My uncle passed away because of COVID-19.
I never thought someone I personally know and a blood relative would be one of the casualties.
Who would have thought?
But it’s reality, OUR reality.
Everyday we hear of deaths, infections and it looks like it won’t end soon.
AND THEN WE SEE ON THE NEWS AND ON SOCIAL MEDIA THAT A SENATOR OF THE PHILIPPINES WAS FOUND COVID-19 POSITIVE! And he went to Makati Medical Center to accompany his wife who is about the give birth.
Now, wait a minute – he knew he was a PUI YET he ESCAPED his quarantine and has endagered the LIVES of so many people and their families.
PERSONALLY, I am VERY VERY ANGRY.
He was selfish. I put myself in the shoes of his wife – then I realized, that I wouldn’t want to compromise the safety of those around me. Even if it’s my first time to give birth – it’s NOT A REASON to belittle all the rules and exempt yourself. Yes, she needed support, she was afraid – but at this moment in time – who is not in need of support? who is not afraid? FREAKING EVERYON IS AFRAID!
I am angered more because I have an aunt who is in the hospital with no one to care for her! She just lost her husband, her sons are in quarantine. THERE IS NO ONE PHYSICALLY THERE FOR HER! Yet the gal of this outrageous senator to go out, and possibly infect others. Critical people, a HOSPITAL for that matter! What kind of a human being is he? Is he even a human being?
I am angered, very very angered! It’s rage really. And I am using shouty CAPITALS just to make my point!
Everyone is suffering and sacrificing during this COVID-19 pandemic, not one souls is spared from this. But there he goes.
NEVER FORGET THIS SELFISH ACT OF SENATOR PIMENTEL.