A doctor criticized the people of Capas, Tarlac, for opposing the plan of the government to put the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from China in Athlete’s Village in New Clark City.
On a Facebook post, Dr. Ethel Pineda couldn’t hide her disappointment to the people of Tarlac and tried to lecture them about the 2019 novel coronavirus.
She answered the complaint of the residents one by one, like their fear of getting infected despite being far from the Athlete’s Village, the lifespan of the virus, the rights of the government to use the facilities in New Clark City and the effects of the quarantine site to the businesses around the municipality.
You can read her post below:
“Unang-una, educate yourselves. Hindi lilipad sa hangin na hinihinga niyo ang virus mula sa Athlete’s Village.”
“Droplet infection po ito. Ang virus, kung mayroon man ay hanggang 6 feet lamang kung uubo o babahing ang may sakit na wala siyang mask. Sila ay babantayan para hindi makalabas. 14 days lang ang tatagal ng paglagi nila at lalabas na kung walang simptomas.”
“Pangalawa, anong stigma ang pinagsasasabi niyo? Namamatay ang virus pagka nag-disinfect. At sa ilang araw lamang ay namamatay rin itong kusa sa mga surfaces. Mga ignorante rin ang matatakot sa ganyan. Kailangan din nila ng edukasyon.”
“Pangatlo, anong investments ang pinagsasabi niyo? Uunahin niyo pa ang mga pantasya niyo sa pera kaysa tumulong sa isang health emergency?”
“Ang estado ay may karapatang gamitin ang anumang facility niya sa isang nationwide emergency. Di na kailangan ang pahintulot niyo.”
She even compared the residents of Capas to former President Noynoy Aquino III who’s also a Tarlaqueño
“Di ko mawari kung anong uri ng mga Pilipino kayo. Para kayong si Noynoy na taga Tarlac din. Walang alam at walang paki-alam.”
The doctor also told the people of Tarlac that if they also believe that the OFWs are the modern heroes of the country, they should welcome them to their province.
“Panay ang sabi niyo na ang mga OFW ang mga bagong bayani. Pero diring-diri kayo at ayaw niyo ipa-quarantine sa probinsya niyo. Wag maging mangmang at sakim,” she said.
A few days ago, the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Capas, Tarlac opposed the plan of the government to use New Clark City as the quarantine area for OFWs.
On Saturday, residents of Capas held a rally against the plan of the government and even made a tarpaulin to show that the OFWs are not welcome to their municipality.
However, after a meeting with DOH, Capas LGU already agreed with the plan as long as they’re going to fulfill the conditions they gave.