VP Leni to Duterte Admin : 'COVID-19 is a health crisis, why are military tanks out?'

VP Leni to Duterte Admin : 'COVID-19 is a health crisis, why are military tanks out?'




The Vice President who is being pushed by her partymates and allies in the opposition to head the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases for a more organized government response against the COVID-19 has something to say with respect to what is happening in Cebu city.


In an exclusive interview with Karen Davila’s ANC show Headstart Vice President Leni Robredo said the Duterte admin’s realign how it sees the pandemic, that it should be viewed as a public health crisis and not as one that needs the presence and help of the government troops.

“I saw pictures of Cebu yesterday and ‘yung nakita ko military. Parang hindi siya magandang visualization for the people na ‘this is a health pandemic, bakit may mga tangke sa daan?’ Sa akin, the military has been very helpful, even to our office, pero I think we should take a more public health approach,” she said.
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She is of the opinion that the military hinders the public to be more helpful to government policies because the response is being elicited out of fear.
“Ako personally, I have faith na, if people understand why we need to do this, if people understand that they have a stake, they have a responsibility, that governance is a shared responsibility, mas magiging cooperative sila rather than tinatakot,” she said.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte appointer Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Sec Roy Cimatu to spearhead the government’s efforts in containing the spread of the infection.
Cebu city currently has the highest number of novel coronavirus infection in the country.



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