NCR+ Bubble enters the second week of ECQ and people are confounded with how the situation is being managed. Even celebrities have been vocal on social media, asking the government for any concrete plans. As Filipino citizens, they have a right to speak up, too, and they’re distressed with how little has changed a year into the pandemic.
After CNN Philippines reported that there were 15,310 newly logged cases as of 4 PM of April 2, 2021, the actress and UNICEF Ambassadress pointed out how alarming the numbers were. She was especially concerned about the people who don’t have access to tests and asked what’s on everyone else’s mind, “So what is the plan? What are the next steps?” Anne adds, “It would be nice to be given more light on what is to happen while waiting for vaccines to arrive.”
Commenting on the same data, the Kapamilya actress called for free mass testing amidst the surge of active cases. Angelica gets emotional in her tweet, talking about how physically, mentally, and financially exhausting the battle against COVID-19 is. “Pano na pa ospital? Gamot? Mental care?!” She suggests that swab tests should be more accessible and not limited to those who have symptoms or can afford to get them done.
The real-life wonder also speaks up about the lack of urgency during the pandemic after President Duterte addressed the nation on March 29, 2021. His statement about running out of tears and feeling like he’s going through purgatory was received with skepticism as it felt inopportune time to rant to the nation. “It’s concrete solutions, not emotions that we need to hear from you right now,” remarks the actress.
COVID-19 is not just a matter of health but also of the economy. By asking the right questions, you hold the people in positions accountable and help the country move forward.