You guys, Nadine Lustre has spoken out against the PH government's response to the current pandemic. In a series of Instagram Stories today, Nadine wrote, "Kahapon lang April Fools, pero bakit parang ilang weeks na tayong naglolokohan?! COVID exposed the government for what it really is. The people need help, compassion (minus Koko), and transparency, not threats and lies. Yung P275 billion hanapin niyo, 'wag ako. Kaloka."
As a joke, she added: "Makapaghalaman na nga."
This comes after yesterday's events, when several residents from Sitio San Roque in Quezon City took to the streets to demand food and aid from the government, only to be arrested instead.
That same day, the National Bureau Of Investigation (NBI) summoned Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto for possible violation of the Bayanihan To Heal As One Act. The "Bayanihan Act" became a law on March 24, and in line with it, P275 billion was released to help Local Government Units (LGU) and aid the Filipino people.
What made the internet angrier, however, was President Rodrigo Duterte's late-night speech, where he said: "My orders are sa pulis pati military, pati mga barangay, na pagka ginulo at nagkaroon ng okasyon na lumaban at ang buhay ninyo ay nalagay sa alanganin, shoot them dead! Tingnan natin. Patay. E kaysa manggulo kayo diyan, e libing ko na kayo."
In her post, Nadine mentioned Senator Koko Pimentel by name. The senator was heavily criticized after he admitted to accompanying his pregnant wife to the hospital, in spite of exhibiting symptoms and awaiting results for his COVID-19 test. While NBI initially asked for "compassion" regarding Koko Pimentel's case, they announced on April 1 that they will be investigating him.
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