President Rodrigo Duterte said during his March 15 talk to nation that the government needs to provide mask for everyone.
“Eh iilang gamit lang ‘yan. But iyong iba lumang-luma eh isang buwan na ginagamit because you know they do not have money to buy. We have to provide the mask for everybody,” PResident Duterte said.
“Eh kung iyang tao walang pera mabili ng mask, how do you expect compliance from him? So it’s good. I think DILG again and the barangay captains makatulong po kayo. Same, you have the same data sa mga tao kung sino ‘yong nabakunahan, sinong hindi,” he said.
“When they buy a mask, it can be worn for so many days only. And na-ano na, the property – of the mask is lupay-lupay na. So kung kailangan na we ask the people to comply, we also look into the possibility that they cannot buy it,” he explained.
“So government, sa panahong ito, must provide. Kailangan talaga nila so huwag natin… You know, when they – when they get sick, ika nga, you cannot flog o flog o flog a dead horse. Kaya at least every two days puro pawis na ‘yan at I said the properties of that mask might not be really as strong as what it is intended for,” the President said.