Jason Abalos called out the government on social media following Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque’s statement saying President Rodrigo Duterte’s remarks about disinfecting masks using gasoline was only a joke.
Reacting to a tweet from a reporter sharing Harry Roque’s response to the issue during a press briefing at the Malacañang Palace, Jason wrote: “Joke talaga to sila!”
Joke talaga to sila! 🤦🏻 https://t.co/tz6WO4Jqsh— jason abalos (@thejasonabalos) July 23, 2020
Sharing that a friend who worked in the medical field died due to COVID on March 31, Jason couldn’t help but lament over the government’s actions concerning response to the pandemic.
He wrote: “Namatay ang kaibigan kong pediatric surgeon dahil sa covid, tapos may panahon pa kayong mag joke??”
The 35-year-old actor, who admitted to have voted for President Rodrigo Duterte during the 2016 elections, added: “Pagbabago ang ginusto ko nong binoto kita hindi panggagago!”
Namatay ang kaibigan kong pediatric surgeon dahil sa covid, tapos may panahon pa kayong mag joke?? Pagbabago ang ginusto ko nong binoto kita hindi panggagago!— jason abalos (@thejasonabalos) July 23, 2020
President Duterte made his claims of using gasoline to disinfect masks during a speech aired last Tuesday, July 21.
Meanwhile, Health spokesperson Maria Rosario Vergeire, in a media forum last Wednesday, July 22, said: “Dito naman sa sinabi ni President, he’s mentioning, really, the reusable na mga face mask katulad ng cloth mask. Alam niyo naman pag nagsasalita si Presidente, baka iyong mga jokes lang niya iyon, especially for gasoline.”
Meanwhile, the Philippines has already recorded 74,390 COVID-19 cases, with 24,383 recoveries and 1,871 deaths.
Jason, who was discovered after auditioning for the Star Circle National Teen Quest, appeared in various ABS-CBN films and TV shows since 2004.
Among his most notable projects were Vietnam Rose, Eva Fonda, Moon of Desire, Two Wives, and Bridges of Love.