The enhanced community quarantine has unfortunately shown how different the rich and the poor are treated.
For instance, a policeman beat up a man who attempted to go out of his house even after presenting his quarantine pass.
Nakuhanan ng video ang isang pulis na namamalo ng mga lumalabas sa Muslim Town (Golden Mosque) sa Quiapo, Maynila kahit pa nagpakita na ng quarantine pass ang mga residente roon. | via @zhandercayabyab #COVID19 #LuzonLockdown pic.twitter.com/7jYbkwi2j3
— DZMM TeleRadyo (@DZMMTeleRadyo) March 26, 2020
But when Senator Koko Pimentel accompanied his wife to Makati Medical Center while he was COVID-19 positive and placed every medical professional and patient he came in contact with in danger, the senator only asked for understanding and there were no legal consequences for him.
Ejercito quoted, “Poor is guilty until proven innocent, rich is innocent until proven guilty.”
“Poor is guilty until proven innocent, rich is innocent until proven guilty.” pic.twitter.com/JVyx786oj5
— Jake Ejercito (@unoemilio) March 26, 2020
Meanwhile, Jodi encouraged everyone on Twitter to talk about compassion, just pure human compassion in this trying time.
Let’s talk about compassion…just plain human compassion 💔😭 pic.twitter.com/ppXJSkgl1F
— Jodi Sta.Maria (@JodiStaMaria) March 26, 2020
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Jake Ejercito is not just ranting on Twitter, he’s also trying to help the frontliners as he continues to search for N95 mask suppliers and he even promoted some fundraising links.
Looking for N95 masks for distribution to frontliners. Pls DM for leads. Thanks!
— Jake Ejercito (@unoemilio) March 25, 2020
Moreover, Jodi expressed her dismay towards sellers of personal protective equipment who had jacked up their prices.
Naiintindihan naman po namin na nagnenegosyo kayo pero wag naman pong over sa overpricing. Yun lamang po. Thank you 😊
— Jodi Sta.Maria (@JodiStaMaria) March 24, 2020