Singer and Comedian Gladys Gueverra shared her thoughts on the posts of some of her colleagues in show business urging the government to conduct ‘mass testing’ in the country.
In a Facebook post, Gueverra questioned why celebrities and other netizens were pushing for the ‘mass testing’ while, in reality, all COVID-19 vaccines were still on testing trials.
She asked that if ever the government conducted mass testing, how the Philippines would handle all the people found positive from the virus.
“Ano ba kase ang magagawa rin ng Mass testing? Matanong ko lang. eh kahit mag Mass testing, kung wala pa naiimbentong Vaccine, ano gagawin? Isusupot yung mga infected? I mean, diba? Ite-test mo lahat, para ano? Para lang malaman sino na mga infected? hala! Eh yung mga 1st world country nga di maapula yang lintek na virus na yan. Eh ano ga ang gagawin nila???? Diba? Ikaw palagay mo?” Guevarra asked.
“Baka ba pag nalaman natin kung sino mga infected, pwede na lumabas, tapos ihiwalay yung mga pila at nakalagay. Pila ng mga Infected at Pila ng hindi infected. Ganire ba? At pag nagpa MASS TESTING, maglalabas ulit ng malaking halaga ang gobyerno para sa kits? At maghihintay tayo ng matagal sa results? Imbes na yang pondo nakakatulong ngayon sa pagkain sa pangkalahatan, lalo mas mga nangangailangan? Diba? Gets nyo? Ako di ko gets. Kaya ko i-gets, pero parang d ko ma-gets. Gets?” she added.
The post of Guevarra received mixed reactions from the netizens.
Following her Facebook post, Guevarra published a live video to give more explanation about her side on the issue.
“Kung mag mass testing ba tayo ay kalakihang pondo nanaman ang ilalabas ng gobyerno para sa mga kits na ‘yan?” Guevarra said.
She pointed out that even big countries like the USA and UAE were still looking for the vaccine.
Guevarra asked if it’s better for the government to wait for the vaccine instead of spending the money of the people to conduct a mass testing.
“Sana nga magkaroon nalang ng vaccine na mismong pampagaling na nitong COVID… So ang iniisip ko nga, bakit kinakailangan pa ng mass testing, diba pag nag mass testing pa, bibilhin pa ng government ‘yung [testing] kits na ‘yon,” she said.
“Tapos kailangan mo ring i hold, syempre ‘yung mga taong pupunta sa testing centers, gano’n parin eh, mass gathering parin,” she added.
The celebrity also insisted that the government was doing its best to solve the COVID-19 crisis in the country.
Instead of calling for mass testing, Guevarra suggested that people should just wait for COVID-19 to be available in the world.
She also urged the people to follow the government orders, pointing out that it’s really hard to contain more than 100-M people.
Guevarra said that celebrities should not boast that they’re paying taxes, saying that it’s their responsibility to give part of their income to the government.