You may be hearing and seeing the phrase “new normal” everywhere pero ano nga ba ‘yun?
Siguro na-status or tweet mo na rin ‘to while you were in a team meeting sa Zoom or kung alay ka ng family, habang nakapila sa mahabang grocery line dahil ito na ang new lifestyle or routine that you need to adapt to habang wala pang-vaccine for COVID-19.
Korek ka naman doon. Pero alam mo ba that new normal is actually a bill?
So, hindi lang ito mema #NewNormal sa IG story mo because sooner or later, kapag naging law na ‘to, “violators stand to face possible 1 to 2 months’ jail time or a fine ranging from P1,000 up to P50,000,” Mara Cepeda of Rappler explained in her article House OKs on 2nd reading bill on post-pandemic ‘better normal.’
Hindi naman ‘to para takutin ka but it’s for your safety and the community’s and dapat well-informed ka rin.
Pero speaking of fear ah, bago tayo mag-proceed, how are you coping now in this new way of doing things?
Nakaka-stress ‘no? More like, nakaka-burnout.
Although, it’s been months since this pandemic turned this world upside down, hindi pa rin mawawala ang fear and anxiety of “what might be” in the future. Ayan tuloy, ayaw mo nang umasa kasi baka masaktan ka na naman. Akala mo kasi 2020 is your best year yet pero nasira lahat ng plans mo because of COVID-19.
So, paano na?
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Going back, “new normal” was actually upgraded to “better normal” bill or the House Bill No. 6864 or the Better Normal for the Workplace, Communities and Public Spaces Act of 2020.
Ang goal nito is to “prepare and educate Filipinos for a life after the COVID-related restrictions have been lifted through new norms of social and physical distancing and other safety measures in government and private establishments and institutions,” according to Erwin Colcol of GMA News in an article House OKs on 2nd reading ‘better normal’ bill by MSN News.
So, “better normal” means magiging mandatory na ang pag-suot ng face masks, social distancing, pag-maintain ng sanitizing stations, and temperature checks sa public areas.
Tapos, “regulations to ensure safety and health standards have also been put in place for public gatherings, the management of public transportation, as well as in schools and in workplaces,” Erwin explained.
And so on.
Ito na ‘yung tinatawag na new normal where a lot of things you can’t control has to change para sa ikabubuti nang lahat.
When will this end?
Sa totoo lang, hindi rin namin alam ang sagot pero pwede kang kumapit on the One who is unchanging and faithful kahit nasaan mang season ka ng life mo.
Siya ‘yung reason bakit kaya mong mag-breakthrough even if everyone and everything is crushing you.