Julie Anne San Jose joined the growing number of celebrities who are now speaking out against the government.
In a tweet Tuesday, March 31, San Jose reacted to President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement on the death of the country’s medical front liners.
In his pre-taped public address Monday, March 30, President Duterte praised and thanked the medical front liners for dying in the line of duty. According to Duterte, these medical front liners were lucky to die as heroes because of their role in the country’s battle against COVID-19.
“May mga doktor na, mga nurses, attendants, namatay. Sila ‘yung nasawi ang buhay para lang makatulong sa kapwa. Napakasuwerte nila. Namatay sila para sa bayan. Iyon ang dapat ang rason na bakit tayo mamatay,” Duterte said.
“It would be an honor to die for your country, I assure you,” he added.
Luh you don't have to die to be a hero https://t.co/evXoyqVLks
— JULIE ANNE SAN JOSE (@MyJaps) March 31, 2020
Julie Anne did not agree with his opinion, stating, “Luh you don’t have to die to be a hero.”
Aside from Julie Anne, Duterte’s statements also didn’t sit well with many netizens.
AGREE! Yes, dying for the country is an honor. But they could have lived and be called a hero nevertheless. They could have lived if they had the proper equipments and protection.
PS. Please sana di ka madiscourage sa pag voice out ng opinions mo even if may mga against it.
— Ｌｅｉｇｈ (@japs_eros) March 31, 2020
It was unnecessary deaths, panu mo nasabi na suwerte? The government could have prevented it if ready sila sa crisis or if maaga nagkatravel ban from China. Do not romanticized na namatay sila sa bayan. It should have been the gov purpose to protect them.
— ed (@vonesqui) March 31, 2020
Swerte din ba yung pamilya nilang hindi sila nakita man lang or nabigyan ng maayos na paalam? These people died ALONE. A lot of these deaths were preventable kung umaksyon lang kayo ng maaga. They fought for the country but this inept government didn't fight for them.
— Princess Peachi Pichi (@ladypichipichi) March 30, 2020
HINDI ITO GIYERA! NAMATAY SILA DAHIL SA PAGIGING TUTA MO SA TSINA!
— the Philippines is healing ✨✨ (@biomauricule) March 31, 2020
Hindi sila dapat namatay kung ang mga namumuno sineryoso ang problema at hindi sinabing sasampalin lang ang veerus.
— rfdg (@reagan_dg) March 30, 2020
Walang swerte sa pagkamatay. May mga pamilyang maiiwan, magdadalamhati at magluluksa. Huwag nyong busugin sa papuri ang kabayanihan nila para lang pagtakpan ang kakulangan ninyo. Ang mas kelangan nila ay pagpapahalaga sa kalagayan at pangangailangan nila na dapat nyong binibigay
— AnnZ (@nanzent) March 30, 2020