hygiene is, but we must know also on how to conserve water too because ang hirap din po gumalaw kapag hindi sapat water supply natin.

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      • Antoniette Sanchez David

        Sa panahon ngayon kailangan talaga natin ituro sa mga anak natin ang proper hygiene at ang kahalagahan ng tubig sa buong mundo kaya mommy thank you sa pag share ng kaalaman na to samin..☺️☺️☺️

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        • Jhen Daganta

          Importante talaga ang proper hygiene especially nowadays. Dapat ituro natin sa mga anak natin ang kahalgahan nito.

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      • Dianne

        Sa panahon ngayon kailangan talaga nating maging mas malinis at gawin ang proper hygiene lalo na sa mga anak natin pero dapat bukod sa pagtuturo natin sa kanila ng proper handwash kailangan din natin ituro sa kanila ang mag tipid sa tubig dahil napakahirap pag kulang ang supply natin ng tubig.

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    • Nalen Valentos

      Mommy alam mo napakaganda talaga mag basa ng mga blogs mo kasi napapanahon at talagang malaking tulong yung mga infos na nakukuha namin gaya ngayon tungkol sa tama at dapat na paghuhugas ng kamay at ang importance nito. Keep on blogging Mommy nakakainspire ang mga blogs mo.

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    • Joyangelique Balleta

      Sa panahon ng pandemic marami tayong natutunan. Isa na rito ang tamang edukasyon sa kalinisan. Dapat din natin ituro sa mga anak natin ang proper hygiene at kalinisan ng paligid para makaiwas tau sa vius na kumakalat sa paligid.

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  2. Erica Sosing

    Thank you for sharing this mommy. 😊
    It’s really important this time of pandemic the proper hygience and cleanliness of ourself and our surroundings. We need to clean our hands more often, take a bath atleast twice a day, cleans and sanitize our things and home. And thoroughly clean all the food we prepare or eat. And water is really very important in our living. We also need to know the proper way to conserve water. Maging matipid at wag abusuhin ang paggamit nito Lalo na at di naman masyado kelangan. 😊

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    • Anarose Lucero

      Simula nagkaroon ng pandemic at naririnig sa balita na lagi maghugas ng kamay, yung mga kids ko po nagkukusa sila maghugas ng kamay maya’t maya as in, natutuwa lang ako at their very young age responsable na sila sa kalinisan dahil ayaw nila na magkasakit, mabuti na lamang at hndi na gaano nagkakaroon ng rotational turn off sa linya ng tubig dito sa may amin, sobrang napakahalaga kasi ng tubig lalo na sa mga panahon na ganito

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      • Dayanara Rojas

        Malaking tulong sa atin kung tayo ay may sapat na suplay ng tubig. Kasi kailangan nating panatilihing malinis ang ating pangangatawan, pati na rin ang paligid natin lalo na ang bahay.

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    • Dhel Manog

      Importante talaga na marunong tayo ng tamang paghuhugas ng kamay ,Kalinisan sating sarili at kapaligiran.Lalo na sa panahong ito na may pandemya kaya ako tinuturuan ko talaga mga kids ko at the same time tinuturuan ko rin sila ng tamang paggamit ng tubig.

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  3. Dianne ramos

    Thanks for the tips momsh .. 😊 sa panahon ngayon kailangan talaga nating maging mas malinis at mas maingat dahil di natin nakikita ang sakit na kalaban natin ..

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    • Jhane Cleofas

      Nice sharing tips for this monmy mhaan,it is very helpful to us nowadays to become more vigilant when it comes to this situation,always sanitize all the things outside and inside of our home

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    • Carla Jasmin Nidoy

      Washing your hands is one way to Protect your self and your family as well.. especially kung galing sa labas.. proper hygiene is a must nowadays.. in this time of pandemic we need to be extra careful. Lalo na kung may mga bata kang kasama sa bahay. Kaya ako bilang nanay tinuturo ko sa mga anak ko kung pano ang tamang paghuhugas ng kamay. At paglilinis ng bahay..

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    • Mariya Wendy

      This blog is really helpful. Proper handwashing and sanitizing is very important lalo na sa panahon ngayon. And also we have to embrace this new normal mahirap man pero kailangan natin itong gawin.

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  4. Jojie Viñas

    It is important to wash our hands with soap and water thoroughly to avoid the virus from spreading. It is important also to conserve water.

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    • claine arc

      Siguro sumunod nalng sa payo ng experto na huwag lumabas ng bhay at number one panatilihing malinis ang kamay gumamit ng anti germs tulad ng alcohol safeguard at iba pa.

