No ‘arrest by default’ for people wearing masks improperly — Robredo

Robredo said she is confused why the government is inclined to arrest people, which she said is counterproductive to the country’s fight against COVID-19. | @JEMendozaINQ

5/9/2021 4:35:00 PM

Robredo said she is confused why the government is inclined to arrest people, which she said is counterproductive to the country’s fight against COVID-19. | JEMendozaINQ

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday said people who will be wearing masks improperly should not be arrested “by default,” which is in contrast to the order of

“Hindi nakakatulong na ang default natin, aresto. Unang una, ang sitwasyon nga sa mga jail natin, grabe. Mag-aaresto ka kasi gusto mong i-protect iyong mga tao, pero lalong counterproductive iyon eh,” she explained.(It will not help that our default is to make arrests. First of all, the situation in our jails is bad. You make arrests because you want to protect people? That is even more counterproductive )

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READ:Eleazar to cops: Arrest mask violators, but don’t hurt themRobredo said people should be reminded and warned instead, and, if they remain uncooperative, violators of health protocols should instead be made to render community service or be made to pay fines.

“Para sa akin, iyong multa, iyon na iyong mas later step. Iyong sa akin, mag-warning, turuan. Kapag matigas talaga iyong ulo, saka isipin kung ano iyong mga puwedeng penalties na ibigay,” she stressed. “Kung matigas talaga iyong ulo, eh ‘di siguro mayroong — gaya ng sabi ni Justice Secretary Guevarra, community service.”

(For me, the fines, that should be the more later steps. For me, they should be warned or instructed [first]. Only if they remain stubborn should we think of possible penalties that may be given. Maybe if someone’s really stubborn, then we can — as Justice Secretary Guevarra has said — impose community service.

)Guevarra: Duterte’s order vs violators of face mask rule ‘takes effect immediately’ADVERTISEMENTRobredo also noted that there are instances where prominent individuals who violated health protocols who were not arrested at all.“Alam natin na mayroong malalaking tao na mas malalaki din iyong mga naging infraction na hindi naman inaresto. So maling … parang maling response.

(We know that there are prominent people who had bigger infractions but they were not arrested. So [making arrests] seem to be the wrong response.)READ:The Philippines on Sunday crossed the 1.1 million mark for new coronavirus infections with 7,174 cases. The country now has 1,101,990 cases, including 1,022,24 recoveries, and 18,472 deaths.

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JEMendozaINQ The People in this Duterte administration is counterproductive to the nation. JEMendozaINQ VP Robredo is showing her leadership weakness. She is not expected to instill discipline to the Filipinos under her watch. JEMendozaINQ wala ng magawa,wala pang maitulong. JEMendozaINQ How can you discipline the people?

JEMendozaINQ One would really be confused if they do not realize that we are in fact a police state.

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