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Finally! We are seeing these celebrities use their platform to speak about the important issues of the government.
The recent day’s trend list on Twitter is proof that the Filipino netizens are all eyes into how the government is handling the situation. On Wednesday, the #ProtectVico trended anew after the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Anti-Graft Division summoned Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto for alleged violation of the ‘quarantine rules.’
CONTEXT: Mayor Sotto was summoned for alleged violation of ‘quarantine rules’ after he allowed tricycle operations in Pasig to transport health workers. The ‘Bayanihan Heal as One Act’ was passed on March 24. Mayor Sotto allowed tricycle operations a week before that.
ADDITIONAL CONTEXT: Moreso, Senator Koko Pimentel, who tested positive for deadly and highly contagious COVID-19, went to Makati Medical Center to accompany his pregnant wife and possibly put medical workers at risk.
Some of the tweets which became viral were from celebrities and television personalities. Angel Locsin, Kim Chui, Jodi Santa Maria, Janine Guttierez, Maris Racal, Bela Padilla, Girltrend Chienna Filomeno, among others used their platforms and stood their ground about government and political issues.
Philanthropist Angel Locsin who is always in support of Filipino’s welfare during calamities and times of need said instead of Mayor Vico Sotto, Senator Koko Pimentel should be the one summoned by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Anti-Graft Division.
Hindi ako nag mamarunong sa batas, pero sa opinyon ko, si Koko ang dapat ipatawag at hindi si Vico— Angel Locsin (@143redangel) April 1, 2020
Kapamilya actress Kim Chui is tired of it all.
Like what?????!!!! Yoko na!!!! Ang hirap sa ph govt, pag gumawa ka ng mabuti sa kapwa mas nakakataas ang makakabangga mo, pag gumawa ka ng hindi mabuti kaming mga netizens lang ang kalaban mo at ang nakakataas ay 🤐🤐🤐🤐 https://t.co/D3UmQZXy5K— kim chiu (@prinsesachinita) April 1, 2020
Bela has been vocal about her political stand for a long time now. In the issue of Mayor Sotto being summoned by the NBI, she retweeted Inquirer and said ‘Sayang. May taong tumayo na at gumalaw para sa mga tao. Pinapaupo ulit. #protectvicosotto’
Jodi Sta. Maria
Ms. Jodi Sta. Maria also questioned the NBI for their decision.
Si Vico Sotto talaga?! Bakit NBI? Ano meron? Eh yung iba? 😳 Nakakapanghina na minsan yung mga desisyon nyo.— Jodi Sta.Maria (@JodiStaMaria) April 1, 2020
Ex Pinoy Big Brother teen housemate Maris Racal is positive… ‘na sukang-suka na sa government.’
positive na sukang suka na sa government. good people are outnumbered.— Maris Racal (@MissMarisRacal) April 1, 2020
Kapamilya host Bianca Gonzales also defended Mayor Sotto and said he only wanted what is best for his constituents.
Let the working mayor do his job for his people, it was obvious he only wanted what is best for his constituents. #ProtectVicoSotto— Bianca Gonzalez (@iamsuperbianca) April 1, 2020
Kapuso actress Janine Gutierrez also posted a series of tweets about national issues.
In a tweet, Janine said Mayor Sotto is busy and they should summon Sen Pimentel and another mayor which her followers assumed Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte.
Busy po siya. Bakit hindi nalang si Senator Koko Pimentel ang ipatawag ninyo? Or yung isang Mayor, marami daw po kasi naghahanap sakanya. https://t.co/kcNdSvd5Qw— 🌺JANINE (@janinegutierrez) April 1, 2020
Girltrend Chienna has a funny tweet for Senator Pimentel.
Hello senator Koko Pimentel, how do you sleep when you lie to us? Chaaaaar not char...— Chienna Filomeno (@ChieFilomeno) April 1, 2020
CONTEXT: Girltrends have been in controversy before after performing Sam Smith’s ‘How do you sleep’ dance ‘unprepared.’
Wala silang mapag initan. Si mayor vico talaga? Kung sino pa may natutulong at maayos na sistema, siya pa kakasuhan? HANEP! Eh nasan na yung nagkalat ng virus sa makati med? So far kasi yun palang nagagawa niya. Ikalat ang virus. Mapapamura ka na lang pala talaga.— Angelica Panganiban (@angelica_114) April 1, 2020