- They have called out the government for their decisions about COVID-19.
As the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths rise in the Philippines, people have been pointing out the government’s shortcomings when it comes to helping Filipinos deal with the virus.
The frustration has continuously grown stronger and even media and television personalities have stepped forward and criticized the government’s lack of concrete plans.
On March 23, the hashtag #AngKakapal trended nationwide on Twitter after the special Senate session.
One of those who expressed his annoyance is Carlo Aquino. He uploaded an Instagram Story of the live telecast of the special hearing when they were talking about the government’s funds to be used this 2020 and how a part of it will be used to fight the COVID-19.
The headline in his video was “Rep. Villafuerte tiniyak na walang korapsyon sa paglalabas ng pondo.”
Aquino then included the words, “Sana talaga totoo. Yun po ang dasal naming lahat.”
A few hours later, he uploaded a photo calling out the politicians who received special treatment when it comes to the COVID-19 testing. “Test kit palang kurakot na. Pano pa sa pondo,” he wrote.
Jake Ejercito couldn’t stop himself from posting about the events on his profile. He uploaded a meme showing House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea holding a piece of Manila paper with an edited clown photo in it.
— Jake Ejercito (@unoemilio) March 23, 2020
Enchong Dee retweeted a video of a man pretending to be called by the people on the VIP testing list. Some of those VIPs included Francis Tolentino, Pia Cayetano, Ping Lacson, Grace Poe, Bong Revilla, and Tito Sotto.
As a news anchor and broadcaster, Arnold Clavio can usually be heard reporting political issues neutrally. But on March 23, he uploaded the infamous photo of Cayetano and Medialdea which said, “Eto nanaman ang mga hinayupak at kinumpara pa ang kanilang mga sarili sa mga frontliner.”
The original words pasted at the manila paper was “Together with doctors and frontliners, we went to work for you, so please stay home for us.”
Juan Miguel Severo also posted on Twitter.
Lol. Ang kakapal. Magka-level? Malinis kayo? https://t.co/2cRv74fuCf
— Juan Miguel Severo (@TheRainBro) March 23, 2020