If ‘we heal as one’ is the real objective of the recently enacted Bayanihan Act, then Sen. Koko Pimentel’s irresponsible action at MMC can never lift the bayanihan spirit of a nation in crisis. He and the many politicians who enjoy VIP treatment represent the most disgusting form of social distancing in this age of pandemic. His refusal to take full responsibility for what he did only shows he continues to maintain a feeling of entitlement exposes another meaning of handwashing in the time of Duterte's lockdown.
Yet, as cov-positive himself, Sen. Pimentel needs to be treated with utmost care, his wife and his child as well. But as a lawmaker who knows how to play power in jabbing people to follow the rules of a strong government, he also must be held accountable for what he has been preaching.
26 March 2020