- The Japanese government gave assistance to all its residents including Filipinos residing in the country
- They received ¥100,000 from the government, which when converted to Philippine peso is roughly at P50,000
- A Pinoy nurse in Tokyo attested that this is what Japan residents use to buy food and other needs
- He also stated that with the Japanese government, there is no discrimination, the distribution of assistance is equal regardless of status
A nurse in Tokyo revealed in Stand For Truth, and subsequently reported by GMA, that every resident in Japan received ¥100,000, approximately P50,000 from the Japanese government.
"Walang mahirap, walang mayaman, foreigner or Japanese, bata man or matanda, binibigyan nila ng suporta na ¥100,000. Binibili namin ‘yun ng mga needs namin like, for example, mga pagkain," said Excelsis Borbon.
He also narrated how a culture teacher in Chiba received financial assistance on top of the ¥100,000 given by the government.
Sheka Matz shared that she was pregnant and she also received assistance from the government for expecting mothers.
The Philippines experienced difficulties when the pandemic hit. 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 expressed 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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