‘Wag na tayo magsisihan’: Duterte asks to stop blame game on COVID-19 crisis

  • President Rodrigo Duterte urged everyone to stop putting blame over the current COVID-19 pandemic
  • He mentioned how Cebu continues to have a rise in COVID-19 cases and added that somehow it’s because their officials kept on blaming on each other
  • Duterte’s message came after the Philippines reached over 30,000 COVID-19 cases

President Rodrigo Duterte has asked the public and officials to stop pointing fingers on the COVID-19 pandemic we are currently experiencing.

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As the COVID-19 cases in the Philippines soared to over 30,000, the President urged everyone to stop the blame game. In a streamed public briefing in Malacañang, Duterte continued to urge the public to cooperate and follow the rules set by the government to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Duterte said, “Alam mo huwag na lang tayong magsisihan kasi nandiyan na rin ‘yan. There were rules imposed hoping that at least not everybody but a majority will honor at least rules and regulations promulgated by government for your own good, para sa inyo lang at para sa lahat.”

He lamented that there are still many who refuse to obey the protocols.

Duterte said, “Eh ngayon ‘yung iba hindi talaga sumunod ‘yung nakalabas so mayroon na tayo ngayong 30,682 cases dito sa aking kopya.”

Duterte pointed out that in Cebu, the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise and it was somehow because the local officials kept on blaming each other.

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“Ang Cebu ngayon ang may problema. May problema sila…alam mo kasi kapag may problema, tapunan na ‘yan eh. If you solve a problem locally among the officials there, there’s bound to be a derailment in the programs of government because they will start to blame each other,” he said.

“And nobody would try to introduce novel ideas or even to implement one that is already measured…with proven efficacy kasi nagsisisihan na,” Duterte said.

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