- Ethel Booba joked and said that people should take her advice seriously based on the classic Filipino song, “Magtanim ay di biro”.
- Netizens find Villar’s suggestion ironic since one of her family’s businesses includes buying farms and turning them into subdivisions.
Ethel Booba is known for her witty yet timely remarks about the current issues in the country. She is not afraid to share her opinions even if she’s going against a powerful politician.
Her humor struck once again after she quoted a tweet about Senator Cynthia Villar’s suggestion on what to do during the enhanced community quarantine.
Villar suggested that people take up planting/gardening as a hobby. “It’s a way of introducing agriculture to our children.”
— News5 AKSYON (@News5AKSYON) March 25, 2020
Booba then quoted the tweet, saying that we should take the senator’s suggestion seriously “dahil ang magtanim ay di biro.”
Seryosohin po natin ang suggestion si Senator dahil ang magtanim ay di biro. Charot! https://t.co/bqUDhP8RwB
— Ethel Booba (@IamEthylGabison) March 25, 2020
On the other hand, people are finding it hard to feel the sincerity in Villar’s words as they are known for buying farmland and turning them into subdivisions like what they did with Camelia Homes.
Para ano? Para kapag marami na kaming pananim, umaasenso na farm namin, bibilhin mo lupa tapos palalagyan mo ng subdivision? Wag kami madam. Kilala ka namin mga bata pa lang tayo.
— SavedByGrace (@lovinbrown) March 25, 2020
Cynthia Villar, the plants don't like you. Don't talk about the plants. https://t.co/Cfi2HbI8oD
— Faith 🌿 (@halamanw0man) March 25, 2020
A Twitter user uploaded a screenshot of her farm from the computer game Stardew Valley and asked Villar to rate it.
— dow (@notdowe) March 25, 2020
A Camelia Homes resident asked Villar how they would plant successfully when the space of their house is very limited despite the high amount of rent.
san kami magtatanim dito sa Camelia Homes eh, wala man lang espasyo?masyado ka namang GANID, ang mahal ng monthly namin dito,bahay lang walang lupa, try ko itanim sa BIBIG MONG TABINGI! CYNTHIA!!!!!
— MiLouna (@jubert617) March 25, 2020
It can be remembered that Villar previously stated that the COVID-19 epidemic would boost local tourism in the country.
The family of SEN. CYNTHIA VILLAR, who spent PHP 400,239,210 in political ads, donated disinfecting apparatus, fave masks and drinking water to government hospitals.
She earlier said that the novel coronavirus would boost local tourism in the country. pic.twitter.com/XFq2xSEuna
— Roentgen (@ronaldgem) March 22, 2020
Villar also urged the public to boost their immune systems.
“In between monitoring the news and doing household chores, we should also take steps to boost our immune system while at home. In this aspect, the physical activity involved in gardening will also do us good,” she pointed out.