President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Philippine National Police to make sure that all doctors and nurses would get to their homes especially during curfew hours.
“Pagka gabi na and you are still far away from your home kasi you are not delivered or conveyed hanggang hagdanan. So ito lang ang magawa ko sa lahat. If you are still about a kilometer away na malayo ka at may makita ka ng pulis, parahin mo. Tumigil ka diyan sa gitna at sabihin mo sa pulis, magpahatid ka,” said Duterte in a Monday night briefing.
“The PNP is put on notice that kung ‘yung mga ganun, hindi naman stranded. There are few public motor vehicles running…Galing terminal hindi naman na-deliver ‘yan ng tao por tao sa bahay… So the police should come in. Iyong mga health workers may card man ‘yan na naglalakad, tanungin ninyo kung gaano siya kalayo pa at pasakayin ninyo,” he added.
He said this was one way the government could show how much it cared for the frontliners in the COVID war.
“My snappy salute goes to the health workers, mga doktor, nurses, and we will protect you. We will find a way…These guys are important in our fight because without them all is lost,” said Duterte.