ICYMI: Pacquiao: “As Aling Gemma expressed, it is the poor who are most affected by the no vaccine, no ride policy. Government should be more creative and compassionate in its COVID response, so as not to aggravate the situation of our ordinary people.”
Presidential candidate and former boxing champion Manny Pacquiao on Friday said there is no need for Gemma Parina, an unvaccinated street vendor, to apologize for her outburst that went viral online
“As Aling Gemma expressed, it is the poor who are most affected by the no vaccine, no ride policy. Government should be more creative and compassionate in its COVID response, so as not to aggravate the situation of our ordinary people,” he added.“Sa sitwasyong ganito, lamang na lamang ang mayayaman at may kaya na may sariling sasakyan at di kailangang lumabas para maghanapbuhay, o umoorder na m ng kanilang pangangailangan. Papaano ang walang kakayanan?” he asked.
(In situations like these, the rich and well-to-do are always in the advantage because they have cars and they can always order their needs online. What about those who cannot?)Pacquiao also reminded the government that under Section 12 of Republic Act 11525 or the Covid-19 Vaccinate Program Act, vaccination cards are not considered as additional “mandatory requirement for educational, employment, and other similar government transaction purposes.”Read more: Inquirer »
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