Statement of Vice Pres. Robredo On COVID-19 Response in the Philippines
ROBREDO – Vice President Leni Robredo reacted to the statement of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on the government’s response to COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines.
The Philippines is one of the over 200 countries and territories that recorded cases of COVID-19. According to the Department of Health (DOH), they have recorded a total of 290,190 cases of coronavirus in the country as of this writing.
The coronavirus death toll in PH is at 4,999 now. The DOH logged a total of 230,233 patients recovering from the disease. Undeniably, the pandemic has shaken the healthcare system in the country.
Community quarantine measures are still up in the entire PH now as one of the ways to curb the spread of COVID-19. Also, certain protocols such as the wearing of face mask when going outdoors and the practice of social distancing are implemented.
In the recent late-night briefing, Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte aired his side on the criticisms against the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines.
According to the President, the country got hospitals, hospital beds, and morgues to cope with the impact of the pandemic in the country. He stressed that no one can control the “microbe” that is flying around.
Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte stressed that there’s nothing that can be done to the cause of the disease. To this, Vice Pres. Leni Robredo reacted.
The Vice President expressed that it is not enough to just wait for the COVID-19 vaccine because there are hospitals, hospital beds, and funeral homes. According to her, the government needs to respond to the “humanitarian emergencies caused by the pandemic.
Also, Vice Pres. Robredo suggested restructuring the funds and rebuilding the economy in an “inclusive, resilient, and sustainable way”. According to her, just spraying pesticide to Manila from an airplane won’t solve the problem.
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