Vice President Leni Robredo’s daughter criticized the government for letting the country have Measles, Dengue and Polio outbreak in just one year.
In a tweet, Tricia Robredo was saddened by the news that polio came back to the country after 19 years after the government declared the Philippines as polio-free.
According to Robredo, the polio outbreak is a result when the government strikes fear and fake news among the people and politicking health.
“Measles, dengue, and polio all in one year. When you run a nation with fear and fake news, and use health for your personal political wars. Sinong talo? ‘Yung mga pinangakuan ninyo ng pagbabago.” Robredo said.
Measles, dengue and polio all in one year.
When you run a nation with fear and fake news,
and use health for your personal political wars.
Sinong talo? 'Yung mga pinangakuan ninyo ng pagbabago. https://t.co/wkOVwu8Ffq
— Tricia Robredo (@jpgrobredo) September 19, 2019
In another tweet, Robredo urged the people to vaccinate their children.
❗️Vaccinate your children ❗️
Available in most local health centers: BCG, Penta (DPT, HepB, Hib), OPV/IPV, Measles, MMR pic.twitter.com/6aLKON5he9
— Tricia Robredo (@jpgrobredo) September 20, 2019
Tricia’s mother, VP Robredo urged the people months ago to avoid irresponsible comments and accusations against vaccinations.
“[S]ana naiiwasan iyong mga irresponsible na mga comments saka accusation, na nakaka-erode ng tiwala ng tao sa kung ano iyong dapat nilang gawin, lalo na pagdating sa health ng mga bata,” Robredo said.
“Itong vaccination na ito, parang — halimbawa, iyong measles, ano na tayo, eh, maganda na iyong numero natin at papunta na tayo doon sa eradication. Tapos dahil sa mga irresponsible na mga accusations, mga buhay ng ating mga kabataan iyong itinataya.” she added.
Several pro-vaccine advocates including Health Secretary Francisco Duque III blamed Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) chief Perside Acosta’s investigation which resulted to the Dengvaxia scare.