Binay: ‘Bubble’ over lockdown shows government’s ‘failure, neglect, incompetence’ amid pandemic

Published March 22, 2021, 6:43 PM

by Jel Santos

The national government has chosen to use the term “bubble” instead of lockdown because it will be an admission of its failure, neglect, and incompetence, former vice president Jejomar “Jojo” Binay said on Monday (March 22).

Former vice president Jejomar “Jojo” Binay

This is the most-recent tirade of Binay against the government over its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“What’s in a name? The so-called “bubble” is in reality a lockdown. But gov’t won’t call it a lockdown because it will be an admission of their failure, neglect, and incompetence. Stop blaming the people,” Binay posted on Twitter.

In a previous a statement, the former vice president said the public deserves better than an insensitive government.

“And this may sound familiar to many, but the people deserve more than manhid at palpak governance,” he said on March 17.

On February 23, Binay slammed the COVID-19 response of the current administration, especially the handling of vaccine procurement.

“The handling – or mishandling – of vaccine procurement joins the long list of examples of poor management during this pandemic.”

Binay is a staunch critic of the current administration.