Is this déjà vu? After a year of lock-down still, the situation in our country is not improving. Other countries are slowly rebuilding their economy, but the Philippines seems to be going back to the start.
Due to the spike in cases recently, celebrities and Netizens are worried and dismayed with the country’s response to the pandemic.
Gretchen Ho believes that the situation in the country is worsening. She then demands a concrete plan from whoever should be in-charge.
Back to even worse than zero.
What’s the action plan?
Who’s in charge?!
— Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) March 19, 2021
Juan Miguel Severo feels like we are going back to the start. After a year, should we begin again?
Parang bumalik lang talaga tayo sa umpisa, ano?
— Juan Miguel Severo (@TheRainBro) March 19, 2021
"Ang positive cases natin ay 7,999 only! Kung 8,000 'yan di ko bibilhin 'yan."
— Juan Miguel Severo (@TheRainBro) March 20, 2021
Zsazsa Padilla worries about when the nation could ever bounce back to where it should be. Businesses have just opened recently, and maybe they will be forced to close again.
Ay, back to One. One year na pero balik sa umpisa? Paano ba makabangon? Paumpisa pa lang ulit na magbukas ibang mga negosyo, pasara na agad. 🙁 Lord, help us! 🙏🙏🙏
— zsa zsa padilla (@zsazsapadilla) March 19, 2021
Unstoppable surge – almost 8,000 cases today. Sense of urgency is needed to slow down the virus.
MECQ or ECQ is needed. https://t.co/A1PTZ2W1LD
— Tony Leachon MD (@DrTonyLeachon) March 20, 2021
Dasal, dasal na lang talaga… https://t.co/ZmvbFvrgde
— Mike Navallo (@mikenavallo) March 20, 2021
The government should double or even triple its efforts in combatting the COVID-19 virus.
Filipinos have been longing for mass testing, contact tracing, stricter quarantine, and vaccines for so long, and, until now, the people are still [badly] needing all of these.
Considering the bloating debts allocated for funding the COVID-19 response, the government still cannot effectively mitigate the virus.
Are the Filipinos traveling through an endless tunnel? Because until now, one cannot still see the light at the end of it.
Abot-kaya kung di man libreng testing, maagap na contact tracing, at epektibong quarantine lalo sa mga walang kakayahan mag self-isolate. Isang taon na ang lumipas pero ito parin ang mga bagay na hinahanap-hanap at kailangang bigyan diin.
— Atom Araullo (@atomaraullo) March 19, 2021
Anong wave na tayo? Wala ng flatten the curve just ride the wave sink or swim matira matibay bahala na kayo sa buhay nyo?
— Raquel Fortun (@Doc4Dead) March 19, 2021
If you do not know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere.
Henry A. Kissinger
— Tony Leachon MD (@DrTonyLeachon) March 19, 2021
Parang sa school lang yan. Pag sobrang dami ng bumabagsak sa subject, titser ang problema, hindi ang estudyante. #DutertePalpak
— Teddy Casiño (@teddycasino) March 19, 2021
Grabe, 7,103 new cases!!! 1 yr na kayo dyan, longest lockdown pa, tapos trillions na ang inutang, lumala pa rin!?! #dutertePALPAK
— Sonny Trillanes IV (@TrillanesSonny) March 20, 2021
Nakakadismaya. Ang hirap lumutang. Asan ang plano? Dami utang. Daming nagugutom. Daming walang trabaho. Ang hirap ngumiti.
— Ryan Cayabyab (@ryancayabyab) March 19, 2021
Filipinos need those vaccine ASAP. Or else, maghihirap tayo lalo, manghihina tayo lalo, mananatili lalo ang takot sa mga utak naten. Ang masama dun.. tinatanggap naten yun kasi wala tayo choice. At feeling naten walang solution.
— Jerald Napoles (@IamJNapoles) March 20, 2021
Habang ang ibang bansa ay inuumpisahang magbigay ng vaccine na libre sa kanilang mga mamamayan, si Duterte ay iniutos ang pagbibigay ng libreng face mask! Sabi nga ni Roque: EXCELLENT!!
— Jaime Fábregas (@fabre_jaime) March 19, 2021
The government claims that they did not expect another spike of COVID-19 cases. But, Filipinos must note that it is their tall order to reopen the businesses to revive the economy. They are also liable for the sluggish procurement and roll-out of the vaccines.
There are also some regulations and priorities of the government which seem to be irrelevant and futile, just like the implementation of curfew hours and requiring the usage of face shields.
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III even earned flak after he went house-to-house in Parañaque City to distribute face shields and remind everyone to follow minimum health standards.
Ang ibang bansa, pababa na ang COVID cases, hindi required mag face shield, kundi face mask lamang.
Sa pagtaas ng COVID cases sa Pilipinas, dahil tayo lang ang may requirement na mag Faceshield, bakit nagka ganito?
— JV Ejercito (@jvejercito) March 20, 2021
Tuwing nakikita ko si Duque, naaalibadbaran talaga ako. Kung pwede lang murahin ng diretsahan eh. https://t.co/ck55An8upt
— Chuckie Dreyfus (@chuckiedreyfus) March 19, 2021
WE CAN DO SOMETHING BETTER THAN THIS !
With a record 7,999 covid cases ,we should do more than giving away protective gears and doing a roadshow.The IATF should roll up their sleeves now and think of a radical , agile , and coordinated response to stop the surge of the virus. https://t.co/hXhzReR7G5
— Tony Leachon MD (@DrTonyLeachon) March 20, 2021
Herd stupidity ata gusto nila maachieve
— Ramon Bautista (@ramonbautista) March 19, 2021
When former health secretary Esperanza Cabral said that the country is "not back on square one" but instead "ten steps back from step one" in the pandemic response, I believed her.
Just look at Duque. pic.twitter.com/s5Lj733rtr
— Miss Maggie (@MiaMagdalena) March 20, 2021
seven thousand cases today and what do we get? a publicity stunt from our health secretary? where are the vaccines? https://t.co/2NjCNuWAgN
— bert (@albertraqueno) March 19, 2021
For three straight days, from March 19 to 21, the Philippines recorded record-high cases which breached 7000. As of writing, there are 70,000 active cases.
The government can do better than this, and must! Or else, the nation will be stuck in this longer lockdown forever.Franci