Overpriced face masks amid calamity condemned by these celebrities.
OVERPRICED FACE MASKS – Celebrities and famous personalities expressed disappointment regarding the overpricing of face masks amid calamity.
Amid the dangers brought by the Taal Volcano Eruption, prices of face masks in Manila climbed up to Php 200.00 due to it in line of the “Law Of Supply and Demand”. In a previous article, during the inspection made by the authorities, several stores throughout Metro Manila were reported to have been selling N95 masks for Php 200.00 from the previous Php 25.00 to Php 30.00 only.
Check out what these famous celebrities reacted regarding the overpricing of face masks:
Alwyn Uytingco: UTANG NA LOOB tigilan niyo ang pagtataas ng presyo ng kahit na anong uri ng protective masks! Huwag niyo hayaan mamatay mga tao dahil sa KASAKIMAN ninyo!!
Vice Ganda: Napakasama nung mga nagtaas ng presyo ng face masks sa kasagsagan ng ash fall.
Alexa Ilacad: Sa oras ng matinding pangangailangan ng iba, naisip niyo pang pagkakitaan. nakakalungkot.
Kakai Bautista: Wag nyo naman mahalan paano yung may kailangan tapos wala namang pambili?
Taal erupted on Sunday (January 12, 2020) belching ashes and small stones. Ashfall covered Batangas, other parts of Calabarzon, Metro Manila, and Central Luzon and caused suspensions of classes and government work. The calamity affected many residents and left many animals in distress and miserable situation. (See: #WalangPasok: January 14, 2020 Class Suspension Due to Taal Eruption)
Meanwhile, there are kind-hearted people and good samaritans who were actually giving out face masks for free amid ashfall as help to fellow. Regarding the overpricing issue, Senator Aquilino Pimentel III stated, “We should not allow anybody to take advantage of the current difficult situation brought about by the Taal Volcano eruption by increasing the price of needed goods and materials.”
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