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Celebrities, netizens express dismay over people flocking to Manila Bay’s controversial white sand beach and neglecting social distancing

According to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, in spite of the criticism that the white sand funds could’ve been used for the pandemic response, the white sand can be used to ensure people’s mental health.

Netizens and even celebrities reacted to photos of people crowding the newly opened Manila Bay artificial white sand “beach.”

People were not following the physical distance required by COVID-19 prevention protocols.

Broadcast Journalist Karen Davila retweeted images of people flocking to see the White Sand of Manila Bay.

“Oh wow. And to think pinag-debatehan ng matagal ang .75 or 1 meter social distancing sa public transport. Ingat po kayo please!”

She also stressed the possibility of how the artificial white sand will negatively impact the environment, “The white sand looks nice from this left pic but I hope it lasts, withstands the storms and does not damage the environment in the long run.”

Actor Jason Abalos also tweeted a photo of people flocking and sarcastically commented that COVID-19 is gone. “Wala ng covid guys! Mabuhay!! 🙂 #ManilaBay” 

Influencer Macoy Dubs also shared a video of fish swimming erratically which Macoy Dubs think is caused by the artificial white sand, “Erratic yung swim ng mga isda, sis. Halatang naninibago sila sa environment not eme.”

According to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, in spite of the criticism that the white sand funds could’ve been used for the pandemic response, the white sand can be used to ensure people’s mental health.

“I don’t buy that argument. Kasi alam mo, sa gitna ng pandemya, kinakailangan din na pangalagaan ang mental health. I think, yung pagpapasyal sa mga lugar kagaya ng Manila Bay, hindi mo maka-quantify ang epekto niyan pagdating po sa mental health ng ating mga kababayan–yung kapayapaan ng pag-iisip ”

For now, people who went to the new Manila Bay are proudly posting pictures of the artificial beach as if no pandemic is happening,

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Posted by Macoy Dubs on Sunday, September 20, 2020

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