Bulacan Governor Daniel Fernando addresses backlash for his Bataan entry
Bulacan Governor Daniel Fernando just can’t keep mum anymore.
His best efforts to serve in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic has been met with some criticism. He emphasized once more that his service should not be politicized. Many have judged him for going to Bataan to extend help for a relative with a grave illness and a few Bulakenyos who were stranded and needed help in Morong. He stood firm that he had no ulterior motive nor did he break any rule.
Once and for all, he stated three things to finally end the unnecessary noise. First, as an APOR or Authorized Person Outside of Residence, he did not disobey any of the Omnibus Guidelines of the Community Quarantine put into place by the IATF. He is free to go from one area to another if the goal is to extend help and service. Second, he waited for about two hours at the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Gate to get permission and proper authorization for entry. Third is that he is not ashamed of his past celebrity background that led him to where he is now. He does not however use the fame and position to warrant special treatment.
As a closing note, the governor said that he and SBMA CEO & Administrator Wilma T. Eisma have already talked and understood each other’s predicament.
He encouraged everyone to focus on the real problem that is the COVID-19 pandemic.
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