Lacson urges Filipinos to unite for and support community quarantine

By Mario Casayuran

Senator Panfilo M. Lacson said Friday the Metro Manila community quarantine is a decisive action taken by the government that needs the support of the people, no matter the sacrifices or inconvenience it brings.

Senator Panfilo Lacson (Candice Reyes / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) Senator Panfilo Lacson (CANDICE REYES / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

“This is not the time to argue and fight. Instead, we should all unite to get over this (COVID-19) plague,” he said.

Lacson advised government to come up with practical but effective ways of implementing the qurantine to serve its real purpose for the country to survive this crisis.

He said the Department of Health’s Inter-Agency Task Force (DOH-IATF) should issue clear, simple, and concise guidelines on dealing with COVID-19 to prevent confusion among the public, as so many doctors and medical experts have been expressing different opinions about it, particularly its transmission.

Lacson said self-quarantine is not for oneself but for the sake of other people. Insisting to work or move around in spite of full knowledge of interaction with a possible COVID-19 carrier is not a laudable act.

Citizens must also do their part by practicing self-discipline and self-control against thoughtless acts such as hoarding and profiteering at the expense of fellow Filipinos, he said.