Agot Isidro joins netizens in expressing their outrage at Senator Koko Pimentel’s recent actions as a patient confirmed to have the coronavirus.
The senator was spotted accompanying his wife to Makati Medical Center as she was expected to give birth. While the hospital turned away the couple, Senator Koko had already entered the Delivery Room and come into contact with several medical workers within the hospital.
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The senator attempted to appease netizens by explaining how he saw this trip as an “essential movement” due to his wife’s pregnancy.
“Understand ko ‘yong natatakot pero ‘wag masyadong mag-discriminate kasi ngayon ko nararamdaman ‘yong discrimination actually.” Senator Koko was reported to have said on an interview with GMA News’ 24 Oras.
(I understand the fear, but let’s try not to discriminate too much because now, I can really feel the effects of the discrimination.)
Agot Isidro retweeted this quote and gave a heated response.
“Your privilege discriminated other people from taking the test. You knew you were at risk! Sumusunod kami sa patakaran. Senador ka, kayo ang gumagawa ng mga patakaran. At magpapaawa ka ngayon? Wag kami, Koko. Wag ngayon.”
(We followed protocol. You are a Senator, you are part of the group that makes these protocols. And now you are asking for mercy? Don’t test us, Koko. Not today.)
Your privilege discriminated other people from taking the test. You knew you were at risk!
Sumusunod kami sa patakaran. Senador ka, kayo ang gumagawa ng mga patakaran.
At magpapaawa ka ngayon?
Wag kami, Koko. Wag ngayon. https://t.co/PK5Wn00CgJ
— Agot Isidro (@agot_isidro) March 25, 2020
(Photo source: Instagram – @senkokopimentel / @agotisidro / Twitter – @agot_isidro)