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Leni to Duterte: Hospitals, funeral parlors, vaccine wait not enough vs. COVID-19

Vice President Leni Robredo quickly posted her comments to President Rodrigo Duterte's remarks on Monday night after he asked the public not to believe the Vice President when she said much had yet to be done in the campaign versus COVID-19.

In a Facebook post, Robredo directly addressed Duterte's statement on the need for a vaccine to stop COVID-19 and on the country having hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients and funeral parlors for those who succumbed to the disease.

"Hindi yata sapat na basta may ospital, kama at punerarya, ang kailangan na lang gawin ay maghintay ng vaccine," Robredo said.

She then listed the following suggestions to control the spread of the virus and address its economic impact on the population. 

  • Suppressing the pandemic by means of medical and non-medical interventions;
  • Overcoming humanitarian emergencies including poverty, hunger,  unemployment, mental distress, etc. , caused by the pandemic;
  • Restructuring public and private finances in the wake of the pandemic;
  • Rebuilding the economy in an inclusive, resilient, and sustainable way.

"'Yung Number 1 po, hindi maso-solusyunan sa pag spray ng pesticide sa Manila galing sa eroplano," Robredo said. 

'Wag kayong maniwala'

Duterte on Monday lashed out at critics who had said that the government could have done more in its campaign against the coronavirus disease or COVID-19.

He made the remark after Robredo said that the administration was not prepared to deal with COVID-19 when the pandemic started earlier this year.

"'Wag kayong maniwala diyan. Sus, itong mga dilawan lalo na, I hate to mention her name, but itong si Leni ung ano ano ang pinagsasabi," Duterte said in a briefing in Davao City.

"Alam mo Leni kung gusto mo, if you really want to do away with the COVID, i-spray-han natin itong Pilipinas o Manila ng pesticide para patay lahat," he added. -NB, GMA News