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    • Rose Amido Lazaro

      Simula ng March 15, 2020. Nag start ang lock down. Nag start na din na nawalan ng trabaho. Nawalan ako ng trabaho. Hnd na din nakkabyahe ang mister. Hirap kami, hnd nmin alam kng san kami kkuha ng pangkain nmin ng Pamilya ko. Ang natutunan kong sa nangyaring Pandemic na to, matutong mag ipon, sa panahong ganito may dudukitin. Maging malinis sa, sa labas loob ng bahy. Sa mga anak ko, tinuturuan ko sila kng pano maging malinis sa pangangatawan nila. Itong kalaban natin ngaun, hnd natin nakkita. Tayo/kami na lng ang ggawa ng paraan para sa social distancing. Sana matapos na tong Pandemic na to. Parang tumigil ang mundo nmin dito😔 sana magkaroon na ng Vaccine laban sa covid19. Ng makabalik na kami sa mga trabaho nmin. At makapag umpisa na kami sa aming buhay. Stay Safe, Keep Safe everyone😊 Laban lng kaya natin to💪💪 Covid ka lng PINOY kami🧏‍♀️🧏‍♂️

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    • Ellaine Parame

      lets face the reality ika nga…The new normal,Proper hygiene must always do as a daily habit for the family..Dahil kung malinis tayo ,sgro naman malakas tayu at malayo sac sakit…Napaka eas lng maghugas ng kamay with anti baterial soap..

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  5. Jasmin Palaganas

    Yes mommy Mahalaga talaga na mas maingat at mas malinis lalo na panahon ngayon sa sobrang OC mom ko pati mga gulay prutas na binibili ko ahy talagang todo linis better safe than sorry lalo na para sa family natin at sa mga anak natin

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    • Julie Suba

      Proper hygiene is a must po tlga especially ngaung may Covid19 virus sa paligid. A healthy lifestyle is one way for us to have a strong body para di iwas virus. Thanks for this info momsh.💙

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  6. Karen Marie Flores

    Salamat sa info. Mommy dapat lagi mghugas ng kamay at social distancing ..kung wala n man importante gagawin sa labas wag n muna lumabas para maiwasan kumalat ang virus.

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    • Roxanne Aricaya

      Yes to this. Kelangan talaga sa panahon ngayon ,family’s safety first.. di natin nakikita kalaban natin eh so ang magagawa natin is proper hygiene.. as much as possible stay at home muna, mag disinfect at maghuhugas ng kamay pinaka importante din..

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  7. Leslie Santos

    true momshie lalo husband q laging nasa labas xe driver kelngan todo ingat bago pumasok ng bahay todo pisik ng alcohol drtso bathroom dahil narin sa doble pag iingat lalo may baby kami na 1 yr old

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  8. REMELYN DAQUIS BAGUASAN

    Now a days, Prevention is better than cure,mas mabuti ng maging maingat sa lahat ng bagay.Disinfect our home is important to prevent the virus, washing our hands everyday or every seconds or minutes or. Before and after we ate food.Be aware and responsible sa lahat and observe social distancing must important.Always follow the expert para di mapahamak at higit sa lahat sumunod sa Gobyerno.Keep Safe everyone and Godbless us.

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  9. Jeng Manalo

    Bilang isang ina lahat tayo natatakot at nangangamba sa pandemic na ito kaya kaylangan natin magdoble mag ingat dahil hindi natin nakikita ang kalaban natin.The best way to protect our family members in any illness is the proper hand washing. Use alcohol or sanitizer to kill germs and bacterias.Sa panahon ngayon bawal magkasakit kaya keepsafe tayo wag lumabas kung wala namang importanteng ganap sa labas.

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  10. Lyka Baqueros

    Nakakapraning nga po talaga ang Covid.. kaya lahat ng pag iingat dapat magawa dahil napakahirap mahawaan lalo na kapg bata ang tinamaan.. kaya po kapag nasa labas isa sa amin mag asawa talagang after sa labas, magpapahinga sa labas ng bahay then diretso sa banyo para maligo.. kahit baby po namin hindi namin pinapalabas lalo na ngaun may malapit na case sa amin.. kaya dapat mas doble ingat po kame ngayon.

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    • Twinmama Sarah

      Challenge talaga sating mga Nanay ngayon pano natin mapanatiling malakas at siguradong protektado ang ating pamilya lalong lalo na ang ating mga anak ngayong panahon ng pandemya. Bilang praning na Nanay i learned to pratice things na dati di namin ginagawa tulad ng pag dis infect ng mga napamili galing groceries or palengke.Pati sahig minsan inaalcoholan ko na 😅 Better be sure dahil di natin nakikita ang kalaban.But i also realized na we don’t have to panic since maraming ways para makaiwas dito 😊🙏 i still hope and pray na this will be over soon

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  11. Rose Amido lazaro

    Thanks for sharing Momshie. Sa panahon po ngaun. Need natin maging malinis sa sarili, sa pangangatawan po, sa mga anak ko po. Sa loob/labas ng bahy kailangan maging malinis tau. Hnd natin nakkita ang ating kalaban. Dapat maging malinis po tau.

