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Duterte scolds healthcare workers for airing concerns: ‘You demean your own government’

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte criticized healthcare workers for going public with their call for a “timeout” amid the still rising number of coronavirus cases in the country.

During his televised public address Sunday night, Duterte said they could have written a letter or asked for an audience instead of threatening a “revolution.”

“Iyong mga health workers na hindi connected sa gobyerno, we will try to help. But there is no need for you and for the guys ng ano ng 1,000 of you telling us what to do publicly. You could have just [written] us a letter. Lahat naman nang sinasabi ninyo sinusunod namin,” according to him.

The Chief Executive lamented that the lack of funding has hampered the government’s response to the pandemic.

“You know, it’s the resources, ang pera. May gusto kayong bilihin ko. Ang problema ang bulsa ko butas na ‘yung isa dahil we have suffered economically pati individually. Iyong income ninyo, wala na. Hindi lang man kayo.

“So do not try to demean government. You are not actually criticizing. You demean your own government by just going ahead, at saka takutin ng revolution. Bayan man natin ito. Gusto ninyo sirain natin? Start it now,” he dared the medical community,” Duterte said.

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