For a good number of Filipinos, the question isn't about extending the lockdown, but of whether or not the government will provide needed assistance should the lockdown be extended. COVID19PH
‘Wala naman sigurong tututol sa extended lockdown kung meron lang tuloy-tuloy na ayuda at tulong para sa mga walang trabaho,’ a Twitter user points out
Updated 8:00 PM, April 06, 2020MANILA, Philippines – For a good number of Filipinos, the question isn't about extending the lockdown, but of whether or not the government will provide needed assistance should the lockdown be extended.Last Saturday, April 4, National Task Force (NTF) COVID-19 chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr said the government was studying the
extension of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine by 15 to 20 days, from its initial scheduled end on April 12.As the number of cases in the Philippines continues to rise unabated, Galvez said there is a “huge possibility” that they would not lift the lockdown on its initial schedule. (READ:
)But is extending the lockdown the best option for everyone?Make no mistake: many do think so, but they also believe modifications to its implementation need to be made, with more stringent measures present when it comes to ensuring assistance for vulnerable communities.
[POLL] The government is studying whether or not to extend the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon by another 15 to 20 days after its scheduled end on April 12.Do you agree with the proposed extension of the? Share with us your thoughts!— Rappler (@rapplerdotcom)
April 5, 2020How about extending help first?Many netizens pointed out that everyone would willfully coordinate with an extension, provided the government intensified its relief efforts, particularly for households whose main source of income was affected by the public health crisis.
yes BUT mass testing protocols have to be put into place, and the relief efforts have to be intensified. it's bad enough in some places already, and us healthcare workers are already under too much pressure if not for the private donations.— Rilenius Herathinos (@Incaensor_)
Oo, basta suportahan ng gubyerno ang mga taong walang mapgkunan ng pagkain sa kanilang pamilya, napakalaging trahedya pagnapabayaan ang mamamayan na magutom.— sol (@cal94587)YES, I AGREE.. BUT THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD MAKE SURE THE SUPPORT TO THE PEOPLE "MUST" GIVE PROPERLY THIS TIME..
— JOE (@joeytorres6)April 5, 2020Yes pero sana naman ibigay na ng maayos at pantay2x ang ayuda ung iba kasi sinasala pa nila lahat ng kabahayan pag bahay mo bato wala ka matatanggap kaya andami pa din mga tao na lumalabas para makabili ng daily needs nla what if wala na pambili edi patay naman sa gutom
— AnaLeah (@AnaLeah03073747)April 5, 2020One Twitter user shared their household had not received any food rations from the government since the lockdown was put in place.We need the extension. Pero utang na loob po, sana wag din po kalimutan magbigay ng sapat na supporta. Dito sa Makati, 3 weeks na nakakalipas, ni isang butil ng bigas wala kaming natatanggap.Read more: Rappler »
maski 1yr entended pa yan kung walang magugutom..🙄 Exactly. Kahit 1 month pa basta may ayudang pinansyal at 50 KILOS NA BIGAS. Many parts of the world are grappling with pandemic like Europe and the US but among the poorer countries, the Philippines is shaping to be hit the hardest with increasing cases, higher death rates, lower recovery rates and total lockdown. If only we have prepared early on..😷☝
Philippines Government MUST provide basic needs to the people who do not have them and cannot afford them because of the 'No Work, No Pay!' situation Those who still have extra can donate. Magtulungan nalang. Thats the only way we can all survive. God will reward you later. That answer would be a big fat NO
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