‘Double standard’: Gwen takes swipe at ‘sir generals’ going maskless

Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia is baffled by the “double standard” allegedly shown by some government officials when it comes to face mask mandate.

Garcia took a swipe at the “sir generals” who skipped wearing masks while the rest of the public is mandated to wear the mask covering. The governor has recently been under fire for allowing the optional mask rule outdoors in Cebu province amid the lingering threat of COVID-19.

Photos of maskless officials, including Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año and Philippine National Police officer-in-charge Lt. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr., were posted on Garcia’s Facebook page.

“The Sir Generals. Where the ‘CONFRONT, APPREHEND and ARREST’ order re EO 16 of Sir General (ret.) will NOT apply. MANDATORY FACEMASKS for EVERYONE else EXCEPT the SIr Generals,” Gwen wrote on Facebook.

Garcia’s post included the hashtags #KayoLangHindiKami, #FollowWhatISayNotWhatIDo, #DoubleStandard, and #HypocritesOfTheHighestOrder.

The Cebu governor stood firmly behind her order allowing optional use of face masks in open and well-ventilated spaces in the province despite objection raised by Ano. The DILG chief claimed they do not recognize Garcia’s order and upheld the existing national government rule on mask coverings to curb the spread of COVID-19 spread.

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