For implementing the best fight against the spread of the coronavirus in the region despite a series of natural calamities, the Department of Interior and Local Government designated this city’s Mayor Noel Rosal as regional anti-COVID ambassador.
Rosal is the sole chief executive in Bicol named by DILG as ambassador of the government’s BIDA program.
In memorandum circular No. 2020-170 dated December 16, Anthony Nuyda, DILG Bicol director, announced that Rosal was the “Ambassador of the BIDA ang may Disiplina: Solusyon sa Covid-19.
The Department of Health launched its BIDA campaign to curb the transmission of pandemic in the country.
“Mayor Rosal’s initiatives and best practices on the promotion of the campaign shall be submitted to the DILG regional office on the last Wednesday of every quarter through the Albay provincial focal person,” said Nuyda in his memorandum.
Rosal is among the 12 local mayors and 6 governors identified by DILG as ambassadors of the BIDA program.
Rosal, also chairman of the Regional Development Council (RDC), enforced a border lockdown and strictly imposed the safety protocols for all incoming visitors in his city during the series of typhoons where donors from other regions including organizations and individuals from National Capital Region.