Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque has been criticized recently for daring Vice President Leni Robredo to come up with a viable solution to solve the pandemic in the country.
His remarks came after Robredo criticized the government’s response to the deadly disease. Robredo said that the government’s strategy of just waiting for a viable vaccine to combat the problems brought by the pandemic is “not enough.”
Netizens said that there have been many plans recommended by experts, including Robredo, but the government just won’t listen.
Manager and actor Ogie Diaz agreed that the government should acknowledge the possible solutions as advised by experts.
Hello po! Dami nang suggestion ng tao, di nyo man lang pinakikinggan. Saan naman lulugar yung VP? https://t.co/jn9qhxxkdY
— ogie diaz (@ogiediaz) September 22, 2020
Roque said that Robredo could even become the president if she indeed comes up with the perfect solution.
“Hinahamon ko po si VP Leni, kung mayroon siyang solusyon na walang vaccine at wala pa rin gamot, sabihin niya po dahil sigurado po baka ngayon din maging presidente siya kung makahanap siya ng solusyon habang walang bakuna at walang gamot,” Roque said in a previous Palace press briefing.
“Habang wala talagang bakuna, habang walang gamot, wala pa rin po talagang solusyon sa pandemyang ito,” he added.
Vice Presidential Spokesperson Barry Gutierrez responded saying that the government should heed the advice of the experts.
“Tuwing may malaking problema, ang sagot na lang nila sa ating lahat, ‘walang solusyon.’ Subukan kaya niyong basahin din minsan ang mga rekomendasyon ng mga doktor at ibang eksperto–ilang beses na ring ipinaabot ni VP Leni sa IATF yung marami dito–para hindi naman kayong nagmumukhang inutil lagi,” Gutierrez said in a statement.
Robredo tweeted possible interventions that would be of big help in this trying time.
Watched the regular Monday Presscon tonight.
Di ko matiis magkaroon ng takeaways. Hindi yata sapat na basta may ospital, kama at punerarya, ang kailangan nalang gawin ay maghintay ng vaccine.
Eto po yung mga main challenges na identified ngayon at kailangan natin pagtulungan: pic.twitter.com/nMb01qjZcI
— Leni Robredo (@lenirobredo) September 21, 2020