Senator Christopher “Bong” Go had already enough with the critics of the Duterte administration and spreader of fake news amid the 2019 novel coronavirus scare in the Philippines.
During the hearing of the Senate on the 2019-nCoV, Go mentioned the ‘bashers’ and trolls’ who are only spreading negative thoughts and false information on social media to destroy the popularity of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Go told the people he mentioned that they’re also should be put in quarantine like the suspected nCoV carriers.
“Yung mga panay dada naman diyan para lang makapagsalita, mga bashers na sumasakay sa sitwasyon para sa pansariling interes, mga taong gusto lang magdulot ng panic, at mga nagpapakalat ng fake news, kayo ang dapat i-quarantine para hindi kayo makahawa,” said Go.
He urged the critics of the government on social media to show themselves and participate in the senate hearing so they could contribute in the fight against nCoV.
“Sa mga trolls at bashers naman, welcome kayo pumunta dito sa public hearing, sumali kayo. Pakiusap ko po, tumulong na lang tayo. Unahin natin ang kapakanan, kalusugan at interes ng bawat Pilipino,” he said.
The Senator from Davao City insisted that the government is doing its best to prevent the spread of the virus.
Go also urged the people not to blame the Chinese for the nCoV scare and instead, help each other.
“We empathize with China given what they are going through but we are putting these precautionary measures in place to protect the country and its people… As part of a community, the Philippine government should be committed to assist other affected countries to address this worldwide health concern,” he said.
The current administration faced its biggest challenge this year as the Department of Health (DOH) already confirmed two cases of nCoV in the country.
Criticisms against the government heightened, and even politicians like Senator Francis Pangilinan couldn’t hide their disappointment with the current administration.
“Kung sa tingin ng gobyerno na ligtas ang ating mga kababayan at hindi kailangan ng travel ban sa mga galing ng China dapat mula airport derecho silang lahat sa Malakanyan,” Pangilinan said, who’s also the President of Liberal Party.