AS the country’s authorities exert their best efforts to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus, we see a government committed to ensure the health and safety of the Filipino people.
That President Duterte has signed the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act” is ample proof that the government, through concerned offices and agencies, is out to turn adversity into opportunity.
Hopefully, the health crisis will serve as a wake-up call to all sectors of Philippine society, from the rich and mighty to the poor and lowly, to acknowledge that one cannot be right all the time.
Aware of the alarming situation, President Duterte was forced to look for ways to address the COVID-19 pandemic, including placing the entire Luzon area under enhanced community quarantine.
The quarantine is seen by many quarters to slow down the spread of COVID-19, which continues to claim the lives of more and more people, notably the elderly, in various parts of the world.
People are made to believe that the community quarantine is a solution for the time being as the world’s scientists and doctors work overtime to come up with an anti-COVID-19 vaccine.
In the meantime, what is important is for concerned state authorities to hit hard at unscrupulous businessmen, who hoard alcohol and face masks not only in the metropolis but elsewhere.
“Dapat hulihin at kasuhan sa korte ang lahat ng mga nagsasamantalang kababayan natin, lalo na ang mga lingkod-bayan na walang ginawa kundi pahirapan ang taumbayan,” said a farmer.
And can anyone blame the irate farmer for calling on the police and other law enforcement authorities to arrest hoarders/profiteers and corrupt local government and barangay authorities?
Jailing these heartless Filipinos will be good for the country and the beleaguered Filipino people.