Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday again scored the government, this time over the locally stranded passengers who crammed inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila. Speaking on her radio show, Robredo said she was saddened by the fact that her fellow government officials themselves are violating the quarantine regulations. The LSIs have drawn public attention again after their photos at the crowded Rizal stadium went viral.
They have waited for their trips back to their home provinces during the weekend. While most of them were wearing face masks, they were not keeping a safe distance from each other as shown in the pictures. Hatid Tulong program head Joseph Encabo appealed for public understanding over the packed sports stadium, but Robredo said she found no excuse for endangering the lives of the LSIs.
In a Facebook post, she gave her suggestions on how to address the current problem on the transport of LSIs. Her other suggestions include having scheduled bus trips by province or region, and conduct of tests in housing facilities for LSIs, among others.