Pacquiao, sinabing walang dapat i-sorry si Aling Gemma sa pagpuna ng "no vaccine, no ride" policy

Pacquiao, sinabing walang dapat i-sorry si Aling Gemma sa pagpuna ng "no vaccine, no ride" policy

- Sen. Manny Pacquiao said that Gemma Parina, the vendor who went viral for slamming the "no vaccine, no ride" policy, does not need to say sorry

- According to the senator, the unvaccinated street vendor only expressed the sentiments of millions of Filipinos who are being punished instead of being convinced to get vaccinated

- Pacquiao also echoed what Aling Gemma said that it is the poor who are really affected by the situation

- He also emphasized that in such situation, the rich are really at an advantage, considering they have their own vehicles

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Sen. Manny Pacquiao just got candid and expressed his own thoughts on Aling Gemma Parina, the unvaccinated street vendor, who went viral for expressing her sentiments against the "no vaccine, no ride" policy of the government.

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Pacquiao, sinabing walang dapat i-sorry si Aling Gemma sa pagpuna ng "no vaccine, no ride" policy
Photo: Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao)
Source: Instagram

In Inquirer's report, Sen. Pacquiao said that there was no need for Aling Gemma to say sorry for her outburst as she was merely expressing the sentiments of millions of "kababayans."

"Ipinahayag lang po ni Aling Gemma ang saloobin ng milyong mahihirap na kababayan natin na pinarurusahan sa halip na kumbunsihin para magpabakuna," Pacquiao said.

"“As Aling Gemma expressed, it is the poor who are most affected by the no vaccine, no ride policy. Government should be more creative and compassionate in its COVID response, so as not to aggravate the situation of our ordinary people," said Pacquiao.

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He also called out local government units to implement RA11525 properly.

"I’m calling on our LGUs, the DoTR, the DILG and other government offices to implement RA 11525 properly. Kahit di po ako abogado, malinaw na sinasabi sa batas na ito na bawal gawin na requirement ang vaccine cards sa mga government matters, kasama dito ang trasportation. Kaya bawal na pigilan sa pantalan o sa anumang public transportation ang mga wala pang vaccine," he said.

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Previously, in GMA's report, Pacquiao also opposed the mandatory vaccination, citing that the free will of an individual must be respected.

Pacquiao also wanted to raise the minimum wage of health workers amid the pandemic, as per Rappler.

Manny Pacquiao is an eight-division world boxing champion, considered one of the greatest boxers in history. He also found success as a politician, first becoming a congressman before getting elected as a senator.

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His wife, Jinkee, is celebrating her 43rd birthday today, January 12. The former professional boxer then took to social media to greet Jinkee a happy birthday. In his post, he expressed how happy he is to have his spouse in his life. The senator penned his heartfelt message along with some sweet photos of him and his wife.


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