Lockdown


I really wish President Duterte would declare martial law. That’s the best way to enable the government to focus on the tough job of fighting the Covid 19 pandemic without the irritating chatter of its critics who simply won’t stop trying to litter its path with distractions. The last two days we have witnessed another barrage of criticism against the imposition of ECQ status in the Greater Manila Area. The critics led by Leni Robredo are making it appear this is the offshoot of poor management of the pandemic by the government.

What poor management are these morons talking about? We have the best people on the job. It is not as simple as cooking lugaw. We are fighting an unseen enemy, and every day, Covid 19 seems to be changing and evolving, making it harder to contain even as its ability to infect people grows stronger. But the Duterte administration has fared well despite our handicaps, such as inadequate funding for the tools and resources to wage an effective battle.

Now the dilawans and the reds are bitching about ECQ. Can they please tell us what is a more effective approach to the surge in Covid 19 cases? There’s none except a strict quarantine.

These idiots make it appear this is happening only in the Philippines. That is totally incorrect. As President Duterte said last night, many other countries have imposed national lockdowns. United Kingdom, France and Italy are among them. These are countries that have started their vaccination roll-out, and still, cases of Covid 19 infections have surged. Similar surges have been reported in the United States.

Indeed, it is easy to criticize. These people do not want to help. Their agenda is to agitate the Filipino people and make them angry at the government. Of course, the underlying motive becomes obvious. They want to cause widespread discontent as a precursor for their brand of people power to topple down the Duterte administration.

It is not a healthy atmosphere for the Filipino people. I would prefer to see a restriction of so-called democratic rights than allow these stooges to undermine our government’s efforts against Covid 19. This action, I believe, would draw popular support from the people.

About Manuel "Boy" Mejorada
Manuel "Boy" Mejorada is a journalist and social media activist. A former Iloilo provincial administrator, he is now waging a crusade against corruption and narco-politics.

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