Opening rites for COVID-19 modular hospital a non-issue – DPWH chief

Public Works Secretary and isolation czar Mark Villar said he sees nothing wrong with holding ceremonies for the opening of new COVID-19 facilities. | @KAguilarINQ

4/7/2021 4:40:00 AM

Public Works Secretary and isolation czar Mark Villar said he sees nothing wrong with holding ceremonies for the opening of new COVID-19 facilities. | KAguilarINQ

MANILA, Philippines — Public Works Secretary and isolation czar Mark Villar on Wednesday said he sees nothing wrong with holding ceremonies for the opening of new COVID-19

for the new 110-bed capacity modular hospital at the Quezon Institute.ADVERTISEMENT“I don’t wanna dwell on this issue but before we open even a road, we do final inspections to make sure all these things are complete, equipment that they need, the requirements, any final modifications that need to be made and of course there’s a blessing,” Villar said in an interview on ABS-CBN News Channel.

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Sen. Nancy Binay (Screen grab/Senate PRIB)“I mean, syempre, I think blessing hindi naman masama kung ibe-bless muna yung building. And of course yung final inspection is important and we do this for all public infrastructure,” added Villar. Read more: Inquirer »

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The achievements of Mark Villar in six years can’t be duplicated by any Binays. The very corrupt Binay family who amassed fortunes courtesy of Aquino’s Edsa Revolution. Would have been fine if there were no Filipinos dying while they take photos. That should be fanfare! Waste of money that could have been used elsewhere. Just build and open without fanfare if you are sincere about helping.

It’s not a best practice to hold ceremonies on infrastructure that is paid for by taxpayers money. Besides, there is a health emergency where lives are at stake. Unahin nyo kasi yong buhay ng mga tao hindi yong puro kau papicture DDS Mapapamura ka na lang waaaaaahhhh essential ba yan ribbon cutting na yan. Ikakagaling ba yan ng may sakit. Ikakaunlad ba yan ng bansa. Ikakawala ba yan ng lockdown. Karma is coming sa inyo mga shit kayong lahat.

uunahin xempre ang pulitika...politics is their life... It's not the blessing but the ribbon cutting. Puede naman pabless yan na wala kayo at Priest lng. epal Day 1 pa lang nimo dong. Klaro na kaayo mo. Tila jud!! Then no need for photo ops and do it fast kasi, bakit kailangan may media coverage ang pag inspect. Kailangan may ribbon cutting din? Sa infra, no need to rush pero hospital beds, needed na yun last year pa po..just saying...

Not an issue, not essential in a pandemic, too! Ayaw lang ni SenatorBinay na makita na may nagagawa ang admin ni PRRD kumpara sa mga senador na ngawa lang ng ngawa pero wala namang gawa. Lalo kasi silang mahihirapan mangumbinsi sa darating na eleksyon... Ang ISSUE nga, sayang oras pa yan para sa mga taong nag-aagaw buhay na, magamit lang yan! So ano not an issue pa din?!

To be fair to the government - tangina ka ang kapal ng mukha mo Papogi lang yan inauguration na yan eh. Sayang gastos sa photo opt at pagkain....Pandemia po ngayon. Pari ka, boy? DDS move 343: The Deodorant To 'palpak kayo sa handling ng pandemic' DDS: Hindi ninyo pinaparangalan ang frontliners To 'daming kurapsyon sa SEA Games' DDS: Binabastos ninyo ang athletes At dito sa ribbon cutting, 'blessing' naman. Huwag gawing roll-on si God, pls.

