Comedian and It’s Showtime host Vice Ganda joked about the usage of face shields, saying that it’s his dream to not be set aside even if it’s “useless.”
During a recent episode of the noontime show, Vice stated, “Pangarap ko talagang maging face shield, yung kahit wala ka namang silbi pero hindi ka gini-give up.”
He added that some people easily give up others when they find no purpose in being with that person, but face shields have been useless from the start but are still considered mandatory.
“Eh ito simula’t sapul wala namang silbi pero hindi ginive-up [at] inimbrace pa.”
Vice’s co-host Kim Chiu also commented, “Sana all face shield!”
When Vice thought that the camera was falling on him, Kim joked that the comedian imagined maybe a whole sack filled with face shields. He then pointed out how his face shield is worn out and asked Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III if he had any more supplies.
“Luma na nga ‘to eh… Duque baka meron ka pa diyan?”
Vice: “Pangarap ko talgang maging face shield, yung kahit wala ka namang silbi pero hindi ka gini-give up…… Duque, baka meron ka pa dyan?”
TAMA HAHAHAHHA #ShowtimeVerified
— AltDreamscapeEnt (@AltDreamscape) July 16, 2021
It wasn’t the first time Vice described the face shields as useless. A few days ago, he made a contestant remove her broken face shield before adding that it serves no purpose, and the reason people are wearing it was that they needed to follow the government’s mandate.
“Nagpapauto lang tayo diyan,” he stated.
“Tanggalin mo na kung nasira yang faceshield mo, wala rin naman talagang purpose yan, sumusunod lang tayo. Nagpapauto lang tayo diyan.”
Hahahahahah Yes Vice 😂🤣💯 pic.twitter.com/8j9tXLfknQ
— ꧁𝑽𝒆𝒏𝒖𝒔꧂ (@viceysupremacy) July 15, 2021
The government has been criticized for insisting on using face shields even without proper data to back up its claims of it serving as added protection against COVID-19.
People began speculating that their decision was due to business purposes—an allegation which Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque quickly denied.
“I don’t know of any ‘raket’ involving face shields. I understand that wearing one could be difficult; I wear glasses, and when I wear a face shield, they fog up, but we have to believe the science,” said Roque.
Face shields also became the center of confusion after government officials contradicted each other regarding announcements regarding their decision on whether to require it or not.