Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said Saturday that the request of health workers to place Mega Manila under the strict Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) process for at least two weeks is a valid request that Malacañang should seriously consider.
‘’Putting human lives above all considerations is a no-brainer, given the choice,’’ Lacson, chairman of the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, said.
‘’Having said that, some adjustments can be made in the distribution of government subsidy to the most basic necessities of those who need it the most,’’ Lacson said.
‘’What is important is to prevent an obvious pattern of upsurge in the daily coronavirus infection,’’ he stressed.
‘’On the other hand, this underscores the significance of data management by concerned government agencies, which after more than four months should have already been in place and readily implementable,’’ he added.