Duterte Scolds COVID-19 Frontliners For Going Public
DUTERTE – Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte said he understands the plight of medical frontliners but resented them for going public.
Celebrities, Vice President Leni Robredo, and the Catholic Church backed the call of COVID-19 frontliners for better strategies to fight with the pandemic as cases continue to rise. Health care workers called for lockdown in the National Capital Region (NCR) to prevent the collapse of the country’s health care system.
In a late-night public address on Sunday, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gave in to the calls of the COVID-19 frontliners for ECQ. He placed Metro Manila, Laguna, Bulacan, Rizal, and Cavite under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte said he understands that the medical frontliners are already tried from leading the fight against the coronavirus but he reminded them that they are the ones who are experts in fighting the disease.
He also encouraged them not to lose hope. However, he scolded them for going public with their appeal.
The 75-year-old chief executive said they could have just asked him or wrote him a letter. He even dared them to stage a revolution if that’s what they think is the answer to the problem.
“Kung magrebolusyon kayo, you will give me a free ticket to stage a counter-revolution…”
“Do not try to demean the government. Instead, you just go ahead [and revolt]. Bayan man natin ito. Gusto niyo sirain natin,” he added.
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