Big businesses and ordinary Batangueños from all walks of life welcomed the de-escalation of the province’s Alert Level Category for Covid from No. 2 to the loosest Alert Level 1.
The main reason of which is, local businessmen aver, businesses will be able to recoup from losses from hereon and for people to regularly work again because, under Alert Level 1, business establishments are allowed full capacity again just like in ordinary times before the pandemic struck in March 2020.
Meaning, for all intents and purposes, it will be full steam ahead for business even as managers are now burning the midnight oil at transitioning the home-based workforce back to their offices, especially those in the BPO industry, as in the cities of Lipa and Batangas.
Under Alert Level 1, full capacity is allowed in establishments and public transportation.
Back To Normal
In due time, it will be “back to normal” to all mankind here, there, and everywhere while, on the lookout hoping Covid cases will stay as they are now: nil, zilch, nada.
Another wave of a nasty variant similar to that in HK could instantly wipe out the inroads people have taken on in their respective businesses since the pandemic slowed.
But as it is, there is something that’s actually, silently eating away the hard-earned money people made amid the pandemic and this is the Ukraine-Russia conflict that triggered the runaway prices of gasoline that are threatening to breach the P100 mark to a liter.
Still, this is so much more tolerable to many Batangueños than rising cases of Covid-19 because, while gas prices are high one can always opt for a more economical mode of transport, a motorcycle.
That, you can easily dodge but not the sickening threat of getting hit by the virus.