- President Rodrigo Duterte mentioned "revolution" when he addressed frontliners who were asking for a timeout as they are already overwhelmed and exhausted
- The President mentioned that frontliners can seek an audience with the Palace but not shout "revolution, revolution"
- Presidential Spokesperson then explained the remark of the President and cited the "Di Niyo Ba Naririnig" song by the administration's critics, which is an adaptation of the "Les Miserables" song, "Do You Hear The People Sing"
- Roque explained the context as it followed the call of Drilon stating that IATF has failed
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque went to explain the controversial "revolution" remark of the President when he addressed the health workers.
"Next time, you can ask for an audience. Pero 'wag ho kayong magsigaw-sigaw, rebolusyon, rebolusyon," said the President as per ABS-CBN's report.
Roque then explained the said remark by citing the Pinoy version of the famous "Les Miserables" entitled, "Di Niyo Ba Naririnig?"
"Ang konteksto po na lumabas ito ay sunod-sunod po kasi iyong pagtawag po ni Sen. Drilon na failure ang IATF (inter-agency task force), sinusugan po iyan ni VP Leni Robredo kasabay po iyang kumakalat na revolution song," stated Roque on Monday.
"So, ang Presidente po, sabi niya, kung talaga iyong mga nanggugulo, iyong mga nais magsamantala sa pandemic na gusto siyang palitan through a revolution, sige na po, gawin na natin ngayon," added Roque.
The song in question did not feature health workers, but celebs and singers.
Notable among them were Angel Locsin, Jodi Sta. Maria, Agot Isidro, Enchong Dee, Pinky Amador, and more.
The government faced problems when they imposed the initial community quarantine, which was elevated into enhanced community quarantine. It also suspended transportation causing massive problems with commuters.
Frontliners express their fears and the difficulties that they go through at the hospital especially with the ongoing crisis.
The COVID-19 outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. The Philippines has slowly eased quarantine measures and Filipinos are starting to adapt to the new normal.
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