- Popular vlogger, columnist, and talent manager, Ogie Diaz, took to social media to express his sentiments about the proposed face-to-face classes for schoolchildren
- The proposal covers Kindergarten to Grade 3 students and will be conducted in chosen pilot areas
- According to Ogie, he doubts it very much if there are parents who would allow their kids to participate in such a pilot project
- He then asked officials not to make the kids their guinea pigs, a term used to describe subjects of an experiment
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Famous talent manager, vlogger, and showbiz columnist, Ogie Diaz, vented his dismay and disapproval on social media about the proposed face-to-face classes for schoolchildren.
He said that no parent in his or her right mind would allow their kids to be under such an experiment.
In a lengthy post on Ogie’s official page on Facebook, he slammed the proposal, calling it very risky for kids.
He then called on officials not to make guinea pigs out of children.
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A guinea pig is a term used to describe the subject of an experiment, where scientists observe what happens if such subject is placed under certain conditions or will be administered a kind of substance.
“Wag nyong gawing guinea pig ang mga bata para i-try kung mananatiling negative habang nasa klase,” Ogie wrote in his post.
The popular vlogger clarified that he is not against face-to-face but that it should be done without exposing students to risk.
“Sino ba ang ayaw, di ba? Pero wag kayong pabida. Ipahinga nyo yang idea na yan,” he said.
Ogie Diaz, may pasaring sa 400-member PDP-Laban gathering: “So sila, pwede? Ang mga negosyo, bawal?”
Ogie also expressed his belief that no parents would agree to such an experiment where the subject would be their children.
The talent manager then pointed out that keeping kids apart from each other would be impossible.
“Mula kinder hanggang grade 3? So ano ang unang ituturo ng mga guro? Kung paano manatiling safe during pandemic? Na i-maintain ang social distancing among them? Mga bata yan, imposibleng di magdidikitan ang mga yan, lalo na kung na-miss nila ang isa’t isa,” Ogie wrote in his post.
He then asked officials if they think their “brilliant idea” would allow kids to reach Grade 4.
“Sa brilliant idea nyo na yan, sa palagay nyo, aabot sa Grade 4 ang mga bata kung isasapalaran nyo ang buhay nila? Ano feeling nyo? Mas matibay ang immune system ng mga bata kesa matatanda ngayong mataas ang kaso?” Ogie wrote in his post.
One can read the entire post of Ogie on his official Facebook account.
Ogie Diaz, or Roger Diaz Pandaan in real life, is a Pinoy actor, comedian, entertainment reporter, and talent manager. He was born on January 2, 1970 in Quezon City and was known as “Pekto” in the popular and long-running TV sitcom, “Palibhasa Lalaki.” He is also known as the talent manager of award-winning actress, Liza Soberano, and is also the man behind the YouTube channel, “Ogie Diaz Showbiz Update.” He started his career in showbiz in 1987 as entertainment reporter Cristy Fermin’s assistant at the Mariposa Publications. He later went on to become a successful talent manager.
Ogie also took to his Facebook account today to react to a viral video of Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque. Just recently, a leaked video of Roque raising his voice to doctors during an IATF meeting has circulated. Diaz then criticized Roque after the latter lost his cool during the meeting. According to the comedian and talent manager, Roque should have addressed his concerns calmly and gently.
He also reacted to PDP-Laban’s announcement of its presidential, vice presidential and senatorial bets for 2022 national polls. The talent manager hilariously posted that the party’s lineup “inspired” him to run for presidency or senate. Ogie furthermore humorously enumerated his “qualifications” should he decide to run for a national position. He also jokingly asked his followers if he fits to be a president or a senator.