Silhouette of a protesting woman with a megaphone raising one arm. Image from Pixabay.

A SHOUTOUT FROM THE GRASSROOTS

Silhouette of a protesting woman with a megaphone raising one arm. Image from Pixabay.

When you impose a lockdown, shouldn’t it necessarily follow that you also provide basic needs for your people? What about us, for instance, who depend on having to go out and hustle everyday in order to find money to buy food? Hindi ‘nyo naman pwedeng sabihin na hindi kami naghanda kasi nga wala naman kaming nakaset aside na pera para bumili ng stock na pagkain.

Nagkaubusan na nga ng face masks at alcohol sa mga pamilihan, ni hindi namin napansin. Kasi nga, pagkain lang naman ‘yung primary concern namin. Asan naman ‘yung tulong para sa ‘min na masa? Asan ‘yung calamity funds ng bansa?

When you impose a lockdown, you should’ve also prepared the needed supplies to assist those you ordered to stay home–especially the marginalized sectors of this society. Given that we fully understand the need for social distancing and all that, our need for sustenance is still an ongoing, inevitable thing.

And please, hindi lang sa mga sentro ng komersyo ng Pilipinas dapat ang focus. Kami rin na ‘andito sa probinsiya ay sobrang apektado nitong pandemic na ‘to–at kumakalam rin ang aming mga sikmura. So, please, help us also!

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