Go defends 'no vax, no ride' policy, underscores it's for the protection of unvaxxed invidividuals

1/19/2022 2:25:00 PM

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Senator Christopher “Bong” Go on Wednesday defended the Department of Transportation’s move to implement the “no vaccine, no ride” policy in Metro Manila despite the public’s uproar against it. READ:

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Senator Christopher “Bong” Go on Wednesday defended the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) move to implement the “no vaccine, no ride” policy in Metro Manila despite the public’s uproar against it.Go, who chairs the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, also said he would welcome any possible investigation or congressional inquiry into the policy.

“I welcome any investigation, if warranted. Dapat ipaintindi sa tao ang polisiya kaysa pag-awayan ito (The people need to understand this policy instead of arguing about it),” Go said in a statement.“The ‘no vax, no ride’ policy, I am told, is designed to protect the unvaccinated individuals, considering that 85 percent of COVID-19 patients at the ICUs requiring mechanical ventilators in DOH hospitals in Metro Manila are not vaccinated,” Go stressed.

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On Day 2 of implementation, gov’t says workers now exempt from ‘no vax, no ride’ policyAfter hundreds were left stranded or were prevented from riding public transport systems due to the government's 'no vaccination, no ride' policy, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) now clarified that workers are exempted from the directive. The government has no specific guidelines and poor implementation. Clarified?!! It was made clear mi vax no ride and no exemptions were stated. Lets implement morecthings with out thinking about it a pretend we misunderstood. ‘Clarified’

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Go, who chairs the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, also said he would welcome any possible investigation or congressional inquiry into the policy. “I welcome any investigation, if warranted. Dapat ipaintindi sa tao ang polisiya kaysa pag-awayan ito (The people need to understand this policy instead of arguing about it),” Go said in a statement.185 billion was approved for release to cover the payment of SRA to government and private healthcare workers (HCWs) who have not received SRA yet,” Go, Duterte's former aide, told GMA News Online. “The ‘no vax, no ride’ policy, I am told, is designed to protect the unvaccinated individuals, considering that 85 percent of COVID-19 patients at the ICUs requiring mechanical ventilators in DOH hospitals in Metro Manila are not vaccinated,” Go stressed. “This policy, after all, is just one of the many pandemic measures, including guidelines on non-essential travels, health protocols, and activities, among others, that we had been implementing to regulate movements of people particularly amid increasing number of cases. Metaverse prospects produce real optimism for investors Apple Inc.

Metro Manila is presently under Alert Level 3,” he pointed out. Beltran also said a total of 390,662 healthcare workers received hazard duty pay. Go also explained that though the vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory and that they cannot force people to get inoculated, the government will still encourage the unvaccinated to get agree to the process. “Ang bakuna ang susi natin para malampasan ang pandemya at makabalik na tayo sa normal na pamumuhay. Alalahanin natin na ang pagiging bakunado ay pagiging parte ng solusyon sa laban natin kontra COVID-19 (Vaccination is key for us to overcome this pandemic and for us to return to our normal lives. — VBL, GMA News. Let’s remember that being vaccinated is being part of the solution in the fight against COVID-19),” he stressed. At this point, the metaverse seems all but inevitable.

But sought for comment, Sen. Risa Hontiveros said the “no vaccine, no ride” policy only caused confusion among commuters especially due to its discriminatory tendencies. “Sa totoo lang, nakakagulo lang ang ‘No vaccination, no ride’ policy. Wala sanang kailangang linawin kung pinag-isipan at dumaan ito sa konsultasyon bago ipinatupad. Binulabog lang nila ang mga commuters, (the truth is, the policy only created confusion. Allowing the public to have a say in how it is developed, as well as preparing for its ramifications, is the healthiest thing we can do right now.

There’s no need for any explanation if they made consultations first before they implemented it. They only disturbed the commuters),” Hontiveros said. Hontiveros said it makes no sense to prove that a worker is an “essential worker” before he can ride public transportation. “Paano naman ang nasa (How about those part of the) informal economy at yung mga naghahanap ng trabahong (and those who are looking for a job but are) unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, hindi ba sila papasakayin (can’t they be allowed to ride)?” she pointed out. The senator said the government should consider that at this point, more workers will look for ways to get employed and find ways to earn money. Wow—what’s next? We are living in exciting times!!! Feedback is more than welcome; contact me at hjschumacher59@gmail.

“Ngayong panahon ng pandemya, lahat ng diskarte para kumita at makapaghanapbuhay ay essential (During this time of a pandemic, all the strategy to earn money and find work is essential). All workers are essential workers,” Hontiveros stressed. “Essential service ang pampublikong transportasyon para sa lahat. Hindi ito dapat ipinagkakait lalo pa sa ating mga manggagawa, vaccinated man o hindi (Public transportation is an essential service for everyone. All our workers, whether vaccinated or not, should not be deprived of it),” she stressed.

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