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Netizens praise VP Leni Robredo for Swab Cab initiative, hit back at Duterte admin for ‘not thinking of such’ efforts

Some Netizens are even implying that Robredo would be able to do more as head of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF)—or, at least, as the vaccine czar.

Critics just gained another bullet to fire at the government’s COVID-19 response after Vice President Leni Robredo launched a way to test Filipinos in Metro Manila—all for free.

Netizens couldn’t help but notice how the Office of the Vice President’s (OVP) Swab Cab, which started in Malabon City, just helped out the LGU with their testing and contact tracing efforts.

They also did not miss any opportunity to blast the Duterte administration for being behind the curve in the COVID-19 response.

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Some Netizens are even implying that Robredo would be able to do more as head of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF)—or, at least, as the vaccine czar.

Others pointed out how this approach is by far a better way of dealing with contact-tracing woes, as Filipinos would not need to go to hospitals to get tested.

Netizens even called out Duterte for his once-weekly tirades against Robredo, even taking a swipe at his “magic wand” comment.

 

There are those, however, who still insisted this is nothing more than the Vice President politicizing the pandemic.

One Netizen even highlighted Robredo’s suggestion regarding testing—and how the Duterte administration is still not accepting her suggestion.

Netizens have continuously clapped back at the Administration for calling out critics politicizing the pandemic, yet not looking at those that do the same in their camp.


Netizens pointed out how Presidential Chief Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo taking a jeep to get to a wet-and-dry market or Duterte’s pseudo-simplistic 76th birthday celebration weren’t genuine, meant to impress their supporters more than relate to Filipinos.

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