We’ll fight sh*t for brains! Locsin declares war on Bello over deployment ban for doctors, nurses
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro “Teddyboy” Locsin Jr. vowed Saturday (April 11) to fight the deployment ban for healthcare workers that was approved by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III.

We’ll fight sh*t for brains! Locsin declares war on Bello over deployment ban for doctors, nurses

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro “Teddyboy” Locsin Jr. vowed Saturday (April 11) to fight the deployment ban for healthcare workers that was approved by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III.

In a series of tweets, Locsin called the deployment ban unconstitutional, saying it violates Filipinos’ right to travel, as well as the provision on inviolability of contracts and punitive ex-post facto resolution. He said Philippine Overseas Employment Authority (POEA) Governing Board led by Bello failed to consider how many Filipino healthcare workers were affected by the suspension of deployment.

“AND BY THE F#@KING WAY, how many nurses are affected by the nurses ban, especially those with existing jobs or completed job offers abroad? Huh? Do any of our officials know that? Did they even bother to find out?” Locsin said.

Taking a swipe at Bello, the Foreign Affairs chief added: “DOLE Secretary Bebot Bello says the DFA representative at the POEA governing board did not object to the resolution which made it unanimous. Well I, as SECRETARY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, object to it and fill up the silence of the DFA representative. I REJECT THIS ABOMINATION.”

Locsin said he will raise the deployment ban at the meeting of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) handling the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis on April 13.

“@dododulay I want this on the agenda of the IATF meeting on Monday. No discussion. Long discussions spread Covid19 as we have seen even via teleconference. Just a raising of hands—for our people or against our people. Also no one talks who is not a Cabinet member,” he said, tagging Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Brigido “Dodo” Dulay.

“The fight is not over. We will fight the ban in the IATF. We will fight the ban in Cabinet. We will fight shit for brains. We will never surrender our constitutional right to travel and our contractual right to work where there is need for our work,” Locsin added.

POEA said the deployment of healthcare workers will be suspended until the national state of emergency declared by President Rodrigo Duterte due to the COVID-19 crisis is lifted.

Covered by the deployment ban are: doctors, nurses, microbiologists, molecular biologists, medical technologisys, clinical analysts, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, laboratory technicians, x-ray or radiologic technicians, nursing assistants, supervisor of health services and personal care, and repairman of medical-hospital equipment.

Leave a Comment

POLITIKO / Live!

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on reddit
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

POLITIKO / Across the Nation

POLITIKO / Latest News

Trending News

MCD MULTI MEDIA/ Network

  • Bata patay sa palo ni inay

    Patay ang isang paslit matapos umanong pagpapaluin ng patpat ng kanyang 18-anyos na ina na nairita umano sa pag-iyak ng bata sa kanilang bahay sa Barangay Upper Bicutan, Taguig City noong Martes ng gabi. The post Bata patay sa palo ni inay first appeared on NewsKo.

Weekly Sports News

  • 4th Quarter Eclipse! Phoenix Prevails Over Philadelphia

    Phoenix Suns waxed hot in the fourth quarter to take down Philadelphia 76ers, 116-113, in the 2020-2021 NBA Season on Wednesday night (Thursday in the Philippines) at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The post 4th Quarter Eclipse! Phoenix Prevails Over Philadelphia appeared first on FASTBREAK.com.ph.

  • Curry Nanlamig! Golden State Falls To Washington

    Stephen Curry saw his hot hand cool down as the Golden State Warriors suffered a 118-114 defeat to Washington Wizards in the 2020-2021 NBA Season on Wednesday night (Thursday in the Philippines) at the Capital One Arena in Washington. The post Curry Nanlamig! Golden State Falls To Washington appeared first on FASTBREAK.com.ph.

  • Hard landing: China’s gymnast-turned-beggar back on the streets

    A decade ago the plight of former champion gymnast Zhang Shangwu shocked China and made world headlines when he was discovered begging in Beijing, prompting one of the country's richest men to give him a job. The post Hard landing: China’s gymnast-turned-beggar back on the streets appeared first on FASTBREAK.com.ph.

Sign up for our Newsletter

We are a social news blog where politikos, their kin, friends and allies are the center of the universe. We write about their words and deeds, likes and dislikes, dreams and fears. We are here to entertain, provoke and hopefully inform you along the way.

Disclaimer