Kabilang si KC Concepcion sa pinagmulta ng P1,000 dahil sa paglabag nito sa COVID-19 standard health protocols.
Isa si KC sa dumalo sa engrandeng birthday party ni Tim Yap sa The Manor At Camp John Hay Baguio City noong January 17, 2021.
Binatikos nang husto ng netizens ang party dahil sa hindi pagsunod ng ilabg mga bisita sa safety protocols, katulad ng hindi pagsusuot ng face mask at face shield at hindi pag-oobserba ng social distancing.
Bukod kay KC, bisita rin sa party ni Tim si Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong at asawa nitong si Arlene.
Sa mga larawang kumalat sa social media, nakita roon na nagpa-picture pa ang mag-asawa kay KC.
Kapansin-pansing tinanggal nina KC at Arlene ang kanilang face mask at face shields. Si Mayor Magalong naman ay nakasuot pa rin ng mask at face shield.
Sa Facebook page ng Public Information Office ng lungsod, sinabi ritong nabayaran na ng lahat ng dumalo sa party, pati na ng hotel, ang kanilang penalty.
Nakasaad dito: “Protocol violators in the controversial birthday affair held at The Manor at Camp John have settled their penalties with the city government.
“The Manor paid a total of P9,000 (P1,000 for violation of Ord. 45-2020 Face Mask Ordinance; P3,000 for violation of Ord. 46-2020 Physical Distancing Ordinance; P5,000 for violation of Ord. 53-2020 New Normal Operation for Business Establishments).
“A total of 33 participants to the event including Mrs. Arlene Magalong, celebrant Tim Yap and artist KC Concepcion have each paid their fines of P1,000 for violation of Ord. 45-2020 and P500 for Ord. 46-2020.”
Ngayong hapon ng Biyernes, January 29, nag-tweet si KC tungkol sa kanyang natutunan sa pangyayari.
Saad niya, “From now on, even if we all test PCR negative, I will mask up anytime I’m in a crowd, for extra safety.
“I hope we all remind each other to do so, too.
“Let’s learn (& relearn) the safety precautions the gov has put in place for us, so we can take care of each other.
“Love to all.”
Napagtanto raw ni KC na kahit negatibo sa COVID-19 ang resulta ng RT-PCR test, kailangan pa ring isuot ang face mask kapag nasa pampublikong lugar.
Sa kanyang Instagram post naman ngayong gabi, pinasalamatan ni KC ang lahat ng frontliners na patuloy pa ring lumalaban sa COVID-19 pandemic.
Mensahe niya: “Taking the time to thank our nurses, doctors, frontliners and caregivers who have been working hard since the beginning of last year.
“To be honest, we are all still getting used to our new normal.
“I quarantined solo for 3 months, not leaving my house, trying to be strong home alone to keep myself and others safe, and had no one at home to lean on.
“Mentally, it was taking its toll, which it did on so many of us regular people, but most especially on our frontliners who have been working nonstop to keep our communities safe. Thank you.”
Inulit din ni KC ang nauna niyang mensahe sa Twitter kung saan hinimok nito ang publiko sa pagsunod sa standard health protocols.
Aniya, "I do agree that keeping a mask on and not letting our guards down is the least we citizens could do.
"This pandemic situation is tiring on many levels for us all.
"We all have our different struggles and ways of coping.
"There are days that you’re up, and there are days when you’re down.
"There are days that you’re strong, and days when you fail.
"But one thing is for sure, we can all learn from everyday experiences, and from each other.”
Nagpaalala rin siyang maging responsable ang lahat sa pagsunod sa health protocols para may panlaban tayo sa virus habang wala pang bakuna.
“Nobody is perfect, revenge travel is TRULY a thing, and in as much as we would like to break free from chains and restrictions to try and keep sane, no.
“We need to travel more responsibly. We need to gather more responsibly.
“Stay focused and patient. We can get through this together.
“In the meantime, we should take care of our mental health, always, as much as the physical, no matter what.
“Find things that make you happy. Rest when your mind and body need it. Eat healthy, be active, stay alert.”
Binanggit din ni KC na nagkamali siya ng limang minuto sa kanyang buhay.
“As I’ve learned, we can connect with each other and love each other, while still being extra careful for ourselves and one another.
“I let my guard down for 5 minutes- while I was vigilant 99% of the time, 99% is not enough.
"Take care out there everyone. We have a long way to go. Tomorrow is a new day.”
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