Duterte on critics attacking gov’t efforts in Covid-19 response: 'Sa panahon nila, wala namang ginawa. Puro corruption!'

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President Rodrigo Duterte gave his televised address Thursday night to remind us again during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) including the practice of social distancing, wearing of masks at all times and of course to stay at home.

He also warned those people who keeps on bashing and criticizing the government’s alleged mishandling of the current health crisis.

PRRD added that he will be forced to name his critics who have done nothing but criticize his administration, rants against the government's shortcomings and even spread misleading information.

“For the sake of the country, I will identify ‘yung mga Pilipino na walang ginawa kung hindi mag-batikos, mag-hanap ng mali para lang may masabi at marinig sila ng mga tao (For the sake of the country, I will identify Filipinos who have done nothing criticize and find fault because they want to be heard by the public),” he said.

The government have imposed stricter measures to fight Covid-19, which include the implementation of an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) on the island of Luzon.

Regardless the ECQ, the President’s detractors are claiming that the government’s efforts are not enough to contain the spread of Covid-19.

Inspite of this, Duterte advised his fellow countrymen not to listen to his critics and call for their full cooperation with the government in facing this battle.

He also mentioned that some women from the opposition are behind the politicking amid the health crisis but refrain to mention any names. 

“Yakyak ng yakyak. Sa panahon nila, wala namang ginawa. Puro corruption. Mga nagmamalinis. Huwag kayong makinig diyan (They keep on yakking but during their time, they have done nothing. They are involved in corruption and yet, they are still washing hands. Do not listen to them),” Duterte added.

Prior to this, the chief executive accused the opposition of launching “black propaganda” against his administration amid the present crisis we are in.

In his latest statement, Duterte lambasted his detractors once again, telling them that all they do is “criticize and talk.”

“Ito lang ang tanong: Dumaan naman kayo. Ano ang nagawa ninyo para sa bayan? Iyan. 'Pag sinabi niyo wala akong nagawa, okay wala. Eh kayo (This is my only question: You had the power. What have you done for the country? If you’d tell me, I’ve done nothing, that’s fine. How about you)? What have you done for the country except to talk and criticize and talk?” said the President.

“I am telling you everything... Iyan ang iwasan ninyo. Iyan ang naglalaro ng politika. And for so many years, ilang taon na sila diyan, puro posturing (Avoid the critics. Avoid them because they Are politicking. And for so many years that they were in power, all they do is posturing),” he added.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque in a on line press briefing on Thursday, asked members of the opposition and the communist movement that instead of criticizing the government, they should help in the fight against Covid-19.

Roque's statement as a call amid the rising number of Covid-19 cases  in the country. As of April 16, around 5,660 Covid-19 infections have been recorded in the Philippines. 

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