While the whole of Luzon is under enhanced community quarantine, some people are coming up with creative ways to keep their families entertained.
The Pacquaio family saw ECQ as an opportunity to expose their children to the “simple” lifestyle that they had growing up.
On Instagram, Jinkee Pacquaio shared photos where she and her husband Manny were teaching their daughters Mary Divine and Queenie how to wash their clothes.
“Habang naka-quarantine, tinuruan namin ang mga girls kung paano maglaba! Happy ako sa mga anak ko dahil masunurin sila at gusto rin nilang matutunan ang paglalaba,” she posted.
Netizens mostly reacted positively, but questioned why only daughters were being taught to do household chores,
And where are their sons ? They are supposed to do their own laundry too . https://t.co/wVi1tvd735
— Rowena Guanzon (@rowena_guanzon) April 10, 2020
Both daughters and sons in any family should do d housework-laundry, ironing, marketing, etc.
— chie a. 👍🎁🎉👅🤣🥁🌍🍉 (@chie_trek) April 10, 2020
Research indicates that doing household tasks greatly decreases the risk of dying.
Scientists at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences in Oslo estimate that five minutes of exercise will minimize the risk of dying by half over the next six years these include moderate tasks such as fast cycling, mowing the grass, vacuuming, and many other household chores (Tan, 2019).
“So if you’re someone who doesn’t achieve the recommended levels of moderate-intensity physical activity, then doing more light activity, for example, pottering around more at work or at home and just generally being on your feet more, will still be beneficial.” (Tan, 2019).