Kapuso actor Derrick Monasterio voiced out his opinions on his Instagram Account but ended up getting backlash from the netizens.
Derrick expressed his opinion about the enhanced community quarantine with an ‘open letter’, “This serves as an open letter to all my followers. I’m using social media as a platform to express how I feel and hopefully, I’ll be heard.”
The Kapuso actor then started calling out people who are staying outside past curfew, specifically PUV drivers who were still plying the roads.
“I still see some people outdoors way past curfew. Apparently, PUVs including buses, taxis, tricycles, are still accepting passengers and are still continuing their means of livelihood.”
After lamenting over this, the actor started raising up China’s condition which is now improving, an example he insisted that fellow Filipinos should follow.
“Alam ko na kailangan natin lahat mag trabaho. Kahit ako, I also need to work to be able to provide for my family’s basic needs, pero please naman, 1 month ang binigay sa atin para magkulong sa loob ng bahay.”
“China is slowly rising above this because their people cooperated with the government and the rules that were imposed.”
Monasterio also called out the business owners hoping that they would also give considerations to their employees.
“I think it’s a good idea if you could give allowance even just enough to compensate for the income that they use to feed their families.”
Lastly, the Kapuso actor hopes that we can all be able to follow the protocols not just for our sake but also for the frontliners battling the COVID-19.
“Kaya natin to! 1 month TOTAL lockdown! Following these rules can be our own little way of showing gratitude.”
The enhanced community quarantine mandated by President Rodrigo Duterte has been a troubling situation for day-to-day wage earners.
For most of them, the quarantine leaves them without a chance to work, and having no work means no pay and no means of feeding themselves and their families.
Take for example the plight of a 68-year-old vendor named Carlota, who usually buys vegetables from Divisoria to sell them in Caloocan. She had to walk two hours in order to buy veggies she could resell otherwise she had no income.
Disheartening 🙁 https://t.co/qlNRZvMGBR
— Gil Cuerva (@gilcuerva) March 17, 2020