Korean-Based Blogger Rejects Calls by Hontiveros & Kapamilya Artists for Mass Testing

Korean-based blogger and former professor of De La Salle University, Prof. Van Ybiernas rejected the call for mass testing in the Philippines as urged by Sen. Risa Hontiveros and some Kapamilya artists.



Some critics of the President Rody Duterte, particularly the opposition headed by Sen. Kiko Pangilinan and Sen. Risa Hontiveros are now leading the charge in calling for mass testing in the country.



The call for mass testing by the opposition was echoed by some Kapamilya artists but most Pro-Duterte bloggers rejected the call of the President's critics for mass testing.

Pres. Rody Duterte through Spokesman Harry Roque responded with the call and relayed the government's position of targeted mass testing strategy to fight COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite the explanations made by Spokesman Harry Roque, as predicted the opposition, and their supporters, particularly the Kapamilya artists insisted that their definition of mass testing should prevail.

As a response to the critics of the President, the former DLSU Professor cited the strategy of the Malaysian government who believed that the idea of mass testing if the results will be negative, will also resulted into giving some false sense of security among the Malaysians.
Prof. Ybiernas noted that the fear of Malaysians has basis as he shared his observation in terms of the experience of the South orean government which conducted an extensive mass testing. He noted that South Koreans are using mask in public but they tend to forget social distancing.



Read the Complete Explanations of Prof. Van Ybiernas:

Maganda ang argumento ng mga Malaysians.

Magbibigay daw ng false sense of security sa mga tao ang mass testing.

Actually, nararamdaman ko yan dito sa Korea. Yes, majority pa rin ng tao naka-mask pero hindi na masyado nasusunod ang social distancing although bawal pa rin ang mga public gatherings.

Lumalakas ang loob ng mga tao magsilabasan at dumugin ang mga shopping areas at pasyalan kasi na-flatten na ang curve dito sa Korea.

Pero iyan ang dahilan kaya pumasok ang second at third wave ng infections.

Maganda lang talaga ang infrastructure ng Korea (technological pati physical infra) kaya kahit nagkaroon ng second at third wave ng outbreak mabilis nila malimitahan ang pagkalat.



Ang problema sa Southeast Asia, kapag nag-mass testing at nakita ng tao na mababa ang bilang ng positibo ---kasi mababa naman talaga dahil maagap naman ang aksyon ng mga gobyerno--- ay magsisilabasan at magsisi-pasyalan ang mga taong buryong na sa mga bahay nila.

At iyan ang kinatatakutan ng Malaysian government na maging mitsa ng pagkalat ng virus na baka di nila ma-contain.

Hanggang ngayon kasi hindi nakakaintindi ang kontra-gobyerno. Akala nila babalik pa sa normal ang buhay nila.

HINDI PO BABALIK SA NORMAL ANG BUHAY NYO HANGGA'T WALANG VACCINE PARA SA VIRUS.

Source: Yan Ybiernas FB Page

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