The national government has consistently attributed the spike of COVID-19 cases in the country to people allegedly not following protocols, but human rights lawyer Chel Diokno thinks otherwise.
In a tweet dated July 2, Diokno said that is the Philippine National Police who has been involved in several controversies the past months.
“PNP ang pumaslang sa apat na sundalo sa Jolo, PNP ang nangmaltrato sa tauhan ng DENR sa Palawan, PNP ang pumatay kay Cpl. Ragos, at PNP ang lumabag sa quarantine para mag-mañanita. Sino ang totoong pasaway? #IdisiplinaAngPulisya,” he said.
[It was the PNP who killed 4 soldiers in Jolo, it was the PNP who mistreated the staff of DENR in Palawan, it was PNP who killed Cpl. Ragos, and it was the PNP who violated the quarantine to celebrate a mañanita. Who is the real “pasaway”?]
Data from tech giants Google LLC and Apple Inc. proved that not only did Filipinos stay at home during the quarantine, but most were still keeping indoors even as lockdowns against COVID-19 were eased starting June 1.