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Lady who went viral for slamming ‘no vaccine, no journey’ coverage says sorry

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BOARDING PASS A employees of the Inter-Company Council for Site visitors ensures that solely passengers who current legitimate vaccination and identification playing cards are allowed to board buses at Edsa Bus Carousel station on Predominant Avenue, Quezon Metropolis, as the federal government implements the “no vaccination, no journey” coverage in Metro Manila’s public transportation on Monday. —NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

MANILA, Philippines — The lady who went viral on-line for criticizing the federal government’s “no vaccine, no journey” rule was in tears early Friday as she apologized for her outburst whereas sustaining her name for President Rodrigo Duterte to cease the coverage’s implementation.

Gemma Parina issued the apology after a video displaying her slamming the “no vaccine, no ride” policy made rounds on social media. Within the video, Parina urged candidates within the 2022 elections to problem the coverage, including that the unvaccinated even have rights.

She added that the federal government ought to concentrate on addressing poverty within the nation as an alternative of stealing public funds.

In a separate video posted on Fb early Friday, Parina apologized for the viral video, saying her outburst was triggered by her frustration to pay her piling payments amid the pandemic.

She defined that she went to the general public market to purchase meals for her household however was barred from utilizing public transport due to the “no vaccine, no journey” coverage being enforced.

“Ngayon ay taos puso akong humihingi ng apology sa lahat ng nabanggit ko dala ng sama ng loob at galit na rin dahil sa sobrang kahirapan na nangyari sa amin ngayon dulot ng krisis at dulot ng COVID,” Parina stated.

(From the underside of my coronary heart, I apologize for what I stated. It was introduced by my frustration due to the hardships amid the pandemic.)

“Mula nung pandemic, talagang hindi na nawala ang mga utang  ko sa Meralco at payments, hanggang ngayon ay binabayaran ko pa rin yun. Ngayon ako ay taos pusong humihingi ng kapatawaran sa lahat ng nabanggit ko,” she added.

(Because the pandemic started, my money owed together with for Meralco and different payments stored piling up. I’m nonetheless paying for them till now. I apologize from the underside of my coronary heart for what I stated.)

In accordance with Parina, her outburst was additionally as a result of plight of distributors like her whose supply of revenue are repeatedly confiscated by authorities.

“Dala lang po yun ng bugso ng damdamin ko at galit dahil sa sobrang hirap ng dinadanas namin. Kaming mga mahihirap, distributors, kahit anong hanapbuhay namin sa kalsada, nandyan na yung makipagsapalaran ka, hinuhuli ka, tapos kinikumpiska ang paninda mo, wala nang balikan,” Parina stated.

(It was a rush of feelings together with anger as a consequence of our experiences. Regardless of how laborious we work, us poor distributors take an opportunity however we’re raided and our merchandise are confiscated and by no means returned.)

“Kaya kanına, kung nagpunta ako sa palengke, ayaw na naman ako pasakayin, ayaw akong papasukin, parang ang liit ng mundo ko,” she added.

(That’s why once I went to the market and I used to be denied of public transport, it appeared like my world had shrunk.)

Parina additionally known as on Duterte to cease the coverage, saying some unvaccinated people like her refuse to get inoculated due to their weak immune system.

“Ako rin po Pangulong Duterte, talagang nung unang umupo kayo, idolong-idolo ko po kayo, kaya lang Pangulo, nawalan ako nung [interes] nung pinatupad mo yung no vaccine, no journey, parang sumama na rin ang loob ko. Paano po ako makapaghanapbuhay kung yun ang ipapatupad niyo?” Decin stated.

(I used to be a fan of you, President Duterte, once you first sat in energy. However I misplaced curiosity once you carried out the no vaccine, no journey coverage. I bought mad. How can we work if you’ll implement that?)

“Sana po Pangulo, wag nyo na lang ipipilit ang no vaccine no journey kasi paano po kami na wala kaming vaccine? Sa katulad ko po, napakahina ng immune system ko, marami akong sakit, pano po ako makapag-vaccine?” she added.

(President Duterte, I hope you don’t drive the no vaccine, no journey coverage as a result of how about those that are usually not vaccinated? For me whose immune system is weak, how can we get the vaccine?)

Duterte earlier ordered barangay (village) leaders to “restrain” unvaccinated folks from going out of their homes. Following this directive, the Division of Transportation issued a division order that solely absolutely vaccinated commuters might journey public transportation in Metro Manila.

Commuters with medical situations stopping them from getting the COVID-19 vaccine; these getting or delivering important items and providers; and, these headed to inoculation websites to get vaccinated are exempt from the order. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III additionally clarified that staff with correct identification are additionally exempt from the coverage.

Well being specialists have careworn that whereas breakthrough infections might occur among the many vaccinated, vaccines proceed to offer safety in opposition to extreme COVID-19 and hospitalization.


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