Senator Bong Go said the government’s COVID-19 response was “very good” during the launch of the 100th Malasakit Center at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in Muntinlupa City on Tuesday, February 2.
“Alam naman natin na ginagawa po ni Pangulong Duterte at ng Executive Department, including ang ating health officials (and experts), mga kapulisan at mga militar ang lahat para labanan itong COVID-19. Ako po ay naniniwala sa sinabi ng WHO na very good po ang ating response, ang ating gobyerno,” Go said.
(We know that President Duterte and the Executive Department, including our health officials and experts, our policemen and military that these are designed to fight COVID-19. I believe what WHO said that our response is ‘very good’.’’)
However, Bong Go warned the public not to be complacent, noting that the fight against the pandemic is still ongoing.
“Ngunit huwag po tayong magkumpiyansa. Hindi pa po natatapos ang laban natin sa COVID-19. Hopefully, matapos na po itong pandemyang ito. Nakikita naman namin na sa susunod na taon ay unti-unti na tayong mag-a-adjust,” he said.
PH’s COVID-19 response ‘very good’ – Bong Go
(Let us not be complacent. Our fight against COVID-19 is not yet over. Hopefully, the pandemic will come to an end. We will see that in the coming year, we will gradually adjust.)
“Kaya sumunod muna tayo sa gobyerno. Mag-social distancing, hugas ng kamay, mask at face shield. Sa mga matitigas na ulong mga Pilipino, nakikiusap kami sa inyo. Sa ngayon naman po marami ang mga sumusunod, sa pag-iikot ko po marami ang naka-mask. Gusto pa pong humaba ang kanilang buhay. ‘Yun namang iba ayaw mag-mask, ‘yun po ang mga nagmamadali po,” he added.
(We should follow instructions of the government. Social distancing, wash hands, use mask and face shields. To the hard-headed, we plead with you. During my rounds, there are many who follow the health protocols. Many wear masks. They want to live longer. The lives of those who do not wear masks are shortened.)