Many people all over the world have been panic-buying supplies in case a lockdown is implemented as a containment measure for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
In the United States, one item in particular seems to be the subject of hoarding: toilet paper.
Seeing the rush to buy rolls and rolls of tissue, Filipino-American comedian Jo Koy took it upon himself to educate his followers about the "tabo."
"You know who's not worried about the toilet paper shortage? Filipinos! You wanna know why? 'Cause every Filipino has one of these next to the toilet: A tabo," he said in a video posted on Twitter.
PSA: Filipinos have always had the solution to a toilet paper shortage. MUST WATCH! pic.twitter.com/HMGuXv3S9Z— Jo Koy (@Jokoy) March 12, 2020
Jo Koy explained that Filipinos fill the tabo with water and use it to clean themselves instead of toilet paper.
"Here's a little fun fact about the tabo. One tabo is equivalent to 10 thousand rolls of toilet paper," he said. "That's right. Now not only you're being clean, you're saving the environment."
Why wipe when you can wash?
Tell 'em, Jo Koy! —MGP, GMA News