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  12. Bessie Ramos

    True . Dapat tlga maging aware tayo sa mga paglilinis sa bahay sa paligid sa gamit at sa sarili . Importante magdisinfect pra safe unahin tlga dapat ang kalusugan at kalinisan better safe than sorry

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  13. Angelica Gracio

    Hi mommy salamat po sa pag share ng mga useful information, anyway po nung nagstart kumalat ang pandemic sa bansa natin nakakatakot talaga lalo na para sa mga bata kaya ako bilang nanay ,ill sure to it na malinis ang kapaligiran lalo na yung sahig kasi gumagapang na yung baby ko, panay hugas kamay din kami at syempre inum ng vitamin c, mapalad lang ako kasi may mga gulay kami sa bakuran namin kaya more gulay na lang.thank you mommy

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  14. Arlene Bejosano Obien

    Thank for sharing this mommy! SA panahon kailangan each and every member of the family is educate with proper hygiene and proper handwashing napakahirap Ng sitwasyon naten ngayon Kaya dapat lagi naten ugaliin na mag hugas Ng gamit maging maingat SA paghawak Ng pagkain maging malinis, maging malinis SA katawan at tahanan.

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  15. Amelialacson

    Thankyou mommy for remainding us to be more clean and to have a proper hygien.At this point we realy need na maging malinis tayo. Dahil sa maling gagawin mo ay napakalaki ng epekto nito sa sarili mo at sa mga taong naka paligid sayu. Siguro namn po hinsi mahhirap na palagiang mag hugas ng kamay. Ito po ang una kong tinuturo sa mga anak ko.my pandenya man o wala

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  16. Mona Romero

    Sa lahat ng bagay na pwede tayong magpasalamat, yung tubig isa sya sa top of things we should be grateful for. Kasi sobrang hirap kumilos ng walang tubig. Ligo, hugas, linis at syempre inom. And keeping ourselves clean at healthy is the best we can do in trying times like this.

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  17. Ceejay Rash Flores

    Indeed this pandemic affected our daily lives,our jobs,our loved ones,specialy our children.In this we called new normal,kailangan nating maging maingat lalo na sa health natin,proper hygiene,and eat healthy to boost our immune system.Good thing we have enough supply of water,because it has a big part to our new normal,and lastly stay at home if wala naman gagawin sa labas,it’s better to be safe than sorry.

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  18. anna mae cantuba

    sa panahon ngayom talaga prevention is better than cure. yung panganay ko noon pa tinuruan ko na na every time hahawak ng kahit ano wash muna before & after kakain ganun din . now na may pandemic mas nalaman nya kasi napapnood nya po sa tv at snsbi ko . kaya thankful talaga ako sa blog mo din po at sa mga ads na ntuto anak ko .

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  19. Ellaine Parame

    Now a days,Proper Hygiene is the new normal..We need to protect ourselves from Germs and Bacteria na pwdeng magdala ng sakit.We see to it,na di lng basta2x hugas ng kamay,kilangan throug proper ways in handwashing and using the perfect soap that can washed out small germs and bacteria..

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  20. karen joie

    . sa panahon ngayun hindi tayo pwedeng magpabaya sa ating kalinisan sa katawan at kalusugan dahil ito lamang ang kaya natin gawin upang malabanan ang virus na ito . tamang pag huhugas ng ating mga kamay lalo na ang mga bata dahil kung saan saan sila humahawak dahil sa paglalaro wag kalimutan magdala ng alcohol or xtra face mask kung lalabas tayo ng bahay . be safe everyone . 😇😇😇

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  21. leizel

    thank you for sharing momsh every day po talaga kailangan hugasan ang kamay at kailangan linisan ang bahay at mga laruan ng mga kids dahil sa panahon ngayon mahirap magkasakit at hindi natin nakikita ang virus.kaya ingat nalang po talaga .

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  22. Lea M. Latagan

    Thank you for sharing this mommy .. 😊 Sa panahon po natin ngayon hnd po tlga ntin kailangan mg pabaya lalo n po pra sa kalusungan ng bawat isa. Kailangan po tlga ang kalinisan d lamang po sating kpaligiran pati na rin po sa ktawan .Ugaling mg hugas ng kamay at ng mga kagamitan lalo n po sa mga bata mahirap po mg kasakit sa panahon ngayon . Mg ingat po ang lahat

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  23. Ana Morillo

    Salamat po sa pagshare nito mommy ,malaking bagay po talaga sa panahon ngayon ang paghuhugas ng kamay at paglilinis ng bahay. Kailangan talagang mag ingat dahil hindi natin nakikita ang kalaban.

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    • Rose Ann Obejas

      Sa panahon talaga na ito hindi dapat maging kampante, lalo nat hindi natin nakikita ang virus. Dapat talaga panatilihin nating malinis ang ating pangangatawan at pati narin ang ating bahay. Ang laking tulong nitong mga healthy tips mo mamsh, kaya dapat talaga nating sundin.

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  24. Aci Bornea

    Grabe din nagawa nito ganaps na to sa world noh? And di ko maimagine ang pandemic ng walang water. kaya sana sumapat. Sana din talaga maging ok na soon.

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  25. Mariya Bektorya

    Ang isa sa natutunan ko during this pandemic ay ituro talaga sa mga bata ang tamang paglilinis ng katawan at bahay kasi mas panatag tayo kasi isa ito sa paraan para makaiwas sa sakit.

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