Pero dapat wala nang fanfare, wala nang maraming tao, lalo na sa press. It looks as if you are celebrating many people getting sick, given that this is a modular hospital facility that you are opening The guy is a round peg in a square hole and a Moron in DPWH ( as per someone from there) E kung si Lugaw pati toilet bowl may press na bit bit..

will the ceremonies cost nothing or will be paid by DPWH Mark Villar's personal pocket ? lack of COMPASSION & MATURITY for the victims of Covid 19 by Sec Villar. the funds could be used for many other necessary, vital projects such feeding the hungry & vaccinations for the poor. Wag na kasing magpalusot iba ang final inspection sa ribbon cutting, wag na munang makipagtalo mali na naman kayo. 😂

Walang problema sa pagbbless ng building niyo, ang problema eh yung magpipicture taking pa kayo na para bang election period na Trapo! Lahat naman basta pabor sa gobyerno nothing wrong. Pag di sumunod sa protocol basta taga gobyerno nothing wrong, kahit di maayos pagkakasuot ng face mask nothing wrong, kaepalan sa invermectin nothing wrong. Kahit magmura basta tga gobyerno nothing wrong.

Ok then. Answer this. Yung totoo lang ha? Anong ginagawa ng dakilang julalay sa ribbon cutting? Kung serbisyo publiko ka talaga wala ng press wala ng ribbon cutting!! Lalo na sa panahon ngayon oras ang mahalaga at buhay ang nakataya as mga nangangailangan. Mga tonto ang mga bwusit!! I agree it is unnecessary...Just Do It. Period..

It is an issue. Its about being EPAL in a pandemic mr villar. But then again the likes of you dont see anything wrong with that.🙄 kasi trapo ka din. The new building deserves a blessings in the opening ceremony. SenatorBinay let's just set aside our political color pls. We're in the middle of the pandemic. The virus is our enemy.

Basta Villar... Ang tagal nyo kc. Yun yon! Wag niyo kami gawing tanga!! Yung pag gawa niyo ng ceremony means kailangan ng appointments yan, dapat aattend sila ganito, dapat present yung mga media, arrangement for security etc In short matagal ng tapos yang bldg pero di magamit kasi kailangan niyo muna magpasikat!

Lol, di ba sya aware sa situation ngayon? May pandemic and govt is discouraging gatherings and punishes violators. Patients are desperate to get treated Definitely it was a publicity stint! HELLO!!! Taga gobeyerno k kaya!!!! PWE!!!! Part of protocol And that is why it leaves a bad taste in the mouth I dont see anything wrong with DPWH is doing mas mabuti na blessed ang mga structures espacially it will be used for sick persons. Hindi naman siguro nila gagawing fiesta.

Come on, final inspection are done by DPWH engrs as they are responsible for the contract deliverables. We all know that their presence is for formalities only w/c is really unnecessary considering the 'not normal' situation we have right now. I agree with Nancy. Hindi essential ang ribbon cutting.🥴 Either they held a ceremony or not it doesn't matter since nobody can use that facility without proper turnover. And the personnel needs to prepare for it.

Provided the pandemic protocol is observed. 'I don't think. You should've stopped there. Ungas quality control engineers ang dapat mag inspect ng mga structure, mga end user tulad ng mga doctor na mag mando dyan sa QI. sigurado naman ako nagawa yun, na di dumaan sa media. mabalik nga, ano naisip mo at nag pa photo op ka?

but the situation calls for urgency Mr. Villar, i hope you get it Final inspection talaga? O papogi ni Bong Go? Bobotante lng mauuto nyo putragiz TALAGA itong anak ng ulikbang graftors na dating bise presidente na wala din ginawang matino noong kapanahunan niya sa OVP.. ANO ba nancy, itim na din ba ang kulay ng grey at white matter ng utak (central nervois system) mo..

Daming naghihintay sa tents at labas ng ospital. Maynaka IV sa kotse. Nakuha nyo pang magpa-kodak. Puro kayo drama, pa epek, epal, no sense of urgency. Kaya nagkakanda leche leche ang buhay ng mga Pilipino The ceremonies and photo ops we are accustomed to are not appropriate to the current situation. For crying out loud! People are dying outside hospitals! We need to use every available infrastructure and house the covid patients AS. SOON. AS. POSSIBLE.

