'Wag kayo matakot': Duterte says no martial law in Philippines amid COVID19 pandemic
"I repeat, there is no martial law in the Philippines. Far from it. We are exercising the power of the state to protect public health. That is all there is to it," Duterte said in a briefing streamed online.According to Duterte, the police and military are merely helping the civilian government in implementing the rules during the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the disease.
"Now, because sometimes enforcement can be a very tedious process, in explaining to the ordinary citizen, please understand that these are things which we have to do because it is needed to be implemented," he explained.He also said people have nothing to be scared of because there will be no arrest as long as they follow quarantine policies.
"'Wag kayong matakot. (Don't be afraid.) There will be no arrest, detention or anything. It's purely, if at all, if there's any intervention, or interdiction, done by the law enforcement agencies. Pati ho 'yung military (even the military), the role is just to implement the law. They are called upon to assist the civil government," Duterte said.
"'Yan lang ang trabaho, at makikita ninyo, (That's their only job, and you will see) we are progressing at a very fast rate because we were able to put in place the rules to be followed when COVID came in like a storm from the outside," he added.
The military, along with the country's police force, are at the forefront of law enforcement while several areas in the country are on lockdown. Read more: ABS-CBN News »
And what's your reason for declaring martial law? Sino naman natakot mo Wala tlgang chance mag Martial Law kasi masyado nang Passive ang mga Pilipino.. unless magkaroon ng staged uprising yun nalang chance niya para ma push ang Martial Law niya The word 'iginiit' made it sound like he was lying or he was struggling on lying. Wag na kayo mag taka kung bakit gusto niyang mashutdown ang network niyo. I know you know what you're doing pero sana wag madamay yung 11k na nagtratrabaho sainyo dahil sa paglaban niyo sa pangulo.
Protect Public Health? HOW? Your own man NCRPO chief Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas is the number one quarantine violator. Partying without masks flooded with banned alcohol not minding social distancing. Yeah Right! 🤡🤡🤡 I believe this. Duque and Briones easily contradicted his statements. If he cannot control his cabinet, then he cannot be expected to go full dictator.
and allow classes while there is a pandemic going on, mental health matters👌
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