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One-legged cancer patient walks from Masinag to checkpoint to get to PGH

A bone cancer patient on Wednesday morning had to walk all the way from Masinag in Antipolo City to a government checkpoint along Marcos Highway amid the ongoing enhanced community quarantine.

Interviewed by Super Radyo dzBB's Mark Makalalad, Cynthia Esperitu said she has a monthly checkup at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) in Ermita, Manila.


"May bone cancer po kasi ako, kelangan ko magpa checkup every month," she said.

From the checkpoint, Esperitu said someone will pick her up to bring her to PGH.

"May sundo naman po ako," she said.

Esperitue only has one leg and walks with the help of crutches.

Under the month-long enhanced communit lockdown implemented to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), non-essential travels are banned and public transportation are suspended.

For this, checkpoints manned by soldiers and policemen were set up in strategic areas to ensure orderly implementation. --KBK, GMA News