Jennylyn Mercado slams Harry Roque’s "only small number died" of COVID-19 statement

Jennylyn Mercado slams Harry Roque’s "only small number died" of COVID-19 statement

- Jennylyn Mercado slammed Malacañang’s justification on the COVID-19 pandemic response of the government

- Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque recently said that the government's action is working because it spared millions from getting the viral disease

- The spokesperson furthermore stated that "only a small number died" from COVID-19

- The Kapuso actress then posted on social media that the country’s death toll from the disease is not just a “number”

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Jennylyn Mercado lambasted Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque who recently defended the government’s response to COVID-19 pandemic.

Jennylyn Mercado slams Harry Roque’s ‘only small number died’ of COVID-19 statement
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“It’s working. Because if we didn’t take steps, then millions would have fallen sick from COVID-19 like what UP (the University of the Philippines) initially predicted. It’s working, because only a small number died from the disease,” the spokesperson said on Friday, July 17.

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The Kapuso actress then took to Twitter to criticize Malacañang’s justification.

“If you had taken the right steps, libo libong Pilipino ang hindi magkakasakit. Luh,” she posted.

She also elucidated that the country’s death toll from the said viral disease is not just a “number”.

“Only a small number died? Hindi lang sila numero. Madaming pamilya ang nawalan ng mga mahal sa buhay. Konting sensitivity naman po sana,” she furthermore said.

Jennylyn further added that, “May mga mukha at pangalan sila. Mga storya na hindi pa dapat natapos. My prayers go out to their families.”

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Jennylyn Anne Pineda Mercado is a Filipina actress, singer, and songwriter. She was the winner of the first season of the reality talent competition "StarStruck". Jennylyn is in a relationship with fellow actor Dennis Trillo and she has a son with her former partner, Patrick Garcia.

Recently, the Kapuso actress fearlessly hit back at a basher who told her to move on from the ABS-CBN issue.

She also slammed netizens who rejoiced over the Congress’ decision to officially deny the franchise application of ABS-CBN.

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