“Our people want the country’s leadership to provide solutions that will defeat the virus, protect them, and address the hunger now facing millions — not insults and threats.
We stand behind human rights lawyer Jose ‘Chel’ Diokno and his defense of people who have approached him after being summoned for allegedly criticizing the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Like Dean Chel, we also stand behind those who are afraid, frustrated, and dismayed at the lack of government support for our health workers, the loss of income, the absence of food packs and cash assistance for the most vulnerable.
We are facing a protracted crisis that tests our ability to work together as one nation. The clarion call for all of us is to pull our heads and resources together to mitigate the negative impacts of this pandemic to our people without violating their rights and dignity.
There is a time for reckoning but right now, we have to act fast and decisively to end this national nightmare and save more lives.
Ang dapat tinututukan nang husto at pinagtutuunan nang buong tapang ng mga opisyal ay: (1) ang pagsugpo sa COVID sa pamamagitan ng pagsuporta sa mga ospital, mga nurse at doktor sa buong bansa; (2) ang pagsugpo sa gutom at kawalan na daing ng milyon nating mga kababayan sa pamamagitan ng mabilis na pagbigay ng cash assistance at food packs.
Ilabas ang pondo. Patuparin nang walang pag-aantala ang pinasang batas na Bayanihan to Heal as One nang maramdaman ang bilyon-bilyon na nilaan para dito.
Tutukan at labanan ang malalang sakit at matinding gutom.”[/tab] [/tabgroup]