- President Rodrigo Duterte said that he was not joking when he claimed before that gasoline can be used as an alternative to alcohol for disinfecting masks
- His new comments came after Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque and the Department of Health said that Duterte was only kidding when he said that
- Several celebrities and well-known personalities took to social media to slam Duterte for spreading false information about gasoline once again
- They include Atom Araullo, Gretchen Ho, Jason Abalos, Jim Paredes, and Nikki Valdez
President Rodrigo Duterte clarified that he was not joking when he said before that gasoline can be used as an alternative to alcohol for disinfecting masks.
This was after Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque and the Department of Health said that Duterte was only kidding when he said that.
“Para sa inyo ang hindi nakakaintindi sa totoo lang, hindi ako nagbibiro totohanan yun, ang akala niyo nagbibiro lang ako pero sa totoo hindi rin ako nagbibiro
“Sabi nila itong si Duterte loko-loko, gago. Kung loko-loko ako, ikaw na sana ang na-presidente, hindi ako.
“Totoo’ yang sinabi ko, alcohol. ‘Pag walang alcohol available hindi ka naman puwede lalo mahirap pupunta ka lang diyan sa gasoline station pagkatapos magpatulo. That’s disinfectant,” Duterte said.
After learning about the President’s new statement, several celebrities and well-known personalities took to social media to slam Duterte for spreading false information about gasoline.
They include Atom Araullo, Gretchen Ho, Jason Abalos, Jim Paredes, and Nikki Valdez.
Atom Araullo: “On PRRD’s advice to use kerosene or gaas as a disinfectant: irritating to eyes and skin, may cause dermatitis with chronic exposure; inhalation may cause respiratory irritation; acute exposure may result in central nervous system effects including coma and death.”
Gretchen Ho: “Kidding aside, sana hindi tayo umabot sa ganito. Please DO NOT ingest gasoline or any kind of disinfectant.”
Jason Abalos: “Seryoso po ang mahal na pangulo!”
Jim Paredes: “MR. president, please demonstrate on TV your gasoline disinfectant suggestion. If you are too busy can you ask any of your cabinet, or followers to do it?”
Nikki Valdez: “Wala na talaga to...”
Rodrigo Duterte is the 16th and incumbent President of the Philippines and the first from Mindanao to hold the office. He is also the oldest person to assume the Philippine presidency at age 71.
Recently, President Duterte delivered his 5th State of the Nation Address. Among the topics he discussed were COVID-19 response, the West Philippine Sea, education, and telecommunication companies.
After the speech of President Duterte, many celebrities were critical of his 5th SONA. They also shared their opinions on social media.
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