Family of EPAL kasi yan! Villar ka nga. Hahaha Isn't it proper that before turning over any infrastructure dapat may final inspection na yan? Kasi kung defective sa time ng opening ano na? Di dapat pinagsasabay yun. Sayang ba photo-ops? Ano bang aasahan naten sa mga Villar, normal na lang sa kanila mging clowns.

So what is the purpose of blessing the building and taking photo ops? Hindi issue sa inyo yan kasi gusto nyo yan, lapit na 2022 eh Sayang naman po kasi yun ginastos sa ceremony kung puwede naman magamit pandagdag sa pagbili ng PPE ng mga frontliners di po ba sec villar? Pa epal lang tapos pa picture para makita ng mga bobong taong bayan na may ginawa kayu!!! Yun ang issue!!! Pabobo lang kunyari!!!

Of course Mark Villar sees nothing wrong with this....eh pamilya Von Trapo Hehe nakakatuwa! For you it’s not an issue but for the many that are in need now, it matters! hahahahaha, hoy pandemic! inuna nyo pa ang blessing at ribbon cutting meron pang speech si duque! dami ng covid patient ang nakapila sa labas ng mga hospital! tapos bawal daw walk-in! DutertePalpak DuqueResign

People dont need to see the faces of people responsible for our current situation. Final inspection should be done by the people who knows the structure, The use of the facility and not by the people who just wanted to secure their position. IT'S AN ISSUE! It is really an issue mr. dpwh. Come on, join on their never ending bandwagon of brainlessness officials. Damn it!

Ouch! Says the king of ribbon cutting. Onga naman, mas mahalaga photo OP sa inyo kesa sa buksan nalang agad dahil pangangailangan. 🙄 It is definitely tacky. There is a need to contextualize. Holding such a ceremony amidst this pandemic is distasteful at the least. nancy binay - UNNECESSARY ping lacson - HINDI NARARAMDAMAN a simple case of “YOU CAN NOT PLEASE EVERYBODY”

Is this a joint project of the executive and the senate, why is there a senator present? Kailangan talaga i bless kasi masasamang espiritu kayo. DutertePalpak 🤮🤮🤮 Final inspection headed by GA-GO? May alam ba yan? Jimparedes Dude, malinaw ang sinabi ni SenatorBinay na mga ribbon cutting and photops (mga ceremonies na puro pampapogi lang) ang hindi na kailangan, hindi ang inspection. Anubah.

Jimparedes By 'blessing', Sir, you mean cutting a red ribbon in front of cameras? How insensitive! Serimonyas eh pagsisirian na yan hindi ung paglagay nyan dahil sandamukal ang nagkakaksakit sa tagal ng vaccine nyo! But the situation now is different. Beds are urgently needed. You dont need photo-ops for final inspection. And if it's a blessing, why need the presence of pambansang epal etc? I don't even see a priest nor field inspectors in your pics. Paepal lang talaga. DutertePalpak

Walang problema sa ribbon cutting para sa mga nakakaintindi. Yung mga ayaw ng ribbon cutting eh di wag , anong prinoproblema mo Madam? Issue rin to. Senators are going way below par these days huh. Nitpick at everything. Boost vaccine confidence why don't you. Gosh. Why being fair to the government? Is it his personal money? He even benefited from it.

Putragis, Sayang oras! Notiing wrong for a thick face substandard prince. P. R. I. O. R. I. T. I. E. S!!!!!! Mentalidad talaga ng pinoy... panay yabang lng of course sa inyo maliit na bagay. pero para sa mga taong nangangailangan sagipin ang buhay, every second counts. mga insensitive kasi kayong mga namumuno

It will be an issue because of the urgency of the situation. Ang dami na ng namamatay dahil walang medical facility na available pero mas inuna niyo pa ang letseng photo ops? Kung blessing lang ang hanay niyo, pati dapat ang kunin niyo at kailangan madalian para magamit kaagad. Villar may have a point with regards to the part about final inspection and having the infrastructure blessed. However, Binay is apparently referring to doing away with this regime making a fanfare of this event just for the sake of publicity.

