Chiz Escudero said that Pinoys have the right to demand more from the government
Sorsogon Governor Chiz Escudero has this statement regarding the work that the government is doing and Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque appeared to have this answer.
Based on the report from Inquirer, the former Senator, who is now the father of the province of Sorsogon, urged the public to demand more from the government leaders amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In his Facebook post on Tuesday, the husband of Kapuso actress Heart Evangelista had this statement:
“The ‘it could have been worse’ argument is actually a fallacy designed to make people feel good and contented with whatever is given them. We can and should demand more from our leaders who I believe can and will do more! ‘Di na dapat pwede ang ‘pwede na’.”
On Wednesday, Harry Roque said that there is no need for the public to demand more from the government when it comes to the measures being done to fight the COVID-19.
During the interview on CNN Philippines’ The Source, the Presidential Spokesperson said, “You don’t have to demand (more) because we’re doing it.”
Roque also said that the government’s resolve in trying and using new ideas in response to the pandemic is evident through the use of pooled testing.
“The fact that we have reached the point that we have pooled testing which is now actually in principle allowed shows the stride that we have made in breaking barriers and in accepting new ideas,” the Spokesperson of President Rodrigo Duterte stressed.
The swab samples of several individuals are put into a single reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction or RT-PCR test in pooled testing. Once there is one who turned positive in a single batch, further assessment will be made individually. If it turned negative, there is no need to do individual testing.
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