- Ogie Diaz recently posted on his official FB account to ask why a 400-member gathering of PDP-Laban was allowed while businesses were not allowed to open
- The showbiz columnist and talent manager pointed out that workers who were looking forward to the reopening of establishments were left hanging when government changed its position
- He lamented the fact that politicians were allowed to gather to talk about elections next year while the country’s economy suffers because many businesses remain closed
- Ogie asked if the agenda on the PDP-Laban gathering is more important than the COVID-19 pandemic
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Talent manager and showbiz columnist Ogie Diaz again took to social media to air his sentiments on why a political gathering was allowed to go on, but businesses are not allowed to open.
Last week, many business owners were looking forward to the reopening of their establishments when the government announced it will downgrade the quarantine status on September 8.
A day or two before the supposed reopening, the government took back its decision, saying that the quarantine status in the NCR will remain the same.
As a result, many businesses would have to wait a bit longer to reopen.
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Despite this, the reported convention of the PDP-Laban pushed through, with 400 members attending the political gathering.
Ogie was among those who questioned why the political event was allowed.
“Naudlot ang opening ng resto at salon at iba pang negosyo dahil sa napakagulong desisyon sa klase ng lockdown, pero nag-meeting ang PDP-Laban na may 400 members sa isang convention center, okay lang?” Ogie wrote in his FB post.
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He also lamented the fact that it seems political allies of the administration are allowed to gather while the same does not apply to some businesses.
“So sila, pwede? Ang mga negosyo, bawal? Ang mga manggagawang excited magtrabaho, nganga?” the talent manager pointed out.
He then opined it would have been alright if the politicians were the ones giving livelihood to Filipino families.
“Di bale sana kung itong mga pulitikong ito ang nagbibigay ng kabuhayan sa bawat pamilya eh. Kaso ang pinaghahandaan nila ay yung eleksyon next year, kaya nagtipon-tipon. Mas priority ba yan over pandemya?” Ogie wrote.
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.
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The talent manager, previously, also gave his reaction to Iwa Moto's series of online posts where she defended Senator Ping Lacson. It can be recalled that the former actress took to social media to express her support for the senator. Following this news, Ogie went on to share what Iwa stated on her Instagram account in his latest showbiz vlog. He also admitted that he understands where Iwa is coming from as Senator Ping is her father-in-law.
Ogie also took to his Facebook account 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.