President Rodrigo Duterte received criticisms from one of his voters, actor Jason Abalos.
In a tweet, Abalos narrated that he lost a friend because of COVID-19, and he was so disappointed that the President still decided to joke in the middle of a pandemic.
“Namatay ang kaibigan kong pediatric surgeon dahil sa covid, tapos may panahon pa kayong mag joke?? Pagbabago ang ginusto ko nong binoto kita hindi panggag*go!” Abalos said.
Abalos was one of the supporters of President Duterte and even made a tweet about the former Davao City Mayor in 2016.
“Habang nakikinig ako kay mayor Duterte parang naiimagine ko na ang Pilipinas na ibang iba na bansa! #highhopes #ChangeIsComing,” Abalos said.
— jason abalos (@thejasonabalos) May 16, 2016
“Pakinggan nyo kasi ang buong sinabi ni Digong, para ung pagkaintindi nyo amg paniwalaan nyo wag ung pagkaintindi ng iba!” he also said.
Pakinggan nyo kasi ang buong sinabi ni Digong, para ung pagkaintindi nyo amg paniwalaan nyo wag ung pagkaintindi ng iba!
— jason abalos (@thejasonabalos) October 1, 2016
Abalos is one of the defenders of ABS-CBN and also a former member of Star Magic talents for 13 years.
Last Tuesday, President Duterte said that he’s going to make a way to give free face mask to the people
Those who couldn’t afford a face mask may reuse it as long as they’re going to disinfect it with alcohol.
Duterte then joked that if there’s no alcohol available, they may use gasoline to disinfect their mask.
“Ngayon, kung wala kayo, I will try to buy as many as I can afford kung kaya ko, ibigay namin iyan sa inyo libre but wear it, and maski na gamitin mo siguro iyan ng dalawang beses okay man lang kung i-sprayan mo lang ng alcohol pagkatapos. Huwag iyong ini-i-spray mo at isuot mo kaagad. Iyong pagkatapos ng araw, hang it somewhere, i-sprayan mo lang ng lysol if you can afford it,” Duterte said.
“Iyong wala, ibabad mo ng gasolina o diesel, p****** i** COVID na ‘yan. Hindi uubra ‘yan diyan. Totoo. Kung wala kayo — if you want to disinfect, maghanap ka ng gasolina. Ibabad mo lang iyong kamay mo. Layo mo lang kay baka — huwag sa loob ng bahay ninyo,” he added.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque also said that Duterte was only joking during his speech.
“Kayo naman apat na taon na si Presidente, parang hindi niyo pa kilala si Presidente,” said Roque.