TACURONG CITY, Philippines –– Bishop George Soriano, Jr., who heads a widely–circulated weekly newspaper and a large church ministry in Central Mindanao region, bought his bicycle because of the coronavirus, popularly known as “COVID–19,” pandemic.
Soriano is the publisher of the Eagles Journal and leading the Touching Lives World Missionary Ministry based in Sultan Kudarat province.
For him, bike is an “essential” thing for maintaining good health and keeping up against the threat of the deadly disease COVID–19 that reportedly claimed thousands of lives in various parts of the country.
Soriano sees biking not only a “health convenience” but also a means to survive in this time of pandemic.
“It’s a good thing to sweat. Biking helps me maintain healthy lifestyle, both physically and mentally,” Soriano told Diyaryo Milenyo in a phone interview. “It’s really fun. Why not try it too?” he added.
Soriano said biking can get you to other places and meet new friends.
“Once you have started it, you want to go farther and farther away. It will lead you to build a new friendship,” Soriano stressed. (RAMIL H. BAJO)