Seasoned actor John Arcilla gave his opinion on the Executive Order issued by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. regarding wearing of face masks in open spaces on his Instagram account. The actor maintained his position that he will still be wearing a face mask outdoors.
This comes after the government declared that wearing of face masks in open spaces and “non-crowded” outdoor areas with good ventilation is now optional.
“May regulasyon man o wala ay pipiliin kong siguraduhin na ligtas ang aking sarili sa virus at isaalang-alang ang kalusugan ng iba lalo na ang mga matatanda at pamilyang uuwian ko. Isusuot ko ang face mask sa labas man o loob ng gusali, maliban sa sarili kong tahanan, para pangalagaan ang lahat,” he shared.
For the veteran actor, everyone plays a huge part in stopping the spread of the virus. While wearing a face mask in open spaces is now optional, John wants to ensure the safety of his loved ones.
“Mas higit na ayaw kong magdusa sa pagkakasakit o bawian ng buhay ang mga mahal ko maging ang aking sarili, kaysa magbakasakali at hubarin ang face mask na pananggalang ko sa kahit anumang uri ng virus o sakit na maaari kong masagap at maikalat sa mga tao na uuwi rin sa kani-kanilang pamilya,” he added.
Following his posts, his fans have shown their support for the veteran actor. Some of the netizens could relate to John as they’ve gone through the pains of testing positive for COVID-19 and being separated from their loved ones.
Back in 2021, the actor’s older brother and younger sister succumbed to the COVID-19 virus. Due to their untimely deaths, John is firm on his decision to make sure the rest of his family won’t suffer because of the virus.
“Hindi kalayaan ang itaya ang sarili sa peligro,” he warned his followers.