The United City Football Club will support the #BIDASolusyon sa COVID-19 CAMPAIGN by the Philippines’ Department of Health, the club announced on September 3, 2020. The campaign promotes four basic principles in the agency’s fight against the dreaded new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The campaign stresses four BIDA principles namely Bawal walang mask (Having no mask is not allowed), I-sanitize ang mga kamay (Sanitize your hands), Dumistansya ng isang metro (Maintain 1-meter distance) and Alamin ang totoong impormasyon (Know the correct information).
“The ongoing pandemic has affected everyone and it is required that everyone contributes somehow towards defeating the virus,” UCFC co-founder Eric M. Gottschalk stated. “We at United City Football Club (UCFC), including our staff and our players, have committed to support the BIDA Solusyon sa COVID-19 campaign of the Department of Health (DOH) by implementing the 4 BIDA principles into our daily routines.”
“It is our responsibility as a football club to contribute to society and we thank the DOH for allowing us to become the first professional sports team in the Philippines to join hands and to support BIDA,” Gottschalk continued. “This is such an important initiative and we as a club will do everything we can to support the cause and we hope that this will encourage many more sports teams and athletes to support their campaign.”
“The Department of Health extends our thanks to all our partners who help us ensure that our message ‘Everyone could BIDA Solusyon’ is communicated to all, regardless of age, status or interest,” DOH Secretary Francisco T. Duque III stated. “We hope to partner with more organizations like United City FC in providing the public with the right information they need to stay safe and protected against COVID-19.”
The UCFC will be incorporating the BIDA Solusyon Branding into their social media platforms while the players will support the campaign via their own social media post. All BIDA principles will be followed strictly by all members of the club before, during and after its daily trainings at the National Training Center in Carmona, Cavite, Philippines in preparation of the Philippines Football League 2020, which is anticipated to kick off in early October 2020.