Some minority senators said they were unsatisfied with the COVID-19 plans laid by President Rodrigo Duterte during his 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA) yesterday.
According to Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto, the President’s speech did not even outline details on how the government would fight the COVID-19 crisis. The speech instead was divisive, Recto added.
“It scored low in the inspirational index. People were expecting a pep talk that will boost their morale, steel their resolve and will leave them to conclude, without a doubt, that indeed, we shall overcome,” he said.
Recto also cited Duterte did not give a stern warning to underperforming government officials during the pandemic.
“The President gave Congress a long laundry list to work on. He should have also given marching orders to his men, especially those who are lagging behind in delivering programs to the people,” he said.