“Tapos sisihin n’yo gobyerno?” Social media users lament over men engaged in cockfighting amid tough times

  • Netizen shared photo of a group of men playing cockfighting in Mandaluyong City
  • It is evident that the men on the photo do not practice social distancing
  • Jerick Enopia asked if the people in the photo deserve to receive aid from the government

As the world turns to prayers, trying all sorts of strategies to save everyone amid these tough times, a group of men apparently have so much time and so much disregard for urgent issues to be able to organize themselves and engage in cockfighting.

Image by Jerick Enopia via Facebook

Facebook user Jerick Enopia shared a photo of convening men at Block 35, Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City, while engaging in cockfighting.

Due to the game’s “exciting nature”, it is evident that the group do not practice social distancing. Under the enhanced community quarantine prevailing in Luzon as declared by Pres. Rodrigo Duterte, the population are directed to observe social distancing or must observe one meter apart from each other when they go to places. The directive is to avoid possible transmission of the virus.

Jerick captioned his post, “May pang-sabong kahit wala nang makain ang pamilya, tapos sisisihin n’yo ang gobyerno na mamamatay kayo sa gutom? Na bakit ang tagal ng relief goods?”

He posed the question if the people playing the game seen on the photograph deserve to receive help from the government.

Jerick’s update has received lots of reactions and comments on social media. A majority felt so disappointed, and one even said, “Tapos aangal na wala nang makain, na nagugutom kasi wala pagkain ‘pag ma-extend pa ang ECQ. Mga walang disiplina.”

Another commented, “Kung niluto na lamang nila ang manok na ‘yan at pinakain sa mga tao. Sinasabi ko lang ito, pero ‘di yan kayang gawin ng mga ‘yan.”

Image of post by Charmaine dela Cruz as shared by Will Lee via Facebook

Further, a netizen shared a post making rounds online which reads, “Yung feeling na yung mga 4Ps, pumasok na ‘yung 5k sa atm, tas ‘yung 5k niyo na ibibigay daw ng gobyerno na pang-buong pamilya pa nga, wala pa. Ikaw ‘yung nagtatrabaho at nagbabayad ng tax pero ‘yung mga taong ni hindi sinusubukang magbanat ng buto para mabuhay at umaasa lang sa sustento ng gobyerno ‘yung nakikinabang.”

Is it right to play the game while the world is in a crisis, and neglect social distancing?

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