Pwede paki tanong kay mark villar, ilan by pass road at tulay ang napagawa nya na may property pamilya nya? Kalsada na napa semento para sa property nila? I see something wrong. Wrong that this person does not have his priorities straight. Ribbon cutting? Photo op? Baka may pa 'foods' pa kayo dyan. TANGA!!!

Sir everything is wrong with holding ceremonies when people are dying on hospital tents and parking lots ! Wala kayong awa. If you don’t take issue with this , you guys really are so thick faced ! Kapal muks ! Kailan ba nakita ng gobyernong ito ang mga mali nila? Kapalan na ng mukha ang mga palpak... Pagmumukha nito

But couldn't you people stop it for now, not while people are lining up and filling hospitals and tents faster than patients recover? dahil sa seriousness ng problem this press releases or photo ops ay di ang pinag aaksayan ng panahaon ni DOH Secretary ... he had more important things to do ensuring our health frontliner have adequate materials (PPE, surgical mask, etc) equipment, vitamins to attend covid pat

Not an issue kang angog mo. Palibhasa wara ka gayud midbid na pasyenteng nagahalat ki facility. Lapa! People are dying and you prioritise your politics? Give us a reason not to chop your head when the revolution comes. Syempre walang issue sa yo ‘birds of the same feather flock together’ twit twit🧐 Cancel any Villar in the coming elections! Screen shot ito para resibo!

Isa pa ito. Nakapag swimming na kaya ito sa ilog ng basura gaya ng tatay nya? How is Bong Go qualified to do a final inspection? Kasama siya sa prep. of tenders? Civil Eng. ba siya na may alam sa structural integrity? Doctor ba siya na may alam sa isolation protoccols? Wala! Imagine, 1 hour siguro yung photoshoot, ang daming naghihintay na mga pasyiente.

Irrelevant si nancy binay. Bad taste...yung kapatid mo nag away sa altar, yung kapatid mo at ikaw, nakipag away sa Village Security. Bad taste? There’s nothing wrong but unnecessary! Lahat na lang may ribbon cutting, may budget, may kukurap, may-eepal , may credit grabbing samantala nakapagnakaw na sila, delayed pa ang paggamit ng facilities!

First of all....epal lang yan si Binay..second..epal lang yan si Nancy How many hours of delay in the use of the facilities due to the ceremonies, including photo-ops by the epals? It's like a new ambulance that would fetch a dying patient but couldn't leave because it's undergoing a blessing ceremony.

'I don't think' - Truest thing this Villar said. Tingnan natin sasabihin mo kung ikaw nakapila sa hospital Sec Villar, isa ka pang HIMOD PUWET! Non essential... Gorilla! Eto pa isang pamparampam, ASS is really the acronym of DDS Because ur admim has been blind that we are in dire state Bobo! Ang Issue is maraming namamatay at nagkakasakit dahil sa mga walang kwentang propaganda nyo eh di pa nila magamit yang mga facilities. Every Minute Counts! trapo markVillar bongGAGO

Of course theres nothing wrong. They know that if they need hospitalisation, they'll ALWAYS get priority meanwhile normal people can die in tents outside. Alam naman ng lahat na public service and public infra being openned or delivered to the public e sinasakyan ng politiko para sabihing sila pinanggalingan niyan. Tawag po diyan..... pagiging EPAL

a day spent on that ceremony, is a day delay to patients in need. Yun lang po yun, Sec! puro pag papa pogi tlga nalalaman ng mga to. galwang 2022 elections tlga eh🙄 senador na pala ang nagpa final inspection sa project ng dpwh? o pari din pala yun senador? asking for a friend. Tulay ba yan? Kalye? Kanal? Eh hospital facilities yan eh... na kulang na kulang sa ngayon.... Haaaist

Insensitive prick! The timing was awful considering our current situation. 😐🤢 Wasn’t this part of the facilities turned over in December? Why all the drama? Final inspection to you = ribbon cutting ceremony with your press people Utang na loob marami ang may urgent na pangagailangan nung araw at oras na iyon. Bawat oras bilang at mahalaga po.

Lahat ng magandang ginawa ng gobyerno may batikos ang mga Dilawan. But in reality, sila at ang mga kampon nila ang nauunang pumila at gagamit ng mga infras na to. Hipokrito talaga. On Nancy Binay, di cya nagpa-pic doon sa billions worth of Parking Bldg sa hiya. May nakawan kasi. Not during a pandemic where the situation is literally life and death. People are dying in tents and on the streets.

He is a DDS so nothing new here, of course he will sidestep it. 🤮🤮🤮🤮 Nalintikan na Rason ng mga TRAPO Every minute is precious for people who are in need of hospital beds. Kaya ikaw Villar. Wala kang pinag iba sa magulang mo. Trapo na trapo 'Praise release' lang naman ang habol jan. Parang sa skyway stage 3, smc naman pala ang gumastos pati right-of-way.

He should've stopped at 'I don't think.' For me that is waste of money. You can have a simple blessing but to do the ribbon cutting ng photo op is too much. For sure magpapakain pa kayo. It's a waste of taxpayers' money. That's the wrong part. Eh paano naging non issue eh nagalit nga kami sa kakapalan ng mukha ninyo at callousness sa sitwasyon ng mga pasyente. Issue ito!

This is exactly whats wrong with the government, the attitude na there is nothing wrong, you can make your final inspection and all but I think what is being referred to is the unnecessary ceremonies pa hindi pa din nag sink in sa govt yung urgency ng facilities fair to the government? dapat fair tayo sa government? wow thats too much to ask villar. ikaw ba naging fair to the Filipinos by building access roads to your familys subdivisions?

Mga out of touch talaga. Habang mga pasyente namatay na sa pila sa hospital, sila nakuha pang mag ribbon cutting. Nothing wrong naman talaga when this has become the norm in public service. Mas mali yung gumawa ka ng tama What’s the big deal for a formal ceremonies to open a covid facility. These building were already inspected by experts and COA prior to acceptance and the scheduled ribbon-cutting. Is he saying if the VIPs found something wrong after the ribbon-cutting, the structure would not be used?

nancy bitter You can do final inspection without cameras! what sen. binay meant is YOUR PRESENSE IN NOT NEEDED in the ceremony. not needed in the inspection. hindi namin kailangan yung picture mong pa.turo-turo. there. i said it. 😑 Gagamitin pa talaga ang pandemya for political mileage. People are dying out there. Be sensitive naman.

Trapo It's not ok kung kalaban ang time. Ok lang naman talaga kung di pa need. Kaso marami na ang nangangailangan ng facility na yan. No time for photo op. Sick people lining up in tents outside full capacity hospitals is the issue! Well it is, MarkVillar. Nothing wrong with conducting a final inspection but do they really need to lug that much people and the press around? Better leave the inspection to those who have the technical knowhow...

so ok lang ang pa EPAL🖕🏼 You only see what you want to see 😄 Maybe you should know what’s urgent means. That moment when they’re having ceremony, there are patients who need an emergency treatment. My gawd, they really have no idea what’s happening in the country. Yung ibang infra na nagriribbon cutting ka, walang nakapilang mga naghihingalo at agaw buhay. Villar alam mo, shutup. Wala ka talagang alam.

KAguilarINQ Si Alalay ba ang gumawa ng final inspection.😒 KAguilarINQ Pogi points ..... KAguilarINQ photo op + press release = waste of time / no sense of urgency a.k.a pa pogi points at bahala